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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  • Pan Roasted Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Pan Roasted Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

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The combination sweetness of roasted apples and richness of pork chops pair effortlessly with a fruity Grillo to celebrate Fall.


  • 2 pork loin chops, 1- inch thick
  • Kosher salt
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper
  • 2 Granny Smith apples,cut into wedges.
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • Several sprigs fresh thyme


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Season the pork chops with salt. Heat a large oven proof saute pan over high heat (cast iron is ideal) and coat with a drizzle of olive oil.   Sear the pork on both sides until brown, 3 minutes a side. Add the apples, onion, red pepper and the cinnamon and roast in the oven for 10-12 minutes.   Remove pan from oven and set the chops on a plate to rest 10 minutes. Drizzle the apples and onions with olive oil in the hot pan and return to the oven if the apples and onions need a bit more time (5-10 minutes). When the apples and onions are done, serve aside the pork chops. Garnish with thyme sprigs. Makes 2 servings