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Eating & Drinking our way around the World (Cup) – Part 2

Last night was Holland vs Australia… and everyone knows the score, right? The Netherlands won 3-2… but enough about football ūüėČ This is about the food and drink which accompanied the match!

Beer Can Chicken and Shrimp (Prawns)

Beer Can Chicken and Shrimp (Prawns)

Beer Can Chicken –¬†We’d never cooked this before so we used a combination of two recipes (from¬†Taste.com.au and the¬†Food Network). The basis was to use a rub on the chicken skin (I also put some underneath the skin) put garlic and lemon slices inside the beer can (once you’d drunk about a 1/3 of it) and then baste the chicken as it cooked. We used a combination of honey, garlic and paprika!! Yum!

Beer Can Chicken and Australian Grilled Shrimp on the Barbie

Beer Can Chicken and Australian Grilled Shrimp on the Barbie

Australian Grilled Shrimp on the Barbie –¬†I found this recipe on About.com¬†and it seemed a good match for us as we’re both garlic fiends! I skipped the butter and the olive oil though (we have wedding outfits to think of!!) and the shallots because we didn’t have any. It didn’t matter, the result was delicious and so simple!

Holland vs Australia

Holland vs Australia

The prawns (as we say in England) were a welcome “starter” and went perfectly with the Australian Chardonnay (Camden Park.) We picked up this bottle on special offer at our local AH, funnily enough they had a whole end display of wine from Brazil, Spain, Australia and Chile (Brazil is where it’s being held of course, plus the 3 opponents of the Netherlands in Group B) … although no signage or anything to explain how clever they’d been. Missed a trick there I reckon!

And the end result… with some “vegetable kebabs” to accompany it. Lekkerrrrrrrrrrrrrr!¬†

I like big butts and I cannot lie...

I like big butts and I cannot lie…

Next: Holland vs Chile on Monday 23rd June @ 6pm… we have a Chilean Sauvignon Blanc already in the wine rack… now for the grub! ¬†Thinking caps on…

Hayley x