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Cashew Chicken with a Crisp Riesling #WinePW

Our January Wine Pairing Weekend event is Sake and Other Pairings for Asian Food hosted by Camilla Mann from Culinary Adventures with Camilla.  In our house, we tend to have more traditional grapes available when we eat Asian foods, so I was happy to see an option for other wines.  We have paired a Cashew Chicken dish with an everyday Riesling that we love.

The recipe we have been using lately for Cashew Chicken comes from gnom-gnom.com.  We use it because the recipe has alternative ingredients for the sauces, which keeps them relatively low carb and sugar-free.  If you are looking for a similar experience, we highly recommend their recipes.

For example, instead of sugar-laden oyster sauce, the recipe uses coconut aminos, fish sauce, and some ginger.  My husband loves making this quick dish for a weekday dinner.  He substitutes caulirice for the regular white rice.

The wine we chose is called Keuka Spring Riesling. Tasting notes:  Aromas and flavors of peach and apricot leap to the senses with our luscious Semi-Sweet Riesling. Abundant natural tartness beautifully balances the sweetness of the finish.  The 2018 we show here is sold out, but 2019 is still available from their website.  The grape is grown in the Finger Lakes wine area in New York. More about these wines can be found here.

Check out these other luscious Asian food wine pairing by clicking on the links below.  

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  1. I am so glad you joined in the fun. I am craving cashew chicken...at 9 in the morning. LOL. Thanks for sharing, Terri.

  2. Sounds delicious! Riesling is always so delicious with Asian dishes.

  3. very similar to my dish. I did a knock of of CPK Kung Pao and we substituted cashews for peanuts.

  4. I'm loving the sound of your Cashew Chicken (and the pairing)! It's sounds pretty healthy. Thanks for sharing Terri!

  5. Gorgeous recipe ... finger licking good"! 😅
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Looks super tasty and I'm certainly looking for healthy recipe options to start the year. Greqat wine choice with the Keuka Spring Riesling!


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