Cooking with wine can be tricky. It is important to study your wine, frequent cellars, and carefully select it and see if it’s compatible with the dish you’re making. The portion you use in the food should be enough to lock in the flavours and not overpower it. And the stage in which you introduce your wine will also influence and determine the resulting flavour. Here’s a list of recipe videos you can try out when you want alcohol and good food in your system! *Clink*
Red Wine Reduction Sauce-
This recipe will show you how to utilise that left-over wine resting in the bottle. Reduction is the process of thickening a stock or juice to a semi-solid consistency by allowing the different components present in the liquid to evaporate at various stages of the cooking temperature. You can use it to sear any type of meat or as a flavouring agent or to drizzle it during presentation.
White Wine Reduction Sauce-
This is a good foundation sauce and can be used in the preparation of any protein. Braised, charred, grilled, or seared, this sauce will work on any type of cut. It’ll cook the meat thoroughly by suffusing with the rendered fat.
How to cook with wine (3 recipes)-
This video shows you how to make a basic red wine marinade that’s guaranteed to make your meats more succulent by infusing tremendous flavours that’ll leave your taste buds doing a happy jig. This recipe video will also demonstrate the making of Sangria, a beverage of chopped fruits, wine, and brandy. You can substitute the red wine with mulled wine for a rich full bodied taste. It doesn’t stop there! The video also shows you how to make a charred steak bathed in the classic Cabernet Sauvignon and Sea Bass with White Wine Butter Sauce! Sounds like a delicious drunken dinner!
Chicken and Mushrooms in Garlic White Wine Sauce-
A week-night staple on many tables is chicken breast and vegetables. This recipe will show you how to cook strips of chicken and diced mushrooms in no time!
This recipe will show you how to cook mussels in a crock-pot with alcohol! How fun!
Hot Chocolate with Red Wine-
There’s never a bad time to consume wine and hot chocolate, is there? This is a perfect Christmas drink. This bittersweet recipe will show you how it’s done!
Risotto with Bacon and Red Wine-
Cooking every grain in a risotto is hard to perfect. This recipe will show you how to use equal parts of water and wine to cook a handful of risotto with chips of bacon and olive oil!
Braised Lamb Shanks with Red Wine Sauce-
This recipe video will make your meat so tender and failure proof! You can make this on one of those wintery evenings for your whole family to enjoy along with some buttered mash!