Sesame-Chile Chicken with Gingered Watermelon Salsa
The recipe Sesame-Chile Chicken with Gingered Watermelon Salsan is ready in about 45 minutes and is definitely an outstanding gluten free and dairy free option for lovers of Mexican food. This recipe serves 4. This recipe covers 22% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 265 calories, 37g of protein, and 8g of fat. Summer will be even more special with this recipe. Head to the store and pick up watermelon, salt, cilantro, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the salt you could follow this main course with the Apple Turnovers Recipe as a dessert.
To prepare chicken, combine first 3 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag.
Add chicken to bag; seal and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour, turning bag occasionally.
To prepare salsa, combine watermelon and next 8 ingredients (through jalapeo); cover and chill until ready to serve.
Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade.
Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Place chicken on a grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 6 minutes on each side or until done.
Remove chicken from grill; let stand 5 minutes.
Cut chicken diagonally across grain into thin slices; serve with salsa.
Garnish with cilantro sprigs and serve with lime wedges, if desired.
Recommended wine: Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sparkling Rose
Mexican on the menu? Try pairing with Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Sparkling rosé. Acidic white wines like riesling or low-tannin reds like pinot noir can work well with Mexican dishes. Sparkling rosé is a safe pairing too. The Dutton-Goldfield Emerald Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir with a 4.9 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 58 dollars per bottle.
Dutton-Goldfield Emerald Ridge Vineyard Pinot NoirThe 2016 vintage of their Emerald Ridge Pinot is especially focused and lively, beautifully showcasing its Green Valley roots. Bright cherry, cigar box, and rhubarb pie aromas lead the way, followed by darker scents of blueberry, blackberry, and raspberry blossom after time in the glass. Savory notes of thyme, cardamom and clove provide an extra layer of complexity. The mouth is full of sweet cherry/berry plush fruit, carried on firm tannins, giving the wine that lusciousness that keeps you coming back for more. Dark cherry pie with nutmeg spice echoes in the energetic finish. The salty, tangy notes of an aged goat cheddar bring out the sweet fruit in the wine, as does a savory smoky glazed ham, or mushroom bruschetta.