Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Mixed Citrus Vinegar
The funny thing about this vinegar, is that the finished product doesn't taste or smell like vinegar, just citrus juice.
Mixed Citrus Vinegar:
2 oranges- sliced- I prefer to use Minneola tangelos
1 lemon- sliced
1 lime- sliced
3 cups white vinegar
a large jar with a lid-I use a gallon pickle jar
A wine bottle to store the finished vinegar
This makes enough to fill a wine bottle.
Add the citrus slices and vinegar to the jar. Place the lid and put it in a dark cool place.
Allow to rest several days- up to 2 weeks.
The vinegar will mellow a bit as it steeps, but you can use a milder vinegar such as rice or white wine vinegar. both are considerably more expensive.
No need to shake or stir.
Strain and discard the fruit. If you press the fruit, your vinegar will become cloudy. You will still have a bit of sediment floating in the vinegar, which can be removed by pouring it through a cheesecloth a few times.
Pour it into a wine bottle.
For the vinaigrette:
This makes enough for 2 servings of salad.
4Tbl. mixed citrus vinegar
1/2tsp. poppy seeds
3Tbl. salad oil
Place all ingredients in a blender. Mix on high speed for 5 minutes to allow the oil to blend.Serve.