Roasted Halibut – An Adventure in Wine Pairing

Roasted_halibut_with_oregon_pinot_n When a friend invited me to dinner last night, I immediately accepted and asked what I could contribute.  “Wine” was the request, so I asked about the menu and was told “Roasted Halibut.”  I immediately set out to do some research and discovered an ideal pairing. 

An Oregon Pinot Noir is a delicate red with fruit that won’t overpower the fish, but enough acid to stand up to the roasting method.  I don’t usually pick lighter bodied reds, but I am trying to expand my palate.  We were both pleased with the pairing results. 

To try your own hand at pairing, you’ve got to taste these roasted halibut recipes from

Roasted Halibut with Romesco Sauce and Olive RelishCooking Light

Halibut Roasted on a Bed of SaltSunset

Oven-Roasted Halibut with Cranberry ChutneyCoastal Living

Who’s cooking fish across the web:

Ling Cod with Tomato andOrangeSimply Recipes

Baked Cod with Roasted Sweet and Sour VegetablesKarina’s Kitchen

Poached Halibut with Sweet Garlic, Parsley and LemonOrangette


  1. Holley

    What a great suggestion, Catherine! I’ll be down at the beach soon and can’t wait to try one of those fresh halibut recipes with an Oregan Pinot.

    May 19, 2008 at 2:45 pm
  2. Denise

    Sounds wonderful … there is nothing better than fresh fish at the beach.

    August 30, 2008 at 6:50 pm

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