I don’t often pick up one of the many aromatic, fruity whites available when I’m out shopping for wine. To me, they are the forgotten wines, but they really shouldn’t be, because they’re so tasty and versatile. ¬†So it was an eye opener for me the other day when Luke and I sat down to taste the 2009 Cedar Creek Ehrenfelser.
The fresh flavours of ripe tropical fruit and the delicate sweetness of this wine inspired me. ¬†It would be the perfect foil to a light, zesty summertime dish. ¬†So I spent some time researching recipes (yeah, okay; drooling over cookbooks) and I found the perfect dish! ¬†It has everything you need in your dinner; lean, healthy, delicious and wine friendly.
Start with a pound of lean ground turkey; mix in two or three finely chopped green onions, a handful of cilantro chiffonade, the zest of one lemon, dash of salt and a healthy pinch of chili flakes. ¬†Form it into patties that will fit onto chunks of baguette. ¬†Calabrese buns, Portuguese rolls or kaiser buns would work well too.
Throw the patties on a preheated BBQ and while they’re cooking, you’ll have time to whip up some chili lime mayonnaise. ¬†All you need is a little mayonnaise, the juice of half a lime, salt, pepper and a dash of tabasco sauce. ¬†(On a lighter note, you could make the sauce with Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise to save on calories and fat!)
Shred some Sui Choi and slice some cucumber very thin you’re all set for dinner. ¬†All you need to do is slice your bread or buns and dress them with your chili lime sauce. ¬†Once those patties are cooked, top them with the veggies, pour yourself a glass of Ehrenfelser and enjoy! ¬†What could be simpler? ¬†This recipe definitely makes it onto my 20 minute dinner list, with or without the wine!