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Roasted Pepper & Potato Frittata with Harissa Aioli

Roasted Pepper & Potato Frittata with Harissa Aioli

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017 in Mains, Other, Recipes, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Frittata 2 pounds small yellow potatoes cut into 1″ pieces 2 shallots, thinly sliced 1 jar Delizia roasted red peppers, drained (available at Olive Us) 2 green onions thinly sliced 2 teaspoons fresh thyme 1/4 cup Olive Us Extra Virgin Olive Oil 10 large eggs 2 teaspoons fine sea salt Fresh ground pepper to taste Preheat the oven to 400 F. In a small pot, cover the potatoes with water. Add a tablespoon of salt and bring to a simmer. Cook the potatoes until just barely tender when pierced with a knife tip, about 8 minutes. Remove and drain the potatoes. In a heavy 12″ oven proof sauté pan (cast iron is ideal here) heat the EVOO over medium high heat. Add the fully drained and dry potatoes to the hot oil and sauté until they just begin to take on a golden hue.  Add the shallot and roasted peppers to the potatoes. Continue cooking over medium-high flame for another 3 minutes until the shallots begin to take on a golden hue. Add the fresh thyme. In a large bowl, crack the eggs and whisk with 2 teaspoons of salt and ground pepper to taste. Pour the eggs over the potatoes and vegetables in the pan. Place the entire pan in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the egg is fully set and the bottom of the frittata is golden brown. Cut the frittata in wedges and serve each slice sprinkled with thinly sliced scallions, a sprinkle of fresh thyme, and a dab of aioli, if desired. Serves 8   Aioli 1 cup Olive Us Harissa Olive Oil 1 large clove garlic 2 large egg yolks *use pasturized if available 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon fine sea salt In the bowl of a food processor or blender, add the egg yolks, lemon juice, salt, and garlic clove. Process until smooth. With the motor running, slowly add the olive oil, pouring in a thin stream until the mixture comes together forming an emulsion. Makes 1 1/4 cups   Thanks to Rachel Bradley-Gomez for sharing her...

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Savory EVOO Roasted Tomatoes! More than a Recipe…it’s an Event!!

Savory EVOO Roasted Tomatoes! More than a Recipe…it’s an Event!!

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in Blog, Mains, Marinades, Rubs & Sauces, Other, Recipes, Sides, Soups & Stews | 0 comments

SAY WHAT?!?! CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY TO THE OKANAGAN?! …ok so maybe not Santa Clause, but these beauty roasted tomatoes, fresh from Davison Orchards, in Vernon, and en-robed in Olive Us EVOO (extra virgin olive oil), are a treat to last the winter!  So much fun to pick the tomatoes with family or friends! Jan loves picking tomatoes with her mom, Pat, an ever enthusiastic pal in any adventure!! Rich with flavour and healthy as could be, here’s the recipe for year-round goodness. – approximately 15 lbs Roma tomatoes (or, enough to cover 3 roasting pans when cut in half) – 3 heads garlic – 2 sprigs fresh Rosemary – 1 1/2 – 2 Cups Olive Us EVOO (garlic, Coratina, etc.) plus a bit part way through cooking – 1/4 Cup Olive Us Rosemary Fused Olive Oil – 2 teaspoon Olive Us Himalayan pink sea salt – fresh ground pepper to cover tomatoes Preheat oven to 400°F Convection bake (when baking multiple pans).  Regular oven is fine for smaller batches! Get out three roasting pans that will fit on two racks in oven at the same time (or two large)* & make sure these pans are at least 1.5 inches deep or liquid will spill out* Rinse tomatoes. Diagonally slice each tomato in half, placing it cut side up in one of three roasting pans. Place larger tomatoes towards the edge when possible. Overlap of larger tomatoes with small is fine; they will look crowded. Once the pans are full, de-stem rosemary so that you have little sprigs and tuck them under the tomatoes to avoid burning. With the side of a large knife, partially crush garlic cloves and place in gaps (avoiding the outside of pan as they are more prone to burning there). Drizzle each pan with Olive Us Rosemary Fused olive oil and then with the remaining EVOO (garlic or a single varietal). Sprinkle with Himalayan pink sea salt and evenly grind pepper over the pans. Place pans in oven, do not cover with foil. After one hour, reduce temperature to 350°F and drizzle with a bit more EVOO. Continue cooking for another 2 hours. Tomatoes may be slightly burnt and very reduced in size, with liquid and olive oil in the bottom of the pan. Once cooled, transfer tomatoes (along with any liquids) into freezer bags/containers and freeze. Whenever you need tomato sauce just take some out and heat in a pan for an instant duo with pasta (can leave whole or blend with some cream and stock to make a sauce, or add spicy Italian sausage, etc)! Fantastic in soups, stews or anything where you want that fabulous flavour! Makes such a delicious snack right out of the oven that you just may end up with two pans instead of three!...

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Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 in Mains, Other, Recipes, Sides | 0 comments

There’s no end to possibility for making sandwiches using your healthy and flavourful Olive Us oils and balsamics!! The scrumptious lunch shown is a Ciabatta bun grilled in Olive Us all natural Butter Olive Oil with our Hickory Smoked Pepper, sliced cucumbers & sweet onion…accompanied by slices of cuke sprinkled with our spicy Habanero Sea Salt!! Too good not to take a picture and share! Olive Us Butter Olive Oil is all natural and non-dairy.  You can use it the same way you’d use melted butter, but it’s much...

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Grilled Garlic Scapes

Grilled Garlic Scapes

Posted by on Jun 17, 2016 in Other, Recipes, Sides | 0 comments

Ever wonder what to do with those beautiful fresh garlic scapes you see at the farmers’ market or snip off your own plants?  Grilling sweetens and mellows garlic scapes, turning them into a lovely sidekick for an early summer meal or a delicious addition to a salad, pasta or stir fry! Toss them with some olive oil from Olive Us, a bit of sea salt and cracked pepper.  Grill them for about one minute, turn them over once and grill for about one more minute.  Sprinkle lightly with a bit of flake salt if desired.  Our fav so far is Olive Us Butter olive oil, Olive Us Lemon Twist Sea Salt, and pepper with a little finish of Murray River Flake Salt. ...

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Oven Baked Kale Chips with Spicy Harissa Olive Oil

Oven Baked Kale Chips with Spicy Harissa Olive Oil

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Other, Recipes, Sides, Starters | 0 comments

Create a super snack with some crunch and some kick!  Don’t want the spice??  It’s easy to change it up with a different olive oil! Ingredients: 4 cups kale leaves, washed, dried, and cut into 1/2″ pieces, with tough stems removed 2 tablespoons Olive Us Harissa Olive Oil 1 teaspoon paprika (optional) 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt Directions: Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. In a large bowl toss the kale with Harissa olive oil, paprika, and salt.  Arrange the leaves in a single layer on the baking sheet lined with parchment.  Bake until crisp and beginning to turn golden-brown at the edges, about 20-25...

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Potato, Caramelized Onion & Roasted Red Pepper Hash with Baked Eggs

Potato, Caramelized Onion & Roasted Red Pepper Hash with Baked Eggs

Posted by on Mar 6, 2016 in Mains, Other, Recipes, Sides | 0 comments

Ingredients: 1 1/2 pound Yukon gold potatoes cut in 1″ pieced 1 Jar Delizia Roasted Red Peppers in UP Olive Oil (available at Olive Us Oil & Vinegar Tasting Room) 1 large onion, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup fresh chopped flat leaf parsley leaves 1/4 cup Olive Us Ultra Premium (UP) extra virgin Olive Oil 8 large eggs 2 teaspoons of sea salt, plus sea salt to taste (so many to choose from at Olive Us!!) 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 1/2 teaspoon paprika fresh ground pepper to taste Preheat the oven to 400 F. Directions: Add the potatoes to a medium saucepan, cover with water, add 2 teaspoons of salt and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and cook for 5 minutes at a simmer until the potatoes are just barely tender but still not cooked all the way through. In a large oven proof sauté pan, over medium heat, add the olive oil and heat.  Add the sliced onions and sauté until they just  begin to take on a golden color.  Add the garlic and sauté another minute.  Remove the pan from heat. Drain the potatoes well and allow to sit for a minute to help the moisture evaporate.  Add the potatoes to the sauté pan with the onions, tossing well, and allow to cook over medium heat until they just begin to turn golden brown. Add the roasted red peppers, thyme leaves, paprika and toss to mix. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper, if desired. Place the sauté pan in the oven and roast for 20 minutes until the potatoes are nicely browned. Remove the sauté pan and carefully crack the eggs over the hash, leaving space in between each egg, sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper and slide the sauté pan back in the over for an additional 3-5 minutes depending on how you like your eggs cooked. Add finely chopped parsley to the pan and drizzle with additional UP olive oil and paprika if desired. Serves...

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