“ Manufacturer: Imaginitive Cuisine / Type: Condiments „
I love the balsamic flavour so when I saw this recently in Sainsbury's for £1.99 a bottle I really fancied giving it a go as it is multi purpose and I can use it in a wide variety of ways!
150ml squeezy, clear plastic bottle with a black flip top lid to the top of it concealing a small hole. Round the middle of the bottle there is a picture of red chilli's to the top of it and under that in silver and black writing I'm told it is 'Additions' Imaginative Cuisine Balsamico, Rich Balsamic Glaze which is a drizzle, glaze and marinade garnish and chilli in flavour and the size is displayed on the bottom (as I've listed already). On the back of the bottle all in white writing I'm told a bit about what it is, given serving suggestions, told how to store it, ingredients and nutritional advice is given, the best before date is stamped on, contact details for Imaginative Cuisine Limited are given and finally there is a bar-code on there.
A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Bottle....
Balsamico is made from the finest Lambrusco and Trebbiano grapes grown in the Modena region of Italy. Grape juice is reduced and fermented in oak, juniper and cherry barrels then carefully blended with traditional well aged balsamic vinegar.
Did you know chilli is just one of six great Balsamico flavours! Why not try Cherry, Fig, Garlic, Original or Vanilla?
Drizzle over salads, pizza, pastas, jacket potatoes. Glaze roasted meats and Mediterranean vegetables towards the end of cooking. Ideal for Bbqs. Use as a decorate plate garnish.
The glaze Itself....
This stuff is really great! It is a dark brownish colour the same as soy sauce in that respect and although runny does have a glossy body to it and it isn't like water but it isn't thick either and is very easy to squirt out of the bottle and control.
I use this to glaze meat and fish, I love it on salad and sprinkled on cooked vegetables towards the end of cooking and of course it is nice to use as a dipping sauce with a wide variety of foods. I'd love to use it on the Bbq and stuff as this stuff is delicious!
Smell wise, well it smells of vinegar with a hint of sweet to it but it does have a savoury aroma to it. Taste wise it is vinegary in a real quality way with a nice natural sweetness to it with a little hint of chilli that gives it a little kick but it isn't mind blowingly hot or anything. It is rich in flavour and tangy and because of the slight sweetness to it it really does compliment savoury foods very well indeed.
If you want to liven up meat and fish and plain old vegetables with ease and with something that looks good try this! It's simple to use, makes a good plate decoration, is superb with a wide range of foods to pep them up and make them taste totally better lol!
Nutritional Information.... Per 100g....
Total Fat: 0.1g
total carbohydrate: 60g
Available in lots of supermarkets you just have to keep your eyes peeled for it or look at online shops for it.