Kung Pao shrimp with German wine

Kung Pao shrimp with wine

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When I was allowed to go on a wine trip to Germany with Maurice for the first time 10 years ago, I didn't have high expectations of this. Of course, always nice if you can go out with a viticulturist! One that tells in a hundred words about the different wine regions and the associated wines. But I never dared to imagine that Germany has so many beautiful vineyards. You can already feel it coming, the love for Germany as a wine country was born. In this blog I tell you all about it and Francine gives you a nice Eastern dish for Kung Pao shrimp recipe with German wine. That is a great combination! We're going to marinate shrimp

Why Germany is beautiful as a wine country

Let's start with the very long expanses of vineyards that you encounter throughout almost the entire country. Each area also has its own characteristics. The grape vines in the Ahr Dahl stand out on steep slopes, in the Rheingau on hills, in the Mosel beautifully along the river and in the Kaiserstuhl on an old volcano. Add to that the fact that the German winegrowers are also very hospitable. It is simply utterly beautiful. And that's not even talking about the wine…

Nice bubbles at Kloster Mariental in Ahr.

Germany and its gourmet wines

Did you know that the most gastronomically usable wines come from Germany? That's an entry, isn't it? If you ask a sommelier in the Netherlands what their favorite wine is, you will get an average answer for white Riesling and for red Spätburgunder.

What is so special about Riesling and Spätburgunder?

Both grapes are authentic German. Let's start with the Riesling. It's not for nothing that they say Riesling is king in Germany. The Riesling grape is the chameleon among grapes. It adapts everywhere, to the terroir (soil) and the climate. As a result, each area where Riesling grows, you get a completely different wine. No other grape, besides the Spätburgunder, has this in it. Rieslings range from sweet to tight dry. You probably now understand better why a sommelier is happy with this: they are very easy to use with different dishes. A sparkling Riesling from Rheinhessen as an aperitif, a full Palatinate Riesling with your sweetbreads, a Feinherb from the Mosel Valley with your asparagus with salmon. Are you going for Asian food? This chameleon does a fantastic job with that: the ripe fruit goes great with umami flavors. Or temper the pepper if it is present in the dish. No, no grape is as diverse as the Riesling.

On to the Spätburgunder

The Spatburgunder red wine.

Spätburgunder is the German name for Pinot Noir. Made on the red fruit and often with earthy notes. Great to drink slightly chilled but also at room temperature. From slim elegant to full round and creamy. Just like the Riesling, (and actually all other grapes but other grapes do not differ as much in taste as these two in other areas) you get a completely different wine from Spätburgunder per area. From very mineral-rich from the Arh valley to round and creamy in the Kaiserstuhl. Slightly chilled Spätburgunders are great with fried fish, salads and white meat and the creamy Spätburgunders can handle a grilled rib-eye just fine. Fun fact, sommeliers also like to work with these wines because they rival many Burgundy in their price category.

The view from the cable car in Rudesheim Am Rein

Germany has many more different grape varieties, but none can compete with Riesling and Spätburgunder.

Kung Pao shrimp with German wine

kung pao large shrimp recipe

And now for the shrimp recipe! As I already wrote, the Riesling fits here and enjoy this perfect combination. If you would like more advice for the perfect wine-food combinations, you can always send me an email and I'll be happy to take a look with you. Until the next blog and enjoy, but drink in moderation 😉 marinating shrimp recipe

king prawns Kung Pao prawns with wine

Here you will find the complete recipe with all the ingredients you need. I hope you have fun preparing the dish below.

Kung Pao shrimp with German wine

Kung Pao shrimp with German wine

We learn from Fleur that German wines go perfectly with Asian dishes. Get started with these delicious Kung Pao shrimp!

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Hallway: Main dish
Kitchen: Asian
Keyword: zucchini, prawns, bell pepper, red pepper
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
calories: 56kcal
Author: Fleur Verloo
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You need:


  • 28 large shrimp - ( 7 per person )
  • 1 white onion - XNUMX onion - shredded
  • 1 bag of wok noodles
  • ½ zucchini - in cubes
  • 1 Red pepper - in cubes
  • 1 green pepper - in cubes
  • 1 red pepper - cut in rings
  • 2 toes Garlic - XNUMX onion - shredded
  • peanuts for decoration
  • 1 el soy sauce
  • 1 tl cornstarch

For the sauce you will need:

  • 2 el hoisin sauce
  • 100 ml chicken bouillon
  • 60 ml soy sauce - low in salt
  • 1 el Brown sugar
  • 1 el sesame oil
  • 1 tl cornstarch

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And this is how you make it:

  • Peel the onion and garlic, wash the vegetables and chop everything into cubes/rings.
  • Mix 1 tsp water, 1 tbsp soy sauce, and 1 tsp cornflour to a paste. Pour this over the shrimp you have in a bowl. Let it marinate for a while.
  • Take another bowl and mix all the ingredients for the sauce in it. I recommend taking low-salt soy sauce because the chicken stock is often already salty.
  • Take your wok and add some wok oil or sunflower oil and wok the shrimp for a minute or two. Then take them out and set them aside.
  • Add the onion and garlic to the wok and fry until the onion is translucent. Then add the zucchini, bell pepper and red pepper. Fry this for 5 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add the sauce and let it simmer for a while. Add the wok noodles. These are already pre-packaged. So you only need to heat them up for a while.
  • Finally, add the prawns back to the wok and heat them for a minute.
  • Serve with some peanuts.
  • Delicious bites!
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This blog “Marinating Kung Pao shrimps with German wine” was a contribution by guest foodie Fleur from The Foodystore. Would you like to read more about fine wines? Then check out the blog(s) below. You will also receive several great recipes that match it perfectly.

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