Red Wine Reduction

red wine reduction

bacon wrapped dates

One of my favorite restaurants in Las Vegas {Firefly} for hanging with friends  serves this amazing dish of bacon wrapped dates with a red wine reduction and blue cheese. Can you say O-M-G!

The drive is about 20 minutes to get there and this lazy butt hates to drive so  I will make this dish at home when I feel the craving coming.

We don’t drink a lot of red wine and it collects dust in our home waiting for someone to drink it. And the dust builds… until I decide to make some sauces! And no, I don’t drink while I cook because I don’t drink wine. But I MIGHT have a nip {or two} when I make my vodka pie crust!

This is a basic red wine reduction recipe — no matter which cooking site you view they are all fairly the same with a few variations {some will have you add thyme or rosemary at the end}.

Red Wine Reduction

Red Wine Reduction
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  • ¼ cup shallots, minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • salt to taste
  1. Add the butter and melt to lightly coat the bottom of a saute pan and add shallots
  2. Saute the shallots until translucent
  3. Add the red wine and the broth to the pan and cook until reduced by half

 Red Wine Reduction

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