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Sunday Snack: Vermont Maple Balsamic Glazed Bacon

Posted Sunday Mar 23, 2014 in Sunday Snack by Jenna Brower | 0 Comments

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Vermont Maple Balsamic Vinegar Glazed Bacon

Sugar makers across Vermont celebrated the annual Maple Open House this weekend, opening their doors to the public to show how maple syrup is made. 

We love maple syrup - it’s no surprise. But this weekend we were busy celebrating the second anniversary of our Burlington shop , so we could not formally partake in an open house visit. Still wanting to celebrate the sweet, syrupy goodness from the Green Mountain State, we found a way to work maple into this week’s Sunday Snack. 


And it involves bacon. So it’s a win-win.


This is a quick trick to add some sweetness to your breakfast bacon. Maple and bacon have long been partners in breakfast crime - so we’re not quite reinventing the wheel, just putting a twist on a classic. The sweet, thick flavor of our aged Vermont Maple Balsamic Vinegar gives the bacon some extra pizzazz.


Simply brush each strip of bacon with Vermont Maple Balsamic Vinegar and cook as you normally would. In this recipe the bacon strips were pan fried, but this could also be done by baking them. Also consider using this same trick on other breakfast meats, like sausage or ham. 

Vermont Maple Balsamic Glazed Bacon


Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Vermont Maple Balsamic Vinegar Glazed Bacon


Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Vermont Maple Balsamic Vinegar Glazed Bacon 


Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Vermont Maple Balsamic Vinegar

your favorite bacon


1. Brush each strip of bacon with Vermont Maple Balsamic Vinegar

2. Pan fry bacon strips until preferred level of crispiness. 

3. Finish with a drizzle of Vermont Maple Balsamic. 

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Vermont Maple Balsamic Vinegar Glazed Bacon

Recipe Week Contest

Posted Monday Sep 09, 2013 in Recipes by Clint Braidwood | 0 Comments

 Recipe Week
Monday, September 9 - Sunday, September 15 

Kitchen creativity is best achieved socially. Whether you’re feeding friends and family or swapping recipes, sharing your ideas is one of the best parts of cooking. 

Over the years, we’ve amassed a number of diverse recipes utilizing our oils and vinegars. That doesn’t mean we’re ready to stop creating our own or listening to our customers’ favorites. In fact, the opposite -- which is why we’ve created Recipe Week. 

Our role: For the next six days, the Saratoga Olive Oil Co. family will be sharing our favorite dishes daily here on our blog as well as on our Facebook pages. Recipes will range in flavors - savory & sweet - as well as fare (We’ve got you covered, vegetarians.You too, carnivores.) Feedback? Suggestions? Oohs and Ah’s in response to our recipes?  Let us know what you think of our ideas by commenting on our blog or our Facebook posts. We’ll be posting daily from Monday, September 9 through Saturday, September 14. 

Your role: Our customers never cease to amaze us with what they craft using our oils and vinegars. So, we’re encouraging you to participate too by submitting your own tried & true Saratoga Olive Oil Co.-inspired recipes. Recipes can be as simple or complex as you wish - it’s all up to you. 

Create & win: On the last day of Recipe Week, we’ll select three (3) winners who will each receive a $15 gift card, redeemable at either store location or online. The winning recipes will be announced on our Facebook pages and blog on Sunday, September 15. 

The guidelines:
Your recipe...

  • uses at least 1 Saratoga Olive Oil Co. oil or vinegars
  • includes a written list of ingredients and cooking process
  • is submitted* via email to no later than Saturday, September 14
  • features an image of the final product


We’re eager to see what you have to share!

Questions about Recipe Week? Contact 

*By submitting a recipe for Recipe Week, you give Saratoga Olive Oil Co. permission to utilize your recipe and its related images on our website, including blog and recipe tab, as well as our social media platforms. Credit will be given to the author of the recipe across these platforms. 



Day 1: Coconut Crusted Salmon 

To start off Recipe Week, a summery salmon dish seemed like a no-brainer. Fall is approaching, but why not savor the flavor of summer a bit longer? Using our Coconut White Balsamic Vinegar, this recipe is relatively quick to whip up and still offers a great sweet flavor. 

4 Salmon Fillets
1 Tbsp Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Coconut White Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 Panko Breadcrumbs
1/4 Cup Flaked Coconut 
1/2 Tbsp Honey
Salt and Pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Place salmon fillets on non-stick baking pan and brush with Coconut White Balsamic Vinegar and Honey. 
3. In a bowl, combine Panko, coconut flakes, salt and pepper. Dredge each fillet in the mixture and place in a non-stick baking pan. Spread leftover crumbs on top of each fillet.
4. Bake 12-15 minutes, placing under broiler for last minute.