good recipes with port wine
- Fozzie_Bear Sep 11, 2006 09:41 PM
I bought a bottle of tawny port for a beef stew recipe, and I am not quite sure what to do with the rest of the bottle. Drinking it is an option, of course, but dessert wine isn't really my bag, so to speak.
I certainly do not want the wine to go to waste though, and I was wondering if anybody could suggest some relatively simple, interesting recipes with that would make good use of the rest of the bottle.
couple of suggestions:
--port jello (just mix it with some gelatin and water)
--port/dark chocolate sauce, not a dessert thing. port, veal stock, a few dark chocolate (non-sweetened) shavings, a bit of salt, some shallots and carrots. simmer about 3 cups of stock down with the shallots, a pinch of salt and pepper, and a cup of the port. reduce it all by just about half. strain out the shallots, carrots, pepper. then add another half cup of port, and the chocolate shavings. let the chocolate melt, simmer sauce for a few minutes. the sauce goes spectacularly well with either duck breast or venison.
reduce it with some simple syrup until thick & drizzle over some ice cream with some figs & raspberries
The Balthazar onion soup recipe calls for half a cup of port - I used ruby port, but I'm sure tawny would be good as well.