Ideas For Cooking With Wine

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Have your ever thought about using your favourite Australian wine as a main ingredient to prepare delicious meals? Wine is a low-fat yet high-favour ingredient and can turn a dull dish into a marvelous one.

Regardless of how passionate wine lover you are, you probably always try to pair best foods with your Pinot Grigio or Cabernet wine. How about cooking your favourite foods with your favourite wine? For example, instead of sauteing veggies in lots of oil or butter, saute them using one to two tablespoons of oil and simply add some wine for moisture and flavour. Got interested in cooking with wine? Here are some ideas to help you out.

To cook and add flavour to fish

Frying fish in tons of oil decreases its nutritional value and makes it a caloric dish. To ensure lots of flavour and moisture, add wine instead of fat. Clean and salt fish first. If you you’re going to bake it, drizzle fish with 2-3 tablespoons of good quality Australian wine and wrap in aluminum foil. No oil required. Or if pan-frying the fish, add some wine directly to the pan to highlight the flavour.

Take marinades to another level

Wine is not only loaded with flavour but acidity as well. And acidity is what makes meat tender and more juicy. Hence, wine is a great ingredient in marinades, and helps any type of meat, poultry or seafood stay moist during cooking.

To cook and simmer foods

Regardless of whether you are using your slow cooker, pan-frying or baking, add wine to your dishes to add flavor and moisture.

To bake

Replace oil or butter in your cake recipes with wine to lighten up your cakes and add that wow factor. Here is an easy recipe for you to try.

Out-Of-This-World Chardonnay Cake

Combine 1 box white cake mix, 1 package instant vanilla pudding and 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg in a bowl and mix well with a mixer. Add ¾ cup sour cream, ¾ cup Chardonnay and 2 eggs and mix for about 5 minutes, until fluffy. Pour into a bundt pan sprayed with baking spray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C for 50 minutes.

When it comes to choosing the right wine to prepare your delicious meals, choose a domestic wine. Australian wine brands are well known for exceptional flavour, texture and aroma. Any Australian wine is a perfect choice and will complement your dishes.