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Shrimp Scampi With a Touch of Kentucky

shrimp scampi kentucky lady wine

I love finding new products to try from local businesses here in the Bluegrass State. I can’t stress enough, but SHOP LOCAL. Something that you may not know about me is that I love to cook. However, if you follow me on instagram, then I know you know that I love to eat hahaha! I love to experiment in the kitchen and try new foods. Over the past couple of years, I have turned from a picky eater into a way more adventurous eater.

I’m a huge fan of pasta, so I figured that I would make shrimp scampi. Usually when I make pasta, I make cheese sauces, so by making this shrimp scampi, it was one of the first wine sauces that I have made. Since it uses wine in the sauce, it was the perfect opportunity to hit up Liquor Barn (the mecca of all things alcohol) and pick up a wine from one of the local wineries. Kentucky may be known for its bourbon, but it has plenty of wineries too! The wine I chose was Kentucky Lady from Old 502 Winery. Kentucky Lady is a white wine.

Here’s what Old 502 had to say about it: “Made from all Kentucky fruit, it’s a refreshing sweet white to share on the porch with friends. Weep no more, my Lady! Welcome to the taste of Louisville.”

Old 502 Winery is a winery located in Louisville, Kentucky. What’s unique about them is that there is no vineyard, but you can take a tour on most Saturdays and Sundays to see the place in action. You can also do tastings there as well!

  • Hours: Monday through Friday 3pm to 8pm, Saturday from 12pm to 8pm, and Sunday 12pm to 5pm.
  • Last tasting will begin a half hour before close Thursday through Sunday
  • Cost: $10 (plus tax) per person
  • Will last approximately 30 minutes, and you have your choice of six wines to taste
  • Contact Info: (502) 540-5650 or email us at cassie@old502.com.

Old 502 Winery has several different wines to choose from. One thing that I first noticed about their wines was the packaging. When you see it on the shelf, you can’t help but be drawn to it!

The Wines:

 

Now, I’m going to get a little fancy on y’all!

shrimp scampi

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces linguine or fettuccine
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (frozen can work as well too, but we sure to not overcook it!)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (but you can also use lemon juice!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or more, to taste (cayenne pepper will work too – I prefer using close to 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1/4 cup white wine of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves (you can also use the ones in a container)
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated (the more the better!)

Directions:

  • In a large pot of boiling water (salt the water), cook the pasta according to package instructions
  • Make sure you drain it well.
  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add in the shrimp, garlic and red pepper flakes.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to overcook it. The shrimp doesn’t need very long!
  • Stir in wine and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Bring to a simmer, and then remove from heat and stir in pasta.
  • Garnish with parsley on top.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan, if desired.

 

Make this dish, and I’m sure you will feel all bougie and fancy!

 

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  • Ashley

    I may have to tweak this recipe a bit since I’m not a fan of seafood, however it sounds delish! I haven’t heard of this wine, but am definitely going to check it out!

    The chocolate wine sounds interesting, yet somehow delish!? Maybe baking with it would be a match made in heaven? 🙂