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Uses for fruit-flavored balsamic vingegars?

I received two very nice bottles of fruit-flavored balsamic vinegars for the holidays, one peach and one raspberry. Other than using in salads/vinaigrettes, what else can I do with them?

asked by sweetlolo almost 3 years ago

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added almost 3 years ago

Make a gastrique (I'd suggest 2:1 ratio of vinegar and honey) and drizzle over roasted chicken or veggies, cheese platter, even over poundcake or fresh berries.

I have a weakness for ice cream and sorbet. I discovered this summer (while trying to answer the same question, having a bottle of vanilla balsamic) that it's really incredible over a berry sorbet. The combination of sweet and tart is divine!

Cheers!

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added almost 3 years ago

Actually, with balsamic, you might even want to go down to 3:1 or 4:1 vinegar to honey - as balsamic (and especially with the fruit flavor) has a sweetness to begin with.

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QueenSashy

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added almost 3 years ago

actually it works great inside the ice cream too. One of the best ices I ever had was a vanilla base with figs and balsamic...

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added almost 3 years ago

I use my fig balsamic as marinade on lamb chops. Yum!

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added almost 3 years ago

I use my fig balsamic as a light salad dressing. No need for oil with the sweet/tartness of it.

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added almost 3 years ago

You could add a couple of tablespoons to a peach or raspberry muffins. Also as a glaze or fruity sauce for chicken or pork.

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added almost 3 years ago

Drizzle either one on some simply sautéed scallops, or classic peel-n-eat shrimp. I suspect it might also play well with siracha in small amounts (maybe throw in some chopped cilantro too?) to make a dip for skewers of grilled anything.

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added almost 3 years ago

Ooh, I like the idea of adding sriracha. Now I'm going to have to go buy more fruit balsamic!

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Nancy

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added almost 3 years ago

Make a fizzy drink with club soda or mineral water...old American tradition to make cooling summer drinks from vinegar base. Optional add a neutral (gin, vodka) or related (southern comfort, bourbon, framboise) shot of spirits.

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added almost 3 years ago

Thanks everyone for all of the ideas. Will definitely try using the vinegars with seafood. And love the idea of pairing them with ice cream/sweets.

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