19 Aug Food and Wine Friday: Shrimp Ceviche And Wine
This Week In Food and Wine: Shrimp Ceviche And Wine
Appetizers are always fun! Whether it’s your favorite chips and salsa or dip, or a combination of finger foods, the pre-meal, pre-event snack is a tradition recognized all over the world. Today we’d like to share a Mexican classic that’s as fun to make, as it is to eat. That dish is shrimp ceviche, a deliciously orchestrated chunky salsa. But it’s more than just salsa. Shrimp ceviche and wine is a fusion of complex flavors, including seafood, citrus, cilantro, onion and more. Of course, at thegrape we love wine so let’s start there.
Ideal Shrimp Ceviche and Wine Pairings: Pair with Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Gris or similar white wines that are creamy and smooth with flavors like stone fruit, tropical citrus fruits and floral hints. Here are our Grape Certified Gold Wine Recommendations:
- Tablas Creek Cotés de Tablas Blanc ($27) – Winery Direct, Wine.com & Local Wine Shops
- Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay ($20) – Winery Direct, Wine.com & Local Wine Shops
With a glass of white wine in hand, let’s begin making our shrimp ceviche recipe, which will take about 2 hours and serve up to 10 people. Who’s ready for shrimp ceviche and wine?
a. 3 pounds of shrimp, peeled and deveined
b. 2 large tomatoes, diced
c. 1 red onion, diced
d. 1 bunch of cilantro, finely chopped
e. 1 serrano or jalapeno pepper, diced
f. 7 limes, juiced or squeezed
g. 7 lemons, juiced or squeezed
h. 2 blood oranges, squeezed
i. 2 large Avocados, diced
j. 2 large cucumbers, peeled and diced
k. Kosher or Sea Salt for seasoning
a. Place shrimp in a mixing bowl. Add the lemon and lime juice leaving enough for juice for remaining ingredients. Set aside and allow shrimp to marinate or “cook” for 2 hours or until the shrimp is white.
b. In a separate bowl, mix the remaining lime and lemon juice, orange juice, cucumbers, tomatoes, cilantro, red onions and Serrano or jalapeno pepper to incorporate evenly.
c. When the shrimp is “cooked,” mix in the vegetables, including avocado, and season with Kosher or sea salt.
d. Serve the shrimp ceviche with tortilla chips, tostadas or crackers, and hot sauce and lime wedges if desired.
Bonus Cooking Tip: Use extra peppers for a spicier ceviche.
Wine and Shrimp ceviche is a great way to get the party started! So make that run to your local market and buy the smorgasbord of flavorful ingredients then stop by your local wine shop and buy a bottle or two of complementary white wine and enjoy! Thank you for reading this wine pairing and recipe suggestion from thegrape. Share your ceviche and wine pairings in the comments below, on our Facebook page or at firstname.lastname@example.org. From everyone at www.thegrape.com, we wish you a Happy Easter! Salud!