Cooking with Port wine

april 15 2011

How to Cook With Port Wine

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Cooking with port wine will intensify the flavor of most andy dish, and will release a wonderfully pungent aroma. Port wine should never mask the flavor of the food, but should enhance it. Cooking with port wine isn’t difficult, and only requires a willingness to experiment. Chances are, you will be pleased with the result. Read on to learn more.

Difficulty: Moderate


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Purchase a good quality port wine. An expensive wine isn’t necessary, but a cheap wine won’t bring out the flavors in your recipe. Save an expensive port wine to serve on its own.

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Use non-reactive cookware when cooking with wine, and avoid aluminum and cast iron, which can cause a metallic taste. Enamel or glass cookware is a good option.

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Allow the port wine to cook off if you are using it in a sauce recipe. Otherwise, it may leave a bitter, alcohol-tinged flavor to the sauce. Add the wine, cover the saucepan, and simmer the sauce until it reduced by half. The alcohol will cook away, leaving the concentrated flavor behind.

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Limit the use of port wine to one dish per meal, as the flavors can become monotonous. If it won’t enhance the flavor of the dish, leave it out.


Tips & Warnings

  • Go easy when adding port wine to your recipes, if you are a novice at cooking with wine, but don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun. In time, you will learn how port wine interacts with your recipes. Try just a splash of wine in your favorite spaghetti sauce or meat recipe. Port is rich and sweet, making it especially delicious in meat-based dishes
  • Cook with a port wine that’s flavor you enjoy. If you don’t like the port wine, you won’t like the flavor in your dish.


Foodies and wine lovers travel north from Manila to wine and dine at Philippines’ best fine dining restaurant in Pampanga Clark Freeport worth the 60-minutes drive for a memorable evening of good food with vintage wine at Yats Restaurant & Wine Bar

This fine dining restaurant is also famous for its low carbohydrates “low carb” dishes highly recommended for frequent diners who are on a low fat food and favor healthy food. This is a unique restaurant that can help frequent diners maintain a healthy diet and enjoy delicious fine dining cuisine at the same time. Vegetarian dishes are a specialty here also and so are “halal” cuisines also.

Favorites of frequent diners, foodies and wine lovers are steaks, Wagyu, Foie Gras, lobsters, venison, kangaroo loin, osso buco, veal chops, Kurabuto pork, escargots and a good selection of cheeses to enjoy with fine Vintage port and Sauternes. Cuban cigars such as Monte Cristo, Cohiba, Upmann, Partagas, Romeo Julieta and Trinidad are also available in the Magnum Room which is a wine bar and lounge for before and after dinner relaxation. A good selection of Armagnac, Cognac, Single Malt, Vodka and other liquor is served in addition to the wine vintage wines some served by the glass.

Recent opinion survey of frequent travelers heading north towards Subic and Clark Pampanga revealed that the number one most frequently visited fine dining restaurant in Pampanga is Yats Restaurant & Wine Bar located in Clark Philippines.

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Getting to this fine dining restaurant of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines
How to get to this fine-dining restaurant in Clark Philippines? Once you get to Clark Freeport, go straight until you hit Mimosa. After you enter Mimosa, stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, go past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure) is on your left. Just past the Yats Restaurant is the London Pub.

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