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Perfect pasta and wine pairing for two

Looking for some dinner inspriation?  Well, we’ve got a perfect pasta and wine pairing  for you to try. This creamy smoked chicken and  chive pasta pairs wonderfully with the new Spier Seaward Chardonnay 2018. It’s a winning combination and a standout dinner for two.

Creamy Smoked Chicken & Chive Pasta for two, served with Spier Seaward Chardonnay 2018

Ingredients:

  • 15 ml olive oil
  • Small bunch of spring onions, finely sliced (reserve some for serving)
  • 1 garlic clove (finely chopped)
  • 2 medium size smoked chicken breasts (sliced)
  • 250 ml fresh cream
  • 10 ml wholegrain mustard
  • Salt & pepper (to taste)
  • Generous handful French chives, chopped (reserve some for serving)
  • About 200 g pasta of your choice, freshly boiled & drained
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Method:

  1. In a wide pan, heat the oil and fry the spring onions and garlic over medium heat until they are soft and fragrant.
  2. Add the chicken and fry for a few minutes until lightly golden, then add the cream and mustard. Stir and bring to a simmer. Cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and stir in half the chives.
  4. Add the pasta and toss to coat, then remove from the heat at once.
  5. Serve hot, scattered with more spring onions and the rest of the chives.
  6. Pair with Spier Seaward Chardonnay 2018.

Wine notes:

Made with grapes sourced from the Tygerberg Hills, this lightly-wooded wine has aromas of ruby grapefruit, mango and citrus with undertones of raw almond. The creamy palate offers fresh citrus and nectarine notes with well-integrated vanilla on the finish. Enjoy with pork chops, roast chicken, creamy mushroom pasta – and, of course, seafood.

The Spier Seaward Chardonnay 2018 retails for R110 a bottle and is at leading liquor outlets nationwide.

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