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Food and Wine Pairings – Back to the Grill with Old Bay Shrimp

July 5th, 2013

It’s tough to beat grilled Old Bay Shrimp for casual summer fun. Here are a few recipe ideas and some wines to go with. [level-members]

The Old Bay folks themselves have a boiled recipe that includes sausage, onions, potatoes and corn for a complete one-pot meal. (We’d add crawfish and crabs for a proper southern boil, but that’s an argument for another article.)

We prefer to grill our shrimp – and to doctor the spices a bit. Some combination of garlic, chili powder, black pepper are a good start. Here’s an interesting take with lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce.

For wines, it’s got to be something white and crisp. Tried and true choices include Rieslings, Sauvignon Blancs, and Vinho Verde. Verdicchio from Italy and some AlbariƱos (Spain) are off-the-radar options that will work well. Torrontes from Argentina are even a bit further from the beaten path.