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Old 03-11-2011, 06:15 PM   #1
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Question ISO substitutions for alcohol.

Ok, so the background to this is that my partner is a recovering alcoholic and he will not eat foods that have been cooked with alcohol. I'd like to make some foods that call for dry sherry and the such but can't. Does anyone have a way they deal with this?
**by the way he understands that the alcohol has been cooked off (as do I) but it's more a matter of preference to not eat foods that have been made with alcohol.

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Old 03-11-2011, 06:29 PM   #2
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Apple juice mixed with vinegar, coriander and perhaps some ginger?
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:32 PM   #3
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Actually, the alcohol does not cook off. Google alcohol cook off chart to see what I mean.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:36 PM   #4
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good to know, thanks for the chart. and they even have a substitutions chart too.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:41 PM   #5
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You can use alcohol-free wine.
Also, low sodium chicken broth with some lemon juice or lime juice.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:49 PM   #6
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The substitutions really depend on what you are making and why the recipe calls for the alcohol. Sometimes the alcohol is there I'd bring out certain alcohol soluble flavors. Alcohol is the only thing that will work in those cases. Think penne ala vodka. In cases like that it is better to pick a different recipe to make.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:01 PM   #7
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merstar-this shows how much i don't drink-i thought alcohol free wine was grape juice!

GB-ofcourse i'd stay away from the obvious such as that. but braising sometimes calls for red wine and some recipes call for sherry...i usually skip it, but i often feel like i'm missing a flavor.
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A dish with alcohol omitted can still taste great, just a little different.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:10 PM   #9
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totally agree with you andy. I make lots of food without alcohol, but always wondered what i could add to give it that sorta flavor i'm missing from what i omitted...
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totally agree with you andy. I make lots of food without alcohol, but always wondered what i could add to give it that sorta flavor i'm missing from what i omitted...
Depends on wht you'd like to have. I somtimes divide a dish that has wine grandkids want to be my taste testers so one for them without for adults with you can do this easily.I'm sure dh will love you for thinking of him and you can get a taste of somthing like sweet marsala and knw what it's like.
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