Edible Monterey Bay

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Courtesy Brad Briske, chef, Home in Soquel

1 cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup honey

The Home restaurant tribe makes big pots of honey balsamic reduction, which is slowly reduced for hours.

To replicate, use the measurements above and slowly reduce to 1/3 cup.

“Drizzled on vegetables or, let’s say, tossed on Brussels sprouts, this gets my kids to chow down and even converts full-grown adults at the restaurant,” says Briske.

Pro tip: Briske sometimes makes a two-part reduction by adding tomato paste and water after the original reduction and cooking it down a second time to get a less syrupy sauce.

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At Edible Monterey Bay, our mission is to celebrate the local food cultures of Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey Counties, season by season.