Whatcha Got Cooking?
In this section, Cool Springs’ staff members make recommendations for kitchen concoctions you can try at home. Some recipes contain wine or spirits. Some are just paired with wine or spirits. In all cases, we promise palate-pleasing dishes that will (hopefully) inspire you to share it with others. Let us know what you think...
Take the heat out of a hot summer night with this variation on a classic cold soup. Spark it up with a unique and delicious Shaya Verdejo (91 pts. Wine Advocate). Shaya is a Spanish Verdejo--a white wine with bright fruit and mouth-watering acidity ($16.99 at Cool Springs Wine & Spirits).
64 fluid oz tomato and clam juice cocktail
3 lbs cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 avocados, peeled and chopped
2 cucumbers, cubed
3 large tomatoes, diced
1 red onion, diced
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1. In a large bowl, combine the tomato and clam juice cocktail, shrimp, avocados, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
2. Refrigerate until ready to serve.