Sweet & Spicy Shrimp with Crios Wine

Sweet & Spicy Shrimp with Crios Wine - Triple Chocolate Kitchen

This post is sponsored by Crios Wines.

Here at The PinterTest Kitchen, we like to look at life differently, so we were very excited to work with Crios Wines for this post! They sent us a bottle of Crios Rosé of Malbec, which is perfectly paired with this Sweet & Spicy Shrimp recipe.

Crios Rosé of Malbec challenges  us to “look at life differently.” Susana Balbo, Argentina’s leading and most innovative winemaker and the founder of Crios Wines, revolutionized the face of Malbec by taking a classic red wine and imagining something new – a beautiful rosé that is a wonderful complement to chicken and spicy Asian foods, like these shrimp. Vibrant, dry and full-bodied, this one-of-a-kind wine has notes of wild strawberry, red cherry, and spice.

Sweet and Spicy Shrimp

I’m usually cautious about pairing a dry wine with a sweeter dish, but in this case, the two work really well together. The sweetness in the sauce for this shrimp really bring out the hints of cherry in this wine. If you are not a fan of seafood, this sauce would work well with chicken instead. Pour yourself a large glass of the Crios Rosé of Malbec – you’ll thank me later.

“Crios” means “offspring” in Spanish, and the name was chosen in honor of Susan’s two children, José and Ana. They have both now joined the family business, bringing a fresh point-of-view to this brand. We can definitely relate, since this is a family blog! It’s awesome to be able to work with people you love, doing something you love.

Crios rose of malbec

The grapes used in Crios wines are harvested from specific areas in Mendoza and Salta in Argentina, where you can find grapes that produce extremely fruit-forward wines, like the rosé we tried. Each bottle comes with an inspirational message and a story about Susan’s career and life, along with some information about how the wine was made. So… you aren’t just buying another bottle. This is wine that was made with love by people who want to share their story.

Learn more about Crios here, and pick up a bottle to enjoy with this shrimp recipe or you favorite spicy meal.

Sweet and Spicy Shrimp with Crios Wine

As pictured, you can serve these shrimp with rice or noodles – whatever floats your boat.

Personally, I love wide rice noodles with any kind of Asian-inspired dish, and I’m currently working on perfecting that homemade recipe, since fresh is SO much better than the pre-packaged dry rice noodles you get at the grocery store. So stay tuned for that recipe!

Sweet & Spicy Shrimp with Crios Wine

Total Time: 10 minutes

Sweet shrimp with a hint of spicy that pairs perfectly with Crios wine.


  • 1-2 pounds shrimp (peeled and cleaned)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon sesame oil (divided)
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon sriracha
  • sesame seeds (optional)


  1. Heat 1 Tablespoon oil in pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add shrimp to the pan and fry for 1 minute. Flip and fry for 1 additional minute. (If you are using pre-cooked cooked shrimp, skip this step.)
  3. Whisk together the rest of the ingredients and add to the pan, stirring to coat shrimp.
  4. When shrimp is cooked through (2-4 minutes depending on the size of the shrimp), remove from heat and serve immediately over rice or noodles.
  5. Optional: sprinkle with sesame seeds.


You can also add stir-fry ingredients (noodles, rice, veggies) directly to the pan with the sauce if you want to cook everything together.


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Allison is one of the co-founders here at The PinterTest Kitchen. She also works as a content marketing consultant and freelance writer - find out more at AllisonBoyer.com.

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