Prawn Aglio Olio & A Wine Giveaway {Winners Announced}

Prawn aglio olio with Taylors Estate Pinot Gris

Good evening my dear readers! (: I hope that all of you had a wonderful weekend especially if you had a long one because of the Anzac Day holiday. I’ve got some exciting news to share with all of you! (: A week back, I received an email from  Taylors Wines who wanted me to do a wine giveaway on my blog. Of course, I said yes! hehe I was also so lucky to received not one, but two bottles of Pinot Gris to taste! How generous are they? Couldn’t be happier!

Pinot Gris came in the mail

Before I go into more details of the wine and the giveaway, I would like to tell me my thoughts about the Pinot Gris! Pinot Gris has always been one of my favourite type of wine. hehe I had a glass before bed one night, and really love how clean and crisp it tasted with tones of pear and apple. I knew instantly what would pair with it perfectly – seafood. My dearest husband read my mind, and made an amazing prawn aglio olio with pan seared scallops for dinner the following night!

Prawn aglio olio with seared scallops paired with a glass of pinot gris

He even used some of the wine in the sauce and it was so good! I wanted more (: The prawn and scallops were so sweet & succulent, it just complimented the wine perfectly.

Prawn aglio olio with seared scallops

Prawn Aglio Olio with Pan Seared Scallops (The mr’s original recipe, serves 2)

5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

3 small chillies, de-seeded and finely chopped (you can increase or reduce the amount of chilli depending on how spicy you like your dish to be!)

2 tbs fresh basil, finely chopped

1/2 cup white wine (I used Taylors Estate Pinot Gris)

2 tbs olive oil (plus an extra tbs for the scallops)

Salt & pepper, to season

12 prawns, peeled and cut into chunks

6 scallops, left whole

Pasta of your choice

Freshly grated parmesan cheese, to garnish

Steps :

1) Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package. Strain and run under cold water so that the pasta will not stick together. Set aside while cooking the sauce.

2) In a heavy based pot, heat the olive oil on medium fire and fry the garlic and chilli till fragrant.

3) Add the prawns, and fry till it’s coloured and no longer translucent. Add the chopped basil and white wine. Allow this to simmer for about 5 minutes.

4) Pour the pasta into the sauce and mix it well. Set aside, and keep it warm.

5) Pat dry the scallops and season with sea salt. Heat a non-stick pan on low-medium fire and add 1 tbs of olive oil. Place the scallops into the pan and flip every 30 seconds. Repeat each side for about 3 times, or until the scallops have a nice golden brown sear.

6) Place the pasta on a plate and top with 3 scallops per person. Garnish with some freshly grated parmesan cheese. Serve with a glass of Pinot Gris. ENJOY!

Prawn aglio olio with seared scallops

And now, the part that you’ve been waiting for so patiently…. the giveaway! (:

Taylors Wines is a family-owned wine company, in South Australia’s stunning Clare Valley, that was born from a passion of producing exceptional,  hand crafted wines. They are “Bringing great wines to life” and would love to give two lucky readers two bottles of their beautiful Taylors Wine –  Taylors Estate Pinot Gris 2011 and Taylors Estate Shiraz 2010.

Taylors Estate wines

How do you win these amazing wines?

To enter this giveaway:

  • All you have to do is to leave a comment at the end of the post to let me know : What is your favourite wine and what do you like to pair it with? 
  • Open to Australian residents only! (So sorry!)
  • Please make sure you’re of a legal drinking age and be able to provide a proof of age (it is needed to be sent to the company before they can send you the wine)
  • The winners will be drawn on the 5th of May 2013, Sunday at 10pm (Melbourne time).
  • You may reenter daily, one entry a day (YAY!)
  • Winner will be picked via random.org and announced on this blog and notified via email

Good luck and have a great week ahead! (:

Remember to always cook and bake with love!

This is a sponsored post by Taylors Wines. I tasted the Pinot Gris with compliments of Taylors Wines, however, the review, opinions are honest and based on my personal taste and preference. The recipe is a Food Made With Love original.

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And the winners are….. Diana and Coco!! (: Congratulations!

Winner - Number 4

Diana

Winner - Number 13Coco

Congratulations you two! (: Will be dropping you an email or a reply soon! Hope you enjoy the wines! hehe Have a great week ahead! xx

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Update : Unfortunately, I can’t get hold of Diana and Ross (who was picked after not hearing from Diana) so I had to pick another winner! Congrats Zoe!! (: Hope you will enjoy this wine with Jeff!

New winner

comment number 20

53 thoughts on “Prawn Aglio Olio & A Wine Giveaway {Winners Announced}

  1. Yuen Ling (@yuenling90) says:

    I love sweet wine which Moscato! I think I would pair it with pizza or tuna bake! That day, my bf was making tuna bake and just make me crave Moscato to pair with it.

    This recipe seems easy to make with! Would like to try it out whenever I’m free to cook =) Thanks for sharing.

    • liannelow says:

      Hi Yuen Ling! (: Thank you for commenting! I love Moscato too! Which is your fav kind? hehe Mine is Innocent Bystander and Brown Brothers! hehe Tuna bake sounds delish! hehe Good luck and hope you win the giveaway! xx

  2. Daisy@Nevertoosweet says:

    Whoop Whoop a giveaway 🙂 YAY!!! But I’m really don’t know much about wines ~ but is moscarto considered as a wine? hahaha I love that with cakes and desserts 😛 If not i really wouldn’t know how to pair it 😀

    Love the recipe though especially with scallops YUM!! Will need to ask Ricky to make soon ~ xox

    • liannelow says:

      YUM! hehe it’s been a while since I had Icewine, but I loved it cos it’s so sweet! hehe Perfect dessert wine! hehe but with breakfast sounds good too! hehe Thanks for commenting and all the best! Hope you win! xx

    • liannelow says:

      Hi Diana! (: Congratulations! You’re one of the winners!!! Could you please let me know your email so I could get the wines sent your way! Thank you! xx

  3. Em says:

    I am attempting to try more pinot gris and this one sounds lovely. I usually drink chardonnay, and I will pair it with anything! 😉

    • liannelow says:

      You probably can find them in the cellars! but of course, leave your comment telling me what wine you like and how you like to pair it with for a chance to win! It’s open to all Australian residents! (:

  4. peach says:

    Eeeeps I tried to comment on my iPad last night but it wouldn’t work >.<

    Anyway, my favourite wine is innocent bystanders, moscato. I like it with seafood pasta. Noms!

  5. Ross says:

    My favourite wine is whatever I’ve got in the cupboard… cause whenever I feel like a drink I can’t be bothered heading out to buy one. And the food match is whatever I’m having for dinner.

  6. Ross says:

    Actually I do enjoy a nice Shiraz with a homemade spaghetti bolognese. So I make sure there is always a few to choose from in the cupboard. The Taylors would fit right in.

  7. Coco says:

    I love drinking Pinot Gris while eating “Foie gras” on crunchy n toasted pieces of baguette 🙂 hehe

  8. Coco says:

    I also love drinking Shiraz while eating warm beef stew with bread:) Winter is coming soon, a beef stew would be the best meal ever!

  9. Ross says:

    For dessert I love to have a botrytis semillon with a sticky date pudding.

    Mmmm… I think you’ve just made me redo my meal planning for next week.

  10. Ross says:

    Mmmm… was at the market on Friday and saw some wonderful salmon. So add BBQ Salmon with homemade tartare sauce and bok choy with a Semillon Sauvignon Blanc to my list of favourite wine/food combos.

  11. the happy pears says:

    I’m SORRY, if you get these twice… I posted my comment but it did not come up… so you can delete one of the comments if you do got two comments. And here is my original message 😀
    As promised and to show my support to your giveaway post, hehe, I get Jeff to find me the wine. Here we go 😀
    Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon with Steam ginger shallot snapper.
    Not sure if it works, but apparently, Jeff said it goes well with seafood, so I guess this should be just good enough 😀 hehe… and I am just in time to enter the giveaway 😀 yay! xx

    • liannelow says:

      Hello Zoe! (: I’ve got some good news! As one of the winner didn’t get back to me for two weeks now, you’re next in the running! Could you please email me your address and a proof of your age (a scan of your license) so that I could forward it to Taylors and they could send you the wine asap! Congrats!!! x

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