Balsamic Glaze

Given that Europe finally has access to the joy that is Star Trek Lower Decks, I can finally post my recipes from when I first made them because I can finally talk about this stuff without spoiling something for someone. Even if a lot of you probably already watched completely legally when you came to the US for a trip.

Because none of you would illegally torrent something like this.

Anyways, I’m a big Lower Decks fan. Not just because it focuses on the often unseen members of the crew or because it’s a super fun cartoon with a delightful number of twists. Although if I ever get the chance to flick the nose of whoever decided to kill my sweet Bajoran baby, I will.

Uh…. Right. I love Lower Decks because from the get go it gave us food. Food in the background. Random comments about food. People just eating food. And I mean, look at the blog, I’m all about food. And while it may be pushing it to say that episode one had food, I definitely found good reason to eat flesh covered in a black sauce of sorts. After all, it’s the sauce that gives the flesh flavor.

But enough rambling. Let’s get to the recipe.

Mise En Place

For this recipe you will need a half cup of Balsamic vinegar and one tablespoon Honey.

Wait. That seems way too easy.

Nope. That’s actually the full recipe. What you are going to do is put your Balsamic vinegar in a pot and let it come to a boil. When that happens, add your tablespoon of honey or sugar then reduce it to a simmer.

At this point you will cook it until it reduces to half or until it sticks to the back of your spoon. I honestly didn’t cook mine all that long because it’s easy to go from thickened to cooked completely to a hard mass of nope. But all in all the recipe didn’t take more than ten minutes so you have plenty of time to make yourself some flesh or a salad while it cools. It goes well on both.

Balsalmic Glaze

A Balsamic Vinegar Glaze inspired by Star Trek Lower Decks, season 1 episode 1 ‘Second Contact’.
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Terran
Servings 1 cup


  • 1 cup Balsamic Vinegar- 1 tbs Honey


  • In a pot, pour in balsamic vinegar and let it come to a boil.
  • Next add the honey and mix it until it is dissolved.
  • Reduce temperature to a simmer then let it sit for 15 minutes or until the glaze sticks to your spoon.
  • Allow to cool to serve over a salad or your meal.
Keyword Balsalmic Vinegar, Condiments, Star Trek: Lower Decks

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