Balsamic vinegar is not just for salad dressings. The sweet, sour, woody spice that is so often served with oil onto a bed of leafy greens has a lot more potential. It goes nicely with a number of dishes, savory and sweet alike. And we think that when it comes to balsamic, you can never have enough reasons to use it. Here are some more Daily Balsamic Vinegar Uses.
Daily Balsamic Vinegar Uses
To finish soups and sauces
Balsamic and ripe tomatoes have a well-known relationship each others. From that simple summer salad, it’s not too hard to make the leap to tomato-based soups and sauces. You add a splash of balsamic to these dishes at the very end of cooking to bring the flavors together.
In braised dishes
While balsamic added at the end of cooking adds a splash of brightness, using even a little balsamic as part of the liquid in a braise gives the whole dish a deep, rich, slightly sweet flavor, like this dish for braised French Onion Chicken or this one for braised spring radishes. Think of it like wine and add it along with the broth.
To marinate meat and tofu
With some sliced shallots and a dollop of mustard, balsamic is one of favorite vinegars to use for marinating. It’s great with steak and other read meats, but you also use it for tofu and large portabella mushrooms.
In soda and cocktails
Given its sweet character, balsamic has a very similar flavor profile and you can use it in much the same way. You can dilute balsamic in soda water for a very grown-up fizzy drink, try this recipe for a Strawberry Balsamic Soda. In cocktails, you like balsamic mixed with liquors like bourbon and rye.
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