Posts Tagged ‘Lemon evoo’
1/4 C SOOC Blood Orange Olive Oil
1/4 C SOOC Tangerine Balsamic Vinegar
4 garlic cloves (minced)
2 Tablespoons fresh herbs chopped (chives, cilantro and parsley or whatever your herb garden is plentiful of)
Dash red pepper flakes (depending on the level of spice you want)
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat your grill to approximately 400 to 450 degrees or on high.
Place salmon steaks skin side down on grill for 3-5 minutes or until skin gets dark and crispy. Then place the filet on a piece of aluminum foil for remainder of cooking time for 6-8 minutes (depending on thickness of the filet). Press on the thickest part of the filet with a fork and it should still feel somewhat soft and squishy with creamy fluids releasing. Do not overcook the filet…..salmon is a fatty fish and will still be very moist but fully cooked.
I always drizzle a little more tangerine balsamic over the filet on the plate as we’ll for added flavor. Enjoy!
For The Cake
2 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup sour cream
2 large eggs
1/2 cup SOOC lemon olive oil + 1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
2 cups washed and dried blueberries (1/2 cup reserved)
For the Simple Syrup Lemon Glazed Blueberries
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoon fresh lemon Juice or the juice of 1 large lemon
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Grease an 8 cup bundt pan with lemon olive oil, or 8- 1 cup mini-bundt pans.
In a large bowl, beat the sugar and eggs together until light yellow and thickened. Add the lemon olive oil, lemon zest, vanilla, and sour cream.
In another bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Add to the wet ingredients and whisk until no dry spots of flour remain. Fold in the blueberries reserving 1/2 cup for decoration.
For the glaze, mix together the lemon juice and sugar in a microwave proof bowl. Heat for 1 minute on high. Whisk, and allow the glaze to sit until all the sugar is dissolved and the glaze has become transparent.
Bake the full size bundt pan for 45- 50 minutes, and the mini-bundt pans for 25-30 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to coll for at least 20 minutes before inverting.
Allow the cake to cool fully. Add the blueberries to the cooled clear syrup and toss to coat. Decorate the top/center of the bundt with the blueberries allow the glaze to run down the sides and soak into the cake. Serve immediately.
- 1 1/2 cup grated zucchini
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup SOOC lemon olive oil
- 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest (optional)
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Prepare an 8-inch pan by coating the sides and bottom with olive oil.
- In a large bowl, mix together the grated zucchini, brown sugar, olive oil, yogurt, eggs, and vanilla extract.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and spices. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Fold in the walnuts and lemon zest if using.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 40 to 55 minutes. The bread is done when a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
- Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove the bread from the pan and cool on the rack completely before cutting and serving.
Vinaigrette (makes 1/2 cup)
3 Tbsp SOOC Roasted Butternut Squash Seed Oil
3 Tbsp SOOC Lemon EVOO
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 1/2 Tbsp SOOC Sicilian Lemon Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pepper to taste
Make the vinaigrette: with fork or small whisk combine oils and mustard in small bowl. Gradually add balsamic vinegar until combined. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
In large bowl, combine greens, walnuts, sliced pear. Immediately before serving, toss greens with vinaigrette until lightly coated. Toss in crumbled blue cheese.
2 cups grapes, halved
2 tbsp Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar
2 tbsp Lemon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of salt
8 cups mesclun mix or mixed baby greens
3 kiwifruit, peeled and cut into wedges
4 oz goat cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped
Heat oven to 400 F.
Toss grapes with the vinegar, olive oil, black pepper and salt in an eight-inch baking dish. Roast for 30 minutes or until shriveled and juices are released; cool slightly. (Grapes can be made ahead and reheated gently before serving.)
Meanwhile, divide greens and kiwifruit between four serving plates. Sprinkle evenly with goat cheese and walnuts. Spoon the warm grape mixture, along with juices, over the salads.
Add sliced grilled chicken, pork or salmon to serve as a main-course salad. Or spoon the warm grape mixture over Brie or Camembert cheese and serve with crackers as an appetizer or as part of a cheese coarse.
~ Recipe courtesy of California Grapes and News Canada