New York, NY (PRWEB) May 02, 2011
Brimming with a complexity that unfolds and develops as it is washes over the taste buds, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena's renowned flavor has been treasured in Italy for hundreds of years, yet remains a relatively new mainstay to modern world cuisine. Virtually unknown to Americans until the late 1970s, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena wasn't widely introduced to American cuisine until the '90s. Today Americans would be hard pressed to walk into a supermarket that did not house a variety of balsamic vinegars outfitted with an array of prices, sizes and claims to vintage.
With so many labels to choose from, it is a difficult task to discern which balsamic vinaigrettes are authentic. Thankfully O&CO.'s Best-Selling Premium Balsamic Vinegar of Modena takes the guess work out of the authenticity and quality of the balsamic vinegar you purchase from them. Checked by the Consortium of producers in Modena, each balsamic vinegar has received the coveted CABM certification red label on the collar of the bottle, with its own unique seal and number.
World renowned as one of the premier Mediterranean food merchants, O&CO.'s Premium Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is made according to an ancient recipe. Their superior quality balsamic vinegar of Modena, Italy, has been slowly refined in a variety of precious wooden casks until it has reached a perfect balance between sweet and sour, with a syrupy texture. Made solely with grape must and wine vinegar, (a requirement for authentic Balsamic Vinegars of Modena) O&CO. does not rely on sugar or caramel for flavor like inferior imitation balsamic blends.
Overflowing with attributes designed to vastly amplify the flavor of the food it touches, O&CO.'s versatile Balsamic Vinegar of Modena elicits intense flavor whether it is drizzled on grilled meat, chicken, fish, baked vegetables or even desserts. The range of recipes that can be enhanced with balsamic vinegar are endless. The complexity of the vinegar allows the product to transform ordinary foods into multifaceted dishes.
Grilled steaks braised in balsamic vinegar unleash a mixture of sweet and tangy flavors intensified by the rich and smoky beef. Used as a steak sauce, O&CO.'s Best-Selling Premium Balsamic Vinegar of Modena serves as an ideal condiment for dipping. Sprinkled on salad, balsamic vinegar provides a sophisticated finish to fresh greens and certain fruits like ripe strawberries, pineapples and peaches are heightened with a dash of balsamic vinegar as well. Connoisseurs of the product even recommend pouring a spoonful of the elixir over fine vanilla ice cream, as the rich frozen confection transforms the intense syrup into a decadently mouthwatering dessert.
Regardless of what you choose to pair your balsamic vinegar with, O&CO. has a wide range of recipes to complement the foods you love. With fresh asparagus in season, try O&CO.'s Asparagus and Cherry Tomato Salad with Berries and Melon and other delicious recipes available at O&CO. O&CO is also excited to announce the recipe contest. Entrants may win one of two gift baskets valued at $150.00 and possibly have their recipe selected to be added to the selection.
Asparagus and Cherry Tomato Salad with Berries and Melon
- 12 green asparagus
- 3.5 oz. cherry tomatoes
- 7 oz. small ripe strawberries
- 3.5 oz. raspberries
- ½ small melon
- 6 tbsp. O&CO. Purple Basil Vinegar
- ¾ cup O&CO. floral olive oil
- O&CO. Fleur de Sel
- O&CO. Black Pepper from Madagascar
1. Trim stems of asparagus and cook in salted boiling water until just tender. Drain and immerse in ice water.
2. Cut the melon into small cubes or scoop out using a melon baller. Rinse and stem strawberries and cherry tomatoes. Quarter them.
3. Pour vinegar and olive oil into large salad bowl. Add salt and pepper and whisk to blend. Add melon, strawberries and cherry tomatoes to the bowl and stir to coat. Marinate for 5 minutes at room temperature.
4. Gently fold asparagus and raspberries into the salad.
With a respect for tradition, O&CO. cherishes originality where tastes and smells converge to delight the senses. Emerging from the high Alpes-de-Haute, in the village of Mane, O&CO. became the brainchild of two men united around a common passion, the olive tree. Ten years since its creation, O&CO. has forged a new image of the olive tree, rooted in tradition but firmly anchored in the modern world. Their completely innovative concept has spread to seasonings, sauces, pastas, sweets, spreads and vinegar to bring the pleasures of the Mediterranean to you. View O&CO.'s full line of exclusive products at http://www.oliviersandco.com/.
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