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Ginger, Shrimp and Citrus Showcase Hawaii’s Multicultural Food Heritage

shrimp kinilaw on banana leaves

Shrimp Kinilaw / Photo by Jenny Huang Food Styling: Michelle Gatton

In Cook Real Hawai’iSheldon Simeon intertwines traditional Hawaiian recipes with the state’s contemporary, multicultural fare to tell the story of the eclectic cuisine enjoyed throughout the islands. This version of kinilaw, a dish with origins in the Philippines, is modeled after one he would eat with his grandparents while growing up in Hilo, Hawaii, which was made with tiny freshwater shrimp known to leap from mountain streams. While he recommends using whole shrimp and sucking the juices out of the heads as you eat, you can use headless shrimp if you prefer.

WINE PAIRING

Pierre Sparr 2019 Grande Réserve Gewürztraminer (Alsace) 

“With lots of apricot, tropical fruits, honey and spice, this is incredible with ginger,” says Simeon. “A touch of sweetness softens the fire from the chile, and the acid in the wine stands up to the acid in the dish.” 

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Ginger, Shrimp and Citrus Showcase Hawaii’s Multicultural Food Heritage