Substiution for white wine

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by pastachef, Dec 12, 2001.

  1. pastachef

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    I did chicken piccata last week, and the recipe called for white wine. Of course no alcohol is allowed on the premises where I work. Is there a substitution or an adjustment to the recipe that I should have made? It tasted 'okay', but okay is not good enough for me:(
     
  2. flash

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    Well, I suppose you could use some White Grape Jucie (1/2 & 1/2, water:juice) then hit it with a little white wine vinegar?


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  3. peachcreek

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    How about non-alcholic or de-alcoholized wine?
     
  4. cape chef

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    Verjuice is one way to go,It is made from unripened grapes and is not fermented.It is sour like vinager,So I would reduce the amount of lemon you use.

    Also don't be to alarmed when wine is called for in a recipe,yes it does add a certain flavor profile to the dish but it is not the end of the world if you do not use it.
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  5. anneke

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    I was just thinking verjus... I don't find it very sour at all however; maybe it's just the brand that we use, some organic brand from California. It will add a very delicate flavour but with some adjustments to the recipe can easily be adjusted to simulate wine.
     
  6. isa

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    I would use stock Pasta, vegetable, beef or chicken depending on the recipe.
     
  7. svadhisthana

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  8. pastachef

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    Thank you everyone for the great suggestions. Isa, I actually DID use the chicken stock, but it still wasn't quite what I wanted. It was good, but still lacking something. I am going to try to get the Verjuice.:)
     
  9. mudbug

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    White wine substitutes

    White grape juice; apple cider; apple juice; clam juice; nonalcoholic wine, add a tablespoon of vinegar to cut the sweetnessvegetable stock; or water.
     
  10. pastachef

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    Wow, Cchiu, what a selection. Thank you very much! :chef:
     
  11. 9hundred

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    Perhaps you should sneak some in. You know, wine makes all the difference, and there is really no substitute for it. Anyway after cooking the alcohol will disapear.