Tag Archives: cider vinegar

Honey Mustard Chicken Salad

Recipes posted a year ago:

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Asparagus with Orange Fennel Sauce

The primary highlight of this recipe is the sauce; a mix of caramelized onions and fennel simmered in cider vinegar, orange juice, and vegetable broth until thickened, with just a slight bite from a pinch of cayenne at the end.  This sauce could be used for a host of ideas – from dressing up chicken breast to glazing acorn squash before roasting.  Pureed in a blender with a few tablespoons of olive oil and a dash more cider vinegar, it would make a wonderful dressing as well.  In this post, however, I chose to add it to asparagus before roasting along side a pork roast I was cooking.

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Herb & Vinegar Pork Chops

I’ve been playing a little bit with “wet rubs” lately when prepping meat for the grill – the recent balsamic sirloin tip roast is an example.  The combination of vinegar and oil, along with a variety of herbs, is a great way to add flavor to a cut of meat without spending a long time preparing or marinading before cooking.  As long as you’ve got the meat thawed out, you only need about as much time as it takes for the grill to warm up (which isn’t very long, even with a pellet grill).

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Here’s an easy coleslaw recipe that my mom shared with us some time ago.  Since we got a chance to have her here for Mother’s Day this year (we figured out it was the first time she got to celebrate Mother’s Day with both of her sons since 1994), I decided to make this up with the ham that I was cooking on the grill.  The thing that I like best about this coleslaw compared to most others is that this one doesn’t have the typical creamy dressing that is usually based on some emulsified soy oil.  Instead, its got a simple blend of honey and vinegar to get the mix of tangy and sweet that makes cole slaw so tasty.

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