Tina Meranda of Meranda-Nixon Winery in Ripley shares her favorite recipe featuring the winery’s luscious reserve Chardonnay, a complex, full-bodied dry white wine with buttery oak and honey flavors that compliment this rich seafood dip.

Chardonnay Shrimp Spread

Tina Meranda of Meranda-Nixon Winery in Ripley shares her favorite recipe featuring the winery’s luscious reserve Chardonnay, a complex, full-bodied dry white wine with buttery oak and honey flavors that compliment this rich seafood dip.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked shrimp shelled, deveined and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Meranda-Nixon reserve Chardonnay
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 medium green onions chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Cracked black pepper

Directions

Place the shrimp in a shallow baking dish. Add the wine and stir to coat. Cover and set aside at room temperature for one hour. Strain the shrimp from the wine marinade, reserving the liquid. Add the shrimp back to the bowl and stir in the remaining ingredients. Taste and add just enough of the wine, if necessary, to make the mixture spreadable. Chill for an hour or serve at room temperature with an assortment of crackers.

Makes 6 to 8 appetizer servings.

Photo by Jodi Miller