Monday, December 13, 2010

Holiday Usage Tips from STAR

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•    Drizzle STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil over creamed soups to add flavor and a sophisticated look. If desired, blend first with chopped fresh herbs and salt and pepper.

•    Brush STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil over brown-and-serve rolls or bread sticks before baking for a deeper, richer color and added flavor.

•    Baste turkey with STAR Originale Olive Oil instead of melted butter.

•    Pour STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the middle of your mashed potatoes instead of butter for a delicious alternative.

•    Cut off top third of whole garlic heads. Place each remaining head on foil square and drizzle with 1 tablespoon STAR Originale Olive Oil per head. Fold foil to enclose. Place on baking sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes or until very soft. Squeeze pulp out and mash, adding chopped fresh herbs, if desired. Use to spread on rolls instead of butter.

•    Substitute STAR Extra Light Olive Oil for other fats when mixing pie crusts, cakes or other baked goods.

•    Mix STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar with chopped fresh herbs and/or garlic and serve as dipping sauce for bread or lightly steamed vegetables.

•    Add flavor to gravies by using STAR Balsamic or Red Wine Vinegar instead of salt.

•    Add a splash of STAR Seasoned Rice Vinegar to green vegetables or carrots just before serving instead of salt.

•    Add ¼ cup STAR Balsamic Vinegar to liquid when poaching fruits in sugar syrup.

•    Blend 1 tablespoon STAR Balsamic or Raspberry Vinegar with 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Drizzle over orange sections, canned pears or peaches or berries.

•    Make a dipping sauce for green onions, radishes and carrot and celery sticks with STAR Seasoned Rice Vinegar and a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil seasoned with soy sauce, chopped fresh garlic and ginger. Add red pepper flakes for a spicy version.

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