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 MyRecipes.com:

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

COMMENTS

  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.
    Denise

    http://WineFoodPairing.blogspot.com

    August 30, 2008 at 6:50 pm

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