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Old 10-23-2006, 05:54 PM   #1
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I won a basket with 3 bottles of Balsamic Vinegar in it along with dried pasta and a few other things.

WHAT AM I GONNA DO WITH ALL THIS BASALMIC VINEGAR? Any easy meal ideas including balsamic vinegar?

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Old 10-24-2006, 07:53 PM   #2
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I've put it on pasta before with some salt and pepper, olive oil, garlic etc. both hot and cold, it was great as a cold salad with some olives, cheese, salami etc. I also like to add it to olive oil and make a dipping sauce for bread. Of course those ideas aren't going to help you use up 3 bottles anytime soon...but they taste good

Oh and you can always use it with olive oil as a salad dressing...

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Old 10-24-2006, 08:03 PM   #3
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i love it n the salads. how about googling recipes for balsamic vinagaret, i bet a lot fo recipes will come up!
congrats on winning too, thats awesome!
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i love love love looooooooove it with some olive oil and fresh chopped garlic and over salad! yummmmy

i also like to dip good bread in it w/olive oil as well. very good.

im sure there is tons more you can do with it too. adding it to pasta is a great idea.
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Old 10-26-2006, 02:29 PM   #5
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??? I only use it in homeade slaw? It is yummy though! Have fun with some new meal ideas sounds good to me
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:01 AM   #6
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Re: Balsamic Vinegar

I found this recipe on cookinglight.com and I love it! It's light, easy, and yummy!

Balsamic Roasted Asparagus
1 pound asparagus
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 425.

Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Place in a jelly-roll pan. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar; sprinkle with salt, garlic, and pepper, tossing to coat. Bake at 425 for 10 minutes, turning once.

Like one of the pp said, just google it and I'm sure you'll find lots of good recipes for balsamic vinegar!
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Old 10-30-2006, 09:09 AM   #7
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My favorite recipe is to pan sear salmon and then take out to rest on a plate. Then add balsamic vinegar to the pan you had the salmon in, reduce it until it becomes a syrupy type sauce. Pour over salmon and enjoyl.
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I love Balsamic vinegar!! I pour it over tomatoes and cucumbers with just a little oil and let it sit for a bit before digging in. I also use it straight on tomatoes with fresh mozz and leaf spinach in a pita shell. Dip your bread in it, dip your cheese in it, it's good for all kinds of crazy stuff!
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wash and dry chicken breasts OR boneless pork chops...I butterfly the pork or pound the chicken.

dredge in flour and saute in olive oil. Add quartered fresh mushrooms and cook until soft. Add 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar. Simmer for 10 minutes and then enjoy!
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Ok, I know it's not exactly the right season, but strawberries diped in balsamic vinegar are AMAZING! It sounds a little weird, but trust me, it's sooo good!

Also, try
Green Beans and Red Onions with Balsamic Vinegar:
  • 1 lb. fresh green beans (trimed, and snaped in half)
  • 1-2 T olive oil
  • 1/2 -1 Cup water
  • 1 large red onion (cut into thin wedges)
  • 1 T butter
  • 2 T Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  1. Put green beans, onion, olive oil and water in a pot (adjust amout of water you use depending on how tender/soft you want the green beans to be when finished).
  2. Cover and cook/steam about 10 min. (give or take, check them to make sure there is still water, and that they aren't sticking).
  3. Uncover and continue cooking, stiring to prevent sticking, until water is gone.
  4. Add butter, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve.
My family makes this for thanksgiving every year. It's a nice change from green bean caserole (which nobody in my family likes, lol!).
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