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.

Cornmeal Crusted Salmon in Mussel Broth Recipe

Wine Pairing For Salmon: Dry Rosé Wine

This salmon recipe from the Food Network pairs best with a dry Rosé wine. The meal takes a little bit of prep time, but it’s oh so good and worth the time you put in.

Image by: Caroline Atwood on Unsplash
Image by: Caroline Atwood on Unsplash


Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce Recipe

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.

Image by: Baker By Nature
Image by: Baker By Nature


Seared Scallops in White Wine Butter Sauce

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.

Image by: Ralph Daily
Image by: Ralph Daily


Fettucine al Profume di Mare

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.

Image by: Carissa Gan on Unsplash
Image by: Carissa Gan on Unsplash


Two-Minute Sicilian Lifeguard Style Calamari Recipe

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.

Sicilian Lifeguard Style Calamari
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Creamy Scallop and Corn Chowder

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.

Image by: Stu Spivack on Wikimedia Commons
Image by: Stu Spivack on Wikimedia Commons


Classic Moules Frites Recipe

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.

Image by: Cole Kennedy on Flickr
Image by: Cole Kennedy on Flickr


Spanish Seafood Paella Recipe

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.

Matua Paella
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JustWine Tip
Try this recipe on March 27:
The Official Spanish Paella Day


Herbed Trout With Riesling Recipe

Wine Pairing for Trout Fish: Dry Riesling

Finger Lakes Wine Country is known for great fishing and aromatic white wines. The recipe calls for a Riesling, so pair trout with a delicious dry Finger Lakes Riesling!

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