Smoked Olive Oil
This is a lightly smoked 'dressing' or finishing oil made from buttery, sweetly fragrant South African grown olives.
It tastes as good as it looks - the light cold-smoke (from the shavings of reconditioned oak wine barrels) brings out the butter flavours in the oil: its mellow, smooth and unctuous - perfect to bring out the best flavours in food.
Smoked Olive Oil works with wheat: as a dipping oil for fresh bread or as a dressing on fresh, home made pasta. Its magical with seared red peppers, mild black olives and cheese with Mediterranean herbs.
Make a Ribeye steak exceptional: after flame grilling, paint the steak on all sides with a light coating of Smoked Olive Oil - rest the steak for a few minutes and serve.
Dress steamed green beans with a splash of Smoked Olive Oil - its pure flavour-sorcery - many people will claim to taste an array of flavours - from butter, to mushrooms and toasted nuts!
Make a heavenly Mushroom Sauce: Slice a punnet of Portabellini Mushrooms and dry-fry in a non-stick pan to get just a tinge of colour. Lightly saute a finely chopped shallot (medium size or 2 small) in a bit of butter and add a clove of crushed garlic - fry for a minute or so - take care not to burn the garlic. Add the mushrooms, a large sprig of thyme, a pinch of nutmeg, a sprinkle of white pepper and a splash of white wine. Simmer for a few minutes until the alcohol in the wine is cooked off, season with salt, remove the sprig of thyme and add a splash of Oak Smoked Olive Oil, stir through and serve.
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