Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tomatoes with Balsamic Reduction

As we may have mentioned before, Zack's dad's garden was very fruitful in the summer heat. We've gone through a lot of tomatoes. This is a simple (and scrumptious) way to dress up a tomato.

Here's what you need: 
1 medium size tomato (We're using a yellow tomato, which is less acidic than normal tomatoes)
A sprinkle of salt & pepper
2 Tbsp (approximately) balsamic vinegar

Here's what you do:
In a small saucepan, heat balsamic vinegar over medium-high heat. Now sit back and wait for it to reduce. You want it to bubble. This picture illustrates what it would look like just before it does that. 

Meanwhile, slice the tomato and layer on the plate. Sprinkle with a touch of salt and pepper.

Your balsamic reduction should stick to the spoon, but not be sticky. Make sense? Here's what it looks like when you pour over the tomato

It loosens up a bit and drips though the tomato. It's divine. 


1 comment:

  1. What a simple great idea. We need something like this as we've had a ton of caprisi. We'll do it tonight!