Ingredients: Inspirational Thoughts on Olive Oil

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Inspirational Thoughts on Olive Oil

If I am not using ghee or the occasional bit of Indian Sesame Oil or Indian Mustard Oil, then a great, pungent, green olive oil serves to transport a dish to a heavenly place. A thread of such a beautiful oil, given to me by my accountant, will be drizzled over the soup tonight. It got me thinking about other ways olive oil can be used.

  • Cook a la Grecque – in a mixture of stock and olive oil – for wonderful vegetables. See recipes here and here.
  • Try it drizzled over hot, freshly cooked chickpeas, with some celtic sea salt, and try to stop eating them! The smell of the oil on the hot peas is amazing.
  • Drizzle a little olive oil over hot soups.
  • Sear some radicchio in olive oil very quickly with some chopped olives. Serve with a little more olive oil on top to moisten.
  • Grill thick slices of bread over a char grill, rub slices with half a peeled clove of garlic and drizzle with the best olive oil that you can find. A real treat. Add some celtic sea salt for a salty tang.
  • Instead of using butter, drizzle olive oil over bread slices before making toastie sandwiches.
  • Dip bread into olive oil and then into a spiced nut mix like dukkah.
  • Make flavoured oils like chilli oil, mandarin oil (with mandarin peels), garlic oil.
  • Cook pasta, drain, mix with diced tomatoes, a diced fresh red chilli, diced black olives and heaps of olive oil. Simple and the best.

Browse a range of olive oil recipes here and here.

Feel free to browse other recipes from our Retro Recipes series.

We are so fortunate that we live in a world with evo! And that gives us days like today. A perfect Spring day.



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