Cooking with Red Wine
I’m excited to discuss what cooking with red wine can do for you! If you are of legal age, not allergic, or not completely against the idea, consider trying it out! Cooking with red wine can do so much for you in terms of flavor, texture, appearance, and aroma.
It is widely praised as a great substitute for oil in certain dishes. We just talked about wine ice cream recently, though that isn’t quite “cooking.” Anyway, you’re probably pretty familiar with people sauteeing with wine or using it in sauces, but did you know that you can bake with it too? Pretty awesome! Wine ice cubes, ice cream, sauce, marinade, palate cleanser… can wine be any more awesome? It’s also healthy, in moderation, if you don’t suffer from any special conditions, so yes. It’s awesome.
What Could I Cook with Wine?
For some super awesome recipes on cooking with wine, check here. My favorite idea is the one with steak and mushrooms topped with a wine sauce. I think I might start making a similar recipe anytime I cook steak and mushrooms now! Yum. To give you an idea of a few dishes you can prepare with wine, here’s a list:
- Beef Bourguignonne (steak and mushrooms in wine)
- Linguine with Red Wine Bolognese Sauce
- Stews and soups
- Veal and mushrooms
- Coq Au Vin (a chicken-and-wine dish)
- Pasta (spice up your favorite spaghetti)
- Baked goods (remember how I mentioned it’s praised as an oil substitute?)
- A breakfast pastry syrup or jelly
- Poached eggs
- Eggplant and tofu
- Baked beans (say what?! Use real beans and red wine instead of canned beans and extra sugar)
- Chocolate truffles… mmm.
- Poached pears
A few of those are some pretty genius ideas for cooking with red wine. I can’t wait to buy some cheap wine and start cooking like a madwoman with it! Maybe I’ll buy some really nice wine and prepare steak and truffles in a wine sauce for a birthday dinner or special occasion soon. I hope you find something that suits your palate and that you give cooking with red wine a chance!