Garlicky Black-Pepper Shrimp and Black-Eyed Peas
You can never have too many main course recipes, so give Garlicky Black-Pepper Shrimp and Black-Eyed Peas a try. This gluten free and dairy free recipe serves 6. One serving contains 403 calories, 30g of protein, and 15g of fat. Head to the store and pick up thyme, shrimp, scallions, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 40 minutes.
Cook bacon in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium heat until browned but not crisp.
Transfer bacon to a plate, then tear into small pieces.
Cook scallions, carrot, celery, bell pepper, garlic, bay leaves, thyme, red-pepper flakes, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in fat in skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are pale golden, about 10 minutes.
Add black-eyed peas and broth and simmer 5 minutes.
Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Season shrimp with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Cook shrimp with garlic, stirring occasionally, until just opaque (shrimp will not be fully cooked), about 3 minutes.
Add wine and bring to a boil, then briskly simmer 2 minutes.
Add bacon and black-eyed-pea mixture and simmer until just heated through (mixture will be juicy). Discard bay leaves.
Recommended wine: Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
Pinot Grigio, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc are my top picks for Shrimp. These crisp white wines work well with shrimp prepared in a variety of ways, whether grilled, fried, or in garlic sauce. The Zind-Humbrecht Calcaire Pinot Gris with a 4.7 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 46 dollars per bottle.
Zind-Humbrecht Calcaire Pinot GrisBright yellow/gold color, quite luminous. Superb smoky toasty nose, typical for this grape on limestone in Alsace (no new oak in our wines, just very long total lees contact). Some light reductive aromas that actually fit the style of dry Pinot-Gris. The palate is rich and creamy, with a velvety texture yet fully dry. It is an easy wine to drink now as there is no unnecessary weight. The finish is nice and round but fully dry. The complex limestone blend brings great acid balance and a certain weight. It should develop very nicely over the next few years.