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cooking with wine... substitutes?? any ideas?

Old 01-18-2010, 08:11 AM
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cooking with wine... substitutes?? any ideas?

does anyone know a good substitute for when a recipe calls for wine or cooking sherry (yes, i would drink the cooking sherry!)?
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:17 AM
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Booze Flavoring In Cooking
This was the September 2003 issue of theAA Grapevine.

Sweet or semisweet red wine - Carbonated cranberry drink.

Dry red wine - cup carbonated cranberry drink, plus 1 Tbsp. lemon juice.

Sweet white wine - White grape juice plus 1 Tbsp. corn syrup.

Brandy - 1/4 cup apple juice plus 1 tsp brandy flavoring, or 1/4 cup apple cider with 1 tbsp peach or apricot syrup.

Rum - 1/4 cup apple juice plus 1 tbsp rum extract, or 1/4 cup pineapple juice or syrup flavored with 1 tbsp almond extract.

Sherry - Orange or pineapple juices with peach sirup.

Amaretto - 1 tbsp light corn syrup plus 1 tbsp almond extract and 1/4 cup clear apple juice.

Kirsch - Syrup or juices from cherries, raspberries, boysenberries, currnats or cider.

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Substitutes for Alcohol in Cooking - GourmetSleuth
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:19 AM
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does anyone know a good substitute for when a recipe calls for wine or cooking sherry (yes, i would drink the cooking sherry!)?
If you're cooking (not baking) with wine or liquor, the goal typically is to cook the alcohol out of the liquid through evaporation over high heat. There are exceptions obviously so be mindful.

If you can't/won't have a bottle of anything in your house however, it's a different story entirely.
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yeah, i don't even want to chance having the bottle in my house!
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I think it just depends on the recipe, Carol gave some good suggestions for substitutes. Unless boiled for several hours, the alcohol doesn't cook out anyways.

I just modified my menu a bit, there's tons of stuff to cook that doesn't call for alcohol to be used!!
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:12 PM
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Not at all true...

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I think it just depends on the recipe, Carol gave some good suggestions for substitutes. Unless boiled for several hours, the alcohol doesn't cook out anyways.

I just modified my menu a bit, there's tons of stuff to cook that doesn't call for alcohol to be used!!
...but the difference is better for us in a cooking forum than this one
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:15 PM
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yeah, i don't even want to chance having the bottle in my house!
A red wine pan sauce is NOT worth anyone wavering. Ignore the booze in the recipe or look to one of the non-ETOH suggestions.
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