Balsamic Glaze or Port Wine Glaze

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Preparation info

  • Makes about

    ½ cup

    using vinegar
    • Difficulty

      Complex

Appears in

The French Laundry Cookbook

By Thomas Keller

Published 1999

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups balsamic vinegar or port wine

Method

We use glazes often in the cheese course, always sparingly, because they are so intense. When making a vinegar or wine glaze, reduce it slowly, almost as if you were letting it evaporate. If you boil it too hard, the acid will remain and make the glaze too sharp. Reducing it slowly and gently results in a much softer tasting glaze. It’s easiest to control the heat with the aid of a heat diffuse