Fruit or Berry Infused Vinegar for Grilling

Saturday, July 17, 2010 @ 07:07 AM

Fruit or berry infused vinegars have multiple uses. As we saw yesterday, they can be used to marinate fruit for your Brinkmann propane grill, but they can also be used in meat marinades and as dressings on salads.

For berries:

Start with a pint of fresh berries (about 2 -2 1\2 cups if mixing & matching). You can use just raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, or a combo of all.

1 3″ length of lemon peel

1\4 cup sugar or 2 generous tbsp honey

1 1\2 -2 cups white or red wine vinegar

Crush the berries. Put in a glass clean glass jar with the lemon peel. Heat sugar (or honey) and vinegar. Stir to dissolve the sugar. DO NOT BOIL.

Pour heated mixture over the crushed berries. Cover jar with fresh clean towel or cheesecloth & let it stand for 2 days. (for more intense flavor, put in a screw top jar and don’t strain it for 2-3 weeks). After the allotted time, strain the liquid right through the cheesecloth. Store in sterilized bottles. Add a few fresh berries for show.

For fruit:

Try peaches, nectarines, apricots. Blanche the fruit first to easily remove the peel.( Quick hot water bath then dunk in cold). Crush the fruit into the bottom of the jar and follow the same guide lines as above using white wine vinegar as your base.

Try marinating your chicken breast with apricot vinegar and fresh thyme before grilling. Try your pork ribs with a raspberry vinegar mop in your bbq smoker. Use your taste buds and your imagination.

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2 Responses to “Fruit or Berry Infused Vinegar for Grilling”

  1. Thanks for this post, I write reviews for free software and I look to other bloggers for inspiration.

  2. wigelnyatt says:

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