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Best non-beverage use for leftover champagne?

wlo Feb 10, 2011 06:45 PM

I have about 3/4 of a bottle, dryish. Ideas?

  1. hill food Feb 10, 2011 06:51 PM

    vinagrette, pan de-glaze, homemade mustard

    1. todao Feb 10, 2011 06:59 PM

      Scallops in champagne sauce.
      There is a pretty good recipie on this page, along with some other very good ideas for champagne sauces ... you'll love 'em.

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        shallots Feb 10, 2011 07:07 PM

        There's a cold desert recipe in one of Julia Child's books Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I've made it three times and it's delicious. It is a cream and flavoring and real gelatin confection.

        1. Cherylptw Feb 10, 2011 08:36 PM

          Champagne gelee with strawberries, perfect for Valentine's day

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            gembellina Feb 11, 2011 12:17 AM

            Champagne risotto (Nigella has a recipe)

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            1. re: gembellina
              TheHuntress Feb 13, 2011 05:52 PM

              That would have been my suggestion :) Yum!

            2. JungMann Feb 11, 2011 07:42 AM

              Shellfish with champgne beurre blanc.

              1. mamachef Feb 11, 2011 08:37 AM

                River Cafe Cookbook has a recipe for a champagne risotto with white peaches; a savory. It's amazing.

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                  Erika L Feb 11, 2011 08:48 AM

                  Anything in which you'd use a dryish white wine. It's useful for its flavor, not its bubbles.

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                    bigrow Feb 13, 2011 01:49 PM

                    I'd love to be able to help, but I am unfamiliar with the ingredient. What exactly is leftover champagne?

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                    1. re: bigrow
                      ratgirlagogo Feb 13, 2011 02:03 PM

                      Ha! my thought exactly.

                      1. re: ratgirlagogo
                        hill food Feb 13, 2011 05:52 PM

                        it's a rare substance, but not to be tossed.

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                      4Snisl Feb 13, 2011 06:40 PM

                      How about a champagne sabayon?

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                        wlo Feb 17, 2011 04:12 PM

                        Drank some more, used the rest to poach some pears with honey, served with marscapone. Recipe on epicurious, I think. Quite tasty and the pears are great this time of year!

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                          cheesemonger Feb 17, 2011 04:15 PM

                          If I have leftover champagne (rare), I'll reduce it and freeze it to use in sauces in the future. I have a recipe for Chardonnay Cream sauce for fish that's awesome. I can dig it up if you like.

                          1. wekick Feb 18, 2011 01:19 PM

                            I have made a champagne cake.

                            1. chefathome Feb 18, 2011 01:31 PM

                              Champagne cupcakes with champagne frosting is delicious.

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                                sparkareno Feb 18, 2011 01:54 PM

                                Hugh Carpenter has an amazing Champagne Rice Pilaf. Every time I make it people go nuts. I have it in a cookbook but google is your friend. It is really a yummy recipe.

                                1. PoppiYYZ Feb 21, 2011 10:55 AM

                                  Seared Scallops with a Champagne Butter sauce over Basmati Rice.

                                  1C Champagne
                                  2 Shallots finely diced
                                  2T Whipping Cream
                                  4T Unsalted Butter
                                  Squeeze Lemon Juice

                                  Boil Champagne and add shallots, simmer 10 minutes, reduce heat whisk in cream and butter. Garnish with Chives. Oh man.....

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