A zest for oranges!

Honey-Glazed Salmon with Orange and Ginger

Olly’s wine pairing: Extra Special Asti (7%) £7.50, Asda

The bubbles in this frothy, fruity fizz mimic the fluffiness of meringue, and the flavour is sherbet-like and grapey… a fragrant jewel that’s a win with the orange and passion fruit pud.

Orange and Passion Fruit Curd with Meringues

Olly’s wine pairing: Samos Vin Doux (15%), £8.99, Waitrose

This hidden gem from Greece is glossy and gorgeously luscious. Sweet without being too cloying, it has an orange blossom scent that goes perfectly with the chocolate orange mousse pots.

Stir-fried Sesame Garlic Prawns with Orange

Olly’s wine pairing: Specially Selected South African Rhône Blend 2021 (13.5%), £6.99, Aldi

A cracking blend of grenache, roussanne and marsanne, this has a tantalising tropical vitality that suits spicy food to a tee. Unmissable value.

Zesty Chocolate Orange Mousse Pots

Olly’s wine pairing: The Best Alsace Pinot Gris 2021 (13.5%) £9, Morrisons

This lush white from Alsace is rich and sleek, with more rounded fruity flavours than most – just what you need to take on the salmon recipe’s sweet honey glaze.

Olly’s wine pairing: Taste the Difference South African Grenache Gris 2021 (14%) £10, Sainsbury’s 

As pristine and fruity as a freshly picked pear, this white is ace for shellfish and salads with orange-tinged sauces and dressings.

This article was originally published in the Daily Mail’s WEEKEND magazine in Saturday 14th January 2023

Read the full column and get the full lip smacking recipes HERE.

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