Friday, April 2, 2010

Bubba Gump, Riesling and Olympic Cellars

Last week I was in California visiting my son and family. We spent one day in San Francisco and walked around all the shops and restaurants around Pier 39.

When we passed the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, I thought of Riesling… why I don’t know, but after my last blog on Riesling, The Magificent Woman, this wine has been rumbling in the back of my mind.

So as we walked, I made a mental note to research Riesling Wine Pairings with Shrimp as I couldn’t get the scenes from the movie, Forest Gump, out of my mind… you know when Pvt. Benjamin Buford 'Bubba' Blue recited all the ways his mama and her mama cooked shrimp.

When I got home I Googled Riesling and Shrimp pairing. There are a lot of shrimp recipes that go with Riesling!
So here’s my list of shrimp dishes in true Bubba style.

Shrimp Risotto – Fried Shrimp – Shrimp & Papaya Salad – Mo Shu Shrimp – Peel & Eat Shrimp with BBQ Spices – Shrimp Sushi – Shrimp with Curry/Coconut Milk – Shrimp Tacos – Shrimp Salad with Sweet Chili Dressing – Simple Grilled Shrimp – And so on… And so on...

And, since I'm so focused on Riesling I decided to make our Dungeness White Riesling our featured wine of April.

April’s Featured Wine:
Olympic Cellars Dungeness White Riesling
Regular $12.99, this month $9.75, a 25% savings
Overall, Rieslings are delicious, versatile wines that are terrific with food (bland to spicy, salty to exotic), playing lively apple, peach or citrus flavors against a zing of acidity. The best Rieslings have an intense brightness—one sip should wake the most jaded palate. This description is our 2008 Dungeness White in the bottle!

And if you’re bit nostalgic today, here's the YouTube video of Bubba’s famous rendition of shrimp dishes.

Cheers, Kathy

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