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anunez May 18, 2010 09:34 AM

I bought port for a plum tart and now its just taking up space on my bar. I wouldnt really drink it straight but would love some ideas on how to cook with it. Its pretty decent quality for what thats worth. Thanks!

  1. goodhealthgourmet May 18, 2010 10:34 AM

    my first thoughts were braised short ribs, a reduction for a beef tenderloin or filet, or a dessert sauce, but there are plenty of other possibilities!
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/325086
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    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/697513

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      mcuneo May 18, 2010 10:49 AM

      Have fun!

      This first recipe doesn't use very much port, but it's something a little different:
      http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/Chic-and-Cheerful-Savoury-French-Olive-Cheese-and-Onion-Cake-316039

      A few others:
      http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/port-mulled-cherries-with-ricotta
      http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Filets-Mignons-with-Mustard-Port-Sauce-with-Red-Onion-Confit-11130
      http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Seared-Duck-Breast-with-Cherries-and-Port-Sauce-353376
      http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Strawberry-Mascarpone-Tart-with-Port-Glaze-352272
      http://cookalmostanything.blogspot.com/2007/08/retro-recipe-challenge-8.html
      http://www.cookingbytheseatofmypants.com/recipes/chocolate-port-wine-cake/
      http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/meatballs_with_green-peppercorn_sauce/
      http://noblepig.com/2008/12/09/ballsey.aspx
      http://sacfoodies.com/2008/01/15/port...

      The port will work for a pan sauce, and it might be fun to try a kitchy cheeseball.

      1. Full tummy May 18, 2010 10:58 AM

        I went to Epicurious and searched for port as an ingredient. Came up with 166 recipes. Good place to start:

        http://www.epicurious.com/recipesmenu...

        1. souschef May 18, 2010 02:37 PM

          Get yourself a nice hunk of Roquefort and enjoy the two together. I do not like either port or Roquefort on their own, but the two together is a match made in heaven.

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            beanodc May 18, 2010 03:46 PM

            Pears poached in port, fresh grated ginger and honey or sugar - delicious. After the pears have softened, remove them and boil the sauce down. Serve warm, room temp or cold with the reduced sauce and a little greek yogurt or whipped cream.

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