Warm your tummy with this simple and delicious pasta dish.
4 tablespoons Wild Mushroom & Sage infused Olive Oil
6 fresh sage leaves, cut in thin strips
2 oz. pancetta thinly sliced (optional)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup grated Pecorino Romano
kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
12 oz. dry pasta of choice, cooked al dente in lightly salted water
While your pasta cooks add the olive oil to a large saute pan over medium heat. Add sage leave strips and (pancetta if using). Fry for a couple of minutes until the sage and pancetta strips are crispy but not burnt. Add the lemon juice and whisk. Set aside. Drain the pasta but leave a fair amount of cooking water in the pasta. Add the wet pasta to the saute pan and return to heat tossing to coat and thicken the sauce. Test for seasoning, adding fresh ground pepper and additional salt if desired, and serve immediately.
Dark Chocolate Fondue with Blood Orange Agrumato & Aged Balsamic
- 1 pound dark chocolate chips or whole bars chopped coarsely
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 Tbs. Blood Orange Agrumato Olive Oil
- 1 Tbs. Fresh Orange Zest
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons Tangerine Dark Balsamic or Traditional, Vanilla, Cherry, etc…
- Cookies, Fruit, marshmallows or pound cake, for serving
Special equipment: 6-quart slow cooker
Heat a 6-quart slow cooker with insert on high until hot. Combine the chocolate, cream, milk, vanilla and salt and olive oil in the hot insert. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes, then whisk the ingredients together and set on low. Whisk in the balsamic just before serving.
Serve with cookies, cut up fruit, marshmallows or pound cake.
This tangy, vibrant chimichurri will illuminate dishes such as grilled or roasted meats, roasted vegetables, starchy dishes, and even seafood. There are no rules about when or where you can use this versatile condiment to bring a splash of flavor and pleasing contrast to your culinary creations.
2 cups packed fresh Italian parsley leaves
4 medium garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
1/4 cup packed fresh oregano leaves (or 4 teaspoons dried oregano)
1/4 cup pinot noir red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup Certified UP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Place the ingredients in to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the ingredients are chopped and the sauce is combined. Can be made ahead and stored under refrigeration for up to one week in a tightly sealed container. Freezes well for future use.
Use over grilled or braised lamb, pork, beef, poultry, in potato salad, over grilled or roasted vegetables, as a marinade for meats, over seafood, as a bread dip, and over hummus.
Makes about 1 1/2 cups of condiment.
Delicate and delicious! These cookies are great to have around during the holidays.
3 cups unbleached organic flour
2 cups granulated cane sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 finely grated orange peel
1 cup Blood Orange (fused) Agrumato Olive Oil
2 large room temperature eggs, whisked
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
Powdered sugar for garnish
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large mixing bowl, add the sugar, orange agrumato oil, orange juice, and eggs. Beat on medium speed until thick and creamy, about 3 minutes.
In a separate bowl whisk together the flour and remaining dry ingredients.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in three additions beating in between additions until no dry spots remain.
Pipe the cookie dough using a pastry bag fitted with a star shaped pastry, portioning approximately two teaspoons of dough per cookie, onto a parchment lined cookie sheet pan. Alternatively, use two spoons to drop batter onto the cookie sheet. Bake in the center of the oven for 10 minutes.
Increase the heat to 425 F and bake for an additional 2 minutes to aid in creating a golden brown exterior. Remove the cookies to a rack to cool. Repeat with the remainder of the dough. When fully cooled, dust with powdered sugar.
Yields about 48 cookies
This recipe is courtesy of Leah Koenig.
1 large sweet potato (about 1 lb)
1/3 cup tahini
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil and more for drizzling. Our Frantoio/Leccino UPEVOO is delicious in this hummus recipe.
1 19oz can chick peas, drained and liquid reserved
1 large clove garlic, coarsely chopped or grated
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice or more to taste
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt or more to taste
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp ground cumin
chopped fresh cilantro
1. Preheat oven to 400F. Pierce sweet potato in several places and place on a baking sheet. Bake 50 to 70 minutes or until completely tender. Cool. Remove and discard skin.
2. Combine sweet potato, tahini, 1/3 cup olive oil, drained chick peas, garlic, lemon juice, salt, paprika and cumin in a food processor. Process to a thick paste, scraping down sides as necessary. With machine running slowly pour in 1/3 to 1/2 cup reserved chick pea liquid and continue processing until smooth and creamy, two to three minutes. Season to taste.
3. Transfer to a shallow bowl or plate, drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with cilantro.
Serves 8 to 10.
With our Persian Lime olive oil and Key Lime white balsamic vinegar
* Special equipment needed: ice cream maker
2 cups full fat, thick yogurt
1 1/2 cups thawed mango puree (or fruit puree of choice)
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons powdered milk
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup Lime Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Key Lime White Balsamic
In a large mixing bowl, whisk all ingredients together until sugar completely dissolves. Churn mixture according to manufacturer’s instructions. Serve right away as soft serve or transfer to an airtight container and harden in freezer for 4 to 5 hours. (Freezing in several smaller containers will greatly reduce hardening time.)
The perfect summer BBQ sauce for your ribs, chicken, burgers, or anything else you might throw on the grill.
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups ketchup (use a pre-made ketchup or make your own, there are many online recipes available)
1/4 cup molasses
1 cup of dark balsamic vinegar – Traditional, Espresso, Black Currant, Dark Chocolate…or, your choice.
2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons dry mustard
2 tablespoons Baklouti Olive Oil, UP EVOO or any fused/infused olive oil of your choice
1 small white or yellow onion, minced
2 teaspoons granulated garlic
2 teaspoons smoked paprika (mild or spicy)
2 teaspoons cayenne (optional for lover’s of heat)
2 teaspoons kosher salt
Fresh ground pepper to taste
Heat the olive oil of your choice in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add ketchup, Worcestershire, molasses, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, mustard, granulated garlic, smoked paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until slightly thickened, about 30 minutes, stirring frequently.
Transfer sauce to the jar of a blender and blend until smooth. Let cool to room temperature, transfer to a jar and store in refrigerator for up to a month. This is great on everything – chicken, ribs, burgers, shoes. You can literally put it on anything, and I encourage you to do so.
Makes approximately 3 cups
This chicken curry dish features our Baklouti Green Pepper Fused Olive Oil….Fruity and moderately spicy.
3 lbs. boneless chicken thighs cut into 2″ pieces
3 large onions finely chopped
1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
2 tablespoons sea salt
1⁄2 teaspoon whole mustard seed
1⁄2 teaspoon whole cumin seed
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
5 curry leaves (optional)
2 tablespoons garam masala
1 tablespoon turmeric
freshly ground pepper to taste
1 tablespoon garlic olive oil
3 tablespoons Baklouti Chili Fused Olive Oil (or infused olive oil or UP EVOO of choice)
1 tablespoon Honey Ginger White Balsamic
1/2 cup chicken stock – low sodium
1 cup diced tomatoes
1⁄2 cup cilantro
2 thinly sliced serrano chilies – optional
Heat Baklouti in a large heavy bottom dutch oven over medium flame. Add the mustard seed, cardamon, cumin seeds to pot. Stir until fragrant and the seeds begin to pop. Add curry leaves if using. Add finely chopped onions and cook until well browned, about 7-10 minutes
Add the ginger, garam masala, turmeric and garlic olive oil to the pot stirring well until combined. Add chicken to the pot with tomatoes, stock, a cup of water, and honey ginger white balsamic. Add salt and pepper and allow to simmer gently for 30 minutes until the curry has reduced and thickened a bit.
Taste and adjust the seasoning.
Serve over steamed basmati rice with cilantro and thinly sliced serrano chilies as garnish.
Serve this light crisp cheese bite with your favorite champagne.
1 1/2 oz parmigiano – reggiano, finely ground in a food processor
1 1/2 oz shelled, chopped pistachios
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
Sprinkle 1 tbl of cheese on the parchment in a line 4″ long and 1″ wide. Repeat to make more lines spaced about 1 1/2″ apart (12 per sheet).
Bake one sheet at a time each for 7 minutes.
Remove each sheet from oven and and sprinkle frico with pistachios; about 1/2 tsp each.
Return to oven and bake until bubbling and golden brown; about 3-5 minutes.
Transfer the parchment to a rack and gently loosen the frico with a thin metal spatula.
Repeat with other sheet. Let cool completely before serving.
Will keep airtight in the refrigerator for up to 5 days
As Fran Lebowitz once said, “A salad is not a meal. It is a style.” Let our salad dressing compliment your style, and Enjoy!
1 tablespoon white miso
1/4 cup Persian Lime Infused olive oil
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
pinch of salt and pepper
Whisk ingredients all together and Enjoy!