Winner: Comment #17!
One of my favorite pantry staples is a good quality balsamic vinegar. I admit, I have this crazy love affair with balsamic because I use it so often during the summer months. So what’s my favorite use for it? Drizzling balsamic vinegar over fresh sweet strawberries is the first thing I do once strawberries are in season here in the midwest! Other things I like doing with balsamic vinegar is boiling it down to a reduction so that it’s thick and sweet – which is also decadent over strawberries. The downside to making a balsamic reduction is that it doesn’t yield all that much and it takes a bit of time. However, thanks to Mandarano Balsamic Glaze, I no longer have to spend time waiting for a reduction! Mandarano Balsamic Glaze is an amazing item to keep in the pantry. They had contacted me to try out their balsamic glaze and since I love trying new balsamic vinegars, I was game. The first thing I did naturally was drizzle it over strawberries and wow… complete heaven. Since then, I was sold because I used it in salads and as a finishing touch to grilled chicken. There are so many recipes and uses, I fear I’ll run out very soon and will need more to play with! Read on for more information on Mandarano Balsamic Glaze…
Deliciously thick, flavorful and aromatic, you’ll find our Balsamic Glaze & Sauce has many of the characteristics of the very expensive aged Balsamics. To have a superior taste quality in a Balsamic Reduction you must start with a premium Balsamic Vinegar – this is what sets Mandarano Balsamic Glaze & Sauce above the rest.
Produced and bottled entirely in Modena, Italy using authentic regional grapes. The recipe, the grapes, the barrels, the limited production – it’s the artisan approach to bringing something wonderful to your table.
Professional chefs have long reduced balsamic vinegars (a time-consuming, expensive and not-always-precise process) to create a rich and complex glaze for enhancing cuisine and to use as an elegant garnish. Now effortlessly, you can too!
It’s the perfect compliment to almost any food — sweet yet sour; thick, rich and aromatic but not overwhelming — whether you are using it as an aesthetic savory finish, adding it to a salad dressing, using it in a marinade or a sauce base or to garnish your favorite fruits, ice cream or chocolate!
Thanks to my friends at Mandarano, I have one bottle of their amazing Mandarano Balsamic Glaze to giveaway to a lucky reader! Read on for details…