Balsamic reductions are easy to prepare and offer a flavorful way to finish salads, entrees and desserts. Here are the steps:
Be creative. Pick a flavor of High Country Balsamic to pair with your meal (if you need a suggestion, just e-mail or call High Country Olive Oil). Put 1-2 Tbsp per serving of your favorite High Country Balsamic in a small non-stick saucepan. Bring to a simmer and reduce. Stir occasionally. Balsamic contains natural sugars that can burn, so avoid boiling. The amount of reduction depends on your personal preference. The longer you simmer, the thicker it will become. Use a toothpick or popsicle stick to measure the amount of reduction. Remember that in its heated state it will be at its thinnest consistency when you think you’re done. You can use it immediately or store in a clear plastic squeeze bottle for later use. We recommend using any balsamic reduction at room temperature.