Seafood and wine is a delicious dinner pairing. Find the perfect wine to pair with your seafood is a crucial part of having a well-rounded meal. Adding wine to seafood recipes gives the dish wonderful flavour and makes the wine pairing process a little easier.
If you’re looking for delicious We’ve got expert advice on food and wine pairings and we’ve found some great seafood recipes for you to try.
Wine Pairing For Salmon: Dry Rosé Wine
Wine Pairing for Tomato Basil Cod: lightly oaked Chardonnay or an Oregon Pinot Noir
This recipe from Baker By Nature had us intrigued from the get-go because it uses white wine, tomatoes, and basil which is a fabulous flavour combo. Pair with a full bodied white wine like lightly oaked Chardonnay or if you prefer, a Chardonnay without any oak flavour at all. You can also pair this dish with a light bodied red like this Naramata Bench Gamay or a Pinot Noir.
Pair Scallops with Sauvignon Blanc
These seared scallops from PopSugar are simple and easy. They are complimented so beautifully by the white wine butter sauce. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without them. Pair with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc to cut through the richness of the sauce.
Wine Pairing for Seafood Fettucine: Champagne
This Food Network recipe has all the beautiful flavours and smells of the sea. Mussels, clams, and calamari all highlight this fantastic recipe and call for that delicious dry white wine in the sauce. Pair seafood pasta with a dry sparkling wine like Champagne. If Champagne is out of your budget, try a traditional method sparkling from another French region, like Limoux.
Wine Pairing For Calamari: Dry Rosé
This Mario Batali Calamari recipe is a fast and easy lifesaver. It’s a great throw together dish when you are really hungry and want something really satisfying plus the addition of a dry rosé to the sauce makes it absolutely spectacular. Since there’s rosé wine in the sauce, it also pairs well with a bold flavoured dry rosé or a light, refreshing red wine.
Wine Pairing For Creamy Corn Chowder Soup: Chenin Blanc
This recipe from Real Simple is not only real simple, but real good too. This delicious dish uses white wine, bacon and scallops for a new take on an old favourite; chowder. Pair Corn Chowder soup with a beautiful, rich Chenin Blanc or big, oaky Chardonnay.
Wine Pairing For Mussels: Chablis
The dish originates in Belgium, but this recipe is from Genius Kitchen. Using a dry white wine like Muscadet brings out the classic flavours of this traditional dish. Mussels and fries…sheer genius! The classic wine pairing for Mussels is a Premiere (1er) Cru Chablis.
Wine Pairing for Seafood Paella: Spanish Tempranillo
This classic Spanish seafood dish is made with white wine, so there’s no better recipe to try than the masters of white wine themselves Matua. They also recommend to pair it with a Pinot Gris for good measure. Pairing a regional wine with a region dish is usually a pretty great match so try a delicious Spanish Tempranillo.
Try this recipe on March 27:
The Official Spanish Paella Day
Wine Pairing for Trout Fish: Dry Riesling
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