The Frugal Gourmet Cooks with Wine by Jeff Smith

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  • Meatballs

    • wester on May 06, 2018

      Good everyday meatballs.

  • Eggplant meatballs

    • wester on May 05, 2018

      I only made the meatballs, not the sauce. I liked the silky mouthfeel that the eggplant gave them. I do want to dice the eggplant really finely (or grate it) for eggplant-disliking son next time. The basil wasn't noticeable, I think I'll leave it out next time.

  • Squid in mustard and ginger sauce

    • KarenS on October 29, 2016

      Delicious and unusual treatment for squid. I used half & half instead of cream (because that's what I had in the refrigerator). 4-5 minutes in the simmering sauce yielded perfectly cooked calimari, tender and toothsome. A sprinkle of parsley would have been nice at the end for a bit of color. Serving it over black rice would be gorgeous.

  • Rabbit in red wine

    • Maya12 on March 23, 2016

      I prepare this in advance and reheat in a slow oven (300F) for 60-90 minutes.

  • Baked polenta

    • Maya12 on March 23, 2016

      Made this many times and it's always a hit. The variation with rosemary and crushed garlic is also excellent.

    • LR.eatingright on July 17, 2021

      Amazingly delicious! Serve with a salad and grilled meat or roast chicken for a complete meal.

  • Grilled pork New Orleans

    • LR.eatingright on July 17, 2021

      My go-to dish for an easy company meal. Best grilled over charcoal for the taste. I serve it with the Baked Polenta on pg 161.

  • Green onion pasta

  • Pasta with three meats and peas

    • LR.eatingright on July 17, 2021

      Delicious! And making the sauce was fun; it curdles then smooths out.

  • Pork with grapes and wine sauce

    • LR.eatingright on July 17, 2021

      This was fabulous! A great company dish, can be made in advance (keep meat separate from gravy in the fridge). My tips: If you can’t find pork butt steak, its name has changed so ask your butcher. You can substitute boneless pork loin rib chops, cut 1-1/4” thick. Use the crockpot on low for the simmering, for about 2 hours. To thicken, I stirred 1 tbsp flour into the cream instead of making a roux.

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  • ISBN 10 0688058523
  • ISBN 13 9780688058524
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  • Published Jan 01 1986
  • Format Hardcover
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher William Morrow & Company
  • Imprint William Morrow & Company

Publishers Text

The popular author of the 700,000 copy bestseller The Frugal Gourmet now offers this companion book to the new 26-part national public television series, "The Frugal Gourmet Cooks With Wine". Includes over 400 recipes and tips on choosing, storing, and matching food with wine. Black-and-white illustrations.

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