Seriously tasty prosecco recipes that aren't cocktails
Everyone loves a bit of bubbly, but did you know you can do more to make your prosecco pop?
Forget the same old cocktail recipes - if you’re a fan of the fizz, this four-course, easy-to-make menu is going to blow your mind!
- Appetiser: Smoked salmon & prosecco canapés
- Starter: Cheesy baked scallops in a prosecco sauce
- Main: Creamy mushroom & prosecco risotto
- Dessert: Strawberry & prosecco jellies
Oh, and in case you haven't guessed... The secret ingredient? Prosecco!
Sparkling smoked salmon and prosecco canapés
Total prep time: 15 minutes
Add a little oomph to your evening with these irresistibly moreish canapés, perfect when served with a classic prosecco bellini!
- Place the mustard seeds, sugar, vinegar and a pinch of salt into a frying pan. Heat until bubbling and then simmer on a low temperature for 3-4 minutes, or until the seeds have absorbed some of the vinegar.
- Remove the pan from the heat and stir in 50ml of prosecco.
- Transfer the mixture to a food processor and blend into a fine purée, adding the remaining prosecco halfway through. Season to taste.
- Spread a thin layer of your purée on each blini, finishing with a small, rolled piece of smoked salmon. Garnish with a sprig of dill.
Cheesy baked scallops in a prosecco sauce
Total prep and cooking time: 25 minutes
This starter is a real showstopper! It looks great, tastes even better and - most importantly - is super easy to make. We won’t tell if you don’t!
- 1 slice of bread
- 200g raw scallops
- Seafood shells
- 200ml milk
- 2 tbsp plain flour
- 50g butter
- 100ml prosecco
- 100g mature cheddar cheese
- 1 clove of garlic
- First, make a béchamel sauce. Add 25g of butter to a small saucepan and melt over a low heat. Gradually add the flour and gently whisk into a dough, before pouring over 200ml of warmed milk (in stages), until the mixture becomes smooth. Allow the sauce to bubble for 2-3 minutes before stirring in your cheese, until melted.
- Once melted, add the prosecco and stir continually for around 1 minute before turning off the heat.
- Toast your slice of bread until golden brown, then crumble into tiny pieces.
- In a small, non-stick frying pan, melt the remaining 25g of butter before adding your scallops and a finely chopped garlic clove. Season with salt and pepper, and pan fry for 2-3 minutes flat side-down (until golden brown), then turn and cook for a further 1-2 minutes. The scallops should be springy to touch and hot in the centre, when tested with a metal skewer.
- Place your cooked scallops into the shells, pour over the cheese sauce, and sprinkle with breadcrumbs to finish.
- Add freshly chopped herbs of your choice and oven bake at 180-degrees for 7-10 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
Creamy mushroom and prosecco risotto
Total prep and cooking time: 30 minutes
The ultimate comfort food, made luxurious. This simple yet delicious dinner is sure to be a hit, and it only takes half an hour - perfect!
- Place the porcini mushrooms in a large bowl and pour over the boiling water. Soak for 20 minutes before draining into a separate bowl. Crumble your stock cube into the mushroom liquid.
- Heat the oil in a deep frying pan over a medium flame. Add your shallots and the garlic, frying gently for about 5 minutes, until soft. Stir in the chestnut and dried mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, and cook for a further 8 minutes.
- Tip in the rice and cook for 1 minute. Then, pour over the prosecco and allow it to bubble, so the alcohol can evaporate.
- Keeping the pan on a medium heat, gradually add ladle-sized amounts of your stock, ensuring the rice is moist but not swimming in liquid. It should take around 20 minutes for the rice to become creamy, plump and tender.
- Once cooked, take the pan off the heat, stir in the butter and add half the parmesan, saving the rest for sprinkling on the top.
Fruity strawberry and prosecco jellies
Total prep time: 20 minutes (plus 2 hours for setting)
A classic pud (with a twist), these light and a little bit naughty jellies are the perfect end to a dinner party!
- 300g strawberries (hulled and quartered)
- 250ml prosecco
- 450ml elderflower cordial
- 25g white caster sugar
- 4 leaves of gelatin
- Add an even amount of strawberries to each glass and pop them in the fridge, along with your prosecco bottle.
- In a medium pan, combine the cordial and sugar, stirring over a low to medium heat. Once the sugar has dissolved, bring the liquid to a boil. Reduce the temperature and simmer for 5 minutes, then remove from the heat.
- In a small bowl, cover the gelatin leaves with cold water. Leave for around 5 minutes, until they’ve become completely soft. Remove the leaves and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
- Once you've removed the excess water, add the leaves to the elderflower syrup and whisk until fully dissolved.
- Pour the chilled prosecco into the cordial, briefly stir and then evenly pour over the strawberries in each glass. Pop in the fridge to chill, for at least 2 hours.
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