Sherry Vinegar: Why Can't I Find Any?
- mamaciita Jan 5, 2008 06:40 AM
I've come across several recipes lately which call for sherry vinegar, but I can't find it in stores. I've tried several groceries, gourmet markets, Whole Foods, etc.
Is it just me? I thought sherry vinegar was pretty common.
Where do you buy it? What is an acceptable substitute?
We love sherry vinegar. Last time we went to a Portuguese restaurant in Newark (we live in Jersey) we raved so much about the sherry vinegar on our salads that our waiter ended up gifting a small bottle to us. Sherry vinegar is dark and more acidic (wine vinegars tend to be), so I really can't comment on a good substitute. I guess if you are looking at adding a small amount just to brighten a dish you could substitute another wine vinegar, like red wine.
They care sherry vinegar at the Stop and Shop in Watchung....at least they did a year ago when I bought some there.
Whole Foods knows about it, see Whole Foods site for discussion of vinegars. The nearest place I found with a brick and mortar store was 100 miles from you in Cincinnati, not very practical. Multiple net sites for ordering but one person says she just uses sherry instead. Perhaps you might try sherry and some other vinegar in combination.