Ready Meals!

In last Saturday’s WEEKEND magazine, Olly paired the drinks for time and money saving ready meals to make at home from the new Batch Lady cookbook.

Best with Burgers - Smoky Chicken Burgers

Olly’s beer pairing: Northern Monk Alcohol Free Holy Faith Hazy Pale Ale (0.5%) £1.80, Morrisons

With mango and citrus splendour and pink grapefruit bite, this low-alcohol beer goes beautifully with burgers.

Terrific with Thai - Slow-cooked Thai Beef Curry

Olly’s wine pairing: Morrisons The Best Chilean Carmenere 2021 (13.5%) £8.25

A red turned up to maximum volume, this Chilean champ splices blackcurrant with peppercorn – delicious with the aromatic spices in the Thai beef curry.

Fab with Fruit - Wonky fruit tarts

Olly’s wine pairing: Sainsbury’s Asti (7%) £5.75

Stick this sweet fizz in the fridge and serve it as the wine equivalent of a dusting of elderflower sherbet. At just 7% alcohol, it’s light, frothy, sweet and lovely. There’s also no better match for the Wonky Fruit Tarts.

Lush with Lentils - Low-cost Lentil Soup

Olly’s wine pairing: Aldi Specially Selected Pinot Noir (13.5%) £5.79

Packed with crunchy red fruit, this silky, lighter red from Chile features a subtle fragrance that offsets the earthy lentils in this soup with aplomb.

This article was originally published in the Daily Mail’s WEEKEND magazine in Saturday 28th January 2023

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

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