Jars are ordered and now it's time to start another batch of infused cooking oils. Rosemary is by far my favorite flavor as it can be used in so many dishes. I basically use it anytime I need oil for cooking. My cooking oils are made with an extra virgin cold press Mediterranean olive oil which I infuse with different herbs and combinations of herbs. If you watch your nutrition and try to eat healthy foods, you already know about the many benefits of using olive oil and that it is a major component of the Mediterranean diet. The Mayo Clinic even promotes using olive oil as it contains monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) and can protect against heart disease and other serious conditions. Whenever possible I raise my own herbs for infusion. That way I know what's NOT on the herbs as far as pesticides and other contaminants.
So what can you cook with rosemary oil? The possibilities are endless! Below are some of my favorites to get you started.
Eggs - scrambled, fried or omelets
Roasted meats - beef, lamb, pork, poultry and fish
Kebabs - meat and vegetable
Salads - pasta, pea, mint, avocado and the list goes on
Bread - brush on or mix in bread, rolls, biscuits and pizza crusts
Potatoes - brush on to roasted or mix in mashed potatoes
Vegetables - grilled or roasted eggplant, squash, zucchini, corn and tomatoes
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