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            Fresh Herb Vinegar
Delicious in vinaigrettes or mayonnaise-based dressings or sauces for poached salmon, chicken, smoked pork loin, pasta, avocado, and tomatoes.
 Prep time
   20 minutes
   Steep time
  2 weeks minimum
• 4 cups (1 L) red or white wine vinegar
• 2 bundles of one variety of fresh herbs or a combination of roughly chopped fresh herbs (basil, mint, thyme, marjoram, oregano, etc.)
• Wash and thoroughly dry herbs and place in a wide neck bottle.
• Pour vinegar into bottle and seal tightly.
• Store in a dark place to prevent discoloration.
• Let steep for 15 days, shaking bottle daily.
• Taste vinegar after 15 days. If the flavor of the herbs is not strong enough, filter the vinegar and steep again using fresh herbs.
• Store as is or filter again and store in a very clean bottle.

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