Tips on How to Use
Olive Oil

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Keep a container of olive oil on your dining table and sprinkle it on salads, soups, stews, for bread, and pasta.

Toss hot or cold vegetables with two tablespoons of olive oil, freshly grated black pepper, and a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice.

Toss salad greens with olive oil, then with lemon or lime juice or even vinegar. Tossing with oil first will keep greens from wilting.

Dip raw vegetables in a dipping sauce made with olive oil and freshly ground pepper.

Stir fry vegetables with two tablespoons of olive oil, 2 minced garlic cloves, and a sprinkling of fresh herbs.

Make vegetable sauces by sautéeing finely diced vegetables in olive oil. Add wine and stock and simmer.

USe olive oil to replace the rich taste of meat or meat broth in your favorite soup or stew recipes.

Reduce the saturated fat in butter sauces by substituting a stock thickened with olive oil. Boil a fish or chicken stock and thicken it by adding a steady stream of olive oil. Add additional stock as needed and simmer. Season by adding a few tablespoons of wine and fresh herbs.

Bake winter vegetables such as fresh pumpkin in olive oil, parsley, and garlic.

Rub potatoes with olive oil for added crispness. Serve with olive oil, herbs, and pepper.

Add a tablespoon of olive oil to water when boiling pasta to prevent the pasta from sticking to the pot. Toss cooked pasta with a tablespoon of olive oil immediately after draining.
Please note that when adding olive oil (or any other oil) to pasta will cause sauces not to stick to the pasta. If you want or like a heavy coating of sauce on your pasta, omit this oil idea.

Brown meat in olive oil when braising it before cooking in liquid, this adds additional flavors.

When broiling or roasting meats or poultry, brush with olive oil to seal in the natural juices.

Pan broil meat, poultry, or fish in an uncovered skillet lightly coated with olive oil.

Prepare pancake and waffle batter using light flavored olive oil. Also use olive oil to grease the griddle with.

Substitute light flavored olive oil for other liquid oils in baking recipes. It is particularly compatible with fruit cakes, fruit muffins and corn bread, or muffins.

Pop corn in olive oil and drizzle some extra oil over the top of the popped corn. Or, use a mixture of butter and olive oil. It's to your taste and liking.

USe oil as a spread for bread and rolls instead of butter or margarine. You can even ask your wait staff person for a cruet of olive oil when your out dining. Most places now carry olive oil for this purpose.

Make croutons by sprinkling 1/2 inch cubes of bread with olive oil and or pepper. Bake at 400°F until toasted.

Suaté breead crumbs with olive oil and paprika until golden brown. Add to steamed vegetables and salads.

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