After all the time spent cooking in the kitchen over the holidays, are you looking for a quick and easy meal that’s still delicious? This recipe for Coconut Curried Shrimp with Coconut Rice from What’s Gabby Cooking is just the thing. Give rice a special touch with coconut milk, lime, and cilantro, and then top it off with glazed shrimp for a meal that can be fixed up in less than 30 minutes. Pair it with one of these wines to make it extra special.
Coconut Curried Shrimp with Coconut Rice Recipe and Wine Pairing
This dish is full of fresh aromas and a bit of spice. The level of heat will depend on how much red pepper flakes you chose to add. Look for wines that will stand up to the aromatics from the lime and cilantro and also the heat from the curry powder and red chili. The following wines have equally fragrant aromatics and a slightly sweet body to offset any heat found in the dish. Plus they’re all great values too!
Gewurztraminer: Pacific Rim Gewurztraminer ~$11
From Washington State this producer is known for making excellent value Rieslings, but they also make this lovely Gewürztraminer. You’ll find classic aromas of grapefruit, lychee, apple, and holiday baking spices, followed by a crisp mouth due to its lively acidity and a bit of sweet residual sugar making it balance out any heat you add to the shrimp.
Gewurztraminer: Helfrich Gewurztraminer ~$16
From the Alsace region in France, this Gewürztraminer has bright fruity aromas of apricot, peach, lychee, along with some pretty floral notes and a spicy kick. There’s a nice richness to this wine with a long, bright, and spicy finish that will really compliment the flavorful rice and spicy shrimp.
Riesling: Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling ~$8
Another recommendation from Washington, this time from the state’s biggest producer. This Riesling has aromas of pineapple, peach, and apple, with pretty floral aromas accented by sweet fruit in the mouth. Fresh and bright, yet sweet enough for spicy curry flavors on the shrimp. It is also an incredible value at $8!
Riesling: Loosen Brothers Dr. L Riesling ~$11
From the Mosel region of Germany, this is a very elegant Riesling for the price. Crisp with juicy citrus and sweet fruit aromas, the wine has a refreshing minerality on the palate leaving a crisp and clean finish. Fruity and light-bodied, this would be a nice choice if you’re looking for something light and refreshing to pair with the shrimp.
Pinot Gris: Elk Cove Pinot Gris ~$18
From Oregon try this mouthwatering Pinot Gris. You’ll find lots of citrus aromas along with some crisp apple leading to juicy pear and apple flavors in the mouth. Nicely textured and slightly rich, the juicy fruity flavors will pair excellently with the aromatic and spicy flavors of the curried shrimp.