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Ox cheek & mushroom pie

Like many, we at Pellegrino Wines and Co love a cosy evening in with a hearty meal. Why not try the recipe below; this full flavoured and nourishing ox cheek pie is paired with our Lacryma Christi Red for the perfect night in. The rich yet delicate flavour of ox cheeks beautifully complement the spiciness and medium tannins in our Southern Italian Red Wine. Ingredients  1 large beef cheek (about 700g, cut into 2inch pieces) 1 punnet of chestnut mushrooms 50g of dried porcini mushrooms 1 large onion sliced 2 garlic cloves crushed 2 sprigs of thyme 1litre of rich beef stock 50ml of balsamic vinegar 50g of butter Tablespoon of flour Seasoning   For the shortcrust pastry – you...

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Heritage tomato & stracchino bruschetta

Simple italian flavours to pair with a delicious Italian rose wine. The acidity of the tomatoes is balanced with the creamy cheese and the wine serves to cut through the flavours perfectly. A wonderful aperitif! A delicious pairing found in this undiscovered beauty of Italian Wine, Lacryma Christi Rosè.   Ingredients: Good quality tomatoes Stracchino cheese (burrata, ricotta or mozzarella would also work) Olive oil Balsamic vinegar Fresh basil Garlic clove Toasted bread Sea Salt Method: 1. Chop your tomatoes and place in a bowl. Add a good glug of olive oil, vinegar and season with good quality sea salt. Make sure you leave them to warm up if you’d taken them out of the fridge! 2. Rub a little olive oil on...

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Smoky monkfish, butterbean & chorizo stew

An exquisite dish renowned for its flavour, beautiful texture and flamboyance, as far as ideal recipes go, smoky monkfish, butterbean and chorizo stew ticks every box for any classic Italian or individual who is looking for inspiration to try out something new, we found the perfect Wine pairing in our extremely refreshing and mineral Lacryma Christi Del Vesuvio White.     Brought to life in just 4 easy ways, here is how to perfect such a delightful dish.   Ingredients   1 monkfish tail, cut into chunks (or any white fish!) 1/2 kilo of mussels 1 tin of butterbeans 100g of chorizo, cut into inch pieces 1 onion 2 large garlic gloves 100ml of white wine Large squeeze of tomato...

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