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What to do with leftover champagne?

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nosey Jan 1, 2010 02:00 PM

After the celebration, realized we have about a 1/2 bottle of champagne leftover. We are not champagne drinkers, but are very willing to use it in a recipe. Any suggestions?

  1. Vetter Jan 2, 2010 07:29 AM

    I recently used some as my liquid in this lovely recipe for roasted pears: http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/12/van...

    Also works great to deglaze the chicken roasting pan!

    1. pdxgastro Jan 1, 2010 10:30 PM

      Once I came across a book of sorbets in the library that included a recipe for Champagne sorbet. I wish I had copied the recipe!

      1. EWSflash Jan 1, 2010 05:21 PM

        Leftover champagne? What's that? ;-)

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          taboo Jan 2, 2010 08:45 AM

          HA HA...I say the same thing....left over champagne? Anyway, you can make it into a sorbet or granita and put it with berries....yum.

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          nosey Jan 1, 2010 02:49 PM

          Thank you all for the great ideas! With over 100 recipes, I should be able to find something to do with it. Thanks, again!

          1. goodhealthgourmet Jan 1, 2010 02:35 PM

            my first inclinations are poached shellfish, a vinaigrette, or sabayon...and i like the risotto idea.

            in case none of those appeal to you, i did a quick search and discovered a Food Network link with 100 ideas:
            http://www.foodnetwork.com/topics/cha...

            1. wenster Jan 1, 2010 02:27 PM

              We had leftover champagne too- I ended up adding sugar and vanilla and reducing it down to a syrup I plan on pouring on pancakes or ice cream...

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                truman Jan 1, 2010 02:12 PM

                Try substituting it for white wine in risotto. I have a recipe (somewhere!) for champagne-feta risotto... mmm...

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