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Monday, June 24, 2013

Crab Linguine with Pinot Gris & Macadamia and prune stuffed pork with Pinot Noir


I do!

I was so pleased when I was offered wine (from Wine Selectors) that I could match with a specific recipe.

They currently have a Chef Series where every bottle is matched by a chef with a recipe you can cook up and impress your friends and family.

So I invited some friends over for feast.

We started with a molten brie topped with garlic and port plum jam

For entree I chose Ben O'Donoghue's Pinot Gris to match with Crab and Rocket Linguine.


A simple and easy recipe where you cook some garlic with basil stalks, add in your tomatoes (I roasted some) and then your crab meat. Wilt in some rocket (and I added some basil leaves).
Remove the stalks and stir in the pasta (I made some fresh spelt linguine), season and serve with a beautiful glass of Pinot Gris


It was a beautiful light dish with good flavour, the wine was thoroughly enjoyed along side.




Again it is not a difficult recipe, the stuffing consists of bacon and onion (of which I firstly browned in a pan), fresh bread crumbs, macadamias, pitted prunes, fresh thyme, lemon rind, mixed spice, brandy, and egg.
Spread it onto your pork loin, roll up, tie and bake.


My crackling wasn't perfect so I cut off the top and watched it closely under the grill to get some serious crunchiness.


It was so delicious served with some baked pumpkin and parsnip, and sauteed broccoli.
And the Pinot Noir was sensational, an absolutely gorgeous wine that accompanied the food perfectly.


Overall it was a really enjoyable meal, delicious food, stunning wine, a warm lounge room and good friends.

I am very thankful to Wine Selectors for the gift of the wine. 

19 comments:

  1. YUM YUM YUM!! I just realised I have a couple bottles to create something with too!!

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  2. Wow Muppy, nice dinner! Great that you didn't have to guess the wine pairings :)

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  3. It's nice to have the perfect wine already picked out for you! The dishes certainly look lovely- yummo!

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  4. WOW!! What a great idea!! I would love to receive a recipe with my wine! The two meals look very special too, the crab linguine had me instantly :) WELL DONE!

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  5. Ooh, what a great looking dinner!

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  6. Wow that roast pork looks amazing. Hello crackling!

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  7. What an AMAZING feast Muppy! And what a fantastic idea with Wine Selecters matching up the wines! :)

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  8. I'm glad that you like the brie recipe!

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  9. Your turning into quite the gourmet cook! Everything looks insanely delicious!! Love that pork filling.

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  10. The pork along with the wine look like a really well cooked and delicious meal!

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  11. What a great feast this looks like! Yum!

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  12. OMG. That crackling has all kinds of YASSS!!!!

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  13. that por kand crackling looks devine! can i invite myself over for dinner?

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  14. What an incredible looking feast. You are such a great cook Muppy!

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  15. I'm not a fan of stuffed pork, but I must say that your pork looks AMAZING! And how good is crustacean linguini? And so simple too!

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  16. What a gorgeous looking dish. I know it would be very popular at my place:)

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  17. What a great celebration of protein in those 2 plates! Gorgeous seafood and amazing pork. I love how they both use so much vibrant and colourful ingredients/flavours. YUM

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  18. they all look so delicious! haven't had pasta in sooo long. i miss it!

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  19. Hey pop over and say hi, you have won a prize on my site... oh and I will need your postal address :)

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