|Frequently Asked Questions|
|Written by Sabrena Jutzi|
Q: Do I need to refrigerate the Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette after opening?
A: No. Always store at room temperature and away from light, even after you've opened it. Refrigeration will temporarily change the appearance and consistency, as well as prohibit the oil and vinegar from mixing properly.
Remember that the vinaigrette will loose its flavor after the “Best If Used By” date because it is made with fresh natural ingredients. It does not contain added preservatives.
Q: Why does my vinaigrette tastes bland and oily?
A: To get the full flavor of the dressing, it must be shaken VIGOROUSLY. Remember: "Shake, Shake, Shake, Don't Refrigerate."
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Q: I don't like to order online, and prefer to talk to someone personally.
A: Our payment processing is secure. However, we are happy to take your order over the telephone. For phone orders, please call Sabrena at: 717-802-1936.
Q: The vinaigrette discolored my raw chicken and pork. Is it OK?
A: Yes. Vinegar and oil separate as a marinade. The meat will take on the color of the vinaigrette.
Q: How long should I marinade before cooking?
A: Marinade chicken, steak, veal, pork or lamb in a sealed baggie with Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette from 4 hours to overnight. London Broil or Venison should marinade for 3 to 5 days.
A: Marinade vegetables in Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette for 15 to 20 minutes, then grill or roast.
A: Both vegetables and meats seasoned with Savory Steak Seasoning & Dry Rub can be cooked immediately.
Q: I want to recreate your sample, and make a Panzanella Salad. How long do I marinade raw vegetables before serving?
A: To make Panzanella Salad, toss tomato, cucumber & fresh basil in a bowl with croutons and my Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette. Let sit for 2 minutes. Retoss and let sit 1 minute. Retoss again and serve. Also delicious served over a bed of lettuce/greens. I like to add seasoned chicken and red onion to make it a dinner salad.
Q: I love your dressing, but can't find it in any stores. Where can I buy it?
A: There are currently over 90 Retail locations which carry Chef Tim's Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette in addition to being sold here on our website via your shopping cart. You can also purchase any product directly from Chef Tim or Sabrena. To view a complete list, click: "Retail Locations"