Friday, June 15, 2012

O Olive Oil: Recipes that Shine!

O Olive Oil company has asked to take the products they sent and create a dish that will make the oils shine in all their glory. In cooking, I find myself hesitant and shy about trying a dish that doesn't come with a recipe, its difficult for me to make one up. The ones I usually do are simple, nothing elaborate, easy to follow. That's just how I roll.

Here are a few dishes using the O Clementine Olive Oil:

Citrus Salmon with Baby Green Salad
This salmon recipe has got to be one of my favorites to date. It is extremely moist and the flavors mold together in harmony. The salad was a great addition that completed the plate. There wasn't any flavor conflicts or bad tastes, you can tell these oils and vinegars have been made to compliment each other!
4 salmon fillets
1 tablespoon creole seasoning (recipe below)
3 tablespoons O Clementine Olive Oil
4 cups baby greens
1 tablespoon O Clementine Olive Oil (for dressing)
1 tablespoon O California White Balsalmic
small can of mandarin oranges

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cover a large cookie sheet in aluminum oil and light spray with cooking spray. 
  • Place salmon fillets on prepared sheet and drizzle oil over top. Sprinkle with seasoning and lightly rub it in to cover entire fillet.
  • Place in oven and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Be careful to not over cook.
  • After finished cooking, gently brush tops of fillets with a little more O Clementine olive oil.
  • For the salad, place a small cup of baby greens on the plate.
  • Put olive oil and basalmic in a small covered container and shake for 30 seconds. Drizzle over salad and top with mandarin oranges.
Creole Seasoning
I made my own creole seasoning last year, and it was the perfect blend of spices to compliment the salmon. 
Click here to see the recipe

O Clementine Olive Oil Bruschetta
This recipe is a very simple one that you can really appreciate the olive oil.

1 french load, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
3 tablespoons O Clementine Olive Oil, divided
1 can mardarin oranges
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp chili powder
  • Brush the tops of bread slices with the O Clementine Olive Oil and broil for a few minutes until lightly browned. 
  • In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup of mandarin oranges, drained and coarsely chopped, the salt and 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Top the toasted bread slices with a little orange mixture and lightly sprinkle with chili powder.
  • Serve immediately.
O Clementine Olive Oil Bread Dip
If you want an even simpler dish, pour some of the flavored olive oil in a small bowl and lightly sprinkle with kosher salt and crackled pepper. Serve with fresh bread slices, can even been lightly toasted.

I hope that gives you some ideas on how to handle and prepare dishes that have a light citrus flavored oil to it!
Again, thanks Dave with eRecipeCards for the opportunity to experiment! 

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