Welcome to the first edition of Clive’s Culinary Creations, and Happy Cinco de Mayo! In this series, we’ll be exploring delicious recipes and wine pairings to help you elevate your dining experiences at home. For our first recipe, we’ll be creating grilled shrimp tacos with pineapple salsa, and pairing them with a Sauvignon Blanc from Paso Robles.

Cinco de Mayo is a festive holiday that celebrates Mexican culture and heritage, and what better way to celebrate than with delicious tacos and wine? Sauvignon Blanc is a classic white wine that pairs beautifully with a wide range of flavors, making it the perfect match for our grilled shrimp tacos. Paso Robles is an ideal region for producing high-quality Sauvignon Blanc due to its warm climate, ample sunshine, and diverse soils, which allow the grapes to ripen fully and develop complex flavors and aromas.

Wine Pairing:

Looking for a delicious and refreshing way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Look no further than San Simeon’s Sauvignon Blanc paired with grilled shrimp tacos and pineapple salsa! This pairing is the perfect combination of sweet and savory, bursting with flavor and guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

San Simeon’s Sauvignon Blanc is a bright and fruity wine, with hints of citrus and tropical fruit that perfectly complement the sweetness and tanginess of the pineapple salsa. Its crisp and refreshing acidity also cuts through the richness of the avocado and shrimp, creating a harmonious balance of flavors.

Grilled shrimp tacos with pineapple salsa are a complex mix of flavors, but with San Simeon’s Sauvignon Blanc, you can be confident that you’re choosing a wine that will enhance the flavors of the dish and create a truly memorable dining experience. Just imagine sipping on a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc, with the bright sun shining on your face, and taking a bite of those juicy and flavorful grilled shrimp tacos. It’s like a party in your mouth!

So this Cinco de Mayo, why not celebrate with a delicious and refreshing pairing that will impress your guests and make your taste buds sing? Grab a bottle of San Simeon’s Sauvignon Blanc and get ready to enjoy the flavors of summer. Cheers to a happy and delicious Cinco de Mayo!

Now let’s get onto the recipe!

 Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa and Avocado:

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced

For the Pineapple Salsa:

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Rinse and pat dry the shrimp. In a small bowl, mix together the chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Add the shrimp to the bowl and toss them with the spice mixture until they are evenly coated. Drizzle the olive oil over the shrimp and toss again to coat. Thread the shrimp onto skewers and grill for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they are pink and opaque.

  2. While the shrimp is grilling, prepare the pineapple salsa. Cut the fresh pineapple into small, bite-sized pieces. Dice the red onion and jalapeño pepper, and chop the fresh cilantro. Combine all of these ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the pineapple salsa, and then stir everything together until it is well combined. Taste the salsa and adjust the seasoning as needed with salt and pepper.

  3. Warm the corn tortillas on the grill for about 30 seconds on each side. This will help them become slightly charred and crispy.

  4. To assemble the tacos, place 2-3 shrimp on each tortilla. Top the shrimp with a generous spoonful of pineapple salsa and a few slices of avocado. Fold the tortilla in half and serve immediately.

We hope you enjoy this delicious and refreshing Cinco de Mayo-inspired recipe with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc from San Simeon for a perfect pairing! Next time you are looking for a Taco Tuesday recipe,  be sure to give this one a try!

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