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Old 12-24-2010, 10:56 AM   #1
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Substitution for dry sherry

Hi! I'm new!
I'm making mushroom pate and it calls for dry sherry. Can I sub sweet marsala? I am guessing I could use dry marsala and I will be running to the store!
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:24 AM   #2
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You can use anything you want, but
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I am guessing I could use dry marsala and I will be running to the store!
since you're going to the store, buy the Sherry. I guess I don't understand your question.
Anyway, welcome to DC, driewerlisa
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:06 PM   #3
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I would get a dry sherry. Dry sherry and sweet marsala are totally different flavors. Often you can find small bottles of sherry at liquor or wine stores. Sherry also keeps a while in the refrigerator, and is not a bad drink.
Above all else, don't get the supermarket cooking sherry.
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I would get a dry sherry. Dry sherry and sweet marsala are totally different flavors. Often you can find small bottles of sherry at liquor or wine stores. Sherry also keeps a while in the refrigerator, and is not a bad drink.
Above all else, don't get the supermarket cooking sherry.
I finally found the real sherry to cook with, but until then I had to get cooking sherry. To be honest, nice spices. It ain't such a bad thing.
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Old 12-26-2010, 11:35 AM   #5
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"Cooking sherry" from the supermarket is salty and pretty nasty and shouldn't be used in recipes that call for real sherry .
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:48 PM   #6
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I'm a big fan of dry marsala. I use it for a baby portabella mushroom dish I make regularly. I've also used sherry for it but prefer the marsala.
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:10 PM   #7
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I recently used mirin in place of dry sherry in a Chinese recipe and it worked out well.
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:25 AM   #9
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Chinese cooking wine is pretty much the same as sherry. You can find it in your local Asian grocery store. I don't buy sherry anymore now that I've found the Chinese cooking wine.
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:22 PM   #10
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is cooking sherry the same as dry sherry ?
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