Last Updated on November 13, 2019 by Chef Mireille
Having a few recipe hacks under your sleeve is great knowledge to have in the kitchen. With these hacks, there is no need to feel intimidated in the kitchen. For the first Bake-a-Thon post on Friday, I showed you a quick cake decorating hack. Today, we are moving to a savory dish. Have you ever had anything dressed or garnished with balsamic glaze, also known as a balsamic reduction? If you haven’t, boy are you missing out! Balsamic Vinegar is reduced until it is a molasses like consistency and can be infused with spices and herbs, to your preference. With its reduction, a tart sweet flavor is developed which makes this condiment work well in both savory and sweet dishes. Check out Mango Parfait & Beet Mozzarella Salad for some recipe examples of infused balsamic reductions. Once you have the reduction made, it can last forever. I keep it in the refrigerator just to be safe and bring it back to room temperature before using. Today in this Balsamic Glazed Beets, having this simple condiment on hand, made some roasted beets extra special in just one minute.
I added some herbaceousness by utilizing Herbs de Provence. Herbs de Provence is a French spice mix that is a variety of green herbs and lavender. The lavender adds a floral component which is a great marriage with naturally sweet beets. Dried rose would also make a great alternative. The result is a dish that is herbaceous, tart, sweet and tangy all at the same time. It reminds me of the multi layered flavor profiles of Thai food. You can also achieve the same rich flavors in other cuisines.
This side dish is a perfect compliment to any meal! Consider it to add to your Christmas dinner!
Balsamic Glazed Beets
This is part of the Bake-a-thon 2016
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Balsamic Glazed Beets
- 2 small beets about 7 oz.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon herbs de provence
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Peel and slice beets into thick wedges
- Toss beets with olive oil, herbs de provence, salt and pepper. Place in a baking dish.
- Roast in the oven for 40 minutes, until beets are fork tender.
- Let beets cool. Add balsamic glaze and toss well. Serve chilled.
Sharmila- The Happie Friends Potpourri Corner
Glazed beets looks so new to me.. Awesome and yummy!
Balsamic glaze is definitely a secret ingredient to have on hand – can pump flavor into anything it is added to!
That surely looks different, never made this one Mir..will be interesting to try sometime..
once you make the balsamic reduction you’ll be adding it to everything 🙂
Such a simple and delicious dish with beets.
simple and few ingredients can be just as delicious, right!
These glazed beets look very nice Mir..
yes and they taste as good as they look 🙂
Wow, can smell the flavor of this glazed beets rite here. Ultimate they are.
funny how one little ingredient can make such a world of difference
Never tried balsamic glazed beets. That is a nice dish.
thanks – yes this balsamic reduction works great with so many veggies – carrots, zucchini etc is also great with it
That looks yumm mir!! recently did a lot of beet dishes and i m looking for more variety to make this veggie more interesting!! This goes into my try list!
Such an excellent method!..looks so good..
balsamic glaze makes everything better!