Pan-Fried Shunde Chicken & Macchie Santa Maria Campania Aglianico

Wine pairing notes

This dry Aglianico, with both its medium body and its good acidity, is perfect to match the pan-fried Shunde chicken from Zhanjiang. The smooth tannins enhance the chicken rich taste given by the Leizhou’s mineral-rich red soil and subtropical climate where the animals range. Peppers, onions, and ginger mark a vibrant presence in the mouth but don’t overwhelm the harmonic flavor of the wine.

Ingredients

  • 200g Zhanjiang chicken (from Guangdong province, very tasty chicken)
  • 50g ginger
  • 50g Welsh onions
  • 50g bell pepper
  • 10g ginger powder
  • 10g light soy sauce
  • 5g chicken stock powder
  • 5g salt
  • 50g peanut oil
  • 2 edible flowers

Method

  1. Cut the Zhanjiang chicken into pieces and add salt and chicken powder for pickling
  2. Pan-fry chicken pieces on both sides until golden brown
  3. Cut ginger in little pieces, cut bell pepper in triangle sections and chop up Welsh onions
  4. Add ingredients to the pan and stir fry chicken
  5. Add ginger powder and light soy sauce
  6. Decorate with edible flowers and serve

Wine

Macchie Santa Maria Campania Aglianico

Campania Aglianico IGT
Macchie Santa Maria

DescriptionAglianico grape was introduced in Irpinia by the Greeks, at the time of the foundation of their colonies (VII ‐ VI a.C.) and since then became one of the most representative grapes of the area.
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
Vintage2018
Grape100% Aglianico
ColourBrilliant ruby red
AromaPleasantly spicy, tobacco and black pepper, with a nice cherry hints
TasteDry, intense and harmonious
Alcohol13%

Winery

Macchie Santa Maria

The Production of wine in Irpinia is an art that has been handed down for centuries and it is through the tradition of three generations that Macchie Santa Maria Winery came alive. The entrepreneurial spirit and passion of the new generation have skillfully integrated innovative techniques to traditional methods of production leading towards excellence.

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Chef Sam Feng

Written by Chef Sam Feng

Executive Chef at The Garden Chinese Restaurant, Renaissance Beijing Hotel.

Chef Sam Feng, who is commonly referred to as the “Prince of Wok”, is constantly working to be sure that The Garden Restaurant is among the most glorious opportunities to enjoy fine-dining experiences.

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