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What to do with blueberry vinegar?

macy's picture

I have a small bottle of blueberry champagne vinegar that was part of a gift basket. It has a lovely blueberry scent and flavor, but I'm clueless as to how to use it. Something with peaches or nectarines? How would you all use it, and do you have any recipes to get me started?

Jean's picture

(post #65819, reply #1 of 12)

How about a salad dressing? DBMNMR


Tarragon Blue Cheese Blueberry Salad Dressing
In a small bowl, combine:



  • 2 tablespoons blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 large clove garlic, pressed
  • 1/3 cup blueberry vinegar (purchase ready-made or use recipe that follows)
  • 2 tablespoons, plus ½-cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 clove chopped shallot
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped tarragon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mash together blue cheese into blueberry vinegar until cheese is well incorporated. Pouring slowly, in a steady stream, whisk in the olive oil. Add 1 clove chopped shallot, 1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon and 1 teaspoon honey. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Per serving: 130 calories (1.5% from protein, 96.4% from fat, 5.1% from carbohydrate), 0g protein, 14g fat, 2g carbohydrate, 60mg sodium, 1 mg cholesterol, 34 mg potassium.





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avak123's picture

(post #65819, reply #2 of 12)

You amaze me woman! How do you find this stuff?


BTW - what is DBMNMR?

Jean's picture

(post #65819, reply #3 of 12)

Don't blame me, not my recipe! :)  Google is my friend.



My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.

- Buddy Hackett

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
macy's picture

(post #65819, reply #5 of 12)

Oh, that sounds good! I've been looking for more ways to use the tarragon plant that I bought at the beginning of summer too. Thank you so much :-)

macy's picture

(post #65819, reply #7 of 12)

Jean, I made the salad dressing over the holiday and it was very nice. At first I thought all the other ingredients covered up the blueberry flavor, but on the lettuce, I could taste it. Subtle, but it was there. My husband even commented that he really liked it, so he was happy to find out there is enough left over for a few more salads that he can take to work.


Transona5, my reduction didn't go quite as well. It seemed to be progressing very slowly while I was in the kitchen, so I stepped out for just a few minutes. Came back and it was burned. I couldn't believe it. Still grilled the nectarines and had ice cream, so it wasn't a disaster, but lesson learned. I'm going to try again sometime with raspberry vinegar.


Thanks again for the suggestions!

Jean's picture

(post #65819, reply #8 of 12)

Hey, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I guess i'll have to try to make blueberry vinegar. We enjoy raspberry why not blueberry?  I never thought of it before.



My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.

- Buddy Hackett

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #65819, reply #9 of 12)

I've made blackberry vinegar in years past, and have really loved it in dressings for salads with fruit and blue cheese. Will have to make another batch this year with the last of the summer berries.





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Jean's picture

(post #65819, reply #10 of 12)

What kind of vinegar did you use?



My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.

- Buddy Hackett

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #65819, reply #11 of 12)

Just the cheap white stuff, boiled with about 1/4 cup of sugar per litre -- and I'm not altogether sure what difference boiling it makes.





"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."
George Orwell, 1984

Jean's picture

(post #65819, reply #12 of 12)

Sounds like about what I did with my raspberry. I tried it once with white wine vinegar, but I thought the fruit took a back seat to the vinegar. Kind of a waste of money.  It was good, but not that much better.



My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.

- Buddy Hackett

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
transona5's picture

(post #65819, reply #4 of 12)

You could reduce it by half, add some fresh berries and serve over pork tenderloin, or grill peach or nectarine halves and serve the reduction over the fruit and a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. I've done both with raspberry vinegar before.

 

 

macy's picture

(post #65819, reply #6 of 12)

And this sounds delish too. I should have just enough left over after the salad dressing to make enough reduction for a few grilled nectarines. I think my weekend menu is starting to come together. Thanks so much :-)


Edited 9/1/2006 3:37 pm by macy