Friday, April 5, 2013

Make Your Own Balsamic Vinegar Reduction Sauce For Sweet Potato Heaven

This is bliss! Oh yes! Sweet potato along with the divine taste of a balsamic vinegar reduction sauce! We are transported! I cannot think of a better dessert to have with dinner! Yes you can create restaurant style balsamic vinegar reduction in your own kitchen, and then have it on hand to use for future meals. All you need along with the main ingredient is time and patience. If you have those, then you and balsamic vinegar have a date for heaven! You won't believe how easy and delicious this sauce will be! Mmmmmmmm

Balsamic Vinegar Reduction Sauce

To start you will need a very good balsamic vinegar to work your culinary magic. 
For every cup of balsamic vinegar, you will make 1/4 cup of reduction sauce.

Bring 1 cup good balsamic vinegar to a boil in a stainless steel or enamel pan only, then reduce to a simmer. Here is the time and patience part: You will simmer the vinegar for 30 - 45 minutes on low, stirring constantly. Think of your arm as belonging to the Jetson's robot maid Rosie. Keep stirring. Stirring...

Most warn to be careful not to burn your reduction during the last minutes, and that you should stop when it gets to the consistency of honey. I did not even wait that long. I stopped when it really started to glaze the pan as I tilted the pot. Pouring the reduction into a tiny pyrex glass bowl, I then let it thicken upon standing. You are done! If your sauce sits in the pan to cool it will get too sticky to remove easily.

Now you can drizzle, drizzle, drizzle... on sweet potatoes, salad, tomatoes, strawberries, salmon, Asian foods, cooked mushrooms, pasture raised and weed finished meats, and even ice cream! Remember a little goes along way in flavor! Everyone will think you are so fancy! Just like a Queen!

You can use this as a dipping sauce too. Herbs such as Rosemary can be added as a flavoring. Seal your container and place in the refrigerator for storage. Sauce will last forever, or at least a year! Really, with this one, you will be lucky if it lasts two weeks before you use it all up! Yum!

No Oil Sweet Potato Fries

Place your pieces of sweet potato on parchment paper so the sugars released during cooking do not burn and stick to your bake wear. Bake at 400 - 450 degrees for 20 minutes. Turn at 10 minutes. Finish off by placing under the broiler for a few minutes and turning. Careful not to burn your fries. Serve with balsamic vinegar reduction drizzle.

You will love the Divine Drizzil-Liciousness!

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