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Garides Saganaki

I'm wanting to make Saganaki for dinner tonight, but I'm clueless in regards to ouzo. I've heard of it but never tried it. It only calls for a splash. I'm almost thinking to eliminate it. I'm just not sure.

Have you ever made Garides Saganaki or know much about ouzo. Is a splash really necessary?

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PandaGwen

Asked by PandaGwen at 10:38 AM on Jun. 11, 2013 in Food & Drink

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  • you can use it or any white wine
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 10:41 AM on Jun. 11, 2013

  • I'm thinking white wine would be a safer choice. I'm scared to ruin it with ouzo.
    PandaGwen

    Comment by PandaGwen (original poster) at 10:42 AM on Jun. 11, 2013

  • I have never heard of it
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 10:43 AM on Jun. 11, 2013

  • Here is link to the recipe. Sorry I can't do a clicky

    http://www.closetcooking.com/2008/10/garides-saganaki-shrimp-saganaki.html
    PandaGwen

    Comment by PandaGwen (original poster) at 10:46 AM on Jun. 11, 2013

  • Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 10:48 AM on Jun. 11, 2013

  • Ok the recipe says optional so I would say that it would add a little flavor but not essential to the dish. All the actual alcohol burns away in the cooking.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 10:51 AM on Jun. 11, 2013

  • Thanks for the clicky. I wasn't sure if it was saying the ouzo or that liqure was optional.
    PandaGwen

    Comment by PandaGwen (original poster) at 11:08 AM on Jun. 11, 2013

  • If it's optional then leave it out if you don't want it. It would add an anise flavor and if you use white wine it won't work the same way.
    momto2boys973

    Answer by momto2boys973 at 6:36 PM on Jun. 11, 2013

  • Ouzo has an aniseed flavour. You can replace it with pernod, ricard, 51, etc.
    goldpandora

    Answer by goldpandora at 1:21 PM on Jul. 7, 2013

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