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Portuguese Spiced Clams

Little clams swimming in a vibrant red broth with a perfect balance of tang and heat! This Portuguese Spiced Clams is the perfect cold weather meal. You definitely need some rustic bread to swipe that delicious sauce off the bowl and a good wine for pairing. What I love the most about this dish is that it takes less than 15 minutes to bring it together.

Spiced Crab Cake with Chimichurri Sauce | Playful Cookinglink to Crab Cakes with Chimichurri Sauce

Crab Cakes with Chimichurri Sauce

Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, drizzled with bright green herb sauce, these crab cakes with chimichurri sauce are perfect treats for any celebration. I love this kind of little fritters as a party appetizer. It’s easy to put together, can be prepped in advance and pan-fried just before guests arrive. Serve warm and wash it down with your favorite choice of drinks.

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Curry Leaves And Garlic Shrimp Zoodles

When a meal that looks this gorgeous but takes less than 15 minutes to prepare, you know it’s a winner and a keeper. Zucchini and shrimp cooked with the robust flavor of curry leaves, garlic, and then uplifted with a tangy lemon caper sauce. All you need to make this meal perfect is a glass of wine. Or two!

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Mushroom And Sausage In Garlic Wine Sauce

I am not crazy about mushrooms but somehow, I find myself reaching to it every time I need a quick meal. And these days, I need speedy meals quite often throughout the week. Last month, when I did the lunch spread, there was a mushroom and sausage side dish prepared with red wine. The dish was a big hit. Everyone loved it and there were no leftovers. It was quite luscious and rich.

Summer Brunch Spread With Big Banyan Wine | Playful Cookinglink to Summer Brunch Spread With Big Banyan Wine

Summer Brunch Spread With Big Banyan Wine

Living with a toddler doesn’t give me the liberty to party and catch up with friends! It comes with a never ending to-do list and a busier weekend. But for a very long time, I’ve been planning to throw a feast, laugh over a glass of wine, share stories and feed our souls. So, one fine Sunday, we decided to keep aside our daily chores and gather together to cook up a storm and enjoy our favorite wine.

Soba Noodles with Scallops in Wine Sauce | Playful Cookinglink to Soba Noodles with Scallops in Wine Sauce

Soba Noodles with Scallops in Wine Sauce

Every time I enter the noodle aisle in ranch market, I get blown away with the different varieties that are available. It’s a Chinese market. That should explain it all and yet, it leaves me gawking and wondering if I dedicate a whole month to just noodles, will I be able to cover it all? Truth is, I seriously doubt it! From thick to thin, from flat to round, from straight to curly, you name it and it might just be there, sitting silently to be relished.

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Wine poached Pear with Chocolate and Mint sauce

No one needs a special day to celebrate love but when there is a day dedicated for love, why not enjoy it! We never go big on Valentine's Day but it's a special day in our calendar and we like to celebrate it in our own little way. Eating out is always an option but the thought of waiting for a seat and sitting in a crowded restaurant somehow kills the celebration mood for us. We like it quiet, cozy and what's a better place for that than your own home.

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Pork Vindaloo

In India, not many people are used to eating pork or beef but if you grow up in Shillong, it's tough to ignore it. One of the most popular dishes in Shillong is 'Jadoh' - a pork and rice dish found in every corner of the street. Few months back, my friend Madhu opened a group in Facebook called 'Pork-Lover' and asked me if I could cook something special for the group. Well, why not! what are friends for :) I have always enjoyed this red meat and decided to try Pork Vindaloo.