Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar (Dark): This complex aged dark balsamic vinegar is naturally flavored with the gentle heat of spicy ginger and kissed with ripe sweet blackberry. Together, these flavors work especially well over pancakes, ice cream, in jelly, or in vinaigrette. Pair with our Roasted Walnut oil or Toasted Sesame oil for an out of this world combination.
Suggested Pairings: All ultra-premium EVOO’s, Blood Orange fused olive oil, Eureka Lemon fused olive oil, Persian Lime olive oil, Organic Garlic olive oil, Chipotle olive oil, Organic all-natural Butter flavored olive oil, Organic Basil olive oil, Roasted French Walnut oil, Roasted Almond oil, Toasted Sesame Oil.
Suggested Meats: Beef, Pork, Poultry, Wild Game, Waterfowl, Lamb, Tuna & Salmon Steaks
Suggested Veggies: All vegetables
Other applications: Bread dip, cheese, ice-cream, fruits……
Salad: Combine 2 parts Olive Oil with 1 part Blackberry Ginger balsamic vinegar. Whisk together and serve. To emulsify dab in a small amount of dijon mustard or light mayo and continue whisking. Oil and balsamic will become creamy in appearance. Refrigerate remaining amount for up to 3 days.
Marinade: Combine equal parts olive oil with equal parts Blackberry Ginger balsamic vinegar. We recommend preparing enough to cover the meat. Place in zip-lock bag and squeeze out air. Place in refrigerator for at least six hours.
Note: For Fish, Seafood (catches from the water) we recommend rubbing the olive oil into the raw meat in the absence of the balsamic vinegar for approximately 30 minutes. We remove the balsamic during the marinade to eliminate the chance of the acidity in the vinegar from “cooking” the delicate meat. After cooking toss/drizzle meat with combination of Olive Oil and Balsamic.
Heat Applications: Applying heat to any oil or balsamic may slightly reduce the original flavor profile. To bring back any lost flavors prepare a small amount of fresh marinade and drizzle over the finished product.
Reduction Method: Our true aged Italian balsamics are naturally reduced through the aging process and without the addition of thickening agents such as high fructose corn syrup or molasses. If you desire a thicker balsamic to use as a glaze or reduction then simply heat two times the amount needed in a small sauce pan over medium to medium-high heat with constant stirring. As the balsamic starts to reduce it will pull to the sides of the pan. Remove reduction from heat just prior to desired thickness as the balsamic will continue to reduce until cooled. Alternatively, reduce to desired thickness and place reduction in bowl over an ice bath. As a rule of thumb 1/4 cup will reduce to approximately 50% within 3-5 minutes. Reductions or “glazes” can be used as BBQ sauces, finishing glazes for fish, drizzled over ice-cream……..