To celebrate National Curry Week (10-16 October), Vins de Provence has prepared a classic curry recipe for you, as well as suggesting three amazing wines to match with all South East Asian or Indian curry styles (keep reading below). With their fragrant citrus and raspberry notes, Provence Rosés (AOP Côtes de Provence, AOP Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence, AOP Coteaux Varois en Provence) are the perfect match for Asian cuisine, balancing out the chilli heat found in Indian chicken and fish curries, and complementing the delicate flavours of ginger and lemongrass found in lighter Thai or Vietnamese dishes.
This versatility is one of the secrets to the growing and lasting popularity of Provence Rosé. So whether you’re cooking up a storm for your friends or simply ordering in a curry feast for two this National Curry Week, make sure you enjoy it with a chilled glass of Provence Rosé wine! Perfect.
Tweet a photo of your home-made curry recipe using #Rosésteadycurry to @provencewinesuk to win a bottle of delicious Rosé wine from Provence.
National Curry Week Curried mussels Recipe
Preparation time 5 min / Cooking time 25 min
Serves 4: 800g mussels • Salt • Freshly ground black pepper / Curry sauce: 1 tbsp olive oil• 30g butter • 2 ripe tomatoes • 1 tbsp chopped garlic . 1 finely chopped onion • 1 tsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley • 1 tsp curry powder
Melt the butter with the olive oil in a saucepan over a high flame, then add the rest of the curry sauce ingredients, season, cover, lower the heat and simmer for 20 min.
Just before serving, add the cleaned, drained mussels to the pot. Cover again and heat over a high flame for 5 minutes until the mussels open. Stir and serve hot.
Château d’Ollières Classique, AOP Coteaux Varois en Provence, 2015 – £12.99 from Selfridges
Château d’Ollières lies between Aix and Nice. Crisp, well balanced with a bouquet redolent of soft spices, this Provençal Rosé comes from a region that is synonymous with this style of wine.
Manon, AOP Côtes de Provence, 2015 – £9 from Tesco
Boasting a brilliant pink colour, this delicious dry Rosé from sunny Provence is bursting with aromas of pit fruits and white flowers. The mouthfeel is rich yet refreshing with a silky structure and lingering finish.
Château La Gordonne, Vérité du Terroir, AOP Côtes de Provence, 2015 – £14.99 from Ocado
A bright pink wine showing notes of raspberry and redcurrant that seduces with its elegance and its freshness from the nose to the palate.