Wine Wednesday: 2009 Viognier and Asian Grilled Rainbow Trout

Jill M. Rohrbach
jillsjourneys@gmail.com

Here’s a dinner idea based on a bottle of wine from Raimondo Family Winery, which operates its tasting room and produces its wines at Blue Lady Resort in Gamaliel (near Mountain Home) in the north central Ozarks. While it’s new to Arkansas, the Raimondo Family Winery has been producing wine in California since 1950. Italian varietals, reds and whites, are Raimondo’s specialty – not surprising since the family heritage is rooted in Palermo, Sicily. The winery offers the widest selection of dry and semi-dry wines made from California grapes in the Ozarks.
 
Vintner Margie Roelands describes her 2009 Viognier as having a good body and a lingering peppery finish. On the nose, it has bright acidity, with spicy flavors of apple, pear and mango. On the palate, this delightful wine has a vibrant, floral bouquet of white peach, pineapple, and orange blossom. With food it goes well with trout, curry, steamed clams, any seafood, Asian dishes, chicken or pork.

Gaston’s White River Resort in Lakeview provides recipes on its Website. I like the idea of trying their Asian Grilled Rainbow Trout recipe with this Viognier.

Ingredients:
4 6-ounce Rainbow Trout Filets
1 tablespoon ginger root
1 teaspoon grated lime peel
1/4 cup safflower oil
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 tablespoons lime juice
salt to taste

Preparation: In a medium bowl, saute ginger in oil just lightly browned and aromatic. Remove pan from heat; stir in red pepper. When oil cools completely, whisk gradually into lime juice and peel.
Set aside. Heat grill and brush with oil. Grill trout flesh side down 2 minutes.
Gently turn. Grill for 2 more minutes, or until trout turns opaque.
Serve immediately with lime-ginger mixture.
 
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7 comments on “Wine Wednesday: 2009 Viognier and Asian Grilled Rainbow Trout
  1. Kathy Conway says:

    Jill is so good on what she does. I miss her since I retired from Harrison Arkansas Welcome Center in Harrison, She would always stop by.

  2. Judy says:

    Hi Jill,
    Where do i submit the info about the course on Beaver Lake, sponsored by the Beaver Lake Sail and Power Squadron?
    It starts on August 27th for about 8 weeks.

  3. Jonathan says:

    Once again a wonderful job on your blog … no really I mean it. You do good work.

  4. Jill Rohrbach says:

    Hi Judy,

    Following are the Web site address and passwords that you need to submit your events electronically:

    WEB SITE: http://www.arkansas.com/calendar/update.aspx

    USER NAME: public

    PASSWORD: coe2011

    Events must be tourism related and of interest to the general public. The Web site calendar will be updated on a regular basis. Once information is approved and posted by the Tourism Development staff, you may proof your event(s) online at http://www.arkansas.com . Check this public Web site a day or two after you have submitted your event information. Please make time to proof the details of your event and notify us of any necessary changes. For assistance, contact anyone in the Tourism Development section at 501-682-5240.

    And please send the information to me as well at jill.rohrbach@cox-internet.com. Thanks!

  5. Jill Rohrbach says:

    Kathy,
    Thanks so much for your nice words and for taking the time to read my blog and comment! I sure hope you are enjoying your retirement!!! I haven’t been by the Harrison Welcome Center in awhile. Hopefully I’ll be traveling that way soon. Take care!
    Hugs,
    Jill

  6. Jill Rohrbach says:

    Kathy,
    Thanks so much for your nice words and for taking the time to read my blog and comment! I sure hope you are enjoying your retirement!!! I haven’t been by the Harrison Welcome Center in awhile. Hopefully I’ll be traveling that way soon. Take care!
    Hugs,
    Jill

  7. Jill Rohrbach says:

    Thanks Jonathan! It’s nice to know I’m on the right track with my blogs.

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