A Sicilian Grillo Goes Well with Sicilian Seafood Pasta

Last time we drank Stenmari Grillo Sicilia 2011 was with a Tagliatelle Bolognese and we made a note to try this Italian white from the Wine Society with fish or seafood next time.

We found a recipe in our Jamie’s Italian cookbook called Spaghetti con Gamberetti e Rucola (Spaghetti with Prawns and Rocket). The sauce contains prawns, garlic, red chillies, white wine, sun-dried tomato purée, zest and juice of lemon and rocket.  Lemon zest is sprinkled on top of the spaghetti too when serving and so the dish IMG_0426had a definite spicy and lemony kick.

It seemed very appropriate to pair this dish that Jamie discovered in Sicily with a Sicilian wine and we found it fresh, crisp, citrussy, zesty with a grapefruit finish.  It coped well with the strongly-flavoured sauce.

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