A lot of Superbowl recipes involve finger food, and is consumed with beer. Here is a recipe for a Superbowl dinner that includes wine. This recipes is also for the grillers looking for an excuse to get out there on this cold, wet snowy weekend. I made the Rosemary Grilled Shrimp, but I used my grill pan instead of the grill. I also made a much smaller amount for our dinner and served it with pasta. 1 1/2 lbs of jumbo shrimp on skewers is more than enough for four people even maybe 6 to 8 people, unless that’s all you will eat. I used some dried rosemary as well as some from the pot in my dining room, and used skewers instead of rosemary branches. My sister in law has a lovely big rosemary plant that she could use to make grill skewers out of. I would say though, that this would make a great Valentines dinner also, and is so simple even my husband could do it – if he ate shrimp. He went vegetarian tonight, and just had the pasta(Farfalle with Spinach and Tomatoes). I had Redwood Creek Pinot Grigio, which was a nice white wine, a little sweet and fruity. I used Redwood Creek’s Pinot Grigio with both the shrimp and the pasta dish. I found that the wine gave it just the perfect finish to the flavor.
1 bunch rosemary (branches should be stiff)
1-1/2 pounds jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 to 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Coarse salt (kosher or sea) and freshly ground or cracked black peppercorns
Hot pepper flakes (optional)
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 cup Redwood Creek Sauvignon Blanc or other white wine in a spray bottle
Grill shield or sheet of aluminum foil folded in thirds like a business letter.
Strip the leaves off the bottom half to two-thirds of the rosemary sprigs and finely chop. You’ll need about 1/4 cup.
Skewer the shrimp on the rosemary skewers (or use classic bamboo skewers) so that it passes through both the head and tail of each shrimp. Align the shrimp so all face the same way—this looks more professional. Place the shrimp in a baking dish.
Lightly brush each shrimp kebab on each side with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, hot pepper flakes (if using), chopped garlic and chopped rosemary. Let marinate in the refrigerator while you set up your grill and preheat to high. Brush and oil the grill grate.
Arrange the kebabs on the grill and grill until the shrimp is handsomely browned and cooked through, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Spray the shrimp with wine as they grill (Set the nozzle so the wine comes out in a mist). If the exposed parts of the rosemary start to burn, slide the grill shield or foil under them.
Serve immediately. Serves 4.
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