Pair Chardonnay like a pro
Chardonnay is a versatile food wine — just remember not to pour it with very spicy, pungent, bitter or acidic foods; ingredients such as chilli, raw tomato, olives, capers and vinaigrettes will make it taste sour. Here's how to bring out Chardonnay's best side.
PAIR UNOAKED CHARDONNAY WITH FISH AND CHICKEN
PAIR LIGHTLY OAKED CHARDONNAY WITH BUTTERY RECIPES
PAIR FULL-BODIED OAKED CHARDONNAY WITH SAVOURY AND TOASTY FLAVOURS
EASY PORK CHOPS WITH BEANS
Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
2 T olive oil
500 g Woolworths pork loin chops
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
400 g can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
400 g can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
3 cloves garlic, smashed
15 g fresh sage
1 cup Woolworths organic chicken stock
50 g butter
lemon juice, for serving
crusty bread, for serving
1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan. Snip the fat on the chops at 1cm intervals. Season the chops on both sides and fry for 10-15 minutes, or until golden and slightly crispy.
2. Remove from the pan and set aside. In the same pan, sauté the beans, garlic and sage in the pan juices.
3. Add the stock and butter, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Once the beans and stock are slightly thickened, slice the pork chops and arrange in the pan. Squeeze over the lemon juice and season with black pepper. Serve with crusty bread.
THE WINE TO POUR
The Woolworths Hartenberg Chardonnay is available exclusively on our shelves. Vibrant and gently oaked, its citrus flavours and hints of vanilla are the perfect complement for these golden pork chops and creamy beans with sage.