If you’ve ever been a bit overzealous when wine-shopping at your favourite liquor store in downtown Vancouver, you probably know what it’s like to have excess wine on hand.
Whether you bought more than you needed for a party, or you simply found a great deal you couldn’t pass up, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the flavours of wine without drinking it.
Here are three savoury fall food recipes that incorporate red and white wines.
- Chicken Thighs Braised in Garlic and White Wine
This dish is savoury and hearty enough to banish the chill of the coldest night. Braising the chicken in a seasoned white wine brine gives it a juicy, melt-in-your-mouth texture. Serve it over rice or quinoa for a delicious and healthy meal.
The full recipe can be found here.
- Scallop and Corn Chowder
Liquor stores in Vancouver often have specials on certain wines, so if you’ve stocked up and want to incorporate some into a comforting fall meal, this chowder is a perfect opportunity to do so.
The recipe combines sea scallops, bacon chunks, fresh corn, potatoes and plenty of spices along with dry white wine to create the perfect meal for a cosy night in. You can even pair it with a glass of local wine from a BC winery for a bit of extra warmth.
To get the full recipe, click here.
- Quick Beef Bourguignon
Typically, preparing this French dish is a somewhat arduous task, but this recipe can be completed in just about 30 minutes (although it tastes like you spent hours perfecting it).
Chunks of seasoned sirloin are simmered in a red wine reduction with mushrooms, pearl onions and cream of mushroom soup to create a robust umami flavour that pairs perfectly with a glass of red or your favourite craft brew from a local beer store in Vancouver.
The recipe and nutrition information for this dish can be found via the Real Simple website.
Try Cooking With Your Wine This Fall
Whether you have leftover wine in your fridge, or you simply want to try a new style of cooking, these recipes make the most of excess wine. Drank all your leftovers? Go ahead and grab an inexpensive red or white wine from one of the liquor stores in Vancouver and try one of these three savoury recipes for a hearty fall meal.