Fresh Food, Good Wine

I may be a little obsessed with the sriracha and corn combo that I discovered at Myers + Chang and posted about yesterday. There is something about the sweetness of the corn, the spice of the sriracha, and the yummy, melty butter that scream summer in a hot, gourmet kinda way. Since I can’t eat just corn for dinner, I brainstormed with some of the fresh ingredients that we had in the house to come up with a healthy, filling, and easy to cook meal.

shrimp, corn, arugula, heirloom tomatoes

I shucked and boiled the corn on the cob until it was about 3/4 the way cooked. In the meantime, I was cleaning a bunch of medium sized shrimp and getting them into a pan with a few drops of olive oil on low heat.

shrimp, corn, arugula, heirloom tomatoes

Once the shrimp were pink on one side, I cut the corn off of the cob and tossed it into the pan of shrimp. Then the magic began. I added 3 small pats of butter and a bunch of sriracha and stirred the shrimp and corn until fully coated. Two minutes later, everything was cooked, and I added the shrimp and corn to a bed of fresh arugula and heirloom tomatoes.

shrimp, arugula, heirloom tomatoes, corn

Simple and delicious! This was another home run meal, if I do say so myself. I have been really enjoying the intense heat and the fresh, local food that summer has brought upon us. I really feel like I FINALLY feel thawed out after the winter! As everyone else is complaining about the heat, I reflect back on those Boston Marathon training days. . . and look ahead to this year, knowing that I will crave the summer heat then!

While cooking, I had a tiny glass of a great wine that I picked up at The Urban Grape last week. The 2007 Aramis is deep purple in color, as you can see in the photo on the right. I loved swirling it around in my glass and looking at it’s lovely color in the summer sunlight :)

Interestingly, the first night that I tried this wine, I got lots of dark berry flavors, but after I poured a glass from the day old bottle, I got an intense whiff of cocoa before the fruit came through. This wine feels round and luscious in the mouth and has a long, smooth finish. It is really an exceptional wine and was among many great choices that were open for the tasting.

Aramis Vineyards Shiraz Cabernet Aramis Shiraz Cabernet

This is not necessarily what most people would consider an ideal wine for a 100 degree evening, but for some reason I often want to drink red wine over white, even when it is hot out.

I can’t believe we are leaving for California so soon, after such a great long weekend! I am a little stressed. . . I always get stressed when we travel even though we do it pretty often. Often I just worry about my cats, but this time my cousin will be housesitting which is nice. I don’t know, I feel like leaving home takes away from of the control from this control freak ;) Does that make sense? I am of course really excited and have some great restaurants, winery visits, and boating on Lake Sonoma planned.

Do you get stressed when traveling?

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Tags: Aramis Vineyards, arugula, corn, healthy recipes, heirloom tomatoes, recipes, salad, Shiraz Cabernet, shrimp, sriracha, summer, Urban Grape, wine

  1. Michelle’s avatar

    I don’t get stressed when travelling but I do make about a million lists for packing and things to do before I go!


  2. Morgan’s avatar

    I plan a lot before traveling, so I don’t get too stressed, but I don’t fully relax until I get where I’m going


  3. Daisy’s avatar

    Looks like a great meal. Nah I don’t get stressed (I dont think – ask me again when I am traveling.) But i definitley plan and prepare like you. I also don’t have any pets so I am sure that adds another element to worry about!


  4. A Boston Food Diary’s avatar

    That looks like a delicious salad!!! Great combination of flavors! You may be seeing something similar on ABFD!

    I dont get too stressed when I travel, until of course I get to the airport and start wondering what I forgot :-)


  5. Raija’s avatar

    I need to buy a bottle of Sriracha!


  6. Elina’s avatar

    Your dinner looks fabulous. I think I need to recreate it asap. Looks easy – perfect for a busy night :)
    I always get stressed out before traveling because for some reason it seems to get super busy and packing and getting everything in order always happens at the last second. It’s all worth it though once you head for the airport. Have fun!!! :D


  7. Juliana’s avatar

    What a nice and colorful dish…it sure makes a nice meal…I plan before my travels so I do not get stressed out :-)


  8. Nicole @ The Dirty Oven’s avatar

    That looks so good!!! I love corn and shrimp and adding it with the Srirachia is such a great idea. Your wine selection looks yummy as well. I hope you enjoy your trip. The weather in California is pretty nice right now. I am sure you have a bunch of places picked out!
    Have fun!


  9. Belinda @zomppa’s avatar

    Roasted corn and shrimp – what a great combination. Another marathon…?


  10. Jason Phelps’s avatar

    I’ve never understood why so many people think red wine doesn’t work when it is hot. I think you just have to be prepared for it to present itself differently than a crisp white.

    Enjoy CA!



  11. sophia’s avatar

    The only stress I get from traveling is not having good food to eat! Haha! Loved your meal…the sweet corn will go so nicely with shrimp and a bit of spice!


  12. Susan’s avatar

    I do get stressed before traveling – it is mostly my cats. I don’t even have anything planned for my honeymoon in Sept yet!


  13. Danica’s avatar

    OMG ~ I totally want that salad. I NEED to re-create that one in my quest this week to fill 1/2 my plate at each meal with fruits/veggies :D Corn counts lol…..

    I ALWAYS get stressed getting ready to travel no matter how prepared I am or not. But, usually once I am on the plane, it’s all good. Yeah for a fun California trip planned :)


  14. Lisa { AuthenticSuburbanGourmet }’s avatar

    Your dish looks amazing along with the Shiraz! I live less than one hour from the Napa Valley and if you ever need any recommendations on food or wine, just let me know. Happy to help! :-)


  15. Abby’s avatar

    I am seeing heirloom tomatoes everywhere and I only just discovered them this weekend. They are soooo good!


    1. traveleatlove’s avatar

      I love them! Sometimes for lunch I can just go to the farmer’s market and buy 2 or 3 big tomatoes and eat just those. I love summer!


    2. Coffeebeans’s avatar

      Yes, all the time. I’m a very stressed person. I don’t like the things that were mixed up, traveling with annoying people and many more.
      I just love shrimps and salads. Your picture is so nice!


    3. Corinne’s avatar

      You are going to have a fabulous time!!!Looking forward to hearing all about it. YES I definitely get stressed out when traveling which is why I don’t do a lot of it! eeks. :(


    4. Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear’s avatar

      Have fun in California!! Im sure you’ll have an amazing time there :)

      I often get stressed because of travelling, mainly because it’s really stressfull to work and plan / organise packing, laundry etc. Now I’m pretty relaxed even though 1,5 days between travels is very short!


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