Archive for Basics

Balsamic vinegar reduction

Balsamic vinegar reduction

Easy recipe for homemade balsamic vinegar reduction, a concentrated and thickened version of balsamic vinegar that is perfect for drizzling on salads and vegetables, or to use as a glaze for meats.

Traditional chimichurri sauce

Chimichurri

Traditional chimichurri recipe made with parsley, oregano, garlic, onion, red pepper, vinegar and olive oil.

Manjar or dulce de leche

Dulce de leche recipe

Recipe for homemade manjar or dulce de leche, a traditional Latin dessert made by caramelizing milk and sugar.

Mignonette or French shallot vinaigrette

Mignonette recipe

Easy recipe for mignonette sauce, a French shallot vinaigrette for raw oysters on the half shell.

How to open oysters

How to open oysters

Step by step instructions with photos on how to open or shuck oysters