Moscato + Tangy Thai Chicken Salad!

Nothing can beat the pure satisfaction felt during the first sip of chilled wine on a hot day. The only words that can describe such a feeling are ‘Major Mitchell’, our white Moscato. 

Our Major Mitchell Moscato tastes like summer in a glass, with lychee and passionfruit aromas and a slightly dry finish creating a delicious sweet fruity table wine. It can be enjoyed alone or can be beautifully complemented with a sweet cheese platter, Indian or Thai style dishes.

Here is a delicious Tangy Thai Chicken Salad to pair with Major Mitchell, a match made in summery heaven if you ask us!

What you will need:

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) light coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons grated palm sugar*
  • 500g chicken thigh fillets, trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves*, remove the centre vein and finely slice
  • 200g baby Asian salad leaves
  • 1/3 cup canned water chestnuts*, sliced
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 teaspoon galangal* finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, remove seeds and finely chop
  • 1/3 cup each for mint and coriander leaves, plus extra to garnish
  • 60g roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • And of course1 Bottle of Major Mitchell!

How to make it:

  1. In a large saucepan, stir in coconut milk, fish sauce and palm sugar on a low heat until the sugar dissolves, then bring it to the boil. Add the chicken, cover, and let it simmer on a low heat for about 10 minutes or until cooked. Remove the pan from heat. Let chicken cool before removing the chicken, reserve the liquid.
  2. Stir together Chilli sauce, lime juice and kaffir lime into the poaching liquid for the dressing. Shred chicken, mix in a bowl with salad leaves, onions, galangal, water chestnuts, herbs and chilli. 
  3. Garnish with a sprinkling of peanuts and herbs, drizzle with dressing and serve with a lightly chilled glass of Major Mitchell, enjoy in the sun.

It’s as simple as that. How could you resist that first sip, every sip? We can’t. 

Original recipe and image modified from ‘Delicious.’