I happen to use this vinegar to flavor the chicken for my Chicken with Rice recipe. Just add the vinegar to the chicken and let it marinade in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours, longer if you like a more intense rosemary flavor.
What you'll need:
- 3 cups of a mild vinegar (I use regular White Wine Vinegar)
- 1 cup, your choice, of crushed herbs (for this example I will be using Rosemary)
- 1- Quart Mason Jar and Lid
- fresh sprigs of the herb(s) you used
Let's get started:
- Take the rosemary and crush. Keep adding until you get a cup.
- Pour the crushed herbs into the Mason Jar
- Add the 3 cups of vinegar
- Cover and store in a cool, dark place for at least 1 month
After 1 month:
- Take a strainer and line it with a coffee filter
- strain the vinegar into another vessel
- place 2-3 sprigs of fresh rosemary into a bottle
- using a funnel, pour the vinegar into the bottle until full
- repeat with additional bottles.
This recipe makes approximately 2 bottles of vinegar. If you have a lot of friends and family, you can always increase the amount you are making. Just remember to keep to the 3:1 ratio; 3 cups of vinegar to 1 cup of crushed herbs. ( to double, it would be 6 cups of vinegar to 2 cups of crushed herbs).
For a good source of bottles, you can check-out some of the links below or you can head to your local crafts store. I get mine from Specialty Bottle. They have the best bottles for the least price ($1.15-$1.70 each w/cork and no minimum to buy). For a more elegant bottle, you can try the one from Amazon. If you have any questions, or if you need any help in preparing this, please leave a message in the comments and I will be glad to help.
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