This Merlot recipe was provided by Chef James Walker from one of Calaveras County's most popular restaurants, located on historic Main Street in Murphys: Grounds

Merlot recipe

Merlot recipe: Truffle bacon wrapped prawns with honey whisky glaze & spicy siracha | Grounds Restaurant

Merlot recipeTRUFFLED BACON-WRAPPED PRAWNS with Honey Whisky Glaze & Spicy Siracha


4 large black tiger prawns
4 strips hardwood smoked bacon
1 cup Calaveras Merlot
2 tbsp white truffle oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 shot whisky
2 oz Siracha sauce


Place wine in saucepan and add shrimp. Cook over medium heat until prawns are cooked.

Heat truffle oil in skilled. Quick-sear prawns in oil and remove. Pre-cook bacon until crisp but still able to bend without breaking.

In a small saucepan, bring whisky to a simmer, add honey. Let cook until reduced. Wrap shrimp with bacon and secure with small skewer.

Dredge wrapped shrimp in honey whisky and place on a arnish of greens. Finish with a drizzle of Siracha.

If you liked this Merlot recipe, head back to the Calaveras Foodie page for links to more delicious recipes featuring Calaveras wines.

Where to get your delicious, Calaveras Merlot: Black Sheep | Brice Station | Broll Mountain | Chatom | Coppermine | Four Winds | Hatcher | Ironstone | Milliaire | Mineral | Stevenot


Merlot grapes produce rich, plummy, velvety wines with cherry flavors and aromas. This varietal is a perfect choice when paired with bold flavors like truffle and siracha.


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