"...long been the secret of gourmet chefs who love its light and nutty, yet neutral flavor. It has the unique ability to enhance the flavors of ingredients instead of overpowering them and leaves no greasy aftertaste! It makes savory marinades and salad dressings that will not cloud when chilled, so you can use them right out of the refrigerator. The high smoke point (485 F) makes it ideal for hot food preparation which means you can sauté, fry or bake without any smoking, splattering or burning. The excellent emulsification properties make it ideal for whipping mayonnaise and creamy dressings that will not separate when chilled..."
so how do i...an admitted evoo addict...use grapeseed oil? my favorite way is to sauté or pan fry whatever i am making with the grapeseed oil and then finish off the dish with an excellent quality extra virgin olive oil. the grapeseed oil is almost flavorless...so you really taste the pure clean taste of whatever you are cooking...and using just the really good stuff as far as the evoo goes results in a truly delicious dish. it is nice to have the choice...with some dishes i WANT to taste the food cooked in olive oil and finished with olive oil...the evoo is somewhat embedded in the dish...other times the grapeseed oil is the perfect option. here is an example.....
**note, slow roasting takes a long time..so plan this on a day you can pop them in the oven first thing in the morning and hang around all day...i did this for super bowl...
the tomatoes before and after roasting
winter slow roasted tomatoes
2 28 oz cans san marzano whole tomatoes
grapeseed oil for drizzling
italian or french bread sliced and toasted/grilled for bruschetta
preheat oven to 225 degrees. open tomato cans and strain through a colander...reserve the juice for another use. spread the tomatoes on a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. drizzle the grapeseed oil over the tomatoes and sprinkle with the salt. roast in preheated oven for 4-6 hours or until the tomatoes have lost most...but not all...of their liquid. when the tomatoes are ready, serve them however you like...on top of the grilled bread? tossed with pasta? a side dish with scrambled organic eggs? if you are like me, many will be eaten straight off the baking sheet...never making it to a finished dish....so...there you go...a recipe for the grapeseed oil....there is so much i could tell you about the newest addition to my pantry...remember i told you this was an eco-friendly company? what if i told you they use used grapeseed oil to power their vehicles?? or maybe you would be interested in the line of infused grapeseed oils...lemon, roasted garlic, basil or rosemary..so, so good. this item deserves another post and...since my goal is to tell you the stories of the artisans who produce the items for my company....i am going to interview the founders of salute sante! and share some of their delicious recipes. for now, try the tomatoes....and consider adding grapeseed oil to your pantry. please visit our website for additional details or to purchase...and yes, we carry the products at studio-store.
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