September 27, 2016

Hot! Impress Your Friends With Your Wine Knowledge and Cooking Skills

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The makers of Thorny Wines are adding a new beverage to their portfolio with the debut of a Pinot Grigio. Like the current offerings (including Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc) the newly launched Pinot Grigio is wallet friendly. It also has incredible tasting notes featuring ripe peach, lemon, cream, with great weight and balanced acidity. Great wine on a budget– now that really makes us happy.  As it officially in stores, pick up it on your next wine run and impress your friends. If you’re really up to the challenge use it to create a memorable meal. And, yes we’ve got a handy recipe for you. You’re welcome.

 

Pinot Grigio paired with Marinated Shrimp in Spicy Scallion Cucumber Water
Serves 4

* Created by Chef Sam Talbot *

For the cucumber water

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chili paste, or samba or siracha etc
1 tablespoon agave
1.5 teaspoons of sea salt
freshly ground pepper
Cucumbers?

marinade and shrimp:

1/4 cup fresh ginger –
2 shallots, diced
4 garlic cloves, smashed and finely chopped
1/4 cilantro
1 organic cucumber, washed and diced – should these be in the marinade or in the cucumber water?
2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
grated zest and juice of two limes
1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons sesame oil
1 1/2 lbs of large shrimp peeled and de-vein
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 bunches of scallions
cut into diagonal 1/2 pieces

For the water
In a food processor combine and everything and add one cup of water. blend on a low setting until smooth.

For the shrimp
in a large bowl, combine the ginger, shallots, garlic, cilantro, sesame seeds, zest, cucumbers, juice, soy sauce and sesame , lime juice and zest, toss gently, cover and refrigerate for at least 30 mins not past 2 hours.

Cooking

In a skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat, with a slotted spoon add the shrimp to the skillet, cook for 20 seconds add the scallions and cook for additional 1 to 2 minutes until shrimp are opaque. add the cucumber water and season well. Serve in bowls

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