This month Marisolio has some terrific products discounted for our customers. Saving money is always welcome, but sometimes one can be unsure of how to best utilize what we purchase. We have some ideas that we know will enhance the oils and balsamics and give you a great eating and cooking experience. Stop by the shop at 488 Main Street in Murphys to taste any of our products. You can also order on the website, or by telephone (209) 728-8853.
We are offering three herb infused products this month.
Tuscan Herb Infused Olive Oil is one of our best sellers for a good reason. It is simply the best all around flavor infused oil we carry. This oil is made with 6 Italian herbs, sun dried tomatoes and a hint of garlic. This is my go-to saute oil of choice, and I find that I use it whenever I am sauteeing onions or mushrooms to add to another dish. It makes a great marinade for beef, chicken or pork, and is the most delicious base for bread dipping. If you drizzle it over tiny red potatoes and roast them in the oven you will think you have died and gone to heaven. If I could only have one flavored olive oil in my kitchen, this would be it.
Rosemary Olive Oil is a fused oil, which means that fresh rosemary is crushed at the same time the olives are being pressed for the oil. The flavor is intense and a remarkable addition to roasted vegetables or grilled lamb. A bit of this oil in your next batch of mashed potatoes is sure to garner positive comments. The staff here at the shop paired it with Red Apple Balsamic and agreed it made a fantastic bread dipping combination.
Neapolitan Herb Dark Balsamic. What can we say? We just brought this product into the shop about a month and a half ago and it is flying off the shelves. Our customers love the fact that it has a more savory flavor than our typical fruit flavored balsamics and are using it for salad dressings, marinades, reduction sauces, and as a finishing flavor to all sorts of dishes. This product is a real keeper, and should have a place on all your pantry shelves.
Portuguese Cobrancosa Olive Oil is so mild and fruity, you will find yourself reaching for it often in your cooking. It is very well balanced and reminds me of apples in the finish. My favorite way to use it is to saute an onion and some mushrooms in it, and when the vegetables are softened, I add in a quarter cup of Traditional Balsamic and de-glaze the pan. When balsamic is reduced a bit, I add in 1/2 cup of cream. Season with salt and pepper and bring to simmer, but do not let mixture boil. Serve over grilled salmon for a fantastic meal.
Golden Pineapple White Balsamic is such a wonderful tropical tasting product. We love this paired with Cilantro Roasted Onion Olive Oil as a salad dressing. It is also wonderful added all on its own to a tropical fruit salad of pineapple, mango, papaya, kiwi, and coconut. Try it as a glaze the next time you grill chicken.
Spicy Serrano Honey Vinegar. Without question, my all time favorite way to use this product is to drizzle it on top of my Black Bean Soup as I serve it. For a quick pantry meal, saute an onion in your favorite olive oil, and add 1 T. cumin and 2 mashed garlic cloves. Add one can drained and rinsed black beans and 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth. Bring to simmer, remove from heat. Use immersion blender to blend. Add second can of drained and rinsed black beans to mixture. Bring back to simmer. When serving, garnish with minced red onion, cilantro, sour cream, and a drizzle of Honey Serrano Vinegar.