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.
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.
Seared Grouper with Corn, Zucchini, and Tomato SauteWine Pairings: Light Crisp Whites
This refreshing seafood dinner is perfect for a late-summer or early-fall evening.
Lemony Risotto with Asparagus and ShrimpWine Pairings: Verdicchio, Sauvignon Blanc
When life gives you lemons, make risotto. The clean, citrusy spark brightens both the asparagus and the shrimp and will pair nicely with Sauvignon Blanc or a crisp, clean white.
Grilled Fish with Garlic, Basil, and LemonWine Pairings: Light Crisp Whites
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.
Tuscan-Style Grilled Tuna Steaks with Grilled Stuffed PortobellosWine Pairings: Rich Round Whites, 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.
Classic French MusselsWine Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc
This delicious mussels recipe is the quintessential French meal.
Mussels, Clams and Shrimp with Saffron Risotto and Green Olive RelishWine Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc
A fabulous all-in-one dish, similar to paella.
Perfect Baked CodWine Pairings: Light Crisp Whites
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.
Crumbed King George Whiting and Sauce GribicheWine Pairings: White Wines
This delicious baked fish is a crowd pleaser. Especially when paired with a palate pleasing sicilian white wine.
Tilapia Tacos with Grilled Peppers and OnionWine Pairings: Chenin Blanc, Viognier
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.
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.
Spaghetti alle VongoleWine Pairings: Crisp Italian Whites
The briny juices from the clams help to flavor this brothy sauce—the fresher the clams, the better the dish.
Lobster and Chorizo PaellaWine Pairings: Light Crisp Whites
Combining sweet lobster meat with spicy chorizo, this paella is just right when you’re serving a crowd. Be sure to buy cured Spanish chorizo, rather than fresh Mexican chorizo, for this dish.
Braised Salmon with Roasted AlmondsWine Pairings: Torrontes
Looking for a change? Consider this fast and healthy salmon recipe--proof that Mediterranean food can achieve surprising richness in almost no time.
Scallops with Grapefruit and BaconWine Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc
A tangy, buttery white wine and grapefruit sauce with smoky bacon is the perfect accompaniment to sweet sea scallops.
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.
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.
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.
Baked Dijon SalmonWine Pairings: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir
Salmon fillets brushed with honey and Dijon mustard, coated with bread crumbs and pecans, and baked is a perfect match with Chardonnay.
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.
Tuna Steak au Poivre with White Beans and Bitter Greens SaladWine Pairings: Pinot Noir, Grenache
This recipe looks long and complicated, but it's so fast and easy...perfect for a busy weeknight!
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.
Coconut Curry White FishWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris
This is a dish that’s easy to cook on a weeknight and fool-proof to prepare.
Lime Shrimp & Avocado SaladWine Pairings: Light Crisp Whites
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.
Crab Cakes with Horseradish CreamWine Pairings: Chardonnay
Lump crabmeat is mixed with only enough bread crumbs and mayonnaise to hold it together, then coated with more crumbs and fried to a golden brown. A mixture of sour cream and horseradish provides lively accompaniment.
Halibut PiccataWine Pairings: Chenin Blanc, 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!
Sea Bass Fillets with Parsley SauceWine Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc, Torrontes
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.
Easy Garlic-Lemon ScallopsWine Pairings: Light Crisp Whites
Scallops sauteed in butter and garlic will melt in your mouth. Lemon juice gives it a nice kick.
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 Gris/Pinot Grigio
Sweet coconut milk and spicy green curry paste are blended with shrimp and basil to create a comforting Thai curry dish.
Tuscan Butter SalmonWine Pairings: Chardonnay
The tomato and basil cream sauce (with Parmesan) is unbelievably dreamy. Serve over pasta or rice.
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: Light Crisp Whites
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.
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 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.
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.
Fish Fillets Baked in Garlic-Parsley SauceWine Pairings: White Wines
This delicious baked fish is a crowd pleaser. Especially when paired with a palate pleasing sicilian white wine.
Grilled Rock Lobster TailsWine Pairings: Other Whites
Grilled rock lobster tails lightly seasoned with lemon and garlic. Ready in no time at all, and oh so delicious!
Easy Sole MeuniereWine Pairings: Light Crisp Wines
This is a pretty basic recipe but it is just delicious! If sole isn’t available, other good choices are flounder or perch.
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.
Baccala alla Vicentina (Salt Cod with Polenta)Wine Pairings: Light Crisp Wines
A traditional Venetian recipe from Mario, this is a stew-like dish that includes gralic, 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.
Pecan-Crusted TilapiaWine Pairings: Light Crisp Whites
A weeknight favorite, this quick and easy pecan-crusted tilapia serves up moist fish with a crunchy crust.
Crab Linguine with Basil, Lemon, & ChileWine Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc
This dish has such fresh clean flavors, and is best eaten with fresh crusty bread and a glass of chilled white wine.
Prosciutto Roasted Halibut with Fresh ThymeWine Pairings: Marsanne
Looking for an elegant entrée to serve to company? You just found it. (No need to let your guests know how easy it is!)
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.
Baked OystersWine Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc, Light Crisp Whites
Spice up your everyday oysters with this simple, 4-step, Asian-inspired recipe.
Pan-Seared Salmon with Sauteed Baby Spinach and a Pink Grapefruit Pinot Noir SauceWine Pairings: Pinot Noir
This dish's surprising combination of flavors yields a delectable and savory blend of color and taste.
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."
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.