Ask Barb - Balsamic Reductions

Ask Barb - Balsamic Reductions

Barbara Braidwood is one of the founders of Saratoga Olive Oil Co. She enjoys educating our consumers about the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegars and how to incorporate them into a healthy, balanced diet.

Dear Barb,

I love your products, but I do not see a balsamic glaze on your website. I am wondering if Saratoga Olive Oil carries a thick balsamic that I can use over a pork tenderloin?

Beata E.
Boston, MA

Hi Beata,

Thank you for loving our products and for your great question. Have you ever tried a balsamic reduction? A balsamic reduction will give you the same results as a glaze and just takes a few minutes of your time.

Just add the desired amount of balsamic, (Saratoga Olive Oil balsamic, of course!) in a small saucepan, approximately 1 cup for a pork tenderloin. Put on your stovetop and bring to a boil over low heat and then reduce heat to a simmer for 10-15 minutes. The amount that you end up with is about ½ of what you start with and it will thicken slightly as it cools.

As an added extra treat, try our Denissimo balsamic. This balsamic is naturally a bit thicker due to the longer aging process in a series of five different casks of mulberry, ash, oak, juniper, and cherry wood. The result is a dense and complex flavor that includes notes of dried fruits, hints of dark chocolate, and malt. A phenomenal choice for your pork tenderloin.

Happy Cooking!