Northfield Olive Oils and Vinegars
Simply Strawberry Reduction
1/4 cup Strawberry Red Balsamic
1 pint of strawberries halved
1/4 cup of sliced Almonds
In a small sauce pan bring balsamic to a boil. Once it begins to boils reduce down to a simmer and let cook down to half, about 15-20 minutes stirring often. Once reduced to half, let cool for about 15 minutes. Drizzle over strawberries once cooled and top with sliced almonds.
Additional Ideas for Balsamic Reductions:
These reductions are great over sliced cheeses (Gouda, Swiss, Cheddar, Mozzarella, Parmesan, etc.). I will use either the Black Cherry, Traditional or Espresso balsamic for the cheese platters. This makes for a gorgeous presentation for any entertaining. Any of the balsamic reductions (White & Red) are amazing over ice cream!
Strawberry Balsamic Basil Spritzer
1 ½ tablespoons Strawberry balsamic vinegar
750 ml prosecco sparkling wine or Champagne or 3 cups sparkling water
Basil Syrup: ½ cup sugar
½ cup water
4-5 basil stems
1/2 cup minced basil
To make the syrup, combine the sugar, water and basil stems in a small saucepan. Stirring frequently, bring the mixture to a simmer for about a minute, and then remove from heat. Allow to cool for 5 minutes and then remove stems and add minced basil. Place in a jar or other airtight container and allow to cool in the fridge for at least 2 hours (overnight is best)
in pitcher, combine chilled basil syrup and balsamic add in Prosecco and stir well before pouring into glasses.