Valentine's Pandemic Date Night Chenin Blanc and Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp Scampi with the 2019 Orr Chenin Blanc
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1lb U12/ U15 shrimp (shell on if possible)
13 oz neutral white wine (about half of a bottle)
1 Tbsp black peppercorns
3 sprigs fresh thyme
3 Tbsp fresh, minced thyme (also can add rosemary)
3Tbs minced garlic (about 4 cloves)
10 oz cherry tomatoes
4 Tbsp Olive oil
1lb butter, unsalted
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice cherry tomatoes in half, season with salt and pepper and half of minced thyme, drizzle 2 Tbsp olive oil, then bake for 30 min.
In a medium saucepan, reduce the white wine with peppercorns and whole thyme sprigs over medium high heat until there is about 2 Tbsp of liquid, strain.
On the stovetop in a saucepan, heat reduced white wine over medium heat and slowly whisk in room temperature butter until integrated.
You may sear the shrimp in a cast iron or hot sauté pan before cooking the rest of the way in the butter white wine sauce to create extra flavor, or you can just cook the shrimp in the sauce. Add freshly squeezed lemon juice of one lemon and the rest of the minced thyme right before taking off of the heat and serving. Serve with fresh, sliced lemons.
Serve with bread or over pasta.