Great ingredients make for great meals. Whenever you can, use the highest quality supplies for your recipes. The flavor difference will always come through in your finished dish.
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Sherry is one of those essential kitchen ingredients that can make any dish. Sherry is a sweet wine that has been "fortified", meaning that it has had alcohol added to it. If the dish is heated most of the alcohol burns off (More on alcohol in recipes).
Substituting sherry for white wine in recipes will add a sweet and slightly savory flavor and is an ingredient that is best added late in a recipe. When the sherry is heated the fragrance dissipates as the alcohol evaporates. Adding a touch of sherry to a soup just before serving is especially luxurious.
As always, using quality ingredients are best for quality recipes and because there are some very good quality sherries on the market for reasonable prices you should avoid the cheap stuff.
1/4 cup sherry = 151 calories, 0 fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, <1g protein, 5g carbohydrates, 10mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol