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kdelia Nov 12, 2011 04:55 PM

I need a substitute for white wine in a beef wellington recipe I have. It can not be anything that has alcohol in it.

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  1. PinotPlease RE: kdelia Nov 12, 2011 05:00 PM

    One of my more favorite resources is a book called "Substituting Ingredients" by Becky Sue Epstein and Hillary Dole Klein. They recommend a substitute for "wine in marinades" not sure if this helps for your recipe or not, but they suggest 1/4c. vinegar plus 1 tablespoon sugar plus 1/4 c. water.

    Or, if you are going to the store, there are non-alcoholic white wines, as well as something, I think it's called Banyuls, something like that, that's a by-product of wine, used in the same way in recipes but I believe it is alcohol free. Good luck, beef wellington, YUM!

    1. opinionatedchef RE: kdelia Nov 12, 2011 05:38 PM

      is the wine in the sauce or in the filling of your recipe? my wellingtons have no wine in either component.

      btw, this type of post belongs in the Home Cooking thread. if you don't move it, likely the mods will.

      1. Unfoodie RE: kdelia Nov 12, 2011 05:47 PM

        May I ask why it can't contain alcohol? When cooking alcohol is usually burned off.

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          escondido123 RE: Unfoodie Nov 12, 2011 06:07 PM

          Most studies of this show that some alcohol remains, Not a lot but enough to be a concern to some people who can't have any alcohol.

        2. todao RE: kdelia Nov 12, 2011 06:50 PM

          You can try chicken stock, unsweetened grape juice, and fresh lemon juice in a ratio of 100%:20%:10%. Heat it to simmer and taste it; adjust as you feel necessary.

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