Few pairings are as complementary and delicious as seafood and wine. The two can feel as though they were made for each other when paired right. To discover the best wine and seafood pairings, keep reading.
The first thing you need to do when pairing wine and seafood is decide what seafood you want. There are countless fish you can eat, including salmon, crab, lobster, fried fish, and spicy seafood. Let’s say you want to order something spicy. If so, pair your food with Riesling. Riesling is a white wine that is very versatile when it comes to its flavor. This sweet wine is refreshing and cooling, making it the perfect thing to sip on after taking a bit of a spicy scallop or cajun swordfish.
Now if you’re more into fried seafood, a Champagne is the way to go. Bubbly drinks are a great pairing for fried food because the acidity of the beverage cuts through the heaviness of the fried cuisine. If you’re eating a deep-fried cod or a pan-fried shrimp, order up a Champagne as a pairing.
Salmon is one of the most nutritious seafood options you can order. If you’re looking to make more health-conscious decisions when ordering food, order up some salmon. Just because you want to eat healthier doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself of tasty pairings. You can order a Pinot Noir as a treat when eating salmon. Pinot Noir is a red wine that surprisingly accents salmon perfectly. Pinot Noir cuts through the fat of salmon. Also, the iron in salmon highlights the fruitiness of pinot noir. The two are an unexpected perfect match.
Crab and lobster are meaty and buttery seafood options. Both of these fish are an ideal match for full-bodied Chardonnay. Similar to crab and lobster, Chardonnay is also buttery and rich in tone. Together, the food and drink create a smooth and robust pairing that is sure to satisfy.
Come try these seafood and wine pairings for yourself at Captain Eddie’s Seafood Restaurant! You can make a reservation on our website and visit us at 107 Colonia Lane E in Nokomis, Florida, this week!