Balsamic vinegar and fish: recommended pairings

Balsamic vinegar, with its rich and complex flavour, is a versatile condiment that can turn even the simplest fish dish into an extraordinary culinary experience. However, combining balsamic vinegar and fish requires some care to ensure that the flavours harmonise at their best. With this in mind, here are some tips to help you understand how best to combine these two delicious ingredients.

Smoked Salmon and Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO

The rich, smoky flavour of the salmon marries beautifully with the acidity and sweetness of the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO. A light splash of balsamic on the slice of smoked salmon can highlight the flavours without covering them, creating a harmony between the intense taste of the fish and the balsamic acidity.


Balsamic vinegar and fish: let’s try grilled sea bass

The grilled sea bass is an elegant and delicate dish. To accentuate its flavour, you can prepare a balsamic vinegar reduction. Simply cook the balsamic vinegar in a pan and turn off the heat as soon as the sauce thickens slightly. You can pour this reduction over the grilled sea bass and achieve an irresistible combination of balsamic vinegar and fish!

Tuna carpaccio with balsamic vinegar and citrus fruit sauce

Fresh, raw tuna is an excellent base for those who want to experiment with balsamic vinegar. Prepare a light sauce by mixing balsamic vinegar with a little fresh citrus fruit juice, olive oil and a pinch of salt. Pour this sauce over the tuna carpaccio: you will create a fresh and tasty dish, balanced and full of flavour contrasts.

Grilled squid with balsamic vinegar marinade

Grilled squid is a light and tasty delicacy. To intensify their flavour, you can marinate the squid with a mixture of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic and herbs. Let the squid soak up this marinade before grilling them. You will get a balsamic vinegar and fish dish rich in aromas and heady Mediterranean flavours.

Seafood Salad with Vinaigrette

Seafood salad is already delicious and can become nothing short of extraordinary with a balsamic vinegar vinaigrette. Mix balsamic vinegar with olive oil, mustard, garlic and parsley: this special vinaigrette will delicately envelop the seafood, giving it a hint of acidity and complexity that will win over even the most discerning palates.

Balsamic vinegar and fish? Give it a try!

Balsamic vinegar can be a valuable ally in enhancing the flavours of fish, but of course it is all a matter of taste! Experiment with these recommended combinations and be surprised at how the unique aroma of balsamic vinegar can transform your fish dish into a memorable gastronomic experience.

Our advice is to try several combinations of balsamic vinegar and fish, even using different types of balsamic. You can find plenty of quality options in our online shop and also in our Balsamic Shop located just a stone’s throw from our vinegar cellar. We are waiting for you to offer our best products and to give you further advice on food pairings.