Red Wine Vinegar
The best food story: a great flavour story with a Fairtrade back story - good people making wonderful food!
Made from quality Fairtrade wine with captivating nuances of fruit and subtle, well behaved acidity - it does exactly what a well raised vinegar is supposed to do: accent and enhance flavours without dominating: no rude or rough edges here...
Vinegar is one of the ancient flavour agents - it moderates fatty flavours, teams up with salt to make a flavour 'pop' and it makes meaty flavours 'meatier': add a dash of vinegar to deglaze a roasting pan - the sweet, roast-meat flavours rise to a new level of deliciousness.
Roast Onion to serve with Roast beef and wilted spinach: Prepare a selection of onions: a large white onion cut into petals, some small red onions peeled and halved, a few shallots and a few cloves of garlic (or go 'big' and roast the whole head of garlic!). Pour a generous puddle of olive oil into a roasting pan - this is not the time to be 'stingy' - the oil needs to be at least 2mm in the bottom of the pan. Add 10ml of red wine vinegar to the oil. Toss in the onions and garlic, season with a little salt and shake them around a bit to coat - add 2 star anice and a shake of mustard grains to the pan and roast slowly (on a moderate heat 160°C - 180°C) for as long as it takes for the onions to become soft and transluscent - they must be 'floppy-soft'. Remove from the oven, add 15ml of red wine vinegar and agitate the pan to mix - adjust seasoning and serve.
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