Thursday, September 21, 2017

Recipe Thursdays: Seafood Cataplana and Casa Santos-Lima Tinto

It’s funny how wine can be like an old friend. For example, there’s always that pal who is up for anything, fits well into any social situation and gets along with everyone. Some wines are the same way – they are approachable and friendly, they pair well with most foods and can hold their own in most occasions, whether at a dinner party or a BBQ.

Photo: William Meppem c/o Good Food

So, when trying to find a pairing for Good Food's seafood cataplana, a classic Portuguese stew made in a special copper vessel, we quickly turned to the Casa Santos-Lima Tinto of the Vinho Regional Lisboa appellation. Bright and lively, this wine is like the social butterfly at the party. It’s the perfect fit for the festive cataplana, a versatile family-style dish brimming with local prawns and cooked in an aromatic base of saffron, tomatoes and peppers. The fresh and juicy Casa Santos-Lima Tinto, a blend of red indigenous varietals Touriga Franca and Castelão, plus Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, mingles nicely with the warmth and spice of the cataplana.

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