Balsamic Vinegar Glaze

Balsamic Vinegar Glaze is the perfect way to perk up a ho-hum dish!

Balsamic Vinegar Glaze is the perfect way to perk up a ho-hum dish!

Introduce some Mediterranean sweet-sour goodness to a variety of dishes with this reduced, sweetened balsamic vinegar.  Grilled or roasted vegetables a little boring?  Give them a kick with just a little drizzle and you'll find yourself craving them.  Use it in a vinaigrette, add it to a marinade, or drizzle a bit over chicken or fish.  It only takes a little to brighten up a dish, and this glaze keeps well in the refrigerator for quite a while. You'll find yourself pulling it out often to add a punch of flavor to your dishes!

1 cup balsamic vinegar

3-4 Tablespoons sugar

Pinch of salt

Combine the vinegar, 3 T. sugar, and salt in a small sauce pan.  Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until reduced by half and it coats a spoon.  (When you pull the spoon out of the vinegar, turn it over and run your finger down the back of the spoon.  If it leaves a streak, it's done.)  Taste.  If it is too sour for your taste, add the remaining sugar and stir until it melts.  Cooking time will depend on the vinegar, but expect about 20 minutes or more.

Cool and store in the refrigerator for up to two months.

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