Red Wine With Fish? Try This Dish!

Many fish dishes call for a light, refreshing wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc. But this one has texture and a flavor spectrum that calls for a more full-bodied wine, such as Chardonnay.

If you prefer red wine, Pinot Noir would be the ideal choice.

This recipe yields 2 servings.



  • 1 slice white bread
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons packed fresh parsley
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pine nuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • A dash of salt
  • A dash of coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 salmon fillets (6-oz. each)


  1. Tear bread into pieces and place in a food processor. Pulse until fine crumbs are formed. Set aside 1 tablespoon.
  2. To the remaining bread crumbs, add the basil, parsley, oil, pine nuts, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover and process until finely chopped.
  3. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray, and place salmon on the sheet.
  4. Spread with pesto, and sprinkle with reserved bread crumbs.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 to 22 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork and crumbs are lightly browned.
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