Grilled Grapefruit-Rosemary Shrimp Pairing: 2018 Sauvignon Blanc

Grilled Grapefruit-Rosemary Shrimp Pairing: 2018 Sauvignon Blanc

Prep: 10 mins
Chill: 15 mins- 2 hrs
Cook: 4-6 mins
Total Active Time: 25 mins
Servings: 8-10


1/4 cup grapefruit juice

1/4 cup orange juice

1 tablespoon minced or pressed garlic

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon crushed dried juniper berries (see notes)

8 to 10 rosemary sprigs (about 10 in.) with straight stems

1 pound (26 to 30 per lb.) shelled (tails left on), deveined shrimp, rinsed


  1. In a bowl, combine grapefruit juice, orange juice, garlic, oil, and juniper berries.
  2. Pull most of the leaves from each rosemary stem, leaving about 2 inches at the tip of the sprig. Mince enough leaves to make 1 teaspoon; add to bowl. Reserve extra leaves for other uses.
  3. Add shrimp to bowl and mix. Let stand at least 15 minutes, or cover and chill up to 2 hours.
  4. Meanwhile, put rosemary stems in a bowl and cover with water.
  5. Drain shrimp; discard marinade. Form 1 shrimp into a C and push thick end of a rosemary sprig through fat section, then through tail end of the shellfish. Continue skewering shrimp with remaining rosemary, distributing shrimp equally among sprigs.
  6. Lay skewered shrimp on a barbecue grill over very hot coals or very high heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level only 1 to 2 seconds); close lid on gas grill. Turn shrimp as needed to cook evenly until they are opaque but still moist-looking in center of thickest part (cut to test), about 4 minutes.