Five-Spice Scampi finished with Asparagus Salad

An outstanding pairing for the 2012 Riesling is the Five-Spice Prawns, the tropical notes compliment the exotic spices in this dish.

Five-Spice Scampi

Ingredients:
2 lbs. peeled & cleaned Prawns, medium-size (21-25’s)
2-4 Garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons Five Spice Chardonnay Grape Seed Oil
1/2 cup Dry White Wine
1/2-3/4 cup Butter, cut into cubes
Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions:
Heat large sauté pan over medium-high heat, add Five Spice oil, add prawns –cook 2-3 minutes. Add garlic, season with salt & pepper-cook 2 additional minutes. Add white wine and cook for 3 minutes-turn heat off and add butter cubes-slowly stirring until butter is melted and sauce is made.
Place in serving platter and top with shaved asparagus salad.

Asparagus Salad

 Ingredients:
1 lbs fresh Asparagus
Salt & Pepper to taste
Pinch of Dry Chili Flakes
2 tablespoons Lime Riesling Grape Seed Oil
Pinch Smoked Sea Salt

Directions:
With vegetable peeler, shave 12 stocks asparagus and add Lime Riesling Oil, pinch of smoked salt, pinch of dry chili flakes and a couple grinds of the pepper-mill then toss and serve.
Yields: 4-6 servings