Nothing is tastier in your extra virgin olive oil recipes than using extra-virgin olive oil in your cooking. It is the ideal oil for all your fresh salads, your dipping mixes, your pesto pasta and even for smoothies! We love this especially tasty recipe using extra virgin olive oil.
It's simple to prepare, and you can make it up in advance so that it's ready when you have unexpected house guests.
If you keep a few key ingredients on hand, simple stapes such as dry pasta of any shape, and fresh garlic, you will always be ready to make this recipe.
Use this easy recipe to launch loads of fresh ideas, and easily prepare stand-by-favorites with a different twist ... call it the olive oil difference.
To whet your appetite, this is a simple yet delicious recipe:
1 Head garlic head
8 Garlic cloves
1 Pound of Spaghetti
2 Tablespoon Olive oil
¾ Cup Dry white wine
1 Cup Flat-leaf parsley; chopped
1 Teaspoon Red pepper flakes
Freshly-ground black pepper
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Wrap garlic head in foil, or place it in a garlic roaster; roast until garlic becomes soft and golden, about 1 hour.
Let cool and trim tip of head; squeeze out cloves using the back of a knife. Transfer cloves to a small bowl, and set aside. Cook pasta until al dente. Drain, and run under cold water to stop cooking.
Thinly slice 5 cloves unroasted garlic. Finely chop remaining 3 cloves. Heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add sliced garlic; toast until golden and crisp.
Remove garlic with a slotted spoon and set it aside. Add chopped garlic, and saute until translucent, about 1 1/2 minutes. Add roasted garlic and white wine; let simmer about 3 minutes.
Add pasta, parsley, red pepper, salt, and pepper; toss. Serve sprinkled with toasted garlic slivers. Grate cheese over each serving.
Makes 4 servings. Source: "Martha Stewart Living - (www.marthastewart.com)"
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Why is olive oil so good and yet so healthy at the same time?
We're used to having to choose between the two. For example, when we're presented with food that tastes like cardboard but we're told is full of organic, unsweetened fiber. ;-)
Well, olive oil is mostly composed of mono unsaturated
fatty acids. These acids can help lower the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels. They can
also help normalize blood clotting and be beneficial to blood sugar control (re: diabetes). Olive oil is rich as well in antioxidants and in vitamin E, which are believed to play a role in cancer prevention.
So, enjoy olive oil in its many uses, mainly culinary ... and remember that the secret is to add olive oil to other quality ingredients (e.g. tomatoes, feta, arugula, bocconcini, etc) to end up with absolutely delicious and healthy food!