Balsamic Vinegar and Oil

Balsamic Vinegar and Oil

Vinaigrette Dressing Balsamic

Home Made Vinaigrette Dressing Made From Balsamic Vinegar


3 tbs Balsamic vinegar, aged variety
1 tsp French mustard (Dijon)
1 clove of crushed garlic
Extra virgin olive oil – ¾ cup
To taste – salt and pepper


Mix all the ingredients in a blender to create an emulsion. The vinaigrette will be denser than made by hand. For up to 8 servings, one cup will be adequate. For one serving up to 3 tablespoons of dressing is required. When you have processed your dressing you can either serve immediately or store in an airtight container in a refrigerator. If using after the dressing has been refrigerated you will need to quickly blitz prior to serving.

Vinegar Brine, Apples and Pork Chops


4 tbs sugar
5 tsps Kosher salt
3 cps Cold water
5 Freshly ground whole peppercorns
1 bay leaf
Four 8 oz pork loin chops including the bone
4 tsps Extra virgin olive oil
2 Peeled, cored and sliced apples, Pink Lad or Braeburn. Ensure slices ¼” thick.
2 cups of apple cider vinegar


Simmer the apple cider vinegar in a non reactive pan for 8 minutes or until reduced by 50%. Add the salt and sugar when the pan containing the vinegar has been removed from the heat and stir until the salt and sugar is dissolved. Transfer to a mixing bowl and add ground peppercorns, water and the bay leaf. When this mixture has cooled, pour over the pork chops which should be placed in a baking tray. The chops and mixture should now be covered and allowed to marinate in the refrigerator overnight.

Before cooking your chops preheat your broiler, take the chops out of the brine mixture and ensure they are drying by patting with a paper towel.

Place the chops on a baking sheet lined with kitchen foil and cook for about 6 minutes on each side. When cooking is complete, remove them from the oven and allow to stand for a few minutes. Loosely cover with kitchen foil to create a tent.

While your pork chops are resting, heat 2 tablespoons in a saucepan and add the apples. Sauté for about seven minutes or until they are softened and tender. Season with salt and pepper. The pork chops are served with apples and a little of the remaining olive oil. Your Pork chops can be accompanied by potatoes or pasta.

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