8 Ways to Cook with Wine on Valentine's Day

Last Updated February 09, 2017
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clams in white wine sauce

There's more than one way to get wine on the table for Valentine's Day. With these recipes, you can drink your wine and eat it too! Whether it's a just splash or a full cup, adding wine to these dishes makes a big difference.

Braised Oxtails with Red Wine Sauce

braised oxtails in red wine sauce
This is a perfect dish for fall dinners. Have plenty of Blue Dog bread on hand for sopping up the sauce. Mashed potatoes, celery root salad or purée, or roasted cauliflower are all excellent...

Red Wine-Braised Portobello “Ribs”

Red Wine-Braised Portobello “Ribs”
Look for large protobello mushrooms to create the “ribs”, while woodsy dried porcini mushrooms and their liquid bring earthy flavor. Serve with mashed potatoes, rice, noodles or potato latkes.

Bay Leaf-Scented Braised Chicken with Red Wine and Olives

This is a great dish for entertaining because you can make it ahead and reheat it easily. It's full of flavors that appeal to almost everyone. I prefer using all dark meat for braised dishes, but you...

White Wine Smashed Potatoes

They’re potatoes are smashed—not mashed—just enough that some of them fall apart and thicken the delicious wine-infused sauce. This recipe can serve a dozen people, which makes it great for...

Lemon Garlic Wine Prawns

When entertaining I like to start off the evening with a light source of protein, and these elegant shrimp skewers are always devoured immediately as I walk out of the kitchen.

Haddock and Clams with White Wine, Potatoes and Escarole

Haddock and Clams with White Wine, Potatoes and Escarole
The inspiration for this dish comes from Galicia, a coastal region in northern Spain. A simple stew of vegetables is slowly simmered with bits of salt cod, and the result is a subtle yet satisfying...

Chicken Braised in White Wine, Garlic and Green Chiles

Chicken Braised in White Wine, Garlic and Green Chiles
Chef Sam Etheridge loves to take traditional Italian and French recipes and “New Mexicanize” them. Here is one of his favorites, of which he notes, “This is a traditional French cooking method...

Easy Strawberry Wine Cake

'Tis the season for strawberries in all of their forms...including strawberry cake made with strawberry wine! This wine is produced locally by Keg Springs and adds charming notes to this cake and its...
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