Maple Vanilla Gastrique
This recipe for maple vanilla gastrique, courtesy of chef Tom Colicchio, is an ideal addition to Cornish game hen.
The Martha Stewart Show, October Fall 2007
- 1 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup sherry-wine vinegar
- 1 vanilla bean, scraped
- 1 star anise
- 4 black peppercorns
- 1 dried bay leaf
- Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer; cook until mixture coats the back of a spoon, about 10 minutes. Strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve, discarding any solids, and keep warm until ready to use.
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