View Full Version : Dry Sherry for Cooking???
02-08-2001, 06:55 AM
I have several recipes that call for "dry sherry". Is this something I can only get in the liquor stores? If so, does it come in small bottles? I've asked a few friends who enjoy cooking and they have never used it. Also, can I substitute something else for the sherry?
02-08-2001, 07:08 AM
I love using my dry sherry for cooking...the bottle's on its way to becoming empty!
It really adds such flavor to everything, from reductions to stir-fry sauces to risottos...everything.
And no, you don't get it in the liquor store; your grocery store should carry it at the end of the wine aisle along with the Vermouths. Since this won't be for drinking, an inexpensive bottle is totally fine to use. I think you'll be happy with it http://www.cookinglight.com/bbs/smile.gif
02-08-2001, 08:44 AM
Leonard, you will have to get it in the liquor store if you live in CT. as we don't sell wine in the grocery store. I buy Sheffield or Taylor very dry sherry. It's a must in some seafood dishes. When I first used it I found the flavor quite overwhelming so I would use half of what the recipe called for. Now I've gotten used to it. You might want to start out slow like I did when you first start cooking with it.
I forgot to mention, it doesn't go bad, I had one bottle for 2 years and I didn't notice a flavor change.
[This message has been edited by Leslie w (edited 02-08-2001).]
02-08-2001, 12:02 PM
You can get sherry wherever you can find wine. It will be with the ports and madieras. Do not, repeat, do not use "cooking sherry". It is an abomination.
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