Last year I started 2 love affairs- one I'll delve into later, the other was with balsamic vinegar. I found a salad dressing recipe online and have been making it weekly for a year, that's how good it is.
Salad greens, broken chunks of Parmesan cheese and pecan pieces with balsamic vinaigrette dressing Ingredients:
* 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
* 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
* 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
* 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
* 1 garlic clove, crushed through a press (optional)
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
* 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
It keeps in the refrigerator, I don't know how long- I always eat it within weeks
Then upon visiting downtown Duncan's fun and quaint kitchen store Distintive-Decor I found a balsamic fig dressing /marinade on sale. Buy.
It has a recipe on the side and this is it.
You marinade chicken in the stuff, grill it then slice it up.
The chicken was wonderful alone.
On a spring salad with cilantro leaves added (never tried before but it was delightful)
with cran raisins, pacans, feta cheese and apples it was wonderful.
Now you see why I don't eat out much- I can make it at home. Wait I make it at home because I don't get out much
distinctive-decor.com sells online but I didn't see this particular one listed, may have to go to manufacturer.