Choosing a Flavored Balsamic Vinegar to Make Any Dish DeliciousMartina Crocker
True, authentic balsamic vinegars from Modena, Italy are aged for at least 12 years. Some, the more expensive variety, is aged even longer.
The best balsamic vinegar passes through a governing board, a process similar to checking the quality of wine in France and Italy.
Did you ever think vinegar was such a big deal? Balsamic vinegar is a step above all other kinds of vinegar. It is used to add flavor to everything from salads to desserts.
As balsamic vinegar gained popularity, many varieties have emerged. What’s the perfect flavored balsamic vinegar for the dishes you love to make?
Serve Up Delicious Meals Featuring Flavored Balsamic Vinegar
Flavored vinegar can kick just about any dish up a notch. When using flavored balsamic vinegar that has a thousand plus year history in northern Italy your meal goes to the next level. Let’s look at how you can make any meal or recipe delicious with a variety of flavors.
Roasted Chicken with Dark Cherry Balsamic Vinegar
Make a marinade with dark cherry balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Marinate the chicken overnight to get the best flavor. The vinegar has an amazing taste and aroma.
Roast the chicken in a 350-degree oven for 40-45 minutes.
Green Salad with a Vinaigrette
Make a salad dressing with fig or pomegranate balsamic vinegar. Using three parts olive oil to one part vinegar, add salt and pepper and shake it up.
If you like your dressing a little bit tart, change the ratio by adding more of the flavored vinegar.
Berries with a Twist
Drizzle a little chocolate balsamic vinegar over some strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries. Top with a dollop of mascarpone cheese and some biscotti crumbles for a delicious dessert.
Garlic Pulled Pork
After cooking your pork butt or shoulder in a slow cooker, pull it apart to serve on a kaiser roll. Drizzle it with garlic balsamic vinegar and enjoy!
Blend up your favorite fruit smoothie and give it a burst of flavor with passion pear or blueberry balsamic vinegar.
Remember balsamic vinegar has probiotics to improve your gut health and promote healthy digestion making it a great addition to a healthy smoothie.
If you crave sweet and salty, add some maple balsamic vinegar to the pan while sauteing vegetables. A couple of splashes give your veggies that little bit of sweetness to balance the saltiness.
Raspberry Balsamic Meatballs
Mix up a sauce with raspberry preserves, raspberry balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, and ginger. Pour it over meatballs in the slow cooker.
Flavored balsamic vinegar is a great addition to many recipes. From jams to drinks to desserts, there’s a balsamic vinegar to make something unusual and delicious.
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