Mussels Fra Diavola
Mussels Fra Diavola might be just the hor d'oeuvre you are searching for. This dairy free and pescatarian recipe serves 6. One serving contains 467 calories, 21g of protein, and 24g of fat. If you have wine, kalamatan olive, tomato paste, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the red wine you could follow this main course with the Red Wine Chocolate Cake #SundaySupper as a dessert. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 35 minutes.
Recommended wine: Chardonnay, Muscadet, Riesling
Shellfish works really well with Chardonnay, Muscadet, and Riesling. Buttery chardonnay is great for scallops, shrimp, crab, and lobster, while muscadet is a classic pick for mussels, oysters, and clams. If you've got some spice in your shellfish, a semi-dry riesling can balance out the heat. The Xavier Monnot Bourgogne Les Grandes Coutures Chardonnay with a 4.2 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 30 dollars per bottle.
Xavier Monnot Bourgogne Les Grandes Coutures ChardonnayChardonnay Les Grandes Coutures is from three plots bordering Meursault with vine ages from 15 to 51 years. Soils are predominantly argile (clay), bringing weight and texture to this Bourgogne Blanc.The 2015 vintage shows aromas of ripe melon, hazelnut, and lemon custard, and tend to be broader and more textural than wines from neighboring villages. Aging small French oak barrels lends notes of toast and vanilla.White Burgundy, with its richness, texture, and toasted flavors pairs well with light fish and shellfish and can counterbalance cream-based sauces. Oak-aged Chardonnay from warmer climates lends itself well to grilled fish, starches, butter, and toasted nuts.