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Old 04-09-2008, 11:23 PM   #1
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ISO a good balsamic vinaigrette

Does anyone out there know of a really good balsamic vinaigrette that I could purchase from a store? I went to this lunch spot in Manhattan called metro cafe and they have these most delicious salad dressings including a great tasting balsamic vinaigrette.

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Old 04-09-2008, 11:48 PM   #2
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I dont think you will get what you want pre made and vinegrette is simple to make. I would play around with making it yourself there are so many variables to try. My basic balsamic vinagrette is baslically olive oil, balsamic vinegar, ground garlic, a dab of musatd and ketsup S& P but you can go as complicated as you want roasting garlic and reducing the balsamic and varying the texture and flavor considerably.
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:49 PM   #3
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They probably made it. However, if you want a store-bought one I think Ken's makes a fairly good one. Otherwise I would Google balsamic vinaigrette There are so many variations and so many are very good!!!
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:51 PM   #4
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Hmm... well I'm interested in making salad to bring to work so that I can save some money in time during my lunch break. I have some pyrex glass tuperware; would I store the salad and the dressing in the same tuperware while in my company fridge, or keep the dressing in a separate jar until right before I'm about to eat?
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:58 PM   #5
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Keep the dressing in a separate jar until you are ready to eat. The Dijon mustard Pancho mentioned will help keep it emulsified. I still suggest looking at the Google hits. You'll get some great ideas for salads too!
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:24 AM   #6
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Up in Michigan, I made a great Balsamic Vin. by making confit of minced shallots and garlic. Just take the shallots and garlic and slowly sweat them over med-low heat in a good amout of olive oil (almost like simmering them, you want A LOT of oil). Once the shallots and garlic start to caramelize a bit, remove from the heat and let cool. Add in some good balsamic vinegar (to taste, but a 2 : 1 ratio of oil : vinegar is standard). We couldn't get enough of that stuff at work.
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For store bought.... Alessi's makes a 20 year old red basalmic aged in wood and it's absolutely delicious.....more expensive and better tasting than their regular
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