Balsamic Reduction Sauce

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  • An easy Balsamic Reduction Sauce will achieve the same distinguished flavor and velvety texture as 15 year aged balsamic using the cheap stuff and in only 15 minutes!

    Easy Balsamic Reduction Sauce takes any meal from boring to sophisticated! Two ingredients and it is ready in just minutes! #balsamicreductionsauce www.savoryexperiments.com

    Easy Balsamic Reduction Sauce takes any meal from boring to sophisticated! Two ingredients and it is ready in just minutes!

    There are a couple of simple things a home cook can do to achieve restaurant quality food in the kitchen. The first is always the quality of ingredients, for some things at least.

    There are some things, like produce or a quality cut of meat, that you just shouldn’t skimp on. The next technique is to layer and plate. Layering means using a multifaceted approach to flavors.

    Grilled Watermelon Steaks with balsamic reduction and feta cheese are an easy BBQ side dish. Caramelized, juicy watermelon with savory cheese and sticky reduction is delicious! #grilledwatermelon #watermelonrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com
    Grilled Watermelon with Balsamic Reduction Sauce

    You will rarely receive a single note dish at a restaurant, instead the flavors will be complementing and layered. Say an herb roasted chicken, sprinkled with Maldon Sea Salt and set in a small amount of a vinegar spiked fruity gravy.

    Three distinct flavors instead of just “herb roasted chicken”.

    How to make a balsamic reduction sauce just like the restaurants! Tastes like 15 year aged balsamic, but cheap and made in 15 minutes with only 3 ingredients. www.savoryexperiments.com

    Sauces not only achieve the goal of layering flavors, but they also add to the visual appeal and plating. Instead of drizzling a sauce over your food, try creating a pool and placing the food in the sauce.

    Take note next time you are at a restaurant as to how they creatively use sauces as an art instead of just a taste bomb.

    A Balsamic Reduction Sauce is one of the most basic and used sauces for layering and plating. It only uses three ingredients, which can even be reduced to two, and provides a syrupy sweet and acidic profile that is used in savory and sweet dishes.

    Caprese Skewers are the perfect party appetizer made with fresh mozzarella, basil, tomatoes, garlicky croutons, and zesty pepperoni, all drizzled with a tangy balsamic reduction sauce! #capresesalad #capreseappetizer www.savoryexperiments.com
    Caprese Stacks

    Here are some of my favorite dishes that use a Balsamic Reduction Sauce, but you can also use it to dress up a salad or even on vanilla bean ice cream!

    Here are a few recipes that use Balsamic Reduction Sauce:

     

    Easy Balsamic Reduction Sauce takes any meal from boring to sophisticated! Two ingredients and it is ready in just minutes! #balsamicreductionsauce www.savoryexperiments.com

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    How to make a balsamic reduction sauce just like the restaurants! Tastes like 15 year aged balsamic, but cheap and made in 15 minutes with only 3 ingredients. www.savoryexperiments.com
    Balsamic Reduction Sauce
    Cook Time
    15 mins
    Total Time
    15 mins
     
    How to make a balsamic reduction sauce just like the restaurants! Tastes like 15 year aged balsamic, but cheap and made in 15 minutes with only 3 ingredients.
    Course: Condiment
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: Balsamic reduction sauce
    Servings: 1 cup
    Calories: 315 kcal
    Ingredients
    • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • Dash of fine sea salt
    Instructions
    1. Stir both ingredients together in a small sauce pan. Allow to simmer on low and reduce by half, approximately 15 minutes. Mixture will thicken when cooling, should coat the back of a spoon. It will not appear thick while still hot, allow it to cool to get the right consistency.
    2. Stir in dash of fine sea salt.

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    Nutrition Facts
    Balsamic Reduction Sauce
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 315
    % Daily Value*
    Sodium 65mg 3%
    Potassium 285mg 8%
    Total Carbohydrates 66g 22%
    Sugars 61g
    Protein 1g 2%
    Calcium 8.9%
    Iron 10.2%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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