Thursday, July 30, 2009

Fresh Raspberry Vinegar & Salad

I had quite a few fresh raspberries that were going to waste so I found a delicious way to extend their life! A fresh raspberry vinegar. Delicious, easy to make and has so many uses. One of the first things I made was a wonderful chicken salad using the vinegar for the dressing. Perfect for a warm Summer evening. Enjoy!

Simple Raspberry Vinegar
(Recipe from The British Larder--an amazing blog!!)

1/2 cup overripe raspberries**
1 1/2 cups distilled or white wine vinegar

Remove any moldy raspberries and lightly wash under cold water and drain.

Lightly mash the raspberries.

Add the vinegar of your choice and let it mature in a jar/container for 5 days.

Pass the vinegar through a fine sieve into sterilized bottles/jars. Store in the refrigerator.

**You can also use blackberries, strawberries or other seasonal berries.

Grilled Chicken, Goat Cheese Salad with Raspberry and Walnut Dressing
(Adapted from Cooking Outside the Box by Keith Abel)

4 chicken breast, boneless & skinless
Goat cheese
Sliced almonds
Cooked bacon crumbles
Olive oil
Salt & pepper
Mixed greens

3 T. olive oil
2 T. walnut oil
2 T. raspberry vinegar
1 T. honey
Salt & pepper

Lightly brush chicken with olive oil and season with salt & pepper. Grill until just cooked through and set aside to rest.

Whisk together the dressing ingredients and season. Adjust quantities of oil, vinegar and seasoning to your tastes.

Toss dressing with mixed greens and plate. Top with goat cheese, almonds, crumbled bacon, tomato and sliced chicken.

Serve with a chilled Riesling and fresh, crusty bread.


Anonymous said...

you had me at Reisling.

Sophie said...

How lovely ro make your own raspberry vinegar & how to use it in that didvine salad, lovely that is!

Lisa said...

The last homemade vinegar I made was tarragon, but the something weird happened, it went moldy on me. lol I thought vinegar was supposed to prevent that? In any event, your raspberry vinegar looks beautiful..the photos showcasing RED so nicely..and the salad you used it on looks divine! Maybe I'll try your recipe..but I'd hate to see my raspberries grow fuzz like the tarragon did!

Eli's Lids said...

Will you please come over and make this for our dinner? It's 7:45 and my hubby is out (watching a UFC fight with our friends) and my kiddos are still up and starving...

Tres Jolie Studios said...

What a great recipe!! I love vinegar and now feel that my collection is not complete. I will have to whip up a batch of this once raspberries are in season here in OZ.

SinoSoul said...

the colors.. beyond brilliant! and I don't even like raspberries.

Unknown said...

This looks delicious... I made chicken with raspberry sauce a looong time ago and remember loving the combinations!

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This looks delicious!!!

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Anonymous said...

Delicious. Thank you so much for this easy to prepare meal. Love the photography on your site!


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