Recipes That Pair Well With Red Wine

Whether it’s dry like a Tempranillo or sweet and light like a Grenache, a splash of red wine will always add a touch of richness to your meal. As with all wines, certain dishes pair well with certain types of wine. Mentioned below is a list of dishes that pair well with red wine. 

  1. One-Pot Salmon And Orzo

Take a trip to Italy and treat your taste buds to this delicate yet rich dish that is sure to have you craving for more 



1. In a large pan over medium heat, heat some olive oil

2. To the oil, sauté the onions for 3 minutes or until translucent 

3. To this, add the whole wheat orzo and sauté for about 1 minute

4. Next, stir in the chicken broth, tomatoes and Italian seasoning and bring to a boil. After which, reduce the heat and stir for 8 minutes

5. Add the Parmesan Cheese to this 

6. Season the salmon pieces with salt and pepper and place the salmon pieces in the orzo

7. Cover the skillet and cook for 8-10 minutes until the salmon is fully cooked and the pasta is al dente

8. Remove the skillet from the heat

9. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve hot with a glass of your red wine

2. Garlic And Herb Roast Pork 

The idea of cooking pork can be a scary one, but with this fail-safe recipe, it doesn’t have to be. Read on to find out how to create this delicious yet easy dish from scratch. 



1. In a bowl, create a marinade by mixing the white wine, olive oil, red chilli flakes, rosemary sprigs, salt and pepper. (You can use a blender or a food processor if you want to make the process easier)

2. Brush some olive oil onto your baking tray 

3. Cut your potatoes into quarters and place them face down along the edges of the pan

4. Season the pork with salt and pepper and place them in the middle of the pan

5. Pour the marinade over the pork and let it drip around the taters

6. Let the marinated pork sit for at least 30 minutes (If possible, we highly recommend letting it sit overnight) 

7. The next day, preheat the oven to 400 degrees

8. Let the pork cook for about 30-40 minutes. After 30 minutes, check if the pork is fully cooked by sticking a food thermometer inside the pork. The inside of the piece of pork should be 145 degrees

9. Leave the pork to rest for about 15 – 20 minutes

10. Cut the pork into fine pieces and serve with a side of roasted potatoes and a glass of some aromatic, savoury Pinot Noir to complete your dish and lift your spirits

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