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Old 04-24-2014, 01:41 PM   #1
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Wine in tomato cream sauce?

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I'm making a very basic tomato cream sauce. I like to add a splash of red wine to most of my tomato-based sauces and white wine to my cream sauces. So, which one, if any, should I add to a tomato cream sauce? I'm serving it over penne with parmesan-crusted chicken.

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Old 04-24-2014, 01:46 PM   #2
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You decide. Add the wine with the tomato and simmer before adding the cream.
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:47 PM   #3
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I'm making a very basic tomato cream sauce. I like to add a splash of red wine to most of my tomato-based sauces and white wine to my cream sauces. So, which one, if any, should I add to a tomato cream sauce? I'm serving it over penne with parmesan-crusted chicken.

Thanks in advance for your opinions and wisdom!
Assuming it's somewhat salmon colored, I would add a little white wine to a tomato cream sauce. It's my experience that red wine will turn it an unnatural shocking pink hue.
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:28 PM   #4
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Assuming it's somewhat salmon colored, I would add a little white wine to a tomato cream sauce. It's my experience that red wine will turn it an unnatural shocking pink hue.
Seconded by me.

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Old 04-25-2014, 07:10 AM   #5
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White for sure. Now if you throw some vodka in there.......!
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I was thinking vodka CraigC and then I saw your post OR white vermouth is good
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You decide. Add the wine with the tomato and simmer before adding the cream.

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White wine or vodka
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:26 PM   #9
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White wine or vodka
The recipe we use for alla vodka sauce uses both.
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:26 AM   #10
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I find that red wine can be stronger in a sauce than white. Whatever I cook in, or with, a sauce that contains red wine it seems to take on the red wine flavor. Where as, white wine is more subtle and does not dominate the flavor of the sauce or the meat that it is served on...just my two cents...
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