Memorial Day is the kick-off to Summer Entertaining and I can’t think of a better way to start the season than with a bottle of Famiglia Meschini Torrontes. It tickles your tongue – that’s seriously the best way to describe it! It’s love at first bubble with enticing aromas of peach, flowers & apricot. It’s a great wine to drink all by itself and pairs exceptionally well with spicy foods.
I’m excited to pair this amazing Torrontes with one of my favorite spicy shrimp recipes; Spicy Shrimp with Ginger & Garlic French Green Beans. It’s such a yummy combination, perfect for my Memorial Day gathering!
Spicy Shrimp with Ginger & Garlic French Beans:
Serves 4 recipe adapted from a Fine Cooking Magazine
1 lb. shrimp (20-24/lb), peeled and deveined
1/4 cup Mirin (sweetened rice wine)
2 Tblsp. soy sauce
1 large scallion, thinly sliced
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (add more to your taste)
2 Tblsp. untoasted Asian sesame oil
2 tsp. garlic, minced
2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
1/2 pound French green beans
Directions: In a medium glass bowl, combine the shrimp, mirin, soy sauce, scallion, and red pepper flakes. Marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Heat a large skillet over med-high heat. Add the sesame oil and then the garlic and ginger, stirring until the garlic begins to turn color, about 10 seconds. Add the green beans and stir quickly to coat with the garlic and ginger. Continue to cook until the beans start to turn a bright green color, about 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and the marinade. Cook, stirring constantly, until the juices have reduced and thickened slightly and the shrimp are pink – an additional 3-4 minutes. Place on a large platter. I serve this with a warmed baguette – to soak up all the yummy, spicy sauce! Enjoy!