Portuguese Mussels (Moules à la Portugaise)Wine Pairings: Light Crisp Whites
These Portuguese mussels are packed with flavor. Fancy enough for a special occasion, but easy enough for any weeknight!
Classic Lobster ThermidorWine Pairings: Light Crisp Whites
This easy, buttery Lobster Thermidor recipe is surprisingly easy to make and in less than an hour.
Plancha-Style ShrimpWine Pairings: Light Crisp Whites
Recipes that are a la plancha are traditionally cooked on a round, flat, metal plate, which sears meat or fish better than any other surface can. The seasoned surface and high heat mean the ingredients need no or little enhancements, allowing the flavors of the food to shine through.
Grilled Tuna SteaksWine Pairings: Light Crisp Whites, Light Reds
Grilling tuna is all about high heat: You want to get a good sear on both sides, then take the fish off the grill as quickly as possible to avoid overcooking the center.
Grilled Dill-Mustard SalmonWine Pairings: Pinot Noir
Check out this grilled salmon spread with dill and mustard mixture – ready in 20 minutes.
Scallop SaladWine Pairings: Light Crisp Whites
This scallop salad is inspired by the French salad frisée with lardons. Crispy, salty pancetta and fried capers complement the buttery sweet flavor of seared scallops. Softly wilted sturdy greens like frisée or escarole add texture and flavor to this healthy dinner salad.
Salmon RillettesWine Pairings: Light Crisp Whites
While often made with pork, the French spread called rillettes is even more elegant (and easy) to make with salmon.
Grilled Shrimp and Noodle SaladWine Pairings: Light Crisp Whites
Savor the first warm days of spring with a quick grilled meal: Grill sweet-and-spicy shrimp, asparagus and mushrooms, then serve with rice noodles and fresh cilantro. April showers? You can also cook the marinated shrimp and vegetables inside on a grill pan.
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.
Lobster RisottoWine Pairings: Chardonnay
When you’re cooking to impress, look no further than this divinely decadent lobster risotto recipe that’s surprisingly simple to put together. Wow your dinner guests with this rich dinner recipe, that’s made with Arborio rice, lobster meat, white wine, garlic, shallots, and homemade or prepared stock.
Oyster StewWine Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc
Oyster Stew is the perfect thing to knock the chill off on a cold day.
Grilled Fish with Artichoke CaponataWine Pairings: Light Crisp Whites
To top meaty mahimahi at Marea, Michael White makes a vinegary caponata (a Sicilian relish) with fresh artichoke hearts, not the traditional tomatoes and eggplant. Trimming artichokes can be time-consuming, so buy marinated artichoke hearts from the grocery store instead.
Shrimp in Tomato-Garlic SauceWine Pairings: Light Crisp Whites
This light yet hearty blend of humble ingredients with sun-kissed Spanish flavors is easily whipped up anytime. Make it a well-rounded meal by serving with steamed brown rice, a simple salad, and a nice Spanish wine.
Seared Scallops with Garlic Basil ButterWine Pairings: Light Crisp Whites
Seared scallops cook quickly — within 5 minutes — and are best when enjoyed straight-away. If you’re serving them with pasta, vegetables or rice, make sure they are ready before cooking the scallops.
Grilled White Fish with Avocado RelishWine Pairings: Light Crisp Whites
This super simple fish dish needs a bit of time to marinate but then cooks up in just minutes! It’s perfect for a quick and easy evening meal. Prep the ingredients before you head out the door for the day.
Fried Anchovy-Stuffed Zucchini BlossomsWine Pairings: Light Crisp Whites
For this simple Italian hors d’oeuvre, delicate zucchini flowers are filled with salty anchovy fillets and batter-fried.
Grilled Honey Lemon HalibutWine Pairings: Chardonnay
Simple to make with ingredients that are found in the pantry. Easy and delicious grilled halibut recipe with honey and lemon. Halibut is an oily white fish. Similar white fishes that can be substituted for halibut include fluke, flounder, and turbot.
Spaghetti With Mussels and White BeansWine Pairings: Light Crisp Whites
Using mussels in this tomato sauced spaghetti keeps the pasta’s richness from going overboard. Add white cannellini beans for extra heft.
Sea Bass alla FiorentinaWine Pairings: Light Crisp Whites
A very easy, elegant fish recipe from Giada de Laurentiis. If you can’t find sea bass any mild, flakey white fish will do!
Tuscan Butter ShrimpWine Pairings: Chardonnay
Tuscan butter makes everything better, especially shrimp. The sauce is so good, you’ll be tempted to eat it straight out of the pan.
Broiled Oysters with FennelWine Pairings: Light Crisp Whites
Oysters are a tasty symbol of the Pays Nantais region, on the Atlantic coast near Brittany. There, oysters are paired with Muscadet.
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.
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.
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 Halibut with Sun-dried Tomato Beurre BlancWine Pairings: Chardonnay
This grilled fish with a rich sauce is fancy but simple and is a perfect match for Chardonnay.
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.
Lobster and Chorizo PaellaWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Halibut PiccataWine Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc
Delectable fish in a creamy, piquant sauce... this dish will wow your dinner guests.
Braised Salmon with Roasted AlmondsWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris
Looking for a change? Consider this fast and healthy salmon recipe--proof that Mediterranean food can achieve surprising richness in almost no time.
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.
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!
Fish Fillets Baked in Garlic-Parsley SauceWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris
This delicious baked fish is a crowd pleaser. Especially when paired with a palate pleasing sicilian white wine.
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!
Tuna Sandwiches ProvencalWine Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc
Adding a flavorful mayonnaise to this pan bagnat—style sandwich gives new appeal to traditional French fare.
Cucumber-Grapefruit Crab SaladWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris
Sandro Gamba uses nonfat yogurt in many of his sauces and salad dressings. Here he mixes it with succulent Dungeness crab, a high-protein seafood that’s also high in iron and zinc.
Shrimp CevicheWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
When it’s hot as hell out, there’s literally nothing better to eat.
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.
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).
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.
Seafood Cioppino StewWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris
This is an easy to follow, delicious recipe that is packed full of flavor. You can substitute a package of frozen mixed seafood, like scallops, calamari rings and shrimp, if you are in a hurry.
Bay Scallop ChowderWine Pairings: Chardonnay
If you want a thicker, more traditional chowder base, simply mash some of your potatoes into the mixture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Poached Salmon with Hollandaise SauceWine Pairings: Chardonnay
A classic dish, the elegance lies in its simplicity.
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.
Vietnamese Summer RollsWine Pairings: Riesling
These rolls are one of our favorite healthy dishes.They are perfect for a summer lunch on the patio or a warm evening with friends. The simplicity of the dish also makes them great as a fun interactive activity with the kids.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.