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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Thai Red Curry Prawns with Coconut Rice + WINE GIVEAWAY!

UPDATE (20/03/14) - THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION. THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. 

The lucky winner was selected via the Random Number Generator:


Congratulations Leanne! I will be in touch via email today so we can organise for the wines to be delivered right to your door. ;)


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Hello and happy Sunday!! How is everyone doing? :)

I believe many of us are happy because tomorrow is a public holiday for us Victorians and I am particularly happy because I get to spend the long weekend with The Boyfriend.

I've also got some good exciting news to share with you. The very lovely Heather from Taylors Wines contacted me a couple of weeks ago, wanting to run a giveaway on my blog. Of course, I said YES! ;)

Uh huh, one lucky reader will be sent two bottles of Taylors Estate Gewürztraminer. Woohoo!!!

I was also glad Heather sent me a bottle to taste test. Crisp and zesty, with a mix of lemon, rose and musk flavours, it's no wonder why this wine has bagged two awards under its belt.

Naturally I thought of whipping up a dish that would match this award winning wine, and was glad to find a food and wine pairing list.

It seems this wine is best when paired with East Asian cuisine especially curry. So I decided, well, Thai Red Curry Prawns it is! ;)


Thai Red Curry Prawns 
Recipe by The Bakeanista

Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 600g medium green prawns, peeled and deveined with tails intact
  • 1/4 cup Thai red curry paste (I used Mae Ploy brand)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 250ml can coconut milk
  • 200g snake beans, cut into 5cm lengths
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves 
  • 3 dried chilli
  • 250g bamboo shoots
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (optional)

Method
  1. Heat 1 tbsp of vegetable oil in a frying pan over high heat. Stir fry prawns for 1-2 minutes until pink in colour. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat another 1 tbsp of oil in same pan. Add Thai red curry paste and cook for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add stock and coconut milk then bring to boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium, add beans, kaffir lime leaves and dried chilli. Stir in fish sauce.
  5. Return prawns and stir until heated through. Serve on bowl then garnish with a squeeze of lime juice and coriander leaves.
This recipe is quick and easy, and won't take you any longer than half an hour. Perfect for a weeknight dinner dish!

Enjoy warm with a bowl of coconut/jasmine rice and of course, a glass (or maybe two glasses) of Taylors Estate Gewürztraminer. ;)

And now onto the best part - the wine giveaway! :)


Taylors Wines would love to giveaway two bottles of Taylors Estate Gewürztraminer to one lucky reader. All you have to do is to simply leave a comment below, sharing your favourite food and wine pairing!

Please also leave your email address in the comment so I am able to contact you via email if you're picked as the winner. You may re-enter once a day to increase your chance of winning. ;)

Winner will be drawn using Random Number Generator on the 20th March 2014 and announced by 21st March 2014.

Please note that this giveaway is open to Australian residents only. You'll also need to be of a legal drinking age (18+) and be able to provide proof of age (ie. photo/scan copy of drivers license will need to be sent to Taylors Wines to verify your age before they can send you the wine).

40 comments :

Heather Hopley said...

My ultimate wine and food pairing is a Botrytis Verdelho with a quality cheese platter. Manna from heaven!

lynndi said...

Oyster Bay Merlot, with duck a la orange compliment each other. lynndi_lou1@hotmail.com

Abby said...

Shiraz with fillet steak :)

taylah neve said...

x0x-sweetassugar_roxy-x0x@hotmail.com
nothing better than sitting back with a nice glass of cold wine while enjoying a cheese platter, some antipasto & some cracked pepper biscuits!

Rockn said...

I really enjoy a hot chicken laksa with a chilled glass of moscato, the hot chilli flavour and the cool sweet wine go perfectly together.
narellerock@yahoo.com.au

Anonymous said...

My absolute favorite is a really good roasted pork, nice soft meat with a glass of red Campillo Rioja Gran Reserva 1995 wine. Absolute winner right here. suzandroachy@gmail.com

Sonya said...

I love Moscato with lemon-coconut shrimp. Divine!

Anonymous said...

I love a good homemade pizza and a full bodied red wine! :) my email is gigihuhu1@gmail.com
thanks for the chance. would love if the prize came with your prawn dish as well, sounds sooo yum. :)

Moni said...

Having been on a recent weekend away to the King Valley, my pairing of choice would be a Sam Miranda 2010 Botrytis Semillon with a fig and pistachio frangipane tart! And yes, I did indulge in this over the long weekend!

Teneille Thompson said...

A crisp Sauvignon Blanc with fish and chips on a hot summer's day :)

Iron Chef Shellie said...

Delicious looking prawn dish!

I'm gonna go with a crisp sauv blanc and fresh sushi/sashimi

Anonymous said...

The Katnook Founders Block Cabernet Sauvignon with a kicking, in your face cheese platter featuring a really strong blue and a cheddar so vintage it crumbles at a glance!
shelleybean@gmail.com

cwmtwch said...

Steak and something rich and full bodied

Leanne Conroy said...

Delicious scotch fillet and a merlot. leecomps@hotmail.com

cwmtwch said...

Sauvignon Blanc and Calamari and fries at the Sandbar, Manly.

cwmtwch said...

Anything recommended by the very attentive waiter at a phenomenally expensive and exclusive restaurant, to go with my eat and die happy meal! Bucket List...

emma said...

Fresh seafood platter and cold bottle of Sav Blanc.

Anonymous said...

I love Reef and Beef with a large glass of Cabernet Sauvignon. Good Australian Wine.

Amy Allan said...

A lovely Gewurtztraminer and some thai takeaway...yummm!!!

Jasmine1485 said...

A cabernet sauvignon jus with fillet steak and crispy french fried potatoes. :)

Mikaela.C said...

Shiraz with goats cheese tart! YUM
mikaela.cowan@hotmail.com

kirby said...

The big-daddy wines - Petite Sirah. Rich, big, dark and brooding. A wine that demands the favourite big winter foods such beef stews and soups.

cwmtwch said...

Oddly enough Shiraz and chocolate.

thanh7580 said...

You got me at wine. I'll be in it to win it.

I love a great Pinot Noir with my lamb nowadays. I'll be drinking my winning Gewurztraminer with some oysters. Yummmmmm.

Margaret said...

Can't go past an Easy Beef Lasagne paired with Cabernet Shiraz Merlot.
mfp123@gmail.com

JenniferB said...

I love a Cabernet Shiraz Merlot with prime beef burgers... relaxed dining at it's best!

RossS12 said...

A beef curry with a hearty red.

Tatum said...

Our favourite dish is meatloaf and a glass of shiraz...maybe 2
tateb15@hotmail.com

Rachel said...

Moscato and desserts!! Love everything sweet.

Imogen said...

Champagne and oysters, champagne and brie, champagne and - well, let's face it champagne and anything!

imogen_saunders AT aapt.net.au

cwmtwch said...

Pears in red wine

Alicia said...

A chenin blanc with blue swimmer crab.

Cat said...

Champagne and Popcorn! catrinamurray@yahoo.com.au

Laura J said...

A smooth Shiraz with cheese;
It’s always ready to please.
Full of fruit after one glass or three,
Even if I make a fool of me.

Alison said...

A nice glass of Port with a slice of Nutella Cheesecake.

Melissa Krohn said...

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc and Fish and Chips. YUMMO

Melissa.krohn79@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Asti riccadonna with wood fired pizza's yum.
marie.artico@bigpond.com

cwmtwch said...

An aged Riesling with salad. Had the other day. Delicious!

sayanything said...

Gourmet chocolates with a nice white wine... a girl's dream! Thanks for the chance, what a wonderful prize!

The Bakeanista said...

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION. THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

Click on 'OLDER POSTS' for more! :)