Wednesday, November 15, 2023


Worldwide Sherry Week remains to be occurring, by way of tomorrow, November 12! 1000’s of eating places, bars, wine shops, wine educators and bodegas the world over are holding Sherry tastings, particular menus, and different Sherry-themed occasions, to indicate how this Spanish wine pairs with all kinds of dishes, from cheese and cured meats, to fish, seafood, stews, and desserts.

My contribution for Sherry Week is a bunch of nice recipes, from appetizers to dessert, utilizing Sherry. Many will see you properly by way of vacation cooking and entertaining. 

Sherry for cocktails.


However, in fact you pour Sherry with tapas–fino, amontillado, palo cortado, oloroso seco, all are good with tapa meals. Possibly you serve the Sherry in correct Sherry glasses. Or not. 

However Sherry additionally works miracles in combined drinks. Listed here are two, a Sherrytini cocktail, the place fino Sherry stands in for vermouth in a martini, and a highball Sherry-Grenadine cocktail. Get the recipes on this publish Cocktails with Spanish Aptitude. Extra drinks with Sherry: Rebujito (rebujito is a Manzanilla spritzer) and Triple-Manzanilla Martini.
Sherried rooster liver pâté served with crisp crackers and copitas of oloroso seco.
This rooster liver pâté will get depth-of-flavor from oloroso Sherry and ibérico pork fats. Serve the pâté with any Sherry–fino, amontillado or oloroso. The recipe for the pâté is right here. 
Roasted squash soup with Sherry.
This Sherried Squash Soup may be the proper starter for vacation eating. The butternut squash is roasted earlier than cooking in rooster (or vegetable) inventory. Serve it with a mellow oloroso. See the recipe on this publish Oloroso Sherry–A Good Vacation Wine.
Monkfish with Sherry sauce (Rape al Jerez).
On to the fish course! Chunks of monkfish (angler) and shrimp are cooked in a sauce redolent of dry Sherry with a contact of Brandy de Jerez. Sherry pairs superbly with many entree meals. Pour it into white wine glasses, fairly than a catavino.  The recipes for the monkfish in addition to for a tomato sauce with Sherry are right here.
Steamed Fish and Shrimp Balls with Sherry Sauce.
Kidneys and mushrooms in Sherry sauce.

Here is a traditional tapa bar dish, bites of tender lamb kidneys and mushrooms cooked in a velvety Sherry sauce (riñones al Jerez). Serve with chunks of bread to take in the sauce. The recipe for Kidneys in Sherry Sauce is right here.

Rooster wings al ajillo.

This can be a deluxe model of pollo al ajillo–chicken wings with garlic. The wings are glazed with mellow oloroso. They may very well be served as a tapa or, with an entire cut-up rooster, a principal course. The recipe is on this publish The Wine That Goes with Every little thing.
Rabbit roasted with greens on a sheet pan with amontillado.
Items of tender rabbit are roasted on a sheet pan with potatoes, eggplant and cloves of garlic. Amontillado Sherry offers them a particular taste. Serve amontillado with the meal. The recipe for Rabbit with Garlic and Amontillado is on this publish Sheet Pan “Al Ajillo.”
Rooster with Sherry.

Sherry is within the name–pollo al vino de Jerez. Rooster items braised with mushrooms in a savory sauce. Very homey, but elegant too. The recipe and an outline of the assorted varieties of Sherry wines are on this weblog publish Have a good time Sherry!

Small chickens filled with dried fruits with amontillado sauce.
A really festive dish–small chickens (picantones) or squab roasted with a stuffing of walnuts, raisins and dried apricots with a Sherry sauce. The recipe requires a medium-dry Sherry, resembling amontillado or oloroso seco. You solely want a half-cup, however the wine is so scrumptious that you will be delighted that you just purchased a bottle. Serve it with toasted almonds, Spanish ham and sausage, mushroom croquettes. The recipe for Rooster Filled with Dried Fruits, Amontillado Sauce is right here.
Seared ibérico pork chops are completed with oloroso sherry.
Thick minimize ibérico pork chops are seared, then completed in a coated pan with sliced apples. Medium Sherry to deglaze the pan creates a scrumptious sauce. The recipe for Pork Chops with Apples and Sherry is right here.
Sherried fig compote.

And, on to desserts!

This Sherried Fig Compote is sort of like a jam. Apply it to toast, as a filling for layer cake, or, as dessert, topped with a dollop of whipped cream. I used a spoonful to sauce rare-cooked duck magret.  

Borrachos are “drunken” truffles.

Borrachos are “tipsy truffles,” sponge squares soaked in luscious candy Sherry syrup. Get the recipe on this publish Sherry–the Wine That Goes With Every little thing. 

Prune-Sherry ice cream with burnt-sugar sauce.

Luscious prune-Sherry ice cream with burnt-sugar sauce and toasted almonds–a dessert grand sufficient for any event. The recipe for Prune-Sherry Ice Cream is right here.

Did I point out? Sherry is the wine that goes with every little thing! 

Completely satisfied Sherry Week. 



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