How To Make White Wine Sauce
If you were to visit a bookstore, you would see a few sections that deal with the topic of cooking. There are countless people out in the world who can make fantastic dishes and everyone who doesn’t cook on a regular basis wants to learn directly from them on how to make an amazing dish. However, as you browse thru cookbook after cookbook, you’ll realize there is an underlying truth to all cook books – they are mostly all the same.
There are some different variations and flavors added in, and some are written in a way where there is more flair present. For the most part, though, you will see that most of the recipes use the same ingredients, tell you to cook the food at the same temperature and that they take about the same amount of time.
Because this is the case, we aren’t going to show you a specific recipe for White Wine sauce. What we will cover are the basics, and ensure you know when the right time is to drop the wine into the sauce so you can make sure you serve an amazing sauce the next time you host a party.
When you are making a Sauce that uses wine, you have to decide beforehand if you want a light, dark or creamy sauce. Although the ingredients will all be about the same, the color of the sauce can make a big difference on how the meal is presented. If you want a dark sauce, then you should go with a darker wine; in a similar fashion, if you want a light sauce, then going with a white or rose colored wine is best. For a creamy sauce, you can actually use any wine of your choice.
As you get your ingredients ready, some of the most popular ones include:
- Olive Oil
- Salt and/or Pepper
- If making a Cream Sauce, some form of Whipping Cream or Milk
The basics are as follows:
- Decide upon the wine you are going to use for your sauce. Then, make sure to pour yourself a glass while making the sauce – nothing is better than drinking a glass of wine during the food preparation process!
- Find a skillet, and heat it on a medium to medium high level.
- Grease the bottom of the skillet with some form of either Olive Oil or Butter. You can also add in some extra flavoring at this time, like onions, garlic, celery or herbs.
- Once the skillet is popping, you should add in your wine, and lower the temperature down to a low to medium range.
- Decide upon how you want your sauce to taste. If you want your sauce to be creamier, then add in some flour. If you want the sauce to not be as saucy, then you should in more olive oil.
- Now it is time to add in some herbs. You can choose from a large variety of herbs – it all depends upon what the other food elements are within your meal, and what would pair with those elements the best.
- If you are going for a creamy sauce, this is where you add in your Whipping Cream or Milk. If you are not making a creamy sauce, you can still add a little bit of shredded cheese to give your sauce some volume.
- Lastly, you can alter the taste by adding in small bits of pepper or salt.
As you can see, the sauce making process is completely customizable to match the ingredients you have available to you, as well as to match your own taste buds. Don’t be afraid to test out new kinds of herbs, cheeses or wines until you find the right combination that works best for you. Once you have found one that you really enjoy, please feel free to share with us what you put in your own white wine sauce, in order for others to take your ideas and enhance upon them even further.