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Garlic Vinegar

Yield 1 cup
Add this one to soups and stews to round out the flavor, or drizzle it over cooked greens. It also gives a subtle hint of garlic to sweet-and-sour cabbage.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled

How to Make It

  1. Combine the first 3 ingredients in a widemouthed jar; cover and let stand 2 weeks in a cool, dark place, gently shaking jar occasionally.

  2. Strain vinegar mixture through a cheesecloth-lined sieve into a glass measure or medium bowl, and discard shallots and crushed garlic cloves. Pour into a decorative bottle. Thread peeled garlic cloves onto a bamboo skewer; place in bottle. Seal with a cork or other airtight lid; store in a cool, dark place.