Open a chilled bottle of Grenache Blanc from the Columbia Valley in Washington to pair with this flavorful dish
Savvy match: With a potent spice combination of saffron, ginger, and anise, crisp light wine is a perfect pairing for this Algerian style grilled chicken. The full-body, medium acidity, and citrus notes of Grenache Blanc make it an ideal pairing for this light yet flavor-packed recipe.
When most people think of Mediterranean cuisine, they think about the European heavy hitters of the culinary world. Southern France, Italy, Spain, and Greece are the most famous of the Mediterranean gastronomical scene and usually overshadow the countries of North Africa for the spotlight. Algeria and its neighboring countries on the southern shores of the Mediterranean are home to a wide array of incredible fresh spices and ingredients that are as delicious and unique as their European counterparts across the sea. Mediterranean cuisine, in general, is equally delicious as it is healthy due to its reliance on just a few simple and fresh ingredients prepared in a way that allows those fresh ingredients to shine. This Algerian style grilled chicken recipe is perfect for grilling on a hot summer’s day, accompanied by fresh vegetables and couscous for an ideal light Mediterranean meal. The marinade for the chicken in this recipe packs a flavorful punch utilizing several spices that make North African cuisine so unique and delicious. Prepare your marinade, fire up the grill, open a chilled bottle of Grenache Blanc from the Columbia Valley in Washington state, and enjoy a warm summer evening. Enjoy!