Balsamic Vinegar, Vinaigrette and Glaze Recipes

Balsamic Vinegar, Vinaigrette and Glaze Recipes

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Our delicious balsamic vinegar recipe will taste just the way you want it to...No surprises! You can make it as sweet or vinegary as you want it to be.

Read the back of any store-bought balsamic vinegar.  Look for the ingredient "mosto cotto" or "cooked grape must"--that ingredient is Vino Cotto!  Unlike some balsamic vinegar brands, yours will not contain any additives, sweeteners, preservatives, or colorants.  A much healthier alternative for your family.

Use your homemade balsamic vinegar in any recipe that lists it as an ingredient. Your family will love it and you'll have bragging rights when you can say, "Oh, thank you! I made the balsamic vinegar, too!"

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Vino Cotto di Montillo
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar, to taste
  • 1/4 cup classic or extra virgin olive oil, to taste*
  • 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt (optional)

 

*Extra virgin olive oil has a natural bitter taste to it where classic olive oil is mild.

Directions:

Balsamic Vinegar Recipe (shown to the left)

Easily create your own balsamic vinegar! Mix authentic Vino Cotto di Montillo with your favorite red wine vinegar. Start with equal parts of each ingredient then adjust to taste. For a sweeter balsamic vinegar, add more vino cotto. For a more vinegary taste, add more red wine vinegar. Mix well to emulsify the ingredients before serving.

YIELDS:  1-1/4 cups (10 fl. oz.) of delicious balsamic vinegar.

Balsamic Vinaigrette

For a delicious balsamic vinaigrette for salads, follow the ingredients list to the left and adjust each to taste. Mix well before serving.

Balsamic Glaze

This delicious glaze tastes amazing over chicken, ham, pork tenderloins and pork chops, beef, salmon or shrimp, and on vegetables such as carrots, Brussels sprouts, and string beans, to name a few. While your meat or vegetables are cooking, prepare your glaze.

For a sweet, smooth glaze, add 1 cup of Vino Cotto di Montillo to a small sauce pan.  Instead, if you prefer a sweet, tangy glaze, add 1-2/3 cups of your homemade balsamic vinegar to the sauce pan. No matter which flavor you go with, simply simmer it slowly over low heat. Stir frequently. Be careful not to cook it down too quickly or it could take on an almost burnt flavor. It's best to slowly reduce it until it thickens enough to lightly coat the back of your spoon.

Over Meat: After your meat is done cooking, slice it then transfer it to a serving tray or dish. Drizzle the hot glaze over the meat. Put the remaining glaze into a gravy boat and serve.

Over Vegetables: After the vegetables are cooked and strained, transfer them to a serving tray, dish, or bowl. Drizzle the hot glaze over them. Gently toss to evenly coat. Serve hot.

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The almond crust and added vino cotto bring a new texture and flavor to apple tarts.

Recipe and photo by Deena Montillo

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