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While wine is popularly paired with pasta, why forget about all the other tasty dinner choices out there? Pairing wine with fish is delicious and we have all the tips you need to pair the right wine with your favorite fish recipe. Oh, we almost forgot to mention that these recipes are quick fixes. It might be a good idea to open that bottle of wine now!


Mild Fish

Mild flavored fish, such as sea bass, flounder and tilapia pair best with a zesty, refreshing white that complements the flavor.

Pairings pinot grigio and sauvignon blanc are good choices when pairing with a delicate flavor.


Athenian Fish

Athenian Fish with Cucumbers and Tomatoes

The zesty, acidic flavor of a pinot grigio goes hand in hand with our Athenian fish recipe.


Butter-Broiled Tilpia

Butter-Broiled Tilapia

The crisp taste of a sauvignon blanc pairs perfectly with a light, broiled or sautéed fish such as this tilapia.


Medium Fish

Medium flavored fish, such as trout, catfish, grouper and red snapper, are flaky but firmer and thicker in texture than mild fish. This means they usually hold up better when adding sauces and other ingredients.

Pairings – full-bodied wines pair better with these fish. Try a pinot gris or Riesling.


Baked Lemon Pepper Trout

Baked Lemon Pepper Trout

A sweet and crisp Riesling tones down the splash of flavors in this recipe to create a delicious pair.


Snapper with Peaches

Snapper with Grilled Peaches and Ginger Glaze

This recipe pairs great with a pinot gris to mix flavors and aromas.


Full Flavored Fish

Full flavored fish, such as tuna, salmon, mahi mahi and swordfish, are firm and meaty with a steak-like texture.

Pairings –

White wines: Rich white wines full of flavor are the best to pair with full fish. Viognier and oaked chardonnay are good choices.

Red wines: Full flavored fish are the exception to the norm, as fish doesn’t traditionally pair well with a red. However, a few red and rosé wines work with full flavored fish. Try a dry rosé to get a blissful pairing.


Lemon Rosemary Salmon

Lemon-Rosemary Salmon

The grape variety in pinot noir pairs wonderfully with this recipe.


Tuscan Broiled Turbot

Tuscan Broiled Turbot

The elegance of chardonnay goes perfectly with the simple crunch of this recipe.


Head over to our Aprons page for more recipes and share your favorites in the comments below!

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Allison began her journey with Publix in 2017 on the social media team. While serving customers online, she realized she found her forever home. Her love for helping others and passion for Publix culture drove her to become the Employment Branding Specialist where she assists recruiters with advertising job openings through traditional print, digital and social media advertising. When Allison isn’t sharing what she loves about Publix to job seekers, she is usually watching college football with a Pub Sub in hand or riding one of her three horses. Allison looks forward to helping others learn about the career opportunities at Publix.

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