Tag Archives: balsamic vinegar

Balsamic Italian Dressing

Recipes posted a year ago:

Here is a great dressing that we’ve been using on salads lately.  We just mix up a quick batch right before dinner is ready, and it’s just enough for a couple of side salads.

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Cucumber and Tomato Salad

I needed to come up with a potluck dish in a pinch and with my CSA to the rescue, I made this very tasty salad.  The cucumbers that I used were huge and it still felt like it wasn’t enough, but with a party of 20 people, it actually worked out great.  Adjust according to the amount of people.  If you just wanted to make it for yourself, it will store nicely for a few days.

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Lemon Basil Round Steaks

We’ve got a quick one today for the middle of the week, now that we’ve got some good weather to call summer out here.  Start out making a double-batch of our lemon vinaigrette dressing recipe, then reserve a bit to use on your salad while using the rest as a wet rub for some round steaks.

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Tamari-Ginger Chicken Thighs with Zucchini

In case you were wondering what was on the rest of the plate with yesterday’s strawberry rhubarb salsa…this was it!  This recipe is perfect for a potluck, because the sauce/marinade will make enough for at least 16 to 20 chicken thighs.  Or you can simply use all of the parts of about two or three whole chickens (cut up) to give a little more variety.  Either way, it’s a winner.  And at the tail end, I added some halved (lengthwise) zucchini brushed with leftover sauce to the grill for the last ten minutes to take care of my side dish at the same time.

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Balsamic Sirloin Tip Roast

I have been wanting to get another roast done on the grill for a while.  At the same time, I wanted to keep it simple without a lot of prep time, because we always seem to end up busy and forget to get things out soon enough to give them a long marinade or lots of prep.  So on a recent weekend, I came up with this simple wet “rub” and gave it a try on a sirloin tip roast we had in the freezer.  In the future, I plan on using it again for steaks as well.

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Lemon Vinaigrette

Here is a quick and easy dressing that can be used on salads, or as the base of a marinade for salmon, pork, or poultry.

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Wasabi Tuna with Jellied Onions

It’s been a while since I pulled out some of the tuna fillets we have in the freezer from the incredible fishing trip I took last August.  So the other night, I thought it would be a good time to try something different.  I started with the basic idea of tuna seared with a wasabi crust and added a new relish of red onions “jellied” in a combination of different vinegars until they are soft, sweet, and tangy all at once.

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