Cooking can be as simple or as elaborate and complex as you want it to be. For most chefs, adding wine can mean that this is a very special dish and this ingredient can definitely make the dish have a very distinctive taste. Wine, when enjoyed as a beverage, can complement the dish and cleanse the palette at the same time. In cooking, the alcohol content in the wine is heated. Thus, the flavors are released into the dish and the right choice of wine can mean that the flavor of the wine can be absorbed by the meat.
One must be careful though with the amount of wine that will be added in the dish. Too little can have very little effect as well and may not be enough to achieve the desired taste, while too much can overpower the taste of the dish and may in turn make the dish taste too strong.
White wine is best enjoyed with seafood. Whether during eating or combining it in the dish or while cooking, white wine can bring out the taste, texture, and flavors of the fish. It can complement the saltiness of fish and the wine will not overpower the flavor of the dish (as compared to red wine).
For soups recipes with seafood and tomatoes, you can use Rose and other wine variants in this category. But specifically for shrimps, whether boiled in soups, grilled, or sauteed, Dry Fino Sherry will be the best wine to use. This dry wine will really bring out the sweetness and the saltiness of the shrimp. When working with a seafood stew, it is best if you use Pinot Noir in the dish, while you can use Albarino for lighter seafood dishes and sushi dishes that use fish. For seafood cocktail, most chefs would recommend the use of Pinot Blanc, and they would recommend Chablis or Champagne for oysters.
Wine can definitely raise your meals to a whole new level. Wine can indeed be enjoyed in so many ways. You can mix it in your dishes, make it your beverage while dining, or even give them out as gifts or wine wedding favors to symbolize a very romantic and elegant occasion. Next time you’re cooking fish, try out a recipe that calls for white wine, get the right white wine, and you will definitely be cooking up some more.
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