Wine Food Pairing - Please "Permit" Me!

Wine Food Pairing ..... it can be a delightful evening spent in an expensive restaurant or as simple as throwing a fishing line off a local dock!

Our friend Willy fishes regularly off the Naples Pier and recently was lucky enough to catch a Permit. Permit, in the same family as Pompano, which is totally delish, tend to grow quite a bit bigger, and for me, every bit as tasty. Willy presented us with this guy on a bed of ice just two hours after swimming with his friends in the Gulf of Mexico. What better reason for a BBQ?

I drizzled some Extra Virgin Olive Oil on the fillets and spiced them up a bit salt, pepper and a few dashes of Caribbean Jerk seasoning and placed them in our fish basket for the BBQ. My husband took over the grilling duties while I put together a quick broccoli slaw and popped open a 2005 Pinnacle Pines Monterey County Chardonnay. This smooth, crisp Chardonnay with a slight buttery note was the perfect compliment to the freshest of fresh fish!

YUM, another successful wine food pairing! CHEERS!

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