Monday, April 12, 2010

Basie Bytes: "Specialty Olive Oils" at Carter & Cavero

This Week's Best Bet:
Specialty Olive Oils at
Carter & Cavero Old World Olive Oil Company




Why?

We love to cook simple food using a few very good ingredients. At Carter & Cavero, it is often REALLY hard to choose which olive oil (or vinegar... they have those, too!) we want to go with because after browsing their well-stocked store full of spigot containers just waiting for you to dispense samples, you really do want to walk out of there with one of everything! It's very easy to stock up your kitchen counters with delicious international treats, and you don't need to go far to do it-- it's right here on Monmouth Street, just steps away from the Basie!

Here are just 2 of our favorite products, paired with one of our own recipe suggestions. Let us know how you and your guests like them!


Basil Olive Oil:
Smooth taste with just the right amount of sweet basil infused. Drizzle it on fresh tomatoes and fresh mozzarella, sprinkled with a little ground sea salt and cracked black pepper. Leave it in the fridge for a few hours before serving... the flavors marry and guests always ask for the recipe for the dressing!


Meyer Lemon Olive Oil:
Whisk a little of this delicious oil with the juice of ½ a lemon, ground sea salt and cracked black pepper. Drizzle on fresh spinach leaves with baby portabella mushrooms and thinly shaved Parmesan. Light and delicious! Add dressing right before serving.


Once you try these addictive gourmet offerings, you'll never go back to supermarket olive oil again!


Carter & Cavero
Old World Olive Oil Company
www.carterandcavero.com
19 Monmouth Street | Red Bank, NJ 07701 | (732) 219-0506

Got a recommendation? We'd love to hear it! Email ayerves@countbasietheatre.org to send in your favorite Red Bank dish or place to shop!

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