Playfully tart and pleasantly sweet, our Vine and Grind Sicilian Lemon barrel aged white balsamic vinegar has a perfect balance of acidity and a crisp, clean lemon flavor and aroma. Fabulous with seafood, in dressings or in mixed drinks. Pairs well with Roasted Sesame oil for a fantastic salad dressing or marinade!
Suggested Olive Oil and Balsamic Combinations
Our Sicilian Lemon barrel aged balsamic pairs with all V&G ultra-premium EVOO’s, Blood Orange fused olive oil, Lemon fused olive oil, Persian Lime olive oil, Organic Garlic olive oil, Organic Tuscan Herb olive oil, Organic Basil olive oil, Japanese Toasted Sesame Oil.
Suggested Meats: Beef, Pork, Poultry, Wild Game, Waterfowl, Lamb
Suggested Veggies: All vegetables
Other applications: Cheeses, ice-cream, mixed drinks, fruits……
Homemade Salad Dressing (Vinaigrette) Preparation
Combine 2 parts Olive Oil with 1 part Sicilian Lemon 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.
Combine equal parts olive oil with equal parts Sicilian Lemon 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.
Balsamic 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……..
Sicilian Lemon Barrel Aged Balsamic Vinegar-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 sicilian lemon flavoring.