Happy New Year!
After all the festivities have calmed, the fireworks next door have failed to burn your house down, and you can finally see straight after too much champagne you notice there’s still some left over. So wasteful to throw it out…you could make a mimosa…but OJ is quite a bit of sugar that you really don’t need…
Turns out it’s great for all kinds of fantastic sea food dishes! Champagne is just really bubbly white wine, so it works great in place of white wine in any recipe. Here are some great leftover champagne recipes to help you use up that leftover bubbly. Don’t worry, these recipes won’t bust your new year’s resolution and will set 2012 on the right track!
Champagne or sparkling wine lends delicate flavor to the simple French-inspired sauce in this elegant scallop recipe. Tarragon, with its anise-like overtones, is a classic herb seasoning for seafood dishes.
This easy entrée calls for poaching sea bass (or any firm white fish) in a bath of Champagne laced with green onions.After the fish is cooked, the sauce is reduced and finished with a splash of cream for a quick and luscious weeknight meal.
One classic ingredient in mussels is white wine, here the champagne does the job of the finest white wine, so don’t throw out that bubbly simply because you were too tipsy to cork it before you hit the hay!
In my opinion, salmon is the king of fish and always fantastic. But when it’s poached it adds a buttery finish that makes the fish melt in your mouth. This recipe is a keeper for sure!
Champagne Poached Lobster Salad with a Champagne-Caviar Vinaigrette
This one is for those who have a few extra pennies to spend on groceries. Not to mention, you’ve got to be down with caviar…I’ve never been able to get into it, but so many enjoy it. If you’ve got the guts to try this one I’d love to know how it turned out!
And there ya have it, great recipes to use up that leftover champagne without busting your healthy way of eating. I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year and I wish you all the best in 2012!
If you have additional ideas or recipes for leftover champagne I’d love to hear about them in the comments section!