Super Wine and Food Part II

Raffle update: Wine Cellar of Stoneham, MA is donating a whole case of wine for my ALLY Foundation raffle! So the prizes are: 1 mixed case of wine, 1 custom granola mix from me & goji, a 1 month membership to ALL Healthworks Fitness Clubs, and a $100 gift card to William Sonoma. Tickets are $10/each and can be purchased by making a donation to http://firstgiving.com/meghanmalloyteamally . I am adding more prizes as I go along, so there will be many chances to win!

Happy Wine Wednesday! I know that many of you are not meat eaters, but I hope at least some of you enjoyed last night’s steak tip recipe. Word on the street said they were pretty good ;)

The second part of my Jacob’s Creek Superbowl meal were spicy Thai fish cakes. I thought, and I was right, that fish cakes would go perfectly with Jacob’s Creek Riesling.

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The ingredients:

2 large salmon filets

2 TSP mayonnaise

1 cup Panko bread crumbs, split, 3/4 goes in the cake mix and 1/4 for coating

1 TSP red curry paste

1 large egg

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 TSP curry powder

 

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To cook the salmon, I quickly poached it so that it was flaky but still dark pink in the middle. In the meantime, I blended all of the other ingredients in my food processer and set them aside.

Once the salmon was cooked and cooled, I combined it with the rest of the ingredients and stirred thoroughly.

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I had to taste the Riesling just to make sure the flavors would go together :)

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Making the cakes was easy. I just used my hands to roll and flatten them, then rolled in a small amount of Panko so that the outside would get a nice golden color.

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To pan fry the fish cakes, I spread some coconut oil in a pan and then let each cake cook in it on medium heat for 3 minutes on each side. The result was quite pretty.

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And delicious! The spicy curry flavor along with the slight oiliness of the fish went perfectly with the crisp, citrus acidity of the wine. Like the Jacob’s Creek Cabernet Sauvignon from last night’s post, this Riesling went really well with food and by itself provided a refreshing, light wine to drink. I have some of the Riesling left and hope to make a fennel and apple salad using the Riesling as part of the dressing. Sounds delish doesn’t it?

Do you have a favorite food and wine pairing?

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Tags: fish, Food, Jacob's Creek, recipe, riesling, Thai food, white wine, wine

  1. Karena’s avatar

    yumyumyum! definitely want to give these a try! i love that you have a stereo in your kitchen ;)

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  2. Simply Life’s avatar

    wow, nice work! definitely looks like something you’re order in a restaurant and I’m sure pay a lot more for!

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  3. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg’s avatar

    Mmmm…I love riesling with spicy foods!

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  4. Terri’s avatar

    wow, that looks yummy and very easy to make! maybe i will have to try it! i look forward to the salad recipe, too!

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  5. Abby’s avatar

    Your blog makes me reallllly wish I liked wine! I think I need to start trying to develop my taste buds :)

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  6. Mellissa’s avatar

    My favorite wine and food pairing is a good Malbec with a Spicy Pasta dish, really gives it a nice bite!

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  7. Sasha’s avatar

    Looks fabulous – I love fish cakes with wine :) and the Riesling is an excellent combo with the salmon and citrus.

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  8. Sasha’s avatar

    Looks fabulous – I love fish cakes with wine :) and the Riesling is an excellent combo with the salmon and citrus.

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  9. Kelly’s avatar

    I totally agree that this looks like something you’d get in a restaurant, yum. Do you know I’ve never actually made fish cakes, but it looks like I could probably handle it! I’d definitley be motivated by the wine part haha

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  10. Jessie’s avatar

    That looks like a great pairing! The first wine I ever tried was a Riesling, so I’ve always been partial. I’ll have to try it with salmon cakes, with curry (which I’ve never tried but also sounds great!). Yum!

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  11. Lindsay Meyer’s avatar

    Excellent idea. White wines seem to pair excellently with spicy foods! Since it’s Valentine’s weekend, can I suggest champagne and chocolate truffles as a pairing?! :-)

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  12. Caroline’s avatar

    I love this recipe for pan fried fish cakes! Fried fish is one of my favorite indulgences but with this recipe I could eat it more often and with less guilt! Thanks for posting, and I too would love to get together again! I concur with the warmer weather timing. :)

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