This week’s recipe is a relatively new one for us - Sautéed chicken in a late harvest Moscato sauce. We don’t buy sweet wines very often, but we had an open bottle from a recent visit with friends, so April decided to experiment. The preparation was simple, and the results were outstanding.
Late harvest dessert wines are also sometimes referred to as Icewine. Dessert wines tend to be sweeter (the obvious) and are often slightly thicker in consistency. I’ve read elsewhere the term, “viscous,” which is a good way to describe it, and is one of the keys to the success of this dish.
Dessert wines are kind of a breed of their own, and range widely in price. Our late harvest Moscato came from Trader Joe’s - not particularly expensive by any means, but very drinkable. For cooking purposes, I wouldn’t use “the good stuff” - meaning expensive imported sipping dessert wines. A lower priced American dessert wine is more than reasonable. (more…)