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Old 01-28-2008, 05:55 AM   #21
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I use dry vermouth most of the time. It's my understanding that Julia Child used to recommend it. Works for me.
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:18 PM   #22
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How do you store the wine after you uncork the bottle?

Am I the only one that "stores" leftover wine in mah bellay?

Never cook with anything you couldn't at least tolerate drinking, and if there's leftover from cooking, then there's more left for drinking!

win/win
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:28 PM   #23
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Am I the only one that "stores" leftover wine in mah bellay?

Never cook with anything you couldn't at least tolerate drinking, and if there's leftover from cooking, then there's more left for drinking!

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No, you're not the only one. BigJim68 suggested that very same thing.
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:41 PM   #24
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That'll teach me not to read the whole thread....lol
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:49 PM   #25
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Right on Brazen Amateur. If there is any rule about cooking with wine, it is to use a wine that you would drink with the meal. One other rule that I learned over Christmas is never to use a wine without first tasting it. Made a wine sauce for a group of guests with an unfamiliar but recommended wine and all the pan drippings from a prime rib. Turned out terrible as the wine was much too dry for the dish. Semi salvaged it with lots of sugar. Should have started out with a cab. I have used dry vermouth for cooking, but I prefer it with gin for marinating olives.
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:03 PM   #26
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To Claire: Nothing wrong with using beer for cooking, I use it as liquid for chiles, pot roasts, and anywhere else where I want a yeasty taste. Same rules apply as for wine. Use a good beer, generally dark, and save that can of Coors Light for drinking on the deck in summer.
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:30 PM   #27
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I don't drink wine, but I do like to make what we always called "Drunk Chicken" with sherry. I like to buy a few chickens when they are on sale. I usually start the first one marinating in sherry and parsley, then I put the rest in freezer bags and divide the remaining sherry among the ones going in the freezer.

I loved the Steak Marsala I had at a restaurant once and would love to make that, but all I can find around here is cooking marsala.

I didn't notice this already being addressed, but if you haven't cooked with wine before, do not use "cooking" wines. They are full of salt.

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Old 01-29-2008, 11:33 PM   #28
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I loved the Steak Marsala I had at a restaurant once and would love to make that, but all I can find around here is cooking marsala.

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Cooking Marsala? I've never run across that but it sounds gross.

Are you sure your liquor store doesn't carry marsala? Pm me if mot.
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:44 PM   #29
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Cooking Marsala? I've never run across that but it sounds gross.

Are you sure your liquor store doesn't carry marsala? Pm me if mot.
I had never heard of cooking marsala either, but I saw it at the grocery store a few weeks ago. Walked away quick!

Truthfully, the liquor store is the only place I haven't checked. LOL I plan to, but our financial situation is such right now that I try to only buy what is absolutely necessary. I check out the wine section when I am at the stores I already go to, but mainly just so I will know where to buy it later.

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Old 01-30-2008, 02:33 AM   #30
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So called cooking wine is a remnant from the prohibition days and has outlived its usefulness. It was the only alcohol legally available at the time. Was salted to make it undrinkable. Ought to tell you something right there. Marsalas and other wines suitable for cooking are available at wine stores at inexpensive prices. If I did not drink wine, I believe that I would try freezing the wine in ice cube trays, even if I had to boil out some of the alcohol first. The flavor would still be there. This is a trick I use for stock. I start with a large pot and reduce it to two ice cube trays. Freeze it, then store in plastic bags. I detect no flavor reduction.
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