Thursday, February 12, 2009

Shake, Shake, Shake...Your Red Wine Vinegar

Last night in the kitchen I stumbled upon something that’s going brighten the flavor of my stews and sauces in the future. The discovery was like finding a hidden bonus track on your favorite band’s album.

I was making beef stew and when it was time to add the red wine vinegar I noticed there were only a couple tablespoons left in the bottle…just enough for the recipe. I also noticed sediment had settled on the bottom of the bottle. When I opened it up I found the fragrance to be stronger than usual. I added it into the pot not knowing how it was going to affect my stew.

Well…the stew turned out better than ever. The heavy fragranced vinegar really brought some killer flavor.

Going forward I’m going to start shaking my red wine vinegar bottles more often to ensure I always get that wonderful flavor mixed into my stews and sauces! Shake-On my cooking friends…Shake-On!

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Brent Garell
brent@cookapalooza.com

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