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Leftover Champagne Recipes
December 30, 2019
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Happy New Year! Here are some leftover champagne recipes to help you deal with the leftovers.

After all the festivities have calmed, the fireworks next door have failed to burn your house down, and you can finally see straight after too much champagne, you notice there’s still some leftover.

You don’t want to be wasteful by throwing it out…

You could make a mimosa…but orange juice has quite a bit of sugar that you really don’t need…

Turns out it’s great for all kinds of fantastic seafood dishes! Champagne is just really bubbly white wine, so it works great in place of white wine in any recipe. Here are some great leftover champagne recipes to help you use up that leftover bubbly. Don’t worry, these recipes won’t bust your new year’s resolution and will set 2020 on the right track!

Seared Scallops in Champagne Sauce

Image Credit: Dine With Emma

Champagne or sparkling wine lends a delicate flavor to the simple French-inspired sauce in this elegant scallop recipe. Served over spicy arugula, this dish is a fantastic use of leftover champagne.

Fish with Champagne Cream Sauce

Image Credit: Sporting Chef

This easy entrée calls for poaching fish in a bath of Champagne laced with shallots. After the fish is cooked, the sauce is reduced and finished with a splash of cream for a quick and luscious weeknight meal.

Champagne Mussels

Image Credit: The Cooks Pantry

One classic ingredient in mussels is white wine, here the champagne does the job of the finest white wine, so don’t throw out that bubbly simply because you were too tipsy to cork it before you hit the hay!

Champagne-Poached Salmon

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In my opinion, salmon is the king of fish and always fantastic. But when it’s poached it adds a buttery finish that makes the fish melt in your mouth. This recipe is a keeper for sure!

Champagne Poached Lobster Salad with a Champagne-Caviar Vinaigrette

Image Credit: Emeril Lagasse

This one is for those who have a few extra pennies to spend on groceries. Not to mention, you’ve got to be down with caviar…I’ve never been able to get into it, but so many enjoy it. If you’ve got the guts to try this one I’d love to know how it turned out!

And there ya have it, great recipes to use up that leftover champagne without busting your healthy way of eating. All of these would pair well with my Garlic Mashed Cauliflower! I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year and I wish you all the best in 2020!

If you have additional ideas or recipes for leftover champagne I’d love to hear about them in the comments section!

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Heather Cooan

Heather is a marketing executive turned nutrition counselor, consultant, and educator. Heather is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner and Nutrition Therapy Practitioner candidate. Heather advocates for informed consent, bodily autonomy, and self-directed healthcare. She speaks and writes on nutrition and lifestyle interventions for improved health and wellness. Heather successfully recovered her health from vulvar cancer, Hashimoto's, and lichen sclerosus. She reversed estrogen dominance, insulin resistance, atherosclerosis, and fatty liver utilizing a food-as-medicine approach combined with alternative and conventional interventions.

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