Argyle Wine Pairings
Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Succulent grilled shrimp skewers make a great pairing with our new sparkling wine, especially considering Knudsen Brut’s vivacious tasting profile. The lightly seasoned grilled shrimp allow their natural flavors to shine through, pairing well with the fragrant fleshy red apples and cherries in the wine’s tasting profile. The combination creates a harmonious interplay between the fruity notes of the wine and the mouthwatering seafood. The squeeze of lemon and the sprinkle of fresh herbs like basil or cilantro on the grilled shrimp enhance the overall flavor profile, echoing or complementing similar notes found in the wine. The versatility of sparkling wine allows it to adapt to various dishes, making it a perfect match for the light and delicate flavors of the grilled shrimp skewers but also a wide array of accompanying dishes!
1 pound (450g) large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh basil or cilantro, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Wooden or metal skewers
If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for about 30 minutes to prevent them from burning on the grill.
In a bowl, combine the olive oil, minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, chopped basil or cilantro, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create a marinade.
Add the peeled and deveined shrimp to the marinade and toss until they are evenly coated. Let the shrimp marinate for about 15-20 minutes to allow the flavors to infuse.
Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
Thread the marinated shrimp onto the skewers, piercing through the tail and the head end of each shrimp.
Place the shrimp skewers on the preheated grill and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they turn pink and opaque. Be careful not to overcook the shrimp as they can become rubbery.
Once cooked, remove the shrimp skewers from the grill and transfer them to a serving platter.
Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the grilled shrimp and sprinkle them with additional fresh herbs like basil or cilantro.
Serve the shrimp skewers immediately while they are still hot. They can be enjoyed as an appetizer or as part of a main course with a side salad or grilled vegetables.
Enjoy the grilled shrimp skewers with their lightly seasoned and succulent flavors, and the refreshing touch they bring to your spring meal. Pair with a chilled bottle of 2019 Knudsen Vineyard Brut, available here.
Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Pair with 2019 Knudsen Vineyard Brut