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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.

Curry Leaves And Garlic Shrimp Zoodles | Playful Cookinglink to Curry Leaves And Garlic Shrimp Zoodles

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!

Mushroom And Sausage In Garlic Wine Sauce | Playful Cookinglink to Mushroom And Sausage In Garlic Wine Sauce

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.

Chicken in red wine, grapes and caramelized onion | Playful Cookinglink to Chicken in Red Wine, Grapes and Caramelized Onion

Chicken in Red Wine, Grapes and Caramelized Onion

Chicken breast dunked in a caramelized onion, grapes and red wine sauce. The flavor is rich and the color is vibrant. Served with creamy polenta that balances the lushness of the sauce wonderfully, leaving one asking for more.

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Mulled Wine

This Christmas, don’t just serve a bottle of good wine. Instead, make it extra special by adding more flavors. Mulled wine is a perfect cozy drink to warm you up on cold winter nights. Even though we don’t celebrate Christmas in an authentic way, we still love to get in the mood and enjoy all the joyful foods. This warm drink surely helps to spice up the palate and get one into the festive spirit.

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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Cherry Ice Cream

My man loves ice cream. If given a choice, he would love to have it everyday, before and after every meal. So you can imagine his reaction when he realized that I don’t like ice cream. I still remember that day. It was almost 6 years back when we were hanging out as friends in a bowling arena and between the game, he decided to grab some ice cream for us. He said ‘Let me grab some ice cream for us’

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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.

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Chicken in Red Wine

One thing I miss the most is my mom cooked food and specially her chicken dish! It's not that she would add a lot of flavor or marinate for hours yet it would be like something you never tasted before. This is not my Mom's recipe , I don't even give a try to that. I mean to say why to spoil the fun of waiting for months just to hear that music in your mouth ;)