Home cook tips: learn how to cook like a pro using olive oil
These home cooking tips are a fun and easy way fro you to prepare food that makes the most out of the natural benefits of olive oil!These pointers will also help take your recipes to the next level.
Olive oil is the main ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine and it can be used for more than making the simple appetizers.B,ecause olive oil is so versatile, it can be used as a substitute for other ingredients such as butter, resulting in healthier recipes. Here are a few olive oil home cooking tips!
To preserve all of its flavours, opt for extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) in cold dishes
Preparing cold dishes with extra virgin olive oil helps to preserve and bring out the beautiful aromas and flavours in the EVOO and is also the best way of maintaining the olive oil’s antioxidants and nutrients.Its prominent flavour will give the end result an edge, particularly when used to add more body and depth, or to create harmony in raw recipes.
Although olive oil has a high smoke point, the flavourf of extra virgin olive oil may vary as cooking temperatures rise. So if your goal is to savoursavor its purest flavour, we suggest using it for recipes such as cold pasta salad with a drizzle of olive oil and garlic.
The trick behind meat that looks irresistible
To seal in all the juicy flavousr of the meat, create an outer crust by drizzling olive oil over the meat before roasting it. The outcome will be perfect!
The oil easily penetrates the top layers of the marinated meat, so you plan on making meat recipes that look mouthwatering, this chef’s tip will make all the difference!.
Tip for baking: always use olive oil
Many people feel that adding olive oil to baking recipes is unnecessary, but not everyone can make bread like a pro.
Aside from being healthier, using a light-tasting olive oil for baking (particularly when making savourybread and sweets such as cookies, cakes and other desserts) will help the dough withstand high baking temperatures and prevent dry results.
Don’t worry about the flavour of the oil because it won’t overpower the other ingredients in muffins or cakes. Instead, olive oil will add certain nuances and personalise your recipe.
Not a fan of acidic flavours? Then olive oil can be your best ally!
Olive oil balances out the acidity of certain foods, such as tomatoes, vinegar, wine or lemon. ISo if you carefully pair the flavours and add a touch of olive oil, your taste buds will be delighted with the pleasant non-acidic taste and aroma.
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