Did you know it’s #SherryWeek this week? I thought - seeing as there are so many sherry fans here - you’d like to know.
We celebrated last year with a roundup of Sherry recipes on our (now closed) Society Grapevine blog, and it prompted this brilliant, long-running discussion about the various ways to drink this gorgeous fortified delight:
As the link on the original post is now broken since Grapevine has been taken offline, I thought I’d repurpose the post here!
Ten Tasty Sherry Recipes for #SherryWeek 2018
Buckle up, sherry lovers – the next week is Sherry Week 2018, a celebration of this beloved fortified wine from the Spanish city of Jerez de la Frontera.
If you’ve yet to discover how much more sherry has to offer than the sickly sweet stuff your gran used to drink, we have some handy beginners’ guides to sherry here and here, but this year we want to shift the focus to sherry’s fantastically food-friendly qualities.
What about pouring a healthy splash of this flavoursome fortified creation into a tasty recipe or two?
We’ve done plenty of that over the years, so here’s ten of our favourite sherry recipes:
Next time you have steak, this is a lip-smacking, flavour-packed side dish to try, and comes from chef-owners and husband and wife team Sam and Sam Clark of the Moro restaurant in London. What to drink with it? Another glass of the oloroso sherry used in the recipe, of course!
This surprisingly easy but impressive dinner party starter is rich, indulgent and perfectly illustrates how well sweet pedro ximénez sherry goes with salty blue cheese. If you’re looking for more ideas from Heston, try his masterful sherry and food matching book, The Perfect Marriage .
A classic Gordon Ramsay recipe that’s packed with Spanish flavour. We recommend using a fino sherry with this one, and The Society’s Fino is an ideal example. Serve with a glass of rosé.
Looking to wow your guests with a popular tapas dish or two? This succulent, herby recipe is a classic choice and comes from the tapas experts at Drake’s Tabanco restaurant in London.
A simple take on the classic pasta dish, combining tried-and-true flavours of ham, mushrooms and cream. The generous glugging of dry sherry in this recipe adds an added dimension of flavour that makes this one of our favourite comfort food recipes.
Fresh herbs, Seville orange and a rich, medium sherry like amontillado or oloroso unite in perfect harmony to bring out the best in a juicy fillet of Atlantic salmon. This is a delicious summer recipe and especially good to eat al fresco in the garden after a long day at the office.
Hidden away in the archives of our blog is a textbook tasty recipe from Janet Wynne Evans, who spent many a year creating much-loved recipes for our Wine Without Fuss cases until she retired earlier this year. These deceptively simple rice, black pudding, dry sherry and pesto stuffed peppers are an Iberian delight and work brilliantly as a hearty starter or can be served as a main course with crusty bread and a salad.
Bob Andrew is a chef at Riverford Organic Farmers and this sweet and smoky duck and baked rice dish has an authentic Andalusian vibe. A refreshing alternative to paella or risotto, and the fino sherry in the recipe gives an extra Spanish kick.
A quick but tasty mid-week supper with a light dressing which marries the aromatic flavours of soy sauce, dry sherry, ginger, sesame and honey. Another fabulous creation from Janet Wynne Evans.
Finally, our most recent sherry recipe, courtesy of our new Wine Without Fuss recipe guru Steve Farrow. The appeal of this dish doesn’t need much explanation: a French classic combining tender chicken, earthy mushroom and a rich, creamy sauce using manzanilla or fino.
If you’ve been inspired to knock up a mouthwatering meal using a splash or two of sherry, view our full range of sherries here, or pop into the Showroom during Sherry Week (8th - 14th October) as we’ll have plenty of bottles open for you to try.