Recipes to Showcase Balsamic Tradizionale?
- sivyaleah Dec 21, 2005 01:26 PM
I just purchased, as a gift for my husband, a 50 year old bottle of balsamic vinegar tradizionale, the real thing. I'm looking for recipes which will showcase the vinegar specifically, not to just throw into a dish to get lost in a sauce or dressing for instance.
Strawberries or vanilla ice cream are very typical, but I'd like to find something different. I know my husband would love to just sip it in a glass (which I fully expect to happen).
Anyway, any suggestions?
One of my favorite things to do with really good balsamic vinegar is to serve it drizzled over chunks of parmigiano-reggiano
I think this REALLY showcases the vinegar.
This week I took asparagus spears, spears of parmesan regianno and twisted prosciutto around the two spears so it would kind of hold it together, put it in a 400 degree oven until the cheese started to melt.
Took them out of the oven and dipped in balsamic
Roast a pork tenderloin, then drizzle your balsamico over the slices to taste, instead of a sauce.
I knew about the parmesean, of course, such a classic and makes my mouth drool just thinking about it.
I really liked the pork loin idea - it's something both of us love and don't eat too regularly so that really would be something special to cook to showcase the vinegar.
Thanks again to everyone!