Who hasn't found themselves with the bottom of a bottle of rosé wine after an evening with friends or a family meal? In this case, rather than forcing yourself to finish it, to throw it away, or to wait too long before drinking it, we suggest some chef's recipes for cooking with rosé wine.
LIGHT OR DARK ROSÉ: A RECIPE FOR EVERY COLOUR
Before embarking on a recipe, it is important to know which rosé wine to use. If you don't know much about it, one indication can help you: the colour. The lighter the rosé wine, the more similar it is to white wine. Conversely, the darker the rosé, the more like a red wine it will be used.
DARE TO USE A ROSÉ WINE MARINADE
Following the logic of colour, light rosé wine is perfect for marinating white meat, grilled meat or fish, while a dark rosé wine makes a good marinade for game, beef or stew.
For a light rosé wine marinade, a mixture of vegetable oil, olive oil, rosé wine, mustard, salt and pepper, tarragon and garlic is sufficient. The meat can then be marinated for 6 to 8 hours before being cooked.
For a dark rosé wine or vin de saignée marinade, use the same mixture, add 5 cl of cognac or marc de Bourgogne, as well as shallots, juniper berries and thyme. Leave the meat to marinate for 24 hours.
COOKING SHELLFISH IN ROSÉ WINE
Although we are used to using white wine to cook razor clams, cockles and clams, cooking shellfish in rosé wine brings a very appreciable touch of bitterness. You will need to pour a little olive oil into a hot pan, add the shellfish and cover. After 2 minutes, the rosé wine of Provence can be added, before covering. Then simply add some coriander or tarragon, salt and pepper, and leave the wine to reduce for a few minutes.
COOKING FISH WITH A ROSÉ WINE SAUCE
The rosé wine sauce is a subtle accompaniment to fish such as sea bass, sea bream or cod. To make it, melt butter and olive oil, then fry chopped shallots. Then add a spoonful of cumin, rosemary, salt, pepper and finally the wine. Bring to the boil until 2/3 of the liquid has evaporated, then add a tablespoon of flour mixed with cold water. Finish by adding 10 cl of double cream.
PREPARING A DESSERT WITH ROSÉ WINE
Among the sweet recipes that highlight rosé wine, the granita is a must to surprise your guests. The recipe for rosé wine granita, which can be made with any type of rosé wine, consists of putting the rosé wine in the freezer and grating it at the last minute before serving, over candied summer fruit.
Would you like to try the adventure of cooking with rosé wine? The Domaine de Berne offers you rosé wines from Provence that are perfectly suited to recipes using rosé wine.