View Full Version : What is Sherry Vinegar and is there a substitution for it?
04-01-2002, 07:08 AM
I made the Sea Bass recipe from June of last year (w/the coucous and tomato vinaigrette) - it called for sherry vinegar. I wasn't able to find it anywhere so I left it out.
Have any of you ever seen it, or are you aware of a suitable substitution? I thought about throwing in a little sherry and vinegar, but wasn't sure which vinegar to use (white, cider, red wine, white wine etc.)
04-01-2002, 07:23 AM
Sherry vinegar comes from Spain. I found it at Whole Foods. I would imagine you could find it online too (i.e, www.ethnicgrocer.com ). I can't tell you what a good substitution is, but I would say that it's got a wonderful distinctive taste and it's worth finding. Oh, and it's a dark, caramely color - not clear or white, if that helps.
Maybe Ralph will jump in here - he knows that substitution website and usually posts what he finds here....so, Ralph? What say you?!
04-01-2002, 08:54 AM
Well, I'm not Ralph, but I also refer to the Cook's Thesaurus website pretty frequently. Here is practically everything you need to know about vinegars from the website. Who knew there were that many vinegars?
You have to scroll down a bit for the entry for sherry vinegar. Balsamic or red wine vinegar is listed as a substitute for sherry vinegar. So is rice vinegar, but I don't think it would have the right body or taste as a substitute. Rice vinegar is pretty mild.
And here's the link for the Cook's Thesaurus search page for all those other vexing substitution questions you may have:
04-01-2002, 09:23 AM
Thanks, Susan and Grace. It never seases to amaze me the knowledge that lingers around the BB.
Grace, this meal was so good, I may have to order a bottle just for this dish.
Has anyone made this dish with one of the substitutions?
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