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Italian Bread Dip

Friday, March 14th, 2008

bread dipping recipeIngredients
1 Tablespoon Minced Fresh Basil
1 Tablespoon Minced Fresh Parsley (Italian Best)
1 Tablespoon Fresh Minced Garlic
1 Teaspoon Thyme
1 Teaspoon Oregano
1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon Minced Fresh Rosemary
1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Fakes
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
1/8 Teaspoon Fresh Lemon Juice

Directions

Place all the ingredients except the olive oil and lemon juice in a small blender or similar appliance and blend until the ingredients are all roughly the same size. In a separate bowl, add the olive oil and lemon juice and mix them well. Add 1 ½ teaspoons of mixed herbs for every 4 tablespoons of olive oil mixture and serve in olive oil dipping dishes.

Dip warm bread in the sauce and enjoy.

[tag] Italian Bread Dip Recipe, bread dipping spices[/tag] 

A new dipping dish

Tuesday, February 05th, 2008

Drizzle olive oil over fresh baked Italian bread or use a newly designed dipping dish – White American Stoneware bread dipping dish. For an ideal Italian appetizer, drizzle your favorite oil in the olive oil dipping dish and then dip fresh bread or vegetables into the oil. A bread dipping dish set is a wonderful culinary gift for any occasion. When the oil is added to the dipping dish, unique green tones will filter through, providing a wonderful visual presentation on the table for serving.

Bread Dipping in Olive Oil

Saturday, March 01st, 2008

Dipping bread in olive oil is a wonderful and delicious way to indulge in something that is actually good for you and can prevent the onset of coronary disease according to a report released by the American Heart Association.

Try bread dipping as an alternative to other less healthy appetizers. Bread dipping is essentially a Mediterranean practice whereby the texture and flavour of vegetables and bread are enhanced by dipping them into extra virgin olive oil. Bread dipping is enjoyed as a pre cursor to a meal of simply on its own.

Extra virgin olive oil alone is an ideal dip for bread but you may wish to experiment by adding subtle or intense flavours to your oil. Dried herbs and exotic seasoning can be used to create a dip that will excite your  taste buds. Use your favorite ingredients and your imagination.

Once you have made your extra virgin olive oil dip the possibilities for its use are endless! For example, pasta or a crisp salad can be transformed from the ordinary to the extraordinary when tossed in your unique dipping sauce. Or, simply pour over fresh steamed vegetables. And, don’t forget, all  types of meat can be infused with exciting flavours when left to stand in your dipping sauce prior to cooking.

Extra virgin olive oil is perfect for dipping sauces and should be the only type of oil used for this purpose. It is more expensive than virgin olive oil because of its rich flavour and the method used to extract the oil from the olive, but there is really no alternative as any connoisseur of olive oil will tell you. The flavour speaks for itself.

Dipping sauces are so simple to prepare and versatile to use. These sauces can be created and bottled in advance. If you have a hungry family or unexpected guests you will always be able to create a fantastic meal in no time at all! And, if you really want to impress add some cubed bread to some of your dipping sauces and enjoy the results.

If you haven’t made any dipping sauces in advance just add your choice of seasoning and herbs to your extra virgin olive oil and heat for a few seconds to allow the flavours to permeate the oil. However, because of the superb quality and flavour of extra virgin olive oil it can be served as it is ‘au natural’ with your choice of accompaniments.

It is easy to see why bread dipping in olive oil has become so popular. It’s fast and easy to prepare, good for your heart and a delight to serve at any time. 

[tag] bread dipping olive oil, olive oil bread[/tag] 

 

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