Ever wondered how you could disguise wine in your everyday life? Well we have written this blog just for you! Read our tips and tricks on how to incorporate wine into your cooking. Bonus, it makes the kids sleep better 😉

Wine helps to cook and add flavor to fish

fish and wine

There is many options to use this trick!  You can add wine to the pan while the fish is simmering, poach the fish over a saucepan of boiling wine, or drizzle the fish with a tablespoon (or four) of wine and then bake it in a foil package.

When sauteing, use wine instead of butter

sauteing with wine

Instead of sauteing veggies or potatoe in heaps of butter or oil, you can saute them in a smaller amount of oil plus some wine for flavor and moisture.

Wine is great to use in marinades

wine marinade

If you didn’t know already, wine is basically an acid ingredient (which helps tenderize the outside of meat) and it has a lot of flavor. A wine-based marinade helps keep meat, poultry, or seafood moist while it cooks.

Wine can help cook and simmer foods

simmering with wine

Add wine to dishes you’re cooking in a skillet on the stove, in a slow cooker, or in the oven. Simmered along with the food, it adds flavor and moisture to whatever dish you’re making.

 Cooking wine vs. wine

A rule of thumb is if you won’t drink it, don’t cook with it. Cooking wines have more salt and often stronger acidic content so they will taint the flavor of the dish.

Surprise, wine can also be used in baking!

baking with wine

Instead of using oil to your cake mix recipe, rather add a cup of white wine or dessert wine for a more complex flavor. In our follow-up blog we will be featuring a recipe of white champagne jelly. Yum!

Our last secret to cooking with wine: Just have fun! Feel free to experiment while cooking or baking with wine. Get creative, and try to invent new flavor combinations. Follow up next week with our new blog where we will feature recipes that incorporate this special ingredient of wine of course!

Reference Articles:

Web MD

Bear Claw Vineyards