Easy and Elegant: Balsamic Reduction

That was the appetizer for a black tie birthday dinner we gave our delightful friend, Mrs. W. Scallops, lightly pan seared and finished with a balsamic reduction and sprig of fresh dill.

While I could have made the reduction, it is just as easy to reach for this:

Found at my local grocery store for about USD$7.00, it even comes in its own handy squirt bottle. Easy to prepare, elegant to serve. And isn’t that what life is all about?

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7 Responses to Easy and Elegant: Balsamic Reduction

  1. mary says:

    I love the plates!! Thanks for the reduction tip.

  2. pve says:

    I could call you a “cheetah” by the looks of those plates and that secret family recipe. Wild about your tips and your plates.

  3. Mrs. PvE — HA!

    Mary, they are “Casablanca” by Dior. A (first) wedding gift to myself.

  4. barG says:

    Echo–echo–yes an echo here today, echoing the previous two comments, with a question, did Mrs. Scallops enjoy her scallops.
    Wishing the TheElegantologist and family the best,

  5. barG. Indeed, Mrs. W. did enjoy them very much. Missed that extra period, didn’t I?

  6. The Architect says:

    One could put balsamic reduction on dog food and make it taste good.

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