Recipe Roundups

12 Insanely Delicious Recipes Using Cooking Wine

Kosher.com Staff August 28, 2023

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One of the best ways to make a meal extra special is to add wine to your menu. Drinking wine makes a gathering extra festive, but we’re referring to wine that is actually cooked into your food. The deep rich notes really enhance a dishes aromas and flavors.

But which wine should you cook with?

Tuscanini’s “Red Cooking Wine” is the answer. It’s made from the finest of Rosso Tuscano and white Muscat grapes.

It’s perfect for savory dishes like marinades, glazes, and even dressings!

The recipes below were developed specially to complement this delicate cooking wine, and to ensure the best results- prefect for an extra special Yom Tov meal.

Tuscanini’s Red Cooking Wine can be purchased on Amazon HERE.

1. Red Wine Braised Short Ribs by Danielle Renov

I don’t know of a person that doesn’t love a perfectly cooked, melt-in-your-mouth, super savory and delicious short rib. These only seem intimidating because of how delicious they look. In reality, they are one of the easiest, almost no-fail, meats you can make and serve!

2. Caramelized Fennel and Braised Chicken by Danielle Renov

There is just something so right about sitting in the sukkah surrounded by slow cooked, fall-off-the-bone, saucy foods. This is all of that plus deliciousness. Make sure to serve it alongside rice, mashed potatoes or with some good bread because the flavor the wine adds to the sauce is so good, you’re going to want to have something to sop it all up with!

3. Red Wine Caramelized Stewed Apples by Danielle Renov

Is it perfect for Rosh Hashanah because of the apples – YES. Of course it is. But it’s so good you’re going to want to make it all year long.

4. Braised Brisket and Gnocchi by Danielle Renov

Two words. CROWD. PLEASER. You’re welcome.

5. Tuscanini Chicken Cacciatore aka “Chicken Tuscanini” by Danielle Renov

I love a good chicken cacciatore, “hunter’s chicken” in Italian. It’s a throw everything you have into a pan and little cook for a long time until all the flavors blend together into 1 bowl of deliciousness. One Friday, I was making my own version out of whatever I had in my house and the dished morphed into a list of TUSCANINI’S GREATEST HITS of ingredients. So the dish got an upgrade in flavor and a new name befitting its superb quality of ingredients! It has quickly become a staple in my house and is the perfect holiday chicken recipe!

6. Tuscan White Bean Soup by Danielle Renov

I love a soup that has all the elements of a meal combined into one beautiful pot! This soup has tons of flavor and is filling and comforting but still light and fresh. You can keep it pareve, go dairy by adding some grated Parmesan cheese, or go meat by adding in some shredded rotisserie chicken. However you choose to do it, you can’t go wrong!

7. Red Wine and Date Brisket by Sina Mizrahi
I love a good festive roast. For Rosh Hashanah, I added dates and silan to bring sweetness and complement the deep, flavorful cooking wine. It’s a crowd pleaser and so simple to make.

8. Red Wine Braised Short Ribs with Baby Potatoes by Yocheved Shvarzblat
With a braised beef, you never have to ask whether it’s rare or well done, because every piece will be done well. This cooking method creates soft, delicious, fall-off-the-bone goodness every single time. This makes it suitable for every preference and every gathering.

9. Creamy Truffle and Salmon Gnocchi by Charnie Kohn

10. Honeyed Chicken with Olives and Capers by Erin Grunstein
This Chicken Marbella-inspired dish is incredibly juicy, tender, and full of flavor and sweetness from the wine, honey, olives, capers, zaatar, and lemon juice.

11. One-Pan Chicken Cacciatore by Gabe Garcia

Learn how to make this classic French chicken with eggplant, peppers, mushrooms, and tomatoes with Chef Gabe on Rosh Chodesh Club.

Chef Gabe breaks down the ingredients for Chicken Cacciatore in this video.

Download a PDF of this recipe for easy reference.

12. Honey Soy Steamed White Fish by Estelle Chait

Estee is back with this fresh, flaky, Asian-inspired fish that is made using Tuscanini’s new cooking wine. Learn how easy and effortless it is to create such a delicious one-bowl steamed fish.

For more great ideas, watch Just Make It!

Originally published September 2022. Updated and improved August 2023.