Delicious food pairing ideas for your Aquarius Chardonnay

 

Seared scallops - can we say yum?  A lot of people think that Aquarius is a water sign, nope, not true.  They are actually an air sign, which is why there is no water in those glass vases.  If there’s a box (or a vase), chances are the Aquarius is outside of it. As the sign of genius, this friendly and freedom loving sign dances to their own drum.

For the Aquarius Chardonnay from Alexander Valley we recommend pairing it with a delicious array of seared scallops and a rice salad.  Delish!

Seared Scallops

Ingredients:

Cooking spray

1/2 cup prechopped onion $

1 cup uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta) $

1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth $

1/2 cup dry white wine $

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons olive oil $

1 1/2 pounds sea scallops

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

 Directions:

  1. Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion to pan; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in pasta, broth, wine, and thyme; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and pasta is al dente. Stir in chopped chives and lemon juice. Keep warm.
  2. Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle scallops evenly with salt and pepper. Add scallops to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve with pasta mixture.
Photo by Natalia Robert. Food Styling by Betsy Haley.