Top pairings | The best wine matches for fishcakes

Top pairings

The best wine matches for fishcakes

Fishcakes are one of the ultimate comfort foods - I remember TV chef Antony Worrall-Thompson saying he could never take them off the menu - but is there an equally comforting wine pairing?

In general they pair well with dry white wines, however it depends a little on what fish you use and whether you’re serving a buttery sauce alongside

Salmon fishcakes
Salmon fishcakes are quite rich and often served with a citrussy butter sauce. I tend to favour the same types of wine as I’d pick for a fish pie - unoaked or lightly oaked Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Pinot Blanc or a Sauvignon/Semillon blend such as you find in Bordeaux or the Margaret River region of Australia

White fish cakes with parsley
Not being quite as rich these are fine with a lighter, crisper white such as Albarino, Muscadet, Picpoul de Pinet or Pinot Grigio. A minerally Sauvignon Blanc like a Sancerre is a good pairing too

Thai fish cakes
Here the seasoning is all-important together with the sweet chilli sauce with which they’re often served. I’d tend to go for a dry Riesling - particularly Clare or Eden Valley Riesling though you could also drink a New Zealand - or other zesty Sauvignon Blanc. Witbier/bière blanche (wheat beer) is also a really good match

Got other ideas? Do email your favourite pairings to us at greatmatches@matchingfoodandwine.com. To subscribe to our free monthly newsletter and be eligible to enter our fabulous prize draws click here or to get notice of posts as soon as they're published click here.

You may also enjoy …

Comments: 0 (Add)

CAPTCHA image
Change image

Recent posts …

Never miss a post!

About FionaAbout FionaEvents and appearancesEvents and appearancesWork with meWork with me
Loading