How can wine be used in cooking to enhance the flavor of food?


Cooking with wine, along with drinking wine can bring another element to the making of a recipe. Refining and enhancing flavors while accentuating textures can motivate one to add wines to recipes. Wine is a perfect ingredient for cooking to truly enhance the savor of food. The flavor and texture of wine allows for a healthier reduction of salt and sugar. It also aids in creating the perfect food and wine pairing. If you use the same wine in the dish that you are serving at the table, you have created a natural synergy of flavors. Here are some ways to incorporate wine into your everyday cooking!

Wine helps cook and add flavor to fish. One way to add flavor and moisture to fish without adding fat is to cook it with wine. You can add wine to the pan while the fish is simmering, poach the fish over a saucepan of boiling wine, or drizzle fish with a tablespoon or two of wine and bake it in a foil package. Wine is also a great ingredient in marinades. The wine-based marinade helps keep meat, poultry, or seafood moist while it cooks, too. Adding wine to dishes that are cooked in a skillet, on the stove, in a slow cooker, or in the oven adds flavor and moisture to whatever dish you’re making.

Wine can be used in baking, too! For certain types of cakes, using wine or sherry in place of some of the fat not only lightens up the cake but adds complimentary flavors.

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