Tandoori Chicken … with Rossignol (the wine, not the skiis!)

Pairing:  Tandoori Chicken paired with Rossignol Isle Saint Jean White

Food: Tandoori Chicken is one of those classic East Indian dishes of which there are numerous family favorite recipes. Ours is a simple one made from boneless chicken (of course) and a medley of sautéed vegetables. These include about 4 oz each of cubed eggplant, broccoli, bell pepper, zucchini, and carrots. We mix these up with a 1/2 cup of commercially made Tandoori sauce (either Golden Temple Tandoori Simmer Sauce or Kitchen of India Kashmiri Rogan Josh). Heat and serve over brown rice. Spicy, delicious and healthy!

tandoori-chicken

 

Wine: We continue our advocacy of local wines while we are in residence here on PEI. Rossignol was one of the first wineries on Prince Edward Island (perhaps the first) established in the early 1990’s. The winery is located on the eastern end of the island in the small community of Little Sands on the shoreline of Northumberland Strait. Isle Saint Jean is what the early French settlers called the island before the English drove them out and renamed it Prince Edward Island. Isle Saint Jean White is a blend of different cold-hardy white grapes.

rossignol-saint-jean-white

 

Tasting:  A soft, semi-dry, very approachable wine. Gentle aromas of peaches, melon, and white flowers are detected on the nose. On the palate, peach and melon flavors persist along with a slight touch of sweetness, perhaps honeysuckle. A nice wine to complement a spicy dish.

Other Wines That Pair Well with Tandoori Chicken:  Zinfandel, Shiraz, Beaujolais, Riesling

Other Food That Pairs Well with Rossignol Isle Saint Jean: Asian Food, Ham, Turkey, Vegetarian Dishes, Moderately Spicy Dishes

Read More:  www.rossignolwinery.com

A Source:  Prince Edward Island Liquor Stores

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