You purchased an expensive bottle of wine and you wonder what other things you can do with it aside from drinking. Well, I got an answer for you: bake or cook with wine.
You probably wouldn’t cook with wine as the main ingredient. But, for the sake of breaking you a dull table and to explore new delicacy, why not? Having this in your recipe is never a waste of money, it will give you a golden experience instead.
Numerous wine enthusiasts often make their wine as an ingredient of cooking for their dinner meal. Aside from the fact the wine provides a healthy diet, it will also bring out the hidden flavor of the foods.
Here are the top recipes that resemble how great and versatile wine is. You can do it at home. Easy to make and will perfectly delight your taste buds.
Basic Spaghetti with Red Wine
Who knows that your typical pasta will turn into a unique and delightful dish? Just simply boil your dried pasta in a pan using red wine.
5 cups of water
3 1/4 cups dry red wine
3/4 pound spaghetti
1/4 cup olive oil
4 small garlic cloves
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Freshly ground black pepper
Meat Loaf with Full-Bodied Red Wine
If you are a fan with caramels, this is the recipe that fits for you. The full-bodied red wine caramelizes the whole meatloaf as it bakes. Try some bottle of Cabernet.
2 slices of white sandwich bread
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg yolk
2 tablespoons of flat-leaf parsley
1 and 1/2 teaspoons chopped the sage
1 teaspoon chopped thyme
1 tablespoon kosher salt
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
Pinch of cayenne pepper
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano
Lentils and Herbs with Red Wine
Lentils and Herbs are some of the perfect matches for red wine. Lentils, a French-type dish also works well with soup and salads.
1 1/2 cups French green lentils
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small red onion
1 garlic clove
1/4 cup dry red wine
1 packed cup baby spinach
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 tablespoon crème fraîche
4 lightly packed cups mâche
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Freshly ground pepper
Chocolate Red Wine Cake
The red wine balance the sweetness of this chocolate cake, giving you a delightful flavor. Considering dessert in your table, especially if it is chocolate cake which is made in wine will truly give you a sweet experience.
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 and 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 and 3/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 and 1/4 cups dry red wine
Grilled Ham with Strawberry Jam
Want some unique flavor of your bread during breakfast? Try this grilled ham sandwich spiked with Pinot Noir.
1/4-inch-slices of brioche
½ cups of strawberry jam combined with 2 tablespoons of Pinot Noir wine
10 slices of baked ham
10 slices of Gruyère cheese
Short Ribs Marinated in Red Wine
Marinate the ribs and vegetables in red wine overnight to get the better result. You can also use the marinade as a braise. The red wine will bring out the true and delightful flavor of the ribs.
1 medium leek, pale and green parts
1 small onion
3 Garlic Cloves
10 parsley sprigs
2 thyme sprigs
2 bay leaves
8 beef short ribs on the bone
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
Salt ground black pepper
2 cups chicken stock
2 cups beef stock
Mini Cheesecakes with Wine as Toppings
Some cheesecakes are too sweet and heavy, but you can lighten it up by adding goat cheese and any variety of white wines.
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
7 whole graham crackers
1 tablespoon sugar
1 large egg yolk
Pinch of salt
10 and 1/2-ounce log of fresh goat cheese
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons crème fraîche
The versatility of the wine makes it essential to every home, in the kitchen. Whether you pair it with food or make it as an ingredient for cooking, it always plays a vital role.
It is not just made for drinking. It serves for various purposes. Whether you like the western or eastern type of foods, you can always make it with wine. Purchasing a bottle of wine is never a waste of money. It always makes sense.