Thursday, September 28, 2017

Recipe Thursdays: Sautéed Fish Fillet with Domaine de la Solitude Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

Think fast: You’re planning to cook dinner for someone special and need to make an excellent impression. What’s your go-to menu? A quick Google search will yield a myriad of recipe ideas, such as “Engagement Chicken,” which will magically convince anyone who takes a bite to propose on the spot. Well, we’re not promising a diamond ring, but we’d like to suggest another fail-proof menu idea that will surely impress: sautéed fish fillet with butter, lemon and fresh herbs, courtesy of the New York Times. Bonus: We’ve already picked out an equally impressive wine for you to serve it with: Domaine de la Solitude Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc.

Evan Sung for The New York Times

Red wine drinkers, hear us out. Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc is full-bodied, ageable, complex and rich, making it a wine suitable for die-hard red wine drinkers. The fillet is no lightweight, either – the fish is continuously basted during the cooking process with plenty of butter and garlic. Together, the citrus zest and brioche notes on the wine highlight the fresh lemon and browned butter on the fish. You’ve got a decadent dinner for your big night that is simple, yet classy and elegant.

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