Cooking with alcohol

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    Salam,
    One of my fathers favorite dishes is Beef in red wine or Guiness sauce,now I know we are not allowed to consume alchol but recipy books tell you to cook out the alcohol content as it makes the sauce taste harsh.
    Question is,if I cook out the alcohol,can I taste the sauce as it cooks?
    (ps,dad's non Muslim)
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    A muslim is advised to not even sit at a place where alcohol is being consumed. How then is it okay to use it for cooking?
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    a little chore your father will enjoy

    You have to cook something for a good three hours to eradicate virtually all traces of alcohol. as a non-Muslim, alcohol isn't prohibited for your father.
    he should taste the sauce while it cooks.:biggrin:
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    it depends. If u CAN then u shouldn't. But if u can't eat anything else then u have a reason.
    Like a muslims shouldn't go to places where they serve alcohol.. is just impossible in some countries :) (like mine)
    My dad also likes to cook with alcohol but it's cooked out so .. but try only do it if it's neccesary =)
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    Praise be to Allaah.

    It is not permissible to eat dishes cooked with alcohol, as ALL the alcohol is not evaporated with cooking or heat. Refer to the following, quoted from the famous Mayo Clinic:

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    Many people believe that because alcohol is sensitive to heat, it is eliminated with cooking. However, not all the alcohol content of alcoholic drinks is removed with heat; it depends on the type and time of cooking. For instance if you add beer or wine to boiling liquid, then immediately remove it from the heat, 85 per cent of the alcohol content will remain. If you light the alcohol, as in flambé dishes, 75 per cent will remain. Even after simmering the dish for one and a half hours, it will still have 20 per cent of the original alcohol content.

    It is only if you simmer the mixture for two or more hours, (as you would with a wine-based beef casserole), that as little as five to 10 per cent of the original alcohol content remains.

    Mayo Clinic Health Oasis http://www.mayohealth.org

    Praise be to Allaah.

    The fact that alcohol is forbidden in Islam is a well established fact and no Muslim has any excuse for not knowing it. It is one of the major sins that doom a person to Hell. This prohibition is mentioned in the Holy Book, where Allaah, may He be glorified and exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “O you who believe! Intoxicants (all kinds of alcoholic drinks), and gambling, and Al‑Ansaab (stone altars for sacrifices to idols etc), and Al‑Azlaam (arrows for seeking luck or decision) are an abomination of Shaytaan’s (Satan’s) handiwork. So avoid (strictly all) that (abomination) in order that you may be successful”

    [al-Maa’idah 5:90]

    This prohibition is general and applies to all manners of using alcohol, whether in food or in drink. It is not permissible to use it in food or drink in any way whatsoever.
    So it is not permissible to marinade meat in alcohol or to soak it in it, and it is not permissible to cook with it at all. In that which is permissible there is sufficient and we have no need of that which is forbidden. The Muslim is enjoined to avoid alcohol completely, so we should boycott restaurants that use alcohol as an ingredient in their food and in preparing and cooking food, rather we should advise them and exhort them and warn people against them.

    And Allaah knows best.
    Islam Q&A
    Ten people have been cursed with regard to alcohol, including the one who buys it.

    It was narrated that Anas ibn Maalik said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) cursed ten with regard to alcohol: the one who squeezes it (the grapes etc), the one for whom it is squeezed, the one who drinks it, the one who carries it, the one to whom it is carried, the one who pours it, the one who sells it, the one who consumes its price, the one who buys it and the one for whom it is bought.”

    Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 1259; Ibn Maajah, 3381.

    This hadeeth was classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi, no. 1041.
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    Salaam Alailum

    I use vanilla in my baking and I read the ingredients and it says alcohol, I dont know if this is the same alcohol that intoxicates you are not but it is used in alot of baking, such as cakes ect.. I think the alcohol is used to preserve the vanilla flavour or something..not sure.. is it possible this is not really THAT alcohol..there is also stuff like rubbing alcohol, is that intoxicating alcohol, i'd asume so, but im stuck on the vanilla one..could someone help me with an answer please, taking vanilla out of some food can totally change the way its suposed to taste and ruin it.
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    This is my opinion. No fatawa InshaAllah from my side. I think you should say him alcohol is haraam for muslims to consume as well as give it others consume or its recipes. So its not wise for myself to serve the dish that is made from alcohol, to taste the dish is further than that.
    Islam is true religion other than that are all false and baatil. Allah made the deen complete, its on us to follow it in every sense InshaAllah ! so calling him to Islam would be better than any act and leaving rest to Allah.- jazakAllahu khair.

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    Asalamalikum

    in my knowledge cooking with alcohol is haram :)

    jazakallah khair
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    This is question i wanted to ask too

    Coming from a Greek Cypriot background, i do miss many of the Greek dishes that have wine in the sauce.
    I looked at Turkish versions of Greek dishes as our cuisines are almost identical, but found alcohol is not so haram in Turkey & they drink & use it in cooking.
    So i looked at Lebanese, Egyptian & Persian cuisines.
    I couldn't find any non alcoholic solutions to replacing wine.
    I tried grape juice & all i can say is DON'T because it was not nice.
    So my new idea is this-
    Is it still haram to use non alcholic wine as this is now available in the UK?
    If anybody knows, please let me know?
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    Alcohol/Wines subtitutes in cooking~

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    “They ask you (O Muhammad) concerning alcoholic drink and gambling. Say: In them is a great sin, and (some) benefits for men, but the sin of them is greater than their benefit”
    [al-Baqarah 2:219]


    Dearest Sister,
    :salam2:

    You can alway subtitute Alcohol like as follow:

    For your red wine :Red Wine subtitute it with - Red grape juice, cranberry juice, chicken broth, beef broth, vegetable broth, clam juice, fruit juices, flavored vinegar. (Substitute equal amount of liquid.)

    and the rest that need subtitution of which recipes contains need adding achohol/wines are as follow:


    Following is a general list of non-alcoholic substitutes that can be used when cooking with alcohol ,Choose the option that best matches the flavour of the dish you are making.

    Alcohol Substitutions in Cooking - How To Substitute For Alcohol

    Amaretto - Non-Alcoholic almond extract. (Substitute 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon almond extract for 2 tablespoons Amaretto.)

    Anisette - Anise Italian soda syrup or fennel. Also use the herbs anise or fennel.

    Beer - Chicken broth, beef broth, mushroom broth, white grape juice, ginger ale.

    Bourbon - 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons of non-alcoholic vanilla extract.

    Brandy - white grape juice, apple cider or apple juice, diluted peach or apricot syrups. (Substitute equal amounts of liquid.)

    Champagne - Ginger ale, sparkling apple cider, sparkling cranberry juice, or sparkling white grape juice.

    Coffee Liqueur - To replace 2 tablespoons of liqueur, use 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of chocolate extract mixed with 1 teaspoon of instant coffee, which has been mixed in 2 tablespoons of water. Can also substitute expresso, non-alcoholic coffee extract or coffee syrup.

    Cognac - Juice from peaches, apricots, or pears.

    Cointreau - Orange juice or frozen orange juice concentrate.

    Creme de menthe - Spearmint extract or oil of spearmint diluted with a little water or grapefruit juice.

    Grand Marnier or Orange-Flavored Liqueur - Unsweetened orange juice concentrate or orange juice. (Substitute 2 tablespoons unsweetened orange juice concentrate or 2 tablespoons orange juice and 1/2 teaspoon orange extract for 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier.)

    Kirsch - Syrup or juices from cherries, raspberries, boysenberries, currants, or cider. (Substitute equal amounts of liquid.)

    Peppermint Schnapps - Non-alcoholic mint or peppermint extract, mint Italian soda syrup, or mint leaves.

    Port Wine, Sweet Sherry, or Fruit-Flavored Liqueur) - Orange juice or apple juice. (Substitute equal amount of liquid.)

    Rum (light or dark) - Water, white grape juice, pineapple juice, apple juice or apple cider, or syrup flavored with almond extract. (Substitute equal amounts of liquid.)

    Sake - Rice vinegar.

    Sherry or Bourbon - Orange or pineapple juices, peach syrup, or non-alcoholic vanilla extract. (Substitute equal amount of liquid 1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.)

    Southern Comfort - Peach flavored nectar combined with a small amount of cider vinegar

    Tequila - Cactus juice or nectar.

    Triple Sec - Orange juice concentrate, orange juice, orange zest or orange marmalade.

    Vermouth, Dry - White grape juice .


    Vermouth, Sweet - Apple juice, grape juice, balsamic vinegar or water with lemon juice.

    Whiskey - If a small amount is called for, it can be eliminated.

    Vodka - White grape juice or apple cider combined with lime juice or use plain water in place of the vodka.

    Wines Substitutions in Cooking are:

    Gewurztraminer - White grape juice combined with lemon juice.

    Grappa - Grape juice.

    Port Wine - Concord grape juice with some lime zest added, cranberry juice with some lemon juice added, or grape juice concentrate. Substitute orange juice or apple juice for lighter ports

    Red Wine - Red grape juice, cranberry juice, chicken broth, beef broth, vegetable broth, clam juice, fruit juices, flavored vinegar. (Substitute equal amount of liquid.)

    White Wine - Water, chicken broth, vegetable broth, white grape juice, ginger ale, white grape juice.

    Sweet White Wine - White grape juice plus 1 tablespoons Karo corn syrup. (Substitute equal amount of liquid.)



    *Remenber alcohol never more benefit to us but less and they bring more problem and harmful to our health and you should be more cautious in preparing food for your love ones muslim or non Muslim(like your father) :)

    Listed below are the harmful effect due to alcohol,
    •Impaired behavior and judgment
    •Memory loss
    •Lack of concentration and co-ordination
    •Impaired vision and hearing
    •Slower motor skills and reactions
    •Mood swings
    •Slurred speech
    •Jaundice
    •Liver cirrhosis
    •Alcoholic hepatitis
    •Alcoholic fatty liver
    •Liver cancer
    •Vomiting
    •Peptic ulcers
    •Throat cancer
    •Stomach cancer
    •Gastritis
    •Hemorrhaging
    •Colon cancer
    •Infertility
    •Impotency
    •Breast cancer
    •Sterility (in men)
    •Atrophy of testes (in men)

    *Remember that coma and death are the ultimate harmful effects of alcohol. One should remember that alcohol does no good to our body or our life and hence, it is wise to stay away from it!



    :SMILY252:Prevention is better than cure! :SMILY252:

    :shahadah:

    Take Care!
    ~Wassalam :)

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