I can’t think of a better way to dress up a romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day, or for that matter, any other special occasion meal, than with Balsamic Nectar. When I plan the special meal, there are always one or two dishes that require more preparation and I’m always looking for an easy, tasty, complementary solution for the rest of the meal. Balsamic Nectar is the perfect glaze, topping or addition that pops the flavor with additional pizzazz. So here are some of the ways I would use Balsamic Nectar to enhance a Valentine’s Day celebration. (Pick one or two ways!) Enjoy.
—for baked or seared salmon fillets, drizzle each fillet as it comes out of the oven
—after cooking filet mignon and removing from the pan, add 2-3 TBLS to the pan and combine with pan drippings to create a delicious topping sauce.
—roast your favorite root vegetables—beets, carrots, parsnips– with a sliced onion. Top with a generous drizzle of Balsamic Nectar and serve.
—toss fresh spinach, dried cranberries, candied walnuts or your favorite roasted nuts, and sliced scallions with salt and pepper. Drizzle your favorite extra virgin olive oil and Balsamic Nectar on top and toss again. A delicious salad awaits in a matter of moments.
—finish your meal with this ice cream dish: vanilla ice cream, sliced strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, slivered almonds, and currants topped with a tablespoon of Balsamic Nectar.