If balsamic vinegar had a fan club, I might be the number one fan. I love it. I wish there was some health benefit to it. Maybe there is? I guess as balsamic’s number one fan I should know. So I guess I am really the number 2 fan.
In addition to a good balsamic (I swear I can taste those that are aged longer), I love me a balsamic glaze. You know, the thick balsamic that sometimes is used as a garnish on a plate at a nice restaurant?
My friend Catherine that has Sage and the Sage Melt Bar has an amazing glaze that they put on my favorite sandwich (the Caprese - Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, Red Onion, and Basil Pesto on Sourdough with Balsamic Glaze) I swear she needs to sell it by the bottle.
However, until she does that I found an amazing substitute tonight at Target:
It retails for $5.99. Tommy and I drizzled it over warm focaccia bread and it was a total winner.
They had a little idea book included and it suggested making risotto (seriously, my favorite), adding a little mascarpone cheese and one tablespoon of this. Wouldn’t that be amazingly delicious? I will let you know as soon I make it!