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Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar...Add vinegar before or after roasting

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DaisyM Oct 26, 2012 12:07 PM

I have some really wonderful aged balsamic vinegar. It is thick. Would you suggest adding it before or after roasting the brussel sprouts? Thank you!

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  1. letsindulge Oct 26, 2012 12:12 PM

    Last few minutes of roasting otherwise it will tend to burn.

    1. weezieduzzit Oct 26, 2012 12:13 PM

      I'd dress it with it after.

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        magiesmom Oct 26, 2012 12:15 PM

        roasting it on the sprouts for the last few minutes makes a delicious glaze/

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          DaisyM Oct 26, 2012 12:25 PM

          Thank you!

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          lynnlato Oct 26, 2012 01:04 PM

          +2 for afterwards.

          I'm with weezieduzzit, I toss mine in a maple sherry vinaigrette after I roast them. If I wanted a glaze, I'd reduce on stove top and toss after roasting. I only roast them w/ olive oil, s&p.

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            magiesmom Oct 26, 2012 01:34 PM

            try the other way sometime; you may be pleasantly surprised :=)

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              DaisyM Oct 26, 2012 01:40 PM

              How do you make the sherry maple vinagrette?

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                lynnlato Oct 27, 2012 11:39 AM

                I don't have exact quantities, but a local chef gave me the "recipe". Maple syrup with a couple of splashes of sherry vinegar, a splash of red wine vinegar, one minced garlic clove, a teaspoon of dijon mustard and s&p to taste. Whisk and thin w/ olive oil if needed. Roast your sprouts and toss in the vinaigrette. It's lovely!

                @magiesmom - sounds good to me. It sounded as though the OP's vinegar is already thick and perhaps already reduced and therefore I would be concerned that high heat would maybe scorch it. But otherwise I believe you and will try it sometime. :)

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            sr44 Oct 26, 2012 07:01 PM

            If your balsamic is truly wonderful, don't heat it at all. Just drip a little on the roasted sprouts out of the oven, and enjoy.

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              DaisyM Oct 26, 2012 07:04 PM

              Thanks, we got it in Italy a few months ago and it is truly wonderful. I wish I bought more.

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                magiesmom Oct 27, 2012 12:51 PM

                in that case, I agree. don't cook it.

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