Watercress with Rice Wine-Oyster Sauce
Traditional Chinese cooks love to stir-fry watercress year-round; use a salad spinner so the watercress is dry to the touch, or a stir-fry becomes a braise. If watercress is young and tender, stir-fry the whole stems. If the stem ends are woody and tough, discard them.
Wine & Tomato Braised ChickenHere chicken thighs cook in a simple herb-infused tomato-and-wine sauce. The bone-in thighs give it plenty of hearty flavor, and since you cook them without the skin, it keeps the dish healthy.
Napa Cabbage & Carrots With Rice Wine-Oyster Cabbage
In northern China, napa (also known as Chinese cabbage) is popular in the winter. It is delicious in soups, dumplings, braises and of course stir-fries. Napa is much sweeter and more tender than green cabbage, resembling Savoy cabbage, which can be substituted.
Grilled Peaches & Angel Food Cake With Red-Wine Sauce
Grilling luscious seasonal fruit is the perfect way to end an outdoor celebration. Here, peaches soften and caramelize over a moderate fire before melding with a fruity red-wine sauce and toasted slices of (store-bought) angel food cake.
Lemon-Garlic Roast Turkey & White Wine Gravy
The zesty lemon-garlic rub for this turkey gives it amazing flavor. Instead of using a conventional supermarket turkey that’s been “enhanced” with added sodium solution, here we brine a natural or organic turkey to keep the meat extra juicy without a lot of extra sodium.
Salmon With Red Wine-Morel Sauce
Dried mushrooms give this rich red-wine sauce an almost meaty flavor. Look for them in the produce department of well-stocked supermarkets or specialty grocers. If you’re not a fan of salmon, try the recipe with halibut instead.
Broccoli & Tomatoes With Rice Wine-Oyster Sauce
When stir-frying firm vegetables like broccoli, cover the wok for 30 seconds after adding the sauce. Cooking the vegetables covered, even for a short time, helps to keep them crisp but tender.
It's time to wine and dine... literally! Pop open a bottle of your favorite wine and let's get cooking. Here's our list of top recipes that all use wine as an ingredient. This list is complete with a variety of recipes that utilize both red and white wine to achieve the ultimate flavor. From red wine braised roots to roasted turkey with white wine gravy, there's something for everyone.
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