The quality of your salad, entrée, or dessert is just as good as the ingredients that go into it. From farm to table restaurants, all organic chefs, to farms that focus all their energy on creating flavor, one thing is certain- an ingredient can make the difference. With all the choices out there, chefs and normal home cooks alike are still learning about the versatility of various ingredients. Click Here are some tips for your next dinner party that utilize aged balsamic vinegar.
Balsamic vinegar can be used to create some great salad dressings or marinades. For example:
This recipe may be used for a wonderful dressing to a salad with arugula or mixed greens as well as can be used as a marinade when roasting a tenderloin or other kind of meat in the oven. The dressing is easy to make and full of complex flavors and a rich creaminess from the Dijon. You can also spend the vinegar and just combine it with olive oil and some Italian spices or premade flavor packs to make a very easy and quick salad dressing when time is short.
Caprese Salad: A Caprese salad is created with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, basil leaves, with the balsamic sprinkled over it. This is a classic and easy dish to make that may be served as an appetizer, salad, or an entrée. All the elements balance each other out and the flavors melt together.
Balsamic vinegar is a really versatile ingredient that can be used to elevate many dishes. It adds a tangy and sometimes hot punch to a lot of dishes and particularly adds acidity. This acidity is of huge benefit to cooked meats and vegetables.
Pork loin- Balsamic roasted pork loin is a excellent dish that yields a moist and zesty meat that’s obviously tenderized by the ingredients.
Chicken breasts- a fast and effortless way to make delicious and flavorful chicken is to marinade it with the balsamic and bake it in the above. For chicken sandwiches, you can bake the breasts and give them a final sear on the grill for that fire roasted flavor.
Salmon- a fork tender fish fillet can be easily flavored within its own juices with a mixture like the salad dressing mentioned above.
For a delicious yet savory dessert, a tangy juxtaposition of flavors can be created by combining the tang of vinegar with mild creamy cheeses and fruits.
You can try balsamic vinegar with figs, strawberries, peaches, and use parmigiano reggiano cheese to create a savory yet sweet parfait.
Strawberries with the vinegar add to its color and increase their sweet flavor. Pair it with vanilla ice cream and/or serve it on angel food cake or pound cake.