Here is a quick and easy appetizer that will go great with Praxis Viognier and is sure to please your friends. It is also easy on the Host of the event.
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Once the prep work is done it takes about 3 minutes to prepare and serve to your guests. Plan on about 4 Prawns per guest as an appetizer, I usually use 25-30 count Prawns in the shell for the correct size. Rinse the Prawns and set on paper towels and pat dry, refrigerate for use when guests arrive. Peel and chop three cloves of garlic into small pieces set aside in a small bowl. Have a large skillet or Wok on the Stove and put in about ¼ cup of olive oil in the bottom of the pan. Wash then cut one lime in half (note Myer Lemon will work as well) set aside. Peel one medium root of ginger and chop or grate into small pieces and set aside.
Now you’re ready for your guests. Once they knock on the door and start arriving:
Heat the skillet or wok with the olive oil in it on med-high burner until the oil is hot, then turn down to Medium heat. Put in the chopped garlic and as soon as it starts to turn golden add the Prawns in the shell and the Ginger. The Prawns will turn start turning Pink cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes or until all the Prawns are a beautiful pink color.
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Squeeze a Half Lime over the Prawns and stir, sprinkle about a teaspoon of Johnny’s Creole Seasoning Salt or a similar seasoning salt on the Prawns Slide Prawns onto a plate and serve with chilled glasses of Praxis Viognier. (have lots of napkins available and bowls for shells) The aroma of melon, honeysuckle, vanilla and pineapple from the Viognier will be repeated on the palate and pair magically with the ginger, lemon and prawns.
The peeling and eating of the Prawns is a great crowd pleaser that gives the guests an activity and gets people talking and mixing. The Praxis Viognier is fabulous and is available at Locals for $17.00 retail (Club Members get the wine at club price for additional savings)