Pinot Blanc, a relatively new varietal in Oregon, pairs well with olive oil and aromatics like fennel and coriander seeds. Save any leftover braising liquid for braising artichokes, tomatoes or red onions. Shelled shrimp could be substituted for the squid; braise them until pink.Plus: More Seafood Recipes and Tips
The peppers can be refrigerated in the braising liquid overnight. Rewarm and add the squid just before serving.
Bright, floral and redolent of pear, citrus and honeydew melon, Bethel Heights Vineyards' Willamette Valley Pinot Blanc has a lean and fruit-forward style that complements the herb and spice elements of the dish.