I thought since today is Father’s Day and I will surely busy in the kitchen making all of my husband’s favorite foods… that I would share a super simple recipe for a delicious kitchen staple; Balsamic Glaze. Balsamic Glaze is one of my favorite staples in the kitchen partly because it’s so delicious! I use it on pizza, caprese salad, grilled peaches with chicken and lots of Italian dishes. This recipe is so simple and it only takes about 15 minutes to make!
All you need is a small sauce pan, good quality balsamic vinegar and honey. I know folks who make their balsamic glaze with brown sugar or maple syrup, but I like honey the best. This glaze is aromatic, versatile and fresh. It adds a strong and sweet flavor to draw out the most intense flavors of any dish it’s accenting.
The key to great glaze is to reduce the glaze down by half. Reducing any sauce or glaze is super easy…you just let the sauce simmer until you get the results you want. It’s important to let the sauce lead you and once you’ve made a glaze once you will see just how easy and fast it is. A test I use to make sure my sauce has reduced enough is to Take it off the heat and drag a spatula through the sauce…if the sauce doesn’t immediately run together then it’s ready (pictured above)! Another plus to this glaze is that a little goes a long way and if kept in a good container; it will keep on your countertop for up to a week. Now, I hope you enjoy this glaze as much as we do!
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 3 Tbsp honey
- Add vinegar and honey to a small sauce pan and heat on medium heat.
- Once mixture begins to simmer; reduce heat to medium/low and allow to reduce for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Reduce liquid by half and do the drag through test to test for thickness.
- Take off heat and allow to cool before storing in an airtight container.
- Enjoy on your favorite foods!