Pairing Seafood with Beer and Wine: Delicious Recipes
There's nothing quite like enjoying a delicious seafood dish while sipping on a cold beer or glass of wine. But sometimes it can be hard to know which beers and wines pair well with certain seafood dishes. That's why we've put together this list of recipes for you! Each recipe pairs a different type of seafood with a different type of beer or wine, so you can find the perfect pairing for any meal.
So whether you're in the mood for a light and refreshing salad or a hearty and filling stew, we've got you covered. And of course, all of these recipes are delicious, so you can't go wrong no matter what you choose!
Now let's get to the good stuff. Here are our top seafood and beer/wine pairings:
Salmon with a light beer or white wine
Salmon is a versatile seafood that can be cooked in many different ways. One of our favorite ways to prepare salmon is with a light beer or white wine. This recipe is perfect for a summer evening meal.
- Salmon fillets
- Light beer or white wine
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
-Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
-Take salt and pepper and begin to season the salmon skillets
-Over medium heat, heat the skillet first and add in the olive oil
-Once hot, add the salmon fillets to the skillet and cook for about two minutes per side.
-Next, add the light beer or white wine to the skillet and cook for an additional minute.
-Transfer the salmon and the sauce to a baking dish and bake for about ten minutes, or until the -salmon is cooked through.
-Serve immediately with your favorite sides. Enjoy!
Tuna with a light beer or red wine
Tuna is a versatile fish that can be paired with all sorts of flavors. In this recipe, we've used light beer or red wine to give the tuna a nice zesty flavor. The tuna is baked in a preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until it's cooked through.
-Light beer or red wine
-Salt and black pepper to taste
-In a baking dish, combine tuna, light beer or red wine, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic cloves, salt and black pepper to taste.
-Bake in a preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until the tuna is cooked through. Enjoy!
Swordfish with a dark beer or red wine
This recipe is perfect for a date night in or a casual dinner party. The dark beer or red wine give the swordfish a rich flavor that is complimented by the olive oil and salt and pepper. Thism dish is sure to leave a great impression on your guests.
If you're looking for something different than the traditional steak, this recipe is for you.
-One Swordfish steak (about one pound)
-One can of dark beer or one cup of red wine
-One tablespoon of olive oil
-Salt and pepper to taste
-Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
-While the oven is preheating, heat up a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. -When the skillet is hot, season your swordfish steak with salt and pepper to taste then place it in the skillet.
-Cook each side of the steak for about two minutes or until it is browned then remove it from the heat.
-Next, pour your can of dark beer or cup of red wine into the skillet and scrape up any brown bits that are stuck to the bottom.
-Place the steak in an oven-safe dish and pour the sauce over it. Bake your swordfish for about 20 minutes or until it is cooked through.
Shrimp with sparkling wine or rose
If you're looking for a summery recipe to help you enjoy the warm weather, look no further than this shrimp dish paired with either a sparkling wine or rose. This light and refreshing meal is perfect for al fresco dining, and it only takes minutes to prepare. So pop open a bottle of bubbly and get cooking!
-One pound of shrimp, peeled & deveined
-One tablespoon olive oil
-Two cloves garlic, minced
-One teaspoon dried oregano
-Salt & pepper, to taste
-One cup sparkling wine or rose
-One lemon, quartered (for serving)
-In a large bowl, combine shrimp, olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
-Fire up the grill or the grill pan over medium heat.
-Add shrimp and cook for about two minutes per side, or until opaque and slightly charred around the edges.
-Remove it from the grill and transfer it into a serving platter. Pour sparkling wine or rose over shrimp and garnish with lemon wedges.
-Serve immediately. Enjoy!
This recipe is perfect for entertaining guests on a warm summer evening. The bubbly wine pairs perfectly with the grilled shrimp, and you can't go wrong with a little lemon juice squeezed on top. So whats there to wait? Fire up your grill and give this dish a try! Your taste buds will thank you. Bon appetit!
Crab with a light beer or white wine.
This dish is best as a light meal or an appetizer.. The acidity of the lemon cuts through the richness of the crab, while the beer or wine adds a touch of sweetness.
-One pound of fresh crab meat
-One cup of light beer or white wine
-One teaspoon of Old Bay seasoning
-Half a lemon
-In a medium sized pot, bring the beer or wine to a boil.
-Add the crab and Old Bay seasoning, and stir.
-Cook for about five minutes, or until the crab is cooked through.
-Remove from heat and squeeze the lemon over top. Enjoy!
Serves: four people as an appetizer
Time: 20 minutes including prep time
If you're looking for something a little heartier, try serving this recipe over a bed of rice. Enjoy!
*Note: Always use fresh crab meat for the best flavor and texture. If you can't find fresh crab, canned crab meat will work in a pinch. Just be sure to drain and rinse it before using.
Old Bay seasoning is a blend of herbs and spices that's commonly used in seafood dishes. If you don't have any on hand, you can use a similar seasoning like Cajun or Creole spice blend. Just be sure to adjust the amount you use according to your taste preferences.
So there you have it! Our top seafood and beer/wine pairings. We hope you enjoy trying out these recipes and finding your perfect seafood pairing. If you like angulas or if you're curious, then learn about Angulas: a luxurious, gourmet seafood treat. Bon appetit!