To celebrate our Estate Shiraz 2013 winning Best Shiraz of Show at the National Wine Show of Australia (and the fact that it’s a quadruple gold wine), Ben Milbourne has created a customised recipes to perfectly complement it.
We hope you enjoy key moments with friends and family while preparing and sharing this delicious meal. We know Ben did while creating it!
Taltarni Red Wine & Chicken
Prep time – 20 minutes
Cooking time – 30 minutes
2 chicken thighs
2 chicken drumsticks
½ cup plain flour
2 sticks of celery diced
1 rasher of bacon diced
1 knob of butter
5 button mushrooms whole
5 shallots whole
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp oregano
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 garlic clove finely chopped
½ bottle Taltarni Estate Shiraz
50g dark chocolate
Step 1 Place the chicken into a baking dish and dust with flour.
Step 2 Start your chicken in a cold pan, with a drizzle of oil, and bring it up to heat. Brown the chicken and remove it from the pan and set aside.
Step 3 Add the celery, bacon, butter, mushrooms, and shallots into the pan, and allow these to colour until golden and the shallots are translucent.
Step 4 Add the spices, tomato paste, bay leaves, garlic and half the red wine.
Cook for approximately 5 minutes, return the chicken to the pan, and then simmer for approximately 1 hour.
Step 5 Add the chocolate and serve with a garnish of fresh chopped parsley.
About Ben Milbourne
Since being a contestant on MasterChef 2012, Ben Milbourne has put his chemistry-teaching career on hold to release two cookbooks, travel the world filming food exploits with MasterChef mate Andy Allen, host his own TV show, ‘Ben’s Menu’, and conduct ‘One Degree’ tours of Tasmania’s north-west coast, removing the degrees of separation between people, produce and producer.
Ben Milbourne has now added Brand Ambassador for Taltarni Vineyards to his impressive credentials.