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Old 11-15-2007, 07:18 PM   #1
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Dry sherry substitution

Is there another alcohol I can substitute for dry sherry?
Don't know that I have ever used it before. my recipe for 4 servings calls for 1/2 cup, though I may double my recipe.

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Old 11-15-2007, 07:20 PM   #2
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What are you using it in? Makes a difference in the substitutions suggested.
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A dry white wine, or rice wine, will make an acceptable substitute.
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:15 PM   #4
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It really does depend a bit on the recipe as to what else will work. What are you making?
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:39 AM   #5
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Green Beans with portabello mushrooms
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Old 11-16-2007, 10:16 AM   #6
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A fruity white wine will work.(but use less)If you have no wine, this isnt the same but still good a little Balsamic Vinegar.
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Old 11-16-2007, 11:27 AM   #7
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To be perfectly honest, dry sherry & mushrooms are a fabulous & classic combination. And dry sherry is not only very inexpensive, but lasts forever in the pantry & is useful in so many different dishes.

I frankly can't think of anything that would make a good sub. I think that a dry (or fruity) white wine would be too acidic & wouldn't have the depth that sherry has for something like this. But cooking is such a personal thing, & that's just my opinion.
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Old 11-16-2007, 12:05 PM   #8
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To be perfectly honest, dry sherry & mushrooms are a fabulous & classic combination. And dry sherry is not only very inexpensive, but lasts forever in the pantry & is useful in so many different dishes.

I frankly can't think of anything that would make a good sub. I think that a dry (or fruity) white wine would be too acidic & wouldn't have the depth that sherry has for something like this. But cooking is such a personal thing, & that's just my opinion.

I totally agree. The sherry is called for primarily for flavor in this dish. I don't think white wine would work at all.

I'd suggest buying some sherry or just leaving it out.
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Is there another alcohol I can substitute for dry sherry?
Don't know that I have ever used it before. my recipe for 4 servings calls for 1/2 cup, though I may double my recipe.

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If you're looking for uses for the leftover sherry, I keep fresh ginger in a jar of sherry in the fridge - keeps practically forever, and then you have ginger-flavored sherry, which I use in my favorite stir-fry sauce. I top off the jar with sherry to keep the ginger completely submerged.
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Old 11-16-2007, 05:15 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone
I did get some!!
Now I just hope that the green beans are nice enough to make my dish :)
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