BY JOSH HILLMAN, PEARL WINE CO.
Once a month Jenny and I try to make some kind of curry. It has been a very fun adventure seeing what works and what does not. It may seem daunting to experiment with exotic flavors but, come on, its January! Time to put our best foot forward and try something new. Also, if anything goes wrong you can always just add some rice and roll it up in a burrito.
The fun part about wine with curry is that it kind of breaks the rules. The adage, “if it grows together, it goes together” doesn’t really work for curry. There is not much historical significance placed on wine from grapes in any southeast Asian culture. This said, there is a wine that goes with almost everything, and it’s also, quite misunderstood. Riesling is not always sweet and it’s almost always one of the best values you can find in a wine store. Check if the alcohol is above 12% and it will not be sweet. Reach for the Trimbach families Riesling from Alsace, France for an amazing accompaniment to this dish.
This recipe is as simple as can be and It should add a little spice to a Wednesday night. Remember, the sauce always gets better with time and the more exotic the vegetables the tastier it gets! As always, stay gracious with yourself this new year and bone apple tea!
3 tbsp. of Thai green Curry powder
(Savory Spice shops is fantastic)
3 tbsp. Fish sauce
1 1/2 tbsp. lime juice
3 tbsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 Large onion Chopped
1 (13.5 oz.) cans of coconut milk
1/2 cup water
1 1/2lb Boneless chicken breast, cut into small cubes
3 cups of vegetables, anything crunchy and green is my favorite (Zucchini, Celery, Eggplant, squash)
Add all sauce ingredients into a pot and Simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes.
Add chicken or crunchy veggies, cook until chicken or veggies are done.
Enjoy over rice or noodles
“Josh Hillman is a certified sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers and the wine buyer at Pearl Wine Company. Jenny, his girlfriend is the GM of Savory Spice in Littleton. They love to cook and love good wine. This column is about their journey through matching food and wine together to create the perfect pairing.”