Seafood

cioppino

Spicy Cioppino

Wine Pairing We shouldn’t have to look far to find a wine to serve with this. Seafood is the protein, so that helps decide the choice of wine. Although buttery Chardonnay’s are a dime a dozen in nearby Sonoma or Napa, I’m leaning towards a Sauvignon Blanc or possibly an Italian varietal like Vermentino. Unoaked Chardonnay might have the crisp…

phyllo wrapped shrimp

Phyllo Wrapped Shrimp with Red Pepper Coulis

When I made this phyllo wrapped shrimp for Mrs. B, she cleaned her plate and declared it was her new favorite dish. That’s a bold statement considering how much good food we eat. But the red pepper coulis delivers savory, garlicky yumminess—almost like a roasted red pepper soup. Add in the light, flaky crust of the phyllo dough and Omaha…

herb crusted halibut

Herb Crusted Halibut with Minted Sweet Pea Purée

This herb crusted halibut recipe might look like a lot of work, but it’s really not. And the reward is huge—a very tasty, yet very healthy dish awaits. Just break it down into two parts: make the pea purée, then make the fish. Our family have been Omaha Steaks customers for years because we used to live 2 blocks away…

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Pina Colada Scallops

This Pina Colada Scallops recipe comes from Chef Rivas in Southern California. He and I started chatting on Twitter a few weeks back about of all things, food and wine. He sent me a tweet one day asking if he could submit one of his summertime dishes with a wine pairing. My response was, “of course! that’s the point of…

tilapia 2

Panko Breaded Tilapia & Chilean Sauvignon Blanc

WINE PAIRING: 2009 Aresti Sauvignon Blanc – Vincente Aresti and the Aresti family produce a fine line of wines that retail around $10. Their Pinot Noir at $15 is one of my favorite Pinots under $20 and a great QPR. In 1999, the Aresti family began making wine under their own label, acquiring new land and investing in technology. Today, three…

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