BALSAMIC REDUCTION METHOD

Balsamic Reduction Method

Prep time 5 minutes
Meal type Condiment
By author EVOO Marketplace

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Aged Italian Balsamic (EVOO Marketplace)

Directions

Step 1
In a medium sauce pan add balsamic and heat over medium to medium-high heat with continuous stirring. Note: the goal here is to reduce the balsamic to a consistency just thinner than desired thickness. A 1/4 cup in a medium sauce pan will reduce within 3-5 minutes. It is normal for the balsamic to foam and bubble as it reduces.
Step 2
Immediately pour hot balsamic into a glass bowl and place over another larger bowl containing ice. Stir continuously until balsamic cools, 3-5 minutes. As the balsamic cools you will notice it thicken significantly.

Note

When performing a balsamic reduction you really want to start with the "good stuff" such as what we offer at EVOO Marketplace.  The majority of "Balsamic Vinegars" sold in the grocery store and other imposter shops are nothing more than red wine vinegar, sodium, corn syrup and/or molasses.  If you attempt to reduce these the awful aftertaste will only be amplified.

A true balsamic reduction as described in this method is perfect as a glaze for various meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, or drizzled over your favorite ice cream.

PURCHASE AUTHENTIC BARREL AGED ITALIAN BALSAMIC VINEGAR HERE

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