Best Dishes with Wine Sauces You Should Try Now

Mar 14, 2014 by

Currently we are all embracing our foodie side. Whether it’s cooking a simple steak or a well cooked pasta dish, the foodie scene has exploded across the world. Yet we all are still wary of the necessary dietary requirements. This is more due to the fact that as consumers we really want to know where our food has come. From spotted pigs in Gloucester to Iberico ham in Spain, the focus is very much on fresh quality ingredients. In addition to this, seasonality is the order of the day when it comes to what we consume. Yet what are some of the top wine sauce based dishes to sample right now?

Spanish Chicken

A dish of Spanish chicken

This is a subtle tomato sauce that holds the base for this particular dish. Considered to be a one pot wonder, Spanish chicken is an easy to prepare dish which utilises a number of different ingredients. Alongside a glass of white wine to add a depth of flavour you should include;

  • Chopped onion
  • Parsley or a bouquet garni
  • Garlic
  • Shallots
  • Chicken thighs or legs
  • Tomato puree
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Black olives

Coq au vin

Coq au vin

A traditional yet delicious French dish, coq au vin is always a winner round the dining table. Utilising red wine as its main ingredient this particular dish can go a long way. Some of the main items you will need for this particular dish feature;

  • Onions
  • Shallots
  • Garlic
  • Plenty of red wine up to a bottle
  • Chicken thighs and legs
  • Bouquet garni
  • A large casserole dish
  • Mushrooms

Beef bourguignon

A dish of beef bourguignon

You can indulge in this little Gallic number which will certainly be the envy of both friends and family. Beef bourguignon is a slow cooked casserole dish using cheaper cuts of meat such as chuck steak. For the ultimate sauce, you need to ensure you add plenty of red wine to the mixture.

Companies including offer high quality wines that can be used in the actual dish. It is always better to use a better quality of wine for beef bourguignon for a richer taste.

Venison pie

Hot venison pies

Ideal as a winter warmer, venison pie is another favourite which utilises good quality wine. In this way it is almost like a slow cooked stew which should be done in the oven for 45 minutes. But it is it that flaky puff pastry which rounds off this tasty offering. Other things you need to add to this include;

  • Venison steak cut up into medium chunks
  • Carrots
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Plenty of seasoning
  • Parsley
  • A touch of flour to thicken the sauce

Cottage pie

A cottage pie

At the end of the day there is no better feeling than coming home and smelling a piping hot cottage pie. Using the finest minced lamb it is incorporated with a host of vegetables before being topped off with creamy mash. However to add extra texture you should use a splash of red wine as well as;

  • Garlic
  • Horseradish to add to the mashed potato topping
  • Chopped carrots
  • Onions
  • Celery
  • Shallots


A Florence steak

You really cannot beat a well-cooked steak. Whether you like to cook it medium, pink or even blue a red wine and shallot sauce can prove to be the ideal accompaniment to your rib eye, T-bone or rump. You can buy these directly from the supermarket but if you want to make it from scratch you will need;

  • Shallots
  • Red wine
  • Garlic
  • Butter
  • Olive oil
  • Rosemary
  • Beef stock or chicken stock
  • Balsamic vinegar

As you can clearly see, there is a wealth of mouth-watering dishes that incorporate tasty wine sauces. Why not have a go at making just a few of these dishes, which will certainly not leave you hungry.
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