National Seafood Week

Blog, Food Pairings, Wines 8 October 2019 Published by Tegan Philp

National Seafood Week is from the 4th – 11th October in the UK this year.

Seafood features on nearly all menus in the South West. One of our WDM’s, Ruth Benney met up with Paul Trudgian, founder of Fish for Thought at Truro School Cookery to discuss pairing white wines with different types of fish. Here’s what they came up with:

WHITE FISH

E.g. Bass, Brill, Pollock, Cod, Hake

Line caught bass with wild garlic, sea beets and sauce vierge partners well with the Calasole Vermentino from Tuscany, Italy. Vermentino is a white grape originally from Corsica. The style is light and fresh with stonefruit aromas and a streak of bright minerality.

MOLLUSC

E.g. Scallops, Mussels and Clams

Paul suggests the famous French Coquilles St Jacques dish using Cornish Dive Caught Scallops pairing them with the Laroche Unoaked Chardonnay, France. The delicate soft mouthfeel of this wine matches the texture of the scallop whilst the adcidity of the wines gives freshness to pair with the creamy sauce.

CRUSTACEAN

E.g. Lobster, Crab, Prawns

Paul and Ruth have selected Cornish Prawn Masala with the Romanian Cosmina Pinot Grigio to highlight the on trend Asian fusion flavours. This would work just as well with lobster for that extra yummy treat!

OILY FISH

E.g. Salmon, Mackerel, Tuna

Fresh mackerel grilled on the BBQ is a simple but perfect supper. This would be further enhanced with a refreshing glass of Aves del Sur Sauvignon Blanc from Chile with its crisp, fresh and tropical fruit flavours.

 

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