Sonoma Farm offers a wide variety of flavor-infused balsamic vinegars, including apple, blood orange, bourbon, cherry, chocolate, coconut, and espresso, just to name a few. We use only the best, fresh ingredients infused into traditional barrel-aged balsamic from Moderna, Italy at our FDA-inspected facilities, all to ensure our infused balsamic vinegar will be the very best quality and add a powerful, delicious aroma and flavor to all your favorite dishes.
But to get the best from these vinegars, it’s important you know how to use them, and what applications and dishes are best for which infused flavors.
Where to Use Different Flavors of infused Balsamic Vinegar
It’s important to know where to use different flavors of infused balsamic vinegars to properly pair the flavor and aroma of your vinegar with food for an elevated dish.
For instance, you can make a marinade using cherry balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Use this to marinate chicken overnight to give it a wonderful flavor. Roast the chicken for 40 to 45 minutes in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit or until done in the center. You won’t believe the difference a vinegar marinade makes to the flavor, and once your family tastes it, the dishes will be clean in no time.
A fig or pomegranate balsamic, on the other hand, is best used for making a salad dressing. Just mix three parts of our extra virgin olive oil with one part of the infused balsamic vinegar, then add salt and pepper to taste. Just a drizzle of this dressing over your salad, and you’ll be amazed at how much flavor it brings. And if you prefer a little more tartness, just add a touch more infused vinegar to the mix.
It should be no surprise that chocolate infused balsamic pairs well with fruits like strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries. Add in some mascarpone cheese and some biscotti crumbles for a tasty dessert.
Garlic balsamic is an ideal accompaniment to cooked pork butt or shoulder. Drizzle a little vinegar over the sliced or shredded pork and enjoy.
For fruit smoothies, don’t forget to have a bottle of blueberry balsamic vinegar on hand. Add just a touch for a burst of additional flavor. And balsamic vinegar contains probiotics that aid in digestion and contribute to a healthy gut, so it’s a guilt-free addition that makes your smoothie healthier.
If you sauté or boil vegetables, add a little maple balsamic vinegar. Even the family members that normally shun vegetables will be ready to gobble these up.
If you have raspberry balsamic vinegar, combine it with raspberry preserves, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, and ginger to make a delicious sauce for your home-made meatballs. You’ll be amazed at how this sauce enhances the taste and aroma.
Our flavor-infused balsamic vinegars also make a great addition to jams, drinks, and desserts, giving your favorites an extra shot of flavor that makes them new and delicious.
Armed with top-quality infused balsamic vinegars from Sonoma Farm and these cooking tips, you’ll amaze your family and guests at the dinner table. Try these, or find your own, and remember to trust Sonoma Farm for the best quality infused balsamic vinegars to take your food to the next level.