Thursday, April 21, 2005

Garlic basil vinegar and some uses

From Fearless

Heat to boil 2 cups of good red wine vinegar, add 6 crushed garlic cloves and a few dozen basil leaves.
Turn off heat, cool, store for a month then filter.

1. Sprinkle on salad

2. Marinade chicken;
1/2 c olive oil
3 tbl g/b vinegar
1 tbl tamarind paste {indian} can be found inexpensively in asian markets.
salt and pepper to taste

Combine and marinade 5 chicken breasts for at least 3 hours. Grill or bake. Serve with warm sauce.

Heat for 5 minutes, until carmelized
1 red onion diced
3 garlic cloves diced
2 tbl olive oil
2 red peppers, seeded, grilled and diced
2 peaches, pitted, peeled and diced
1 tbl sugar

Deglaze with 1/3 c g/b vinegar then add
2 c tomato juice
1 tsp salt
5 drops tobasco sauce
simmer 15 minutes then puree all
use sparingly with chicken.

3. Use g/b vinegar when making gazpacho, pizza, etc.

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