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May 10, 2023 | Food Pairing Recipes | Shadow Ranch

May 2023 Food Pairing

May 2023 Food Pairing

Inspired by Cinco de Mayo and the promise of warm weather to come

Having just released our 2022 Sauvignon Blanc and 2022 Grenache Rosé we thought we'd host a little party to showcase these excellent wines for summer. Who would have guessed we'd have a cold rainy day in May? I guess winter wasn't quite ready to loosen it's grip just yet. Nevertheless the food pairing was delicious as always and great inspiration for the summer ahead. Read on to learn more about why these pairings work so well and to get a recipe to make them at home!

2022 Sauvignon Blanc paired with Hearts of Palm Ceviche

2022 sauvignon blanc paired with hearts of palm ceviche

Kimari started us off with a ceviche you would never guess was vegan. Using hearts of palm instead of fish she was able to create a delightfully fresh ceviche which paired so well with the crisp freshness of the 2022 Estate Sauvignon Blanc. This is a recipe you'll definitely want to keep in mind as an appetizer when you're hosting friends this summer, or even just for yourself!

Hearts of Palm Ceviche


  • Two 14-ounce cans whole hearts of palm, drained and diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 English cucumber, diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 avocado, diced into 1/4-inch chunks
  • 1 jalapeño, ribs and seeds removed, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves and tender stems, plus more leaves for garnish
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated 
  • 2 to 3  limes, juiced (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 to 2 lemons, juiced (about 1/4 cup)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Tortilla chips and hot sauce for serving


Combine the hearts of palm, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, avocado, jalapeño, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve with tortilla chips and hot sauce.


2022 Grenache Rosé paired with Grilled Shrimp Tacos

2022 grenache rosé paired with grilled shrimp tacos

Tricia prepared some beautifully colorful grilled shrimp tacos to pair with our 2022 Grenache Rosé. This is another refreshing wine, perfect for summer. White wines and rosés do well with more delicate meats, such as fish and shrimp. The sweet pineapple salsa on these tacos helped to highlight the slightly floral notes in our Grenache Rosé.

Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp Marinade:

  • 1 lb shrimp
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Pinch black pepper

Marinate all ingredients for 30 minutes

Pineapple Salsa:

  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 ½ cup red onion
  • 1 seeded jalapeño
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Dice and mix all ingredients

Avocado Crema:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp lime juice (2 small limes)
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 2 large avocados

Blend all ingredients together

Additional ingredients:

  • Cotija cheese
  • Red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Lime wedges
  • Street-taco sized tortillas (flour or corn)

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Heat a pan with 1 tbsp olive oil. When pan is hot, add marinated shrimp. Cook for 1 ½ to 2 min per side
  2. Toast tortillas on separate pan.
  3. Assemble tacos. Place sliced cabbage on tortillas, followed by pineapple salsa. Place ~3 shrimp on top. Drizzle with avocado crema, sprinkle with cotija cheese and fresh cilantro.
  4. Serve with lime wedges and enjoy!


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