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Chardonnay Pairings Seared Salmon


  • 3 cups Water, salted
  • 1 cup Vina Robles Chardonnay
  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1 Small red bell pepper, cut into small cubes
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 4 Filets fresh salmon (approx. 6 oz each)
  • ½ tsp Salt & pepper
  • ½ lb Snow peas, cut lengthwise into thin strips
  • 1 ½ tbsp Soy sauce
  • 2 oz Salted sunflower seeds, toasted


  1. 1

    In a medium sized pot, bring the water and ½ cup of the Vina Robles Chardonnay to a boil.

  2. 2

    Add rice and diced peppers. Cover, reduce heat, and let simmer until all the water is absorbed (approximately 20 minutes).

  3. 3

    Pour yourself a glass of Vina Robles Chardonnay!

  4. 4

    Heat olive oil in a large non-stick skillet. Season the salmon filets with salt and pepper and sear for approximately 2 minutes on each side. Remove fish from pan, put on a plate and cover.

  5. 5

    Add snow peas to skillet, and sauté on high for about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the reserved ½ cup of Vina Robles Chardonnay and the soy sauce. Add salmon fillets back to pan, on top of the snow peas, cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.

  6. 6

    Serve salmon and peas with rice on warm plates. Garnish salmon with sunflower seeds, enjoy!

  7. 7

    Hint: Use Teriyaki sauce instead of soy sauce.

  8. 8

    Hint: Substitute salmon with your favorite fish.

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