How important is it that wine and food should match? Ultimately, the rules aren't set in stone, but the idea of pairing wines with foods is to help certain flavours complement each other and bring the best out in each other.
Liver and bacon with onion gravy. This recipe calls for using ketchup in the sauce, which I will not use, subbing for the same amount of tomato paste instead. If you caramelize the tomato paste until it turns a darker red, it gives the sauce a taste of something that has cooked for a longer period of time. I also will add a splash of red or white wine to the sauce, right after I caramelize the tomato paste.
Mediterranean-Style Wine Braised Lamb Shanks Recipe | The Mediterranean Dish. Braising and slow cooker instructions included! Spiced lamb shanks cooked in a red wine and tomato sauce with vegetables, aromatics and fresh herbs! A family favorite for Easter or your next special dinner! See it on TheMediterraneanDish.com