Match of the week |  Roast cauliflower with preserved lemon dressing and Assyrtiko

Match of the week

Roast cauliflower with preserved lemon dressing and Assyrtiko

A similar type of salad to last week’s match of the week (as you can see I’m already not getting out much!) from Claire Thomson’s excellent Home Cookery Year

It was a roasted cauliflower and red onion salad with a punchy lemony dressing made from preserved lemons, garlic, lemon juice and fresh coriander to which I added some extra chickpeas

What was interesting about the match was that the Assyrtiko, a 2019 Gavalas from Santorini, was quite citrussy itself. I don’t normally go for lemony notes in wine with a lemony dish as it strips the flavour out of the wine but this survived admirably, probably to do with it’s searing acidity. Or maybe the preserved lemons whose saltiness heightened its own lemony character. Or, maybe the most likely explanation, the fact that it was an outstandingly good wine (it costs £29 from Kudos wines from a vineyard that is claimed to be the oldest in Greece)

You can find another one of Claire’s recipes here.

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