Cooking with Wine
Pinot Noir Vinagrette
Who doesn't like an easy, zesty vinaigrette to liven up a salad or serve dual function as a marinade? Well this vinaigrette is made with wine lovers in mind, specifically Pinot Noir fans.
Quick to make and easy to use, this recipe utilizes the ingredients that you likely already have on hand.
1.5 cups Pinot Noir wine
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2-3 garlic cloves (minced)
1/2 teaspoon basil (dried and crushed)
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
Begin with boiling the wine to concentrate the flavors in a reduction. You want it to be molasses-like in consistency and about 3-5 tablespoons in quantity.
Set your reduction aside, while you mix your seasonings together.
In a separate bowl, mix your vinegars, olive oil, seasonings and minced garlic cloves together with a whisk. Feel free to increase the salt, black and red pepper to taste.
Store in the refrigerator until ready to use as a salad dressing over mixed baby field greens and your favorite veggie toppings or as a marinade. Shake well before pouring.