CASCADIAN RASPBERRY BALSAMIC-WHITE
Juicy Cascadian wild raspberries come to life in this tart crisp white balsamic. Perfect in mixed drinks such as shrubs or sparkling water. Reduce our Cascadian Raspberry Balsamic to make a glaze for fish, roasted/grilled vegetables and fruits. Combine with our green chili or any of our citrus olive oils for amazing vinaigrettes and/or marinades for poultry and pork. Spike Vodka or Sparkling Water with Cascadian Raspberry Balsamic to make the perfect Summer drink.
SUGGESTED OLIVE OIL & BALSAMIC COMBINATIONS
All Ultra-Premium EVOO’s, Blood Orange Olive Oil, Eureka Lemon Olive Oil, Persian Lime Olive Oil, Chipotle Olive Oil, Green Chili, and Basil Olive Oil.
Pork, Poultry, Waterfowl, Fish, Seafood
All Leafy Greens, Broccoli, Asparagus
Mixed drinks, Oatmeal, Yogurt, Cheese, Fruit
SALAD DRESSING (VINAIGRETTE) PREPARATION
Combine 2 parts Olive Oil with 1 part Cascadian Raspberry Balsamic. 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.
BALSAMIC MARINADE PREPARATION
Combine equal parts Cascadian Raspberry Balsamic with equal parts Olive Oil. We recommend preparing just enough to cover the protein. 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 protein in the absence of the balsamic vinegar for approximately 30 minutes. We recommend NOT using balsamic during the marinade step to prevent the acidic balsamic from breaking down the delicate protein. Instead, combine Olive Oil and Cascadian Raspberry Balsamic and use to drizzle over the finished product.
BALSAMIC REDUCTION METHOD
Our authentic barrel-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 saucepan 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.
RECIPES USING CASCADIAN RASPBERRY BALSAMIC
Using our Cascadian Raspberry Balsamic is super simple and if you can use a tablespoon, which we know you can, then you can master any application. We highly recommend viewing our TIPS & TRICKS page for helpful ideas. If you need further inspiration please check out our RECIPE PAGE. Please keep in mind; flavors are fairly flexible across recipes. For example, if a recipe calls for Cascadian Raspberry Balsamic and you only have Peach, Sicilian Lemon, Dark Raspberry or Mango Balsamic we’d say go for it. Most importantly, experiment and have fun!
CASCADIAN RASPBERRY BALSAMIC NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Serving size 1Tbs, Calories per serving = 10, Fat Calories = 0, Total Fat = 0g, Sodium = 0mg, Total Carbs = 3g, Sugars = 3g, Protein = 0g. Acidity 6.0%. Weight Watchers Points = 0 for 1st tablespoon.
Ingredients: Cooked grape must, Mother (required to commence acetic acid fermentation), naturally occurring sulfites from grapes, all-natural, organic cranberry and pear flavorings. ALL SUGARS ARE NATURAL FROM THE GRAPES. NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, CARAMEL COLORING, SWEETENING OR THICKENING AGENTS!