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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Smoked Trout Salad

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Add a contrast of flavors to a light pear salad with smoked trout and a Grillo from Sicilia DOC.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 Small red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 Celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1 Pear, sliced thin
  • 8 Oz smoked trout, skin and bones removed, flaked
  • 1/2 Cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Cup sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped dill
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

Mix onion, celery, trout, mayonnaise, sour cream, chopped dill, pears and lemon juice in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper.  Let chill in the refrigerator for up to three hours. Makes 2 servings.