Minted Prawn and Orange Salsa Recipe
This simple starter for four or light meal for two by Peter Howard was kindly shared with us by our friends at Selector Magazine. For more great receipe suggestions from Selector just click here.
24 Cooked, medium sized prawns, shell removed
2 tbsps Orange Juice
1 cup Washed, crisped, mint leaves
1 Orange, zest the skin then peel and skin the orange before dicing into even chunks
1 Small, sweet, green chilli, finely chopped
1 tsp Green Tabasco
1 1/2 tsps Sugar
2 tbsps JOSEPH Extra Virgin Olive Oil
8 Medium sized Cos lettuce leaves, crisped and chopped
1 1/4 cups Cashews, roasted, salted and chopped
Cook the prawns then tumble them together with the orange juice and mint leaves. Leave to marinade for 20 minutes.
For the salsa: mix the zest, diced orange segments, chilli, tabasco, sugar and JOSEPH Extra Virgin Olive Oil together and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Spread the chopped Cos lettuce on a serving plate, spoon on the salsa and top with the prawn, mint and orange juice mixture. Sprinkle the cashew nuts evenly over the dish and serve immediately with an accompanying glass of JOSEPH d'Elena Pinot Grigio.
2014 starts with a bang for our JOSEPH Sparkling Red with this lovely write up from Andrew Graham of Australian Wine Review:
'Intriguing as ever.
This 2013 disgorgement too is a high achiever, the final wine as complex and complete as you could ask for, with a little dose of nearly everything.
It smells principally of rich and decadent McLaren Vale Shiraz, all ripe and expansive choc plum richness. Yet over the top there is morethan a hint of the dusty, baked earth decay of 40 year old old Aussie red, suitably topped off with some of cassis and formic of Moda for balance, ultimately producing a wine that smells young and old all at once.'
To read Andrew's full review, click here
We hope you enjoyed a bottle of this very special fizz over the festive period!
The Primo Team
PS To order your JOSEPH Sparkling Red please click here
Alcohol free tickets for drivers and children over the age of 10 are available for $50, please call: 08 8323 6800 to book these special seats.
Celebrate Australia day 2014 in one the the most beautiful spots in the country - our cellar door. Drive down through the Adelaide Hills to enjoy a relaxed lunch of locally sourced, seasonal Australian produce.
Exclusive to our Amici Primo, the day starts with a refreshing glass of sparkling white Primo Secco enjoyed with crostini in the courtyard. This is followed by a selection of wood oven pizzas paired with our most popular wines: La Biondina Colombard and Merlesco Merlot. Lunch ends with a wood oven baked Willunga peach served with our delicious sweet wine, JOSEPH La Magia. Invite your friends to share the fun in McLaren Vale's stunning wine country; the perfect long weekend catch-up.
Primo Secco NV
Primo Secco cured Salmon and Mascarpone Crostini
2013 Primo Estate
La Biondina Colombard
2013 Primo Estate
Selection of Pizzas Fresh from our Wood Oven
Botrytis Riesling Traminer
Wood Oven Baked Peach with Willunga Almonds, Amaretto and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
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Alcohol free tickets for drivers and children over the age of 10 are available for $50, please call: 08 8323 6800 to book
Tuscan Pork Skewers - Serves 10
1000 g Pork Scotch Fillet diced into cubes
Roasted Fennel Seeds
1 Bunch of Parsley
JOSEPH Extra Virgin Olive Oil
10 Wooden skewers soaked in water
Blend the fennel seeds, pepper, chili and parsley in a food processor to make a dry mix. Marinade the pork cubes by rubbing them in the dry mix, adding a little JOSEPH Olive Oil then leaving them in the fridge overnight in a covered bowl.
Spear the marinaded pork cubes onto wooden skewers that have been pre-soaked in water (so they won't burn on the grill). Allow approximately 100g of meat per skewer. Grill the skewers over charcoal for the best flavour. Dress with a sprinkle of lemon zest, a squeeze of lemon juice and a drizzle of JOSEPH Extra Virgin Olive Oil and serve.
Many thanks to our friend Rob at La Dolce Vita Catering and Events for this delicious recipe.
We love this description of our 2011 JOSEPH Moda:
'A velvet glove on an iron fist. A red wine that’s got game and is perhaps ideally suited to eating game. A savoury style with an underlying sweet cherry and cranberry nuance. Icing on a mud cake. Delish.'
The pop and fizz of an Australian icon returns to cellar door this November as we proudly unveil the 2013 disgorgement of our NV JOSEPH Sparkling Red. See in the New Year with something special and order your 'history of Australian wine in a bottle', click here now to buy online.
Join us for our annual Italy vs Australia international taste test as we pour Italy's 2012 Primo & Co The Tuscan alongside its McLaren Vale twin, 2012 Primo Estate Il Briccone. Two great wines, both Shiraz Sangiovese blends, both made by our very own Joe Grilli, but from opposite corners of the globe. Which will get your vote?
Exclusive to our Amici Primo, this relaxed lunch starts with a celebratory glass of classic Italian aperitif Primo Secco Aperol Spritz before The Tuscan and Il Briccone are served perfectly paired with a selection of delicious woodoven pizzas. Lunch finishes on a festive note with our new 2013 JOSEPH La Magia Botrytis Riesling Traminer paired with strawberry semifreddo. Invite your friends to share the fun in McLaren Vale's stunning wine country. Which wine will be this year's winner?
Flourless Orange Cake
Serving Size: 8
Cook Time: 03:00:00
2 medium oranges
1 cup caster sugar
1 1/2 tsps baking powder
1 1/2 cups ground almonds/almond meal
Tip: Fancy a change? The two oranges can also be replaced by 4-5 clementines, 3 lemons or 350g of kumquats
Wash and scrub the outside of the oranges and place them whole (skin and all) in a pot and fill with cold water to cover. Place over a medium high heat and bring to a boil. Allow to simmer uncovered for 20 minutes or so then drain the oranges, place them back in the pot and refill with more cold water. Repeat the process by bringing to the boil, simmer for 20 minutes then drain and refresh with more cold water. Bring it a boil and simmer for about an hour then drain the oranges and set them aside to cool. All up the process should take about 2 hours and you’re draining and refreshing the oranges three times.
When the oranges have cooled, roughly chop them to pieces and remove any seeds and white pith (these will make your cake bitter). Place in a blender or food processor (skin and all) then blend/process until a fine puree.
Preheat oven to 175°C / 350°F and lightly grease and line with baking paper a 23 to 25cm cake tin (9.5 to 10 inch tin). I use large round cake tin (24cm across x 7cm high)
Measure out 1 1/4 cups of the puree. Just keep the rest in the freezer until the next orange cake episode. Beat the eggs, sugar and baking powder with an electric mixer until thickened and pale in colour. Add in the ground almonds and mix in well. On a low speed, add in the orange puree in two or three batches allowing it to beat for at least 20 seconds after each addition.
Pour into prepared tin and bake for anywhere between 40 minutes to an hour (depending on oven). Cake is ready when a skewer comes out clean. If it looks like it’s browning too much after 30 minutes then you can place a sheet of aluminium foil over the cake tin.When done, remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes before removing it from the tin and cooling on a cake rack.
Serve with a dollop of orange-blossom scented double cream (or plain cream) and candied orange peel if you wish. The perfect pairing for our JOSEPH La Magia Botrytis Riesling Traminer.