Caprese Salad with a Balsamic Reduction

Deborah DeLong:

My favorite salad!! Perfect for Italian Week!!

Originally posted on The Farmers Taft:

I’ll admit up front that before I made this I’d never eaten caprese salad before, much less made it.  When I found these aquaponic tomatoes at Nelson and Pade Aquaponics in Montello, Wisconsin this weekend, I just had to use them in a starring role.  I vaguely remembered reading about reducing the balsamic vinegar, which makes it sweeter and a bit syrupy.  Well, I may have reduced it a bit much because it was as thick as cold honey.  I’d do it again in a second though because the flavor was outstanding.  You can also make pretty designs with it on a white plate and it’ll stay put.

I can’t emphasize enough how important it is for this recipe to find or make a great fresh mozzarella.  It’s imperative.  I was lucky to find a weak and watery ball of Belgioioso up in Montello, but if I was home I’d have gone straight for…

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