Olio Taibi "Biancolilla" Food Pairings
Recipes that are great when paired with Olio Taibi "Biancolilla" award-winning organic olive oil from Sicily
If you have ever eaten a Caprese salad and wished that you could linger with it longer, that there were more tomatoes to spear with your fork, or more milky slices of cheese on the plate, then this is the dish for you Best at the height of tomato season, it embellishes on the classic Caprese, taking its five simple elements — mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, salt and olive oil — and adding roasted peppers, caperberries (or capers), olive and prosciutto The result is a luscious lunch or light dinn...
NYT Cooking: A favorite island vegetable combines with raisins and saffron to introduce a sweet element to a savory, salty mix. Cauliflower is a favorite vegetable in Sicily, though the variety used most often is the light green cauliflower that we can find in some farmers’ markets in the United States. I found the recipe upon which this is based in Clifford A. Wright’s first cookb...
Squid (or calamari, its Italian name) can be prepared in a variety of ways — fried, braised, grilled and roasted — and all are good In this recipe whole squid are stuffed before roasting with a bread crumb filling that contains typical Sicilian ingredients like chard, fennel, anchovy, pecorino and pine nuts.
Traditional lemon bars balance the tangy sweetness of lemon curd with a rich shortbread crust This recipe adds extra notes of flavor to the mix: the compelling bitterness of good olive oil and a touch of sea salt sprinkled on top They lend a mild savory character to this childhood favorite, making it a little more sophisticated than the usual lemon bar, but just as compelling
NYT Cooking: This moist loaf, made with olive oil and yogurt, is less sweet and more complexly flavored than most zucchini breads. Grated lemon zest gives a gentle brightness, while brown sugar adds a caramel sweetness, and cinnamon makes it spicy and rich. Serve slices plain or buttered, or spread thickly with cream cheese for a more tangy and luscious variation.