Fried-Fish Sandwiches with Jalapeno-Spiked TomatoesWine Pairings: Sparkling, Pinot Grigio/Gris, Riesling
“These should look much too big to eat with your bare hands,” says Alex Aguilera about his crispy fish sandwiches.
Swordfish Kebabs with Summer Herb PestoWine Pairings: Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio
The pesto sauce can be made up to 2 days in advance and refrigerated until ready to use. If you choose to make this ahead of time, cover the top of the sauce with a thin film of oil to keep the sauce from darkening. Return to room temperature before serving.
Poached Salmon with Hollandaise SauceWine Pairings: Chardonnay
A classic dish, the elegance lies in its simplicity.
Sauteed King Crab Legs in White WineWine Pairings: Chardonnay
Simply put, this is an awesome recipe. Your family or guests will absolutely love this crab. No additional butter or anything needed...superb!
Baked Dijon SalmonWine Pairings: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio/Gris, Pinot Noir
Salmon fillets brushed with honey and Dijon mustard, coated with bread crumbs and pecans, and baked is a perfect match with Chardonnay.
Lime Shrimp & Avocado SaladWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
Talk about a light and refreshing salad that requires no cooking! Lime juice and cilantro are the key ingredients to creating this wonderful, healthy salad you’ll want to make all summer long.
Halibut with Honey Walnut Crust and Orange Sesame ButterWine Pairings: Chardonnay
Chopped walnuts, panko, and honey become a crisp, flavorful coating for the halibut fillets.
Tuna Steak au Poivre with White Beans and Bitter Greens SaladWine Pairings: Pinot Noir, Rhone Blend Red
This recipe looks long and complicated, but it's so fast and easy...perfect for a busy weeknight!
Halibut PiccataWine Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc
Delectable fish in a creamy, piquant sauce... this dish will wow your dinner guests.
Michael Symon’s Shrimp with Corn and BasilWine Pairings: Chardonnay
A flavorful and simple summer dish!
Garlicky Broiled Salmon and TomatoesWine Pairings: Pinot Noir
A great and healthy way to enjoy fresh tomatoes from your garden or the farmers market.
Thai Shrimp CurryWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris
Sweet coconut milk and spicy green curry paste are blended with shrimp and basil to create a comforting Thai curry dish.
Pan-Roasted LobstersWine Pairings: Sparkling, Chardonnay
Boiling and steaming are the usual ways of preparing lobster, and they’re just fine. But we wanted an alternative cooking method that would be even tastier, and we didn’t want to spend a whole lot more time in the kitchen. This way of cooking lobsters is a little more trouble than dunking them in a pot of boiling water, but we think the results are well worth it.
Seared Cod Pea Salad with Lemony Truffled VinaigretteWine Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc
You can use cod, or any white flakey fish that is available at your local fish market. The sweetness of the peas are enhanced by the herbs and citrus zest of the vinaigrette and accents the fish perfectly.
Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia with Crème Fraîche Tartar CreamWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
This is a really simple dinner to make. The tilapia is quickly breaded and then baked for a short time. While it’s cooking, you mix together the ingredients for the crème fraîche tartar cream sauce. The sauce has the flavors of a typical tartar sauce but is a bit thinner so it can be drizzled onto the fish to serve.
Sardinian Fish SoupWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris
While it is impossible to duplicate a Sardinian fish stew exactly, substitute whatever is available. A mix of four different types of seafood is a good rule to follow for this dish.
Easy Mediterranean Fish SkilletWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
This Easy Mediterranean Fish Skillet comes together in less than 30 minutes and is made in one pan. Packed with healthy veggies and a ton of flavor!
Giant Scallops with Lime Butter and Preserved LemonWine Pairings: Chardonnay
This fragrant dish is light and creamy on the palate but makes a big impression on the taste buds.
Crab Cakes with Chardonnay Cream SauceWine Pairings: Chardonnay
The secret to the crisp coating in this recipe? Crushed potato chips.
Seared Black Pepper and Rosemary Crusted TunaWine Pairings: Rhone Blend Red
A quick and easy recipe - would also be great on the grill.
Broccoli-Shrimp Stuffed Idaho® PotatoesWine Pairings: Chardonnay
Turn a fluffy Idaho® potato into a meal by stuffing it with broccoli florets and shrimp.
Dr. John’s Simple Grilled Salmon with Garlic & Onion JamWine Pairings: Pinot Noir
The Wine Merchant's own Dr. John Van Kirk recommends this tasty and simple salmon preparation for any night of the week.
Thai Spiced Barbecue ShrimpWine Pairings: Riesling
This is the best recipe ever for barbecue shrimp, very tasty with a little kick! You will never try another marinade again for shrimp.
Smoked Salmon and Egg SandwichWine Pairings: Pinot Noir
This decadent sandwich would be perfect for brunch, or breakfast for dinner. Look for salmon that’s labeled “wild Alaskan,” and you can be sure you’re getting sustainable seafood. You can also use soft-boiled eggs in place of the poached eggs.
Turmeric Fish with Rice Noodles and HerbsWine Pairings: Light Crisp Whites
This recipe is inspired by the Vietnamese dish, Cha Ca La Vong. In Hanoi, where the dish originates, the fish is usually cooked tableside and served with a variety of accompaniments. You can keep the herbs, sauce, and noodles separate, or combine them all in a bowl.
Seared Grouper with Corn, Zucchini, and Tomato SauteWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
This refreshing seafood dinner is perfect for a late-summer or early-fall evening.
Grilled Tuna With Basil PestoWine Pairings: White Burgundy (Chardonnay)
This perfect summer recipe by Giada adds fresh basil pesto to grilled tuna steaks for light dinner fare.
Grilled Halibut with Cilantro Garlic ButterWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
Fish is simply seasoned with lime juice, then served with a cilantro lime garlic sauce. Serve over a bed of greens with a nice loaf of bread for a complete meal.
Grilled Fish with Garlic, Basil, and LemonWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
This delicious low-carb fish marinade with garlic, basil, and lemon is good on Halibut, Tilapia, Mahi Mahi, or any firm white fish. This marinade would also be good on shrimp, scallops, or chicken.
Spicy Grilled ShrimpWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
This super easy recipe has just a few ingredients you probably already have on hand. It is great as an appetizer, or you can add a veggie side and a salad for a complete meal.
Tuscan-Style Grilled Tuna Steaks with Grilled Stuffed PortobellosWine Pairings: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
This easy summer dinner recipe uses fresh herbs from your garden to create a Tuscan-style rub for tuna steaks. Serve with the accompanying stuffed mushroom recipe and a mixed green salad dressed with oil and vinegar you’ve got a complete meal that’s perfect with Pinot Noir.
Grilled Salmon and Brown Butter CouscousWine Pairings: Pinot Noir
Fire up the grill for dinner tonight. Grilled Salmon and Brown Butter Couscous offers the perfect pairing for a hassle-free, great-tasting weeknight meal.
Spicy Sauteed Fish with Olives and Cherry TomatoesWine Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc
Candida Sportiello writes: "As owner and chef of Il Giardino restaurant, on the tiny island of Ventotene off the coast of Naples, I've been cooking professionally for twenty-five years — but I've been cooking for pleasure for a good fifty years. As is the Italian way, most of my favorite recipes, like this simple fish preparation, were handed down from my mother and grandmother, so they date from the early 1900s."
Fiery Fish Tacos with Crunchy Corn SalsaWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
Spicy grilled fish are cooled down with a fresh crunchy veggie salsa featuring fresh corn.
Spicy Shrimp, Celery, and Cashew Stir-fryWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris, Riesling
This recipe is easy and versatile; you can replace the shrimp with any meat, such as chicken, beef or pork.
Grilled Tuna, Orange & Jicama Salad with Red Onion DressingWine Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc
This dinner salad is anything but ordinary. Crunchy jicama, sweet oranges, grilled tuna and a Mexican-inspired dressing combine to really fire up your taste buds.
Prawn, Basil and Feta PastaWine Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc
This light dish is perfect for a summer evening in which you don't really want spend time cooking. The simple ingredients lead to a refreshing finish that would pair perfectly to a glass of light white wine.
Perfect Baked CodWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
If you’re someone who’s afraid of cooking seafood at home, cod is the fish for you. It’s basically impossible to mess up: It cooks quickly, is hard to overcook (unless you really forget about it), and is easy to flavor however you want.
Cedar Planked SalmonWine Pairings: Rose, Pinot Noir
Pair this delicious salmon with salad, Asian-inspired rice and roasted asparagus.
Salmon in a Balsamic Reduction with Pinot Noir MushroomsWine Pairings: Pinot Noir
This is one of those pairings that makes both the food and wine better for the experience. Salmon seems to taste best when cooked with just a bit of acid. In this recipe there is both lemon juice and vinegar to give it a little more structure. The balsamic vinegar also adds a bit of rich earthiness. This pairing with the Pinot is incredible.
Pan-Seared Salmon with Pumpkin Seed-Cilantro PestoWine Pairings: Pinot Noir
This healthy salmon dish is perfect with a light-bodied red wine like Pinot Noir.
Bay Scallop ChowderWine Pairings: Chardonnay
If you want a thicker, more traditional chowder base, simply mash some of your potatoes into the mixture.
Tilapia Tacos with Grilled Peppers and OnionWine Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc
These low-fat tilapia tacos feature corn tortillas filled with tender pieces of sautéed fish, grilled onion, grilled bell pepper and sliced jalapeño pepper. Slice the onion just before placing it on the grill. If given time to set, the onion rings will begin to separate and will not have good grill marks.
Spicy Sauteed Calamari over PastaWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris
This is great over pasta, or on its own as an appetizer (double the serving count for appetizer).
Grilled Shrimp PanzanellaWine Pairings: Riesling
Panzanella is traditionally a salad that substitutes bread for the lettuce. This recipe adds some shrimp and basil and substitutes lemon juice for the vinegar, but here’s the beauty part…the shrimp and the bread are cooked on the grill first. That gives the whole thing that charred grill taste that makes everything feel like the best part of summer.
Moqueca (Brazilian Fish Stew)Wine Pairings: Unoaked Chardonnay
This hearty stew can be made with any firm-fleshed white fish, such as catfish or halibut.
Honey-Mustard Glazed Salmon SteaksWine Pairings: Pinot Noir
Any time a novice cook asks Jamie Bissonnette for a simple recipe, he gives them this soy-honey-mustard sauce. It’s delicious on the salmon here, but he also recommends spreading it on chicken wings or pork chops before grilling.
Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Spicy MayoWine Pairings: Chardonnay
Anything wrapped in bacon, right....?!?
Buttery Crab Bread PuddingWine Pairings: Chardonnay
In this recipe from the River Cottage Fish Book, chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall layers baguette and lump crabmeat, then pours custard on top.
Sea Bass Fillets with Parsley SauceWine Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc
Bob Chambers, a private chef and former Food & WIne staffer, created this delectable butter-fried sea bass with an easy, lemony sauce.
Dungeness Crab with Meyer Lemon AioliWine Pairings: Chardonnay
In Northern California, crab comes into season around the beginning of December and lasts through January. It’s always cause for celebration, and feels so holiday festive. Buy the freshest cooked whole crabs you can find, and have your fishmonger prepare them for eating.
Seared Scallops with Herb-Butter Pan SauceWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
These seared scallops are quick-cooking, sweet, tender, mild, and delectable. Be sure to have all your ingredients prepped for the sauce (shallots diced, herbs chopped) before you begin searing the scallops.
Crab and Corn ChowderWine Pairings: Chardonnay
This scrumptious soup features corn and crabmeat mixed with bacon, potatoes, onion and garlic simmering together in a ﬂavorful combination of chicken broth and heavy cream.
Grilled Rock Lobster TailsWine Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc
Grilled rock lobster tails lightly seasoned with lemon and garlic. Ready in no time at all, and oh so delicious!
Seared Lemon Pepper Tilapia with Creamy Pumpkin Seed Vinaigrette Salad topped with Pomegranate SeedsWine Pairings: Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio
This dish can easily be prepared and served during any special occasion. The unique lemon pepper filled tilapia fillets can be served as the appetizer or alongside a fresh salad.
Pecan-Crusted TilapiaWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
A weeknight favorite, this quick and easy pecan-crusted tilapia serves up moist fish with a crunchy crust.
Baccala alla Vicentina (Salt Cod with Polenta)Wine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris
A traditional Venetian recipe from Mario, this is a stew-like dish that includes garlic, anchovies and milk.
Tilapia With Citrus Bagna CaudaWine Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc
Bagna cauda literally means “warm bath.” It’s a warm garlicky sauce that is used for dipping vegetables in the Piedmont region of Italy. Giada de Laurentiis decided to add some orange juice and lemon zest to lighten the flavors and make it perfect for pouring over flaky tilapia fillets. Use leftovers to brighten the flavor of steamed cauliflower or simple boiled potatoes.