Recipes & Pairings

With their crisp acidity and fresh fruit flavors, Sicily’s wines are versatile when it comes to food pairing. In general, white wines are better with lighter-bodied foods and fresh cheeses, while reds pair naturally with richer dishes. That said, white wine lovers can rely on Grillo to complement the entire meal, from pasta to grilled white meats and goat cheese. And the go-to for red-wine lovers is Nero d’Avola, which matches with everything from antipasti to grilled meats.

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Grilled Tandoori Chicken Wings

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Grilled and aromatic. Pair this fresh-from-the-grill wing recipe with the refreshing fruit aromas of a Sicilia DOC Grillo.

Ingredients:

Wings:

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken wings, separated into wingette and drumette
  • 2 cups whole milk yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons tandoori spice powder
  • 2-3 thick slices fresh ginger root
  • 1 large garlic clove, smashed
  • Kosher salt

Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon prepared coriander chutney
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 1/2 Serrano pepper, seeded and finely chopped

Garnish:

  • Chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges


Directions:

Wing Marinade:
Combine yogurt, tandoori spice, ginger and garlic in a large zip-top freezer bag and season to taste with kosher salt. Add in chicken wings, seal the bag, mix thoroughly and refrigerate for approximately one hour.

Dipping Sauce:
Combine yogurt, chutney, cumin and chili pepper in a small bowl and add salt to taste. Cover and refrigerate.

Cooking Wings:
Arrange the wings on a hot grill, cover and cook without touching for 12 minutes. Turn wings, replace cover and grill for another 12 minutes. Turn the wings again and cook uncovered for five more minutes. Makes 4 servings.