Mediterranean Shrimp Skillet

I didn’t expect to do another pasta recipe so soon, but I have.  I had a wine that I wanted to match so I went in search of a recipe that I thought would work with it, and it just happened to have pasta in it.

The wine I started with is a Rioja Blanco that is 100% Viura (many white Riojas are blends of Viura,  Malvasia and Garnacha blanca), base on a recommendation from a friend.

With the prawns and garlic, I thought this recipe would be perfect, from Iowa Girl Eats.

Mediterranean Shrimp Skillet

It was super quick to make, although I undercooked the tomatoes a bit (easy enough to fix for next time).  I made it again without the prawns and tomatoes, for an easy vegetarian meal (I also substituted the chicken stock with vegetable stock), and that was quite nice with both wines as well.

Spinach and feta with pasta

Wine pairings:

The dish was nicely complimented by both wines I tasted – the Spanish Marqués de Cáceres Blanco (2012, £7.99 at Majestic) and an Italian Greco  (Fremondo, 2012, £7.99 at Majestic) – the Greco and fruitier wines, while the Rioja was better balanced and had a nice minerality to it.

The wines:

  Marqués de Cáceres Blanco

Fremondo Greco

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