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Madeira Sauce Tips
What is Madeira sauce made of?
A classic Madiera sauce contains Madiera wine, butter and demi-glace, which is a French mother sauce
. Mushrooms or shallots are often added to complement this rich sauce. Simplified versions contain beef broth, tomato, Madiera and butter.
What does Madeira taste like?
Madeira sauce has a velvety mouth-feel with a distinct Madeira flavor. Dry Madeira wine is generally used for cooking, while the sweeter varieties are for sipping. A dry Madeira is a bit acidic with a hint of sweetness and smoke.
What's the difference between Madeira and Marsala?
Madeira and Marsala are both fortified wines, which means that spirits are added before or after fermentation. However, the flavors are quite different. Madeira is oxidized using heat and aging, while Marsala is oxidized by aging in partially filled barrels. Madeira is native to Portugal and Marsala comes from Sicily. To try Marsala sauce, we recommend making this Speedy Chicken Marsala.Research contributed by Catherine Ward, Taste of Home Prep Kitchen Manager
1 piece: 363 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 453mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 30g protein.