A couple of weeks ago the lovely people at Sciabica's Olive Oils sent me a package!!! *squeal* I love packages! Take a look-see at this loot!
Before I dive into all of the uses I've put these delicious olive oils to, let me tell you a little bit about Sciabica family and their products. Here's a bit of info from their brochure.
"The Sciabica Family has been producing olive oil since 1936, which makes us by far the oldest producer in California. All of our olive oils are 100% extra virgin, cold-pressed, unrefined, and 100% California grown and pressed." I love that this is a family business! There are three generations of Sciabica's working together to produce this wonderful oil.
What I received in the mail was a set of their flavored oils. They have developed a new process for creating this fresh flavor without any artificial flavors, and no infusion, which means no heat spoiling the oil. "Each is naturally crushed and cold pressed with its respective fruit or herb...Lemons, garlic, etc. travel with the olives through the presses!" That sounds pretty awesome! This is real quality!
Well, The info in the brochure was impressive, but the flavor was beyond impressive! I never want to run out of this stuff!
Here's some of the stuff I've been doing with my liquid gold. I coated some veggies with rosemary olive oil, salt and pepper, and roasted them. YUM! I couldn't believe how much fresh, real rosemary flavor came through!
I used the lime olive oil, and the jalapeno olive oil to make a great southwestern tahini dressing. I used some Artisana tahini, 1/4 cup of each olive oil flavor, a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, a dash of coriander and a splash of pick a peppa sauce. I loved how well the heat of the jalapeno oil came through, and the tangyness of the lime.
This salad was served with some enchiladas that I made. I made them with some baked chicken, which I coated in the lime olive oil before it went into the oven. I added a bit more delicious lime flavor to the filling, and had a winner!
I have used the garlic olive oil in a tofu marinade, which had great flavor.
I can't wait to try the lemon and orange oils on fish, and I really want to try the basil oil with some balsamic vinegar as a bread dip! I am admittedly scared of the habenero olive oil, but that's just because I'm a heat wimp. I'll make my husband try that one!
I always use olive oil when cooking, but I had never had experience using flavored oil before. I think I'm hooked! I know where to go for more, too! Check out the Sciabica's website for their premium olive oils, gift packs, recipes, vinegars, and cosmetics! This is the perfect secret weapon in any cooks kitchen!
Did I say that I was impressed?! Oh, and please look away while I chug this bottle of garlic olive oil!