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Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 1 month ago

Alternatives to white wine in recipes if not 21? ?

So I love cooking shell fish and I’m trying to make mussels this week and have been looking up recipes and pretty much all of them include white wine. What’s an alternative to that for similar recipes if you’re not 21? 

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  • 1 month ago

    Bottles of clam juice would work

    There is also a "Clamato" product a mix of clam juice and tomato juice. 

    Stock, or broth would work as well.  And there are seafood broth concentrates on the market or y9ou can use veggie.  I would not use beef.

  • 1 month ago

    Stock would be fine; or even water

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Water, chicken stock or vegetable stock. You don't want to be using something with a strong flavour like apple juice or vinegar!

  • IvaB
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Water,or chicken stock.Its' a one to one ratio.So,if the recipe asked for 1/2 cup wine, add 1/2 cup of substitute of your choice.Both will work very well.

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  • denise
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Apple juice,  Grape juice?

  • 1 month ago

    White Grape juice.

  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Apple juice can be used as a replacement for white wine. 

  • Darla
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Cooking wine is okay.  

  • CB
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    For white wine, some chicken broth with a bit of lemon juice for acid or if the sauce is using lemon don't worry about  - hint lemon zest is a nice way to get the taste without the sour.

    For red wine - beef broth with a bit of lemon for the acid.

  • Anton
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Ask a friend that is over 21 to get you a box of white wine, and also a box of red.  Because the wine comes out of the box, no air comes in, the wine stays good -- for months -- room temperature.

    I use Peter Vella White Zinfandel, and Peter Vella Merlot.

    You could get the cheaper wine, Peter Vella Crisp White and Delicious Red.

    Franzia also makes cheap box wine, taste slightly different than Vella.

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