Tangerine Balsamic Vinegar
When you see "tangerine," what do you think of? The Johnny Mercer song? The Led Zeppelin song? The Krautrock band Tangerine Dream, who did the soundtrack to "Risky Business" and are not nearly as exciting to see performing live as you would've hoped?
When you see "tangerine," you should picture this: tangerine, the deep-orange fruit, deliciously super-sweet with the tartness found in citrus. We take that delicious flavor and combine it with aged balsamic vinegar to produce our Tangerine Balsamic Vinegar.
Use Tangerine Balsamic Vinegar to make a simple and flavorful glaze for baked salmon, or give grilled chicken a hint of sweet-and-sour zest. Drizzle Tangerine Balsamic Vinegar over spring mix, vegetables, or spinach for a delicious no-fat dish. Combine with an orange or lemon olive oil, and enjoy an easy and delicious summery salad dressing or marinade. Fruit flavors like strawberry or melon pop with just a sprinkling [for the May Queen] of Tangerine Balsamic Vinegar. My heart belongs to tangerine!
Balsamic Vinegar is a delicious aged vinegar, prized for its sweet-tart, concentrated flavor. We offer you the very best Balsamic Vinegars that we import directly from the rolling hills of Modena, Italy, where true balsamic vinegars have been produced since the Middle Ages.
True balsamic vinegar is not made from wine, as you might expect, but rather from pressed, un-fermented Trebbiano and Lambrusco grapes. The pressed grapes are simmered over an open flame, and reduced to a thick syrup. This sweet syrup is in turn fermented twice, then slowly aged and evaporated in a succession of smaller and smaller barrels, made from different aromatic woods. As the balsamic vinegar ages, moisture evaporates out, and the vinegar thickens and its complex flavors become more concentrated.
Balsamic Vinegar has many culinary uses, including salad dressings, dips, marinades, reductions and sauces. Try a splash of balsamic vinegar to enhance steaks, fish, egg dishes -- even fresh fruit, and on ice creams, gelati and desserts. Buon Appetito!