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What can I substitute for medium-dry sherry or scotch in a beef stir fry?

asked by andrea over 3 years ago
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32fb3935-151a-4db2-ac26-980d4c0d5cea--lorigoldsby
added over 3 years ago

If you are trying to avoid the alcohol, you can sub a little beef broth. If you are looking to add a little flavor, add in a hoisin or plum sauce.

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Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Executive Editor of Food52

added over 3 years ago

Are you substituting for rice wine? The sherry sounds like a very nice, if not perfect, substitution.

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Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Executive Editor of Food52

added over 3 years ago

Sorry, misread your question! Rice wine would be a nice substitute, or a splash of whatever wine you have around. Or you could go booze-free, as lorigoldsby suggests!

516f887e-3787-460a-bf21-d20ef4195109--bigpan
added over 3 years ago

For me, white vermouth is a good sub for just about anything.

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added over 3 years ago

If you're going with alcohol, Marsala wine is really nice. Sounds like the recipe wants a bit of sharpness from the alcohol. If you're trying to avoid alcohol you might try apple cider.