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Our D’Luscious Lemon Olive Oil brings the fresh pressed flavors of summertime lemons to this pasta dish.
- 1 pound fresh, medium thickness asparagus, tough ends trimmed
- 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh lemon zest
- 1/4 cup TOOC D’Luscious Lemon Olive Oil
- 1 pound Penne pasta
- 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
Cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces; reserve tips separately. Cook asparagus stems in 5 to 6 quarts boiling water with 2 tablespoons salt until very tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a colander, reserving cooking water in pot, and rinse under cold water. Drain asparagus well and transfer to a food processor or blender. Cook asparagus tips in same boiling water until just tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer with slotted spoon to colander, reserving boiling water in pot, and rinse under cold water. Drain tips well.
Puree asparagus stems with zest, oil, and 1/2 cup asparagus cooking water. Transfer sauce to a 4-quart saucepan.Cook pasta in boiling asparagus cooking water for about three-fourths of the recommended cooking time (very al dente). Reserve 2 cups cooking water and drain pasta.
Add pasta, asparagus tips, and 1/2 cup reserved water to asparagus sauce and cook over high heat, stirring, 3 to 5 minutes, or until pasta is almost al dente and sauce coats pasta. Add more cooking water, 1/4 cup at a time, until sauce coats pasta but is a little loose (the cheese will thicken it slightly). Stir in Parmigiano-Reggiano and salt and pepper, to taste and cook, stirring, until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.Learn More
Great for breakfast or brunch; just add 20 minutes to the bake time.
Use quick cooking grits to save about 15 minutes of stirring. You can also make this a day ahead of time and bake in the morning For breakfast or brunch; just add 20 minutes to the bake time. (Thanks to Delynn from Spokane WA)
- 2 T TOOC Truffle Olive Oil
- 1 t sea salt
- 3 ½ C skim milk
- 2 C water
- 1 ¼ C quick cook grits
- 2 C shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1 t hot pepper sauce
- ¼ t fresh ground pepper
- 5 large eggs
In a large sauce pan heat olive oil over medium heat, add salt, water and Â½ of the milk and bring to a boil. Gradually stir in grits with wire whisk. Stir constantly to avoid lumps. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 5 minutes. Stir occasionally. Grits will be stiff. Remove from heat and blend in cheese.
In a large bowl blend remaining ingredients with a whisk until incorporated. Gradually stir grits into egg mixture.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease shallow 2 Â½ quart casserole. Pour grits mixture into casserole. Bake 45 minutes, uncovered, until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
This recipe is full of fun savory ingredients like pine nuts, feta cheese and baby squash.
- 1-2 bottles of your favorite Red Table Wine
- Your favorite fresh pasta
- Raw Pine Nuts
- Baby Squash
- 1 Pkg. Crumbled Feta Cheese
- 1/2 T finely ground Salish Salt
- 2-3 T California Balsamico Vinegar
- Olivum Olive Oil
- D’luscious Lemon Olive Oil
The morning before dinner cut the baby squash into bite sized pieces and toss with the Salish Salt and Balsamic Vinegar in a zip lock bag and place in the fridge to marinate.Pour the red wine into your favorite pasta pot and boil. Add pasta to the red wine and cook normally. While the pasta is cooking saute the marinated veggies in the D’luscious Lemon Oil, and set aside, keeping warm. Next in a dry skillet over medium to low heat toast the pine nuts. When the pasta is al dente drain and toss all ingredients with the Olivum Olive Oil. Serve and Enjoy!
Yield: 6 servingsLearn More
This flavorful dish can also be cooked in a crock-pot. Whole, unpeeled carrots cooked with the roast are a great flavor and presentation addition to this dish. This dish can also be cooked in a crock-pot.
- 3 lbs. Pot Roast
- 1 Purple Onion, sliced
- 1/3 C Herbs De Provence
- Frantoio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Coat bottom of large pan with Frantoio EVOO. In a bowl combine Herbs De Provence with about 1-2 T Frantoio EVOO, you want just enough to get the Herbs moist and sticky. Coat outside of roast with herb rub; be sure to fill in any crevices or cracks on the meats surface. Place in pot and bake as you normally would. Once cut and plated drizzle Frantoio EVOO, Herbs De Provence and Alaea Hawaiian Sea Salt over the plate. Whole, unpeeled carrots cooked with the roast are a great flavor and presentation addition to this dish. This dish can also be cooked in a crock-pot.Learn More
Courtesy of Dan from Denver, CO, featuring Temecula Fresh Basil Olive Oil
- 6 T. TOOC Fresh Basil Olive Oil
- 1 medium Yellow Onion cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 1 medium carrot, peeled and halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
- Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
- Hot Pepper flakes to taste (optional)
- 5 cloves garlic, chopped
- 4 pounds ripe, fragrant heirloom tomatoes, cored and cut into 1/2-inch wedges
- 1/4 C chopped parsley
Heat large Dutch oven or heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat.
Add 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, the onion, and carrot and season with a pinch of salt and red pepper flakes. Cover and gently cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, then add the tomatoes and stir to combine. Cover again and cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes are very juicy, 10-15 minutes. Uncover and continue to cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes.
Add the parsley and cook 5 minutes more. Stir in remaining Olive Oil. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary. If it's too acidic, add a pinch of sugar. If it's too sweet a drop of red wine vinegar.
If you would like a thicker sauce cook down until it reaches the desired consistency. Learn More
The rich, almost-grassy taste of the Rotture di Oro balances the pancetta and light endive to create a memorable flavor.
- 18 paper-thin slices pancetta
- 9 heads Belgian endive
- 4 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 3 Tablespoons Rotture di Oro Olive Oil
- Sea salt & fresh ground pepper
- 1 clove garlic minced
- Optional, lemon wedges
Trim stem side of each endive head being careful not to separate the leaves and cut lengthwise into quarters. Position a rack in the upper part of the oven and preheat to 400 degrees. Bring a large pot full of salted water to a boil. Add 3 tablespoons of the lemon juice and the endive quarters and cook for one minute. \r\n\r\n
Transfer endive quarters to paper towels to drain then place in a bowl and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of Rotture di Oro Olive Oil. Toss well season with salt & pepper. Working with one endive quarter at a time, wrap a piece of pancetta around it encircling it in a spiral pattern. Arrange the wrapped endives in a single layer in a baking dish allowing ample space between them. Bake until the endives are tender when pierced with a knife and the pancetta begins to crisp on the edges, about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 tablespoon of Rotture di Oro olive oil and the garlic. Season to taste with salt & pepper.
To serve, place the endive quarters on a warmed platter and drizzle with the vinaigrette. Serve hot or warm, garnished with lemon wedges.
Yield: Serves 6 Learn More
The Herbs de Provence add depth, complexity and zest to the fresh ingredients in this flavorful appetizer.
- 2 large fresh tomatoes
- 1 pkg fresh mozzarella cheese, drained (The mini balls work great!)
- 1 T Herbs De Provence
- 1 t Salish Salt, finely ground
- 2 T Le Caprice de Nature Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 1/2 T California Balsamico Vinegar
- 2-3 T Olivum Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Start with 2T. If you want it wetter, add another tablespoon)
Slice tomatoes and cheese into small, bite-sized pieces. In a medium-sized bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. Stir again, serve and enjoy.Learn More
Pistou is a variation of Italian pesto. It makes a great sauce or condiment for pasta dishes, fish, chicken, vegetables, and soup. Submitted by Leesa from Plymouth, MA.
- 2 C sorrel or basil, tough stems removed
- 3 cloves garlic
- ½ C grated parmesan cheese
- ½ C Le Caprice de Nature
- Dash of fresh squeezed lemon juice
- ¼ t course sea salt
- 1/8 t fresh ground pepper
Combine sorrel, walnuts, garlic, and parmesan in bowl of food processor And pulse until finely chopped. With motor running, drizzle in 6 tablespoons Le Caprice and process until smooth. Add lemon juice, slat and pepper. Spoon into small bowl and top with remaining Le Caprice. Refrigerate until ready to use. To serve; use as a vegetable dip, bread dip, sandwich spread, in bean soup, tossed with fresh cooked pasta or on grilled meat. ENJOY! Learn More
The flavors of basil, cilantro and lime bring this pasta dish to life.
Try this unique pasta dish with cashew, mint and cilantro.
Yield: Serves 6
- 1/3 C Cashews
- 1 fresh Jalapeno pepper minced
- 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 Tablespoon fresh grated Ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground Coriander
- 1/3 cup plus 3 Tablespoons Roasted Garlic Reserve Olive Oil
- 2 C fresh Cilantro leaves
- 1/2 C fresh mint leaves
- 1/3 C fresh parsley leaves (preferably flat leaf)
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
- Sea salt & fresh ground pepper
- 1 lb dried fettuccine or other pasta
Toast cashews on a baking sheet in a 350 degree oven until fragrant (approximately 5-7 minutes). Let cool. Place cashews in food processor and process until they form a rough paste. Add the next four ingredients and pulse several times until incorporated into the paste. Add the fresh herbs and 1/2 of the olive oil and process to make a rough paste again.
Add the lime juice and the remaining olive oil and mix until smooth. Season to taste with the salt & pepper and set aside at room temperature. Meanwhile, make pasta according to package directions. Drain and transfer to a warmed platter. Pour sauce over pasta and toss well. Serve immediately.Learn More
A light and tangy-sweet summer salad that is refreshing and unique.
- 1 English (hothouse) cucumber
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1 pint fresh strawberries
- 2 scallions
- 1 T. California Balsamico
- 2 T. mint or parsley, chopped
Peel half of the cucumber, halve it crosswise (scooping out any seeds you may find). Cut each half lengthwise into strips, then cut the strips crosswise into small dice. Place in a colander over the sink or a rimmed plate or bowl, toss with salt and set aside for 10 to 15 minutes to draw out the juices. Hull strawberries, rinsing them only if they are sandy.
Slice and place them in a bowl with the sliced white and tender green parts of 2 scallions. Rinse the diced cucumber, drain on paper towels and add to the strawberries and scallions. Stir in balsamic vinegar and chopped mint or parsley. Season to taste with sugar, salt and pepper.
Serve at room temperature.
Yield: Makes 2 cups Learn More