Homemade pickles are an easy way to add flair to a dinner party cheese board, and also make wonderful gifts!
We like to give our pickled onions a gourmet flourish and add gloriously intense colour and flavour, by substituting some of the traditional malt vinegar with De Nigris Thick & Intense Balsamic Vinegar of Modena (Buy online at Tesco or visit your local store)
Place the onions in a bowl, cover with salt, and leave for at least 24 hours.
Meanwhile, put the malt vinegar, cinnamon and pickling spices into a large pan. Bring to the boil, then remove from heat, cover and set aside for 12 hours.
After 12 hours, remove the cinnamon stick, and stir in the balsamic vinegar and honey, If you don’t like your pickles too fiery, strain the spices out of the vinegar mix.
Rinse the salt off the onions and place them into sterilised jars.
Cover them with vinegar mix and tightly secure the lids. Store for least two weeks (at room temperature) before using.
Enjoy Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the authentic Italian way, by using the correct product for each recipe.
We produce a range of Balsamic Vinegars, with finely balanced densities of freshly crushed grapes and wine vinegar.
Each De Nigris Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is created to be used in a specific way, and has its own distinctive flavour, aroma, consistency and colour.
De Nigris Dense & Fragrant is our luxurious Balsamic Vinegar of Modena.
Look for the De Nigris Balsamic Vinegar with the gold label, it has 55% grape must,, which gives it a thick, glossy, consistency, and a depth of fruity flavour that makes it the perfect ingredient for cooked dishes.
It is wonderful used as a marinade for meat, fish or vegetables, added to luxurious pasta sauces, or even to give chocolate cakes and fruit preserves incredible added depth of flavour.
Adding a gourmet flourish to even the simplest dishes couldn’t be easier: simply drizzle them with De Nigris Thick & Intense Balsamic Vinegar of Modena!
For a condiment guaranteed to bring that extra-special something to every meal, from salads and risottos to cheese and fruit, (and even ice cream!), look for the De Nigris Balsamic Vinegar with the platinum label.
Our Thick & Intense variety has a thicker consistency and a milder flavour, thanks to its a 65% density of grape must.
For over three generations our family has dedicated itself to the production of vinegar with passion and knowledge, in the tireless search for the best possible quality product. A story which began more than 120 years ago, when Armando De Nigris opened the first vinegar mill in Naples, immediately proving to be a great success with his clients.
For over three generations our family has dedicated itself to the production of vinegar with passion and knowledge, in the tireless search for the best possible quality product.
Producing artisan quality balsamic vinegar, on such a grand scale, is only possible by paying the utmost attention to every stage of the production process. This is a source of great pride to De Nigris, because we directly control everything that goes into making our famous Balsamic Vinegar of Modena: from grape to bottle. We carefully grow and select various varieties of grape, which we then press and process in our traditional vinegar mills.