July 19, 2012
We are in the thick of summer and there is no better time to gather around the table and share food and drink with friends and loved ones. Recuerdo Torrontés, an emblematic white wine of Argentina, is the new go-to libation when thinking of wine and food pairings. With the help of Chef Richard Haake of WineryChefs.com, we have found a perfect (and perfectly simple) Argentinean entrée to pair with this cool, crisp and food-friendly wine…
Sizzling Red Shrimp & Chorizo
Prep Time: 15 mins │ Cook Time: 10 mins │ Servings: 4-6
1 pound pork shoulder or butt, coarsely ground, or ground pork
1 teaspoon sweet, smoked paprika
1 teaspoon hot, smoked paprika
1 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons sherry
Freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons grape seed oil
1 clove garlic, cut into thin slivers
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 pound of medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
¼ cup Recuerdo Torrontés
1 cup piquillo or serrano peppers, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
2 wedges of lemon
Salt and pepper
1 fresh baguette, sliced and placed in bread basket
- To make homemade chorizo, place all of the chorizo ingredients in a bowl and combine the mixture thoroughly, making sure to distribute the seasonings evenly.
- Place a large sauté pan over medium- high heat.
- Add the grape seed oil.
- Break the chorizo apart into small pieces and add to the pan.
- Cook the chorizo until it starts to brown.
- Add the garlic and cook for one minute.
- Deglaze the pan with the Torrontés and reduce the liquid by half.
- Season the shrimp with the smoked paprika.
- Add the shrimp and cook until pink.
- Add the peppers and parsley and cook for 30 seconds.
- Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
- Place the finished shrimp in a serving dish, garnish with lemons and serve with fresh sliced bread.
Enjoy with a glass of Recuerdo Torrontés!
*Don’t forget to submit photos of your completed recipe to email@example.com for a chance to win a Recuerdo Wines sampler box!
Stay tuned for the next segment of the Torrontés Blog Series…