Friday, January 21, 2011

Broaden your Culinary Horizons

Do your ever get bored of the same dish  you cook everyday? You'll surely wanna try to cook something different and extraordinary, right? There are so many recipes that you can choose from...Italian, Greek, Mexican, French just to name a few...


Don't you want to tease your taste buds with these lovely cuisines? I know you do..It's a turn off when you know that the delicious recipe you want to make contains a form of alcohol. You'll just say..Aaah, we can just leave it out..it won't make that much difference.Maybe, but who knows one teaspoon of wine might make wonders to your food? Changing the whole taste and aroma of the cuisine..What to do? What to do? We can't use wine in our food.

Well, guess what? You can make some non-alcoholic substitutions.I'll like to share some of the substituition you can do to various forms of alcohol.

Non-alcoholics substitutes from A to Z
Ingredients   -    Description    -    Substitution

Amaretto - Italian almond-flavoured liquor - Non-alcoholic almond extract or marzipan.
                  (Substitute 1/2 teaspoon almond extract to 2 tablespoons Amaretto)

Applejack/Apple brandy - A brandy distilled from cider - Unsweetened apple juice
                                         concentrated 

Beer/Ale - A fermented liquor made from malted grain - Chicken broth, white grape 
                  juice, or ginger ale
 
Bourbon - A whiskey distilled from maize - Non-alcoholic vanilla extract,Sparkling apple 
                 cider, sparkling cranberry juice; or sparkling grape juice.

Brandy - Liquor made of distilled wine or fruit juice - Raspberry extract

Chambord - Black raspberry liquor - Raspberry juice, syrup or extract.

Champagne - Sparkling white wine - Sparkling white grape juice, ginger ale or soda water
                
Claret - Light red wine or Bordeaux - Diluted currant or grape juice,cherry cider syrup

Cognac - Aged,doubled-distilled wine or fermented fruit juice - Juice from peaches, apricots 
                or pears

Coffee liquor - Coffee with shot of liquor - Expresso, non-alcoholic coffee extract; or coffee
                        syrup

Cointreau - Liquor made from bitter Seville oranges - Orange juice or frozen concentrated 
                   orange juice

Creme de Cacao - Chocolate liquor - Powdered white choc mixed with water, vanilla extract
                              and sugar

Creme de Cassis - Blood-red blackcurrant liquor - Black currant jam

Creme de Menthe -Thick,sweetened mint liquor - Mint Italian soda syrup; or non-alcoholic 
                               mint extract

Frangelico - Italian hazelnut liquor - Hazelnut or almond extract

Galliano - Golden Italian anise liquor -  Liquorice extract

Grand Marnier - French orange-flavoured liquor - Unsweetened orange juice concentrate,
                          orange zest; orange juice; or marmalade

Grappa - Italian grape brandy - Grape juice

Hard Cider - Fermented, alcoholic cider - Apple cider or juice

Kahlua - Syrupy Mexican liquor made with coffee and cocoa beans - Expresso with cocoa 
              powder


Kirsch - Colourless cherry liquor - Syrup or juice from black cherries, raspberries,
             boysenberries, currants, grapes or cherry cider.

Mirin - Rice wine like Sake - White grape juice with lemon juice or zest

Port wine - Portuguese fortified wine - Concord grape juice mixed with lime zest or 
                  cranberry juice mixed with lemon juice

Red wine - Sweet or dry wine - Beef or chicken broth

Riesling - White grape wine - White grape juice mixed with water and a pinch of powdered 
                sugar

Rum - Liquid distilled from molasses or sugar syrup - Pineapple juice flavoured with almond
           extract

Sherry - Fortified dessert wine with nutty flavour - Apple cider, vanilla extract, or coffee syrup

Tequilla - Liquor made of agave plant - Cactus nectar or juice

Vermouth -Wine infused with herbs - Water; apple cider or white grape juice mixed with
                  lime juice

White Burgundy - Dry French wine - White grape juice diluted with vinegar

Substitution is not only for alcohol, there are certain ingredients that you can substitute when you don't have those ingredients in your kitchen.If you wanna know more about this, check out this awesome website, GourmetSleuth.com .There's a culinary dictionary with over 1800 cooking ingredients, infos on their substitution and equivalents.Cool huh?

Yeaaahhh..There's no more excuse to try other cuisine containing any form of alcohol after this..Teruja boleh try dengan gigih recipe Jamie Oliver lepas ni..humma2..

 Tschuess und mach's gut!!

28 comments:

Qarl said...

good info for those who r really into cooking!

..hizamirahim.. said...

haha.
tak reti la nak masak2 ni.
=.=

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to Qarl:
yeah..tertibe terasa nak share..bleh la experiment dengan lebih gigih lepas ni.

to hizami:
Belum cuba belum taw hizami..kan2

thra said...

erm.....
delici0us to share!

thra said...

ermmm
delicious to share!

y u y u Z u l a i k h a said...

hahah.. selalu tengok AFC kat astro. gune semua benda non-halal tu.. lepas ni boleh buat sendiri! yeahhh! '
teocehhhh!

donad said...

nabeyl you seriously dh terer masak kn?balik msia cepat!and hanta kt dpn rumah i, tiramisu,oreo cake and yg lain2 tuhh pleaseee !! ^^

Fie said...

wow!
good info ni.
bila la i nak try2 masak ni. huhu.
:)

Raja Syakirah said...

you punya blog boleh jadi blog untuk makanan :P

jackieKOH said...

rajin nye cari info ne..haha..

memang gud info la utk mereka yg nak try masak western2 lak tanpa guna benda2 beralcohol..

Blog Aku : ..::jacKsky.reaCHing da' sKy wITh tSuBasA::..

Memer said...

Why is it all about food for the past few posts? It makes me hugreeeeh and wanna eat all the time!!!

Anonymous said...

hadooii la....nmpk sedap je sume. lapo da
jom mkn! (beli jek..kia3)

ekyn ashikin said...

suka ini.. sbb selalu tgk chef at home bubur alcohol, pastuh x tahu nak ganti ape
danke schőn

WZulhilmi said...

great info! :) tapi mmg kecewa lah kalau, kalau lah kalau kita especially aku nk pergi overseas mmg tak boleh makan sewenang2nya nk makan makanan diorg lagi2 klu jual kt gerai jalanan. suka sgt letak alcohol dgn daging oink oink. T___T

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to thra:
yeah...meleleh je kempunan nak makan..

to yuyuzulaikha:
ur welcome..tu la.dulu slalu cam disappointed sebab xleh masak kalau dia guna alcohol..baru dapat taw bleh substitute..

to donad:
haha..manade terer...x cantik ar i buat..malu nak bagi orang..makan sesama sendiri je xpe..hehe

to Fie:
lambat laun kena masuk dapur gak..kat sini terpaksa...kalau x kempunan jerla..

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to raja syakirah
Lol..dulu ada orang pernah bagitau..hopefully x la..kena selitkan kadang2 je..bila tergigih nak try buat sumthing new.

to jackiekoh:
actually xde idea nak tulis pasal apa..so why not share this great info i just discovered kan..hee

to memer:
Sorry memer..blog ni dah tersynonym with gambar makanan..haha

to ekin:
i pon dulu x taw..now dah taw senang la kan..

to wzulhilmi:
hoho..nak buat camne...kena rajin masak sendiri la kan..haha..

Mainur Hasnah said...

kat last pic tu..apa maksud ayat tu..hehe x paham..btw thanks bagi info ni..senang sikit nak testing2

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to mainur:
Tschüss maksudnye bye..and mach's gut maksudnye take care..hee

Pak Su Man MAS said...

Salam Anak Ku Nabil.
I like it...I like it!!
Great stuff...great info....
In no time, you will be a self-made chef of the day!!

Ayah can forsee the caption on your future makan bistro...
"RASA CINTA BISTRO...
Prepared with engineered precision..
& Served with love & passion....!!"
- By Ir Chef Nabil

achik ezam said...

tetiber rasa keliru..

nabil amek course culinary ke??sejak bila tukar course????

hahahaa

kidding...

p.s:bagus sekali info nih..esp utk org yg duduk di negara yg susah nk carik halal foods

shada said...

haha..rajinye la nabil search info2 ni n share..bgus2..suke ek makan2 ni...hehe..;p

namasayasitipanggilfizzieponokay said...

but i want looootsa alcohol xD

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to ayah:
Haha..Rasa Cinta Bistro? omg please nooo...i'll just bake at home..for family and friends..that would be best right?

to achik:
Haha..tu la pasal..salah course dah ni..hehe..just do it for fun..i mean i have the passion in it..tapi future kena fikir gak kan..thanx..

to shada:
Bab makan2 no satu..hehe

to Fizz:
Sungguh x bley blah.lepas ni xyah risau dah kan...

asybedazzle said...

buenos dias. ceh, testing my new language. haha. queiro el pastel! yum. :)

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to asybedazzle:
Hola.yo tambien..¿Hablas español?

::dAuZsHaNLeY:: said...

dah lama dah nak try wat pancake ni...ok, pasni boleh try..thanks sharing!

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to dauzshanley:
no problem..sila2 try..sedap kot..teringin nak buat la plak..

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