Friday, April 06, 2007

Two more La Tourangelle Oils

Having enjoyed La Tourangelle's delicious Roasted Hazelnut Oil, I decided to try two more of their oils, Toasted Sesame Oil and Roasted Walnut Oil.

The Toasted Sesame Oil, which is used in many Asian recipes, is made in Japan following 270-year-old traditional methods, which involve slowly roasting the sesame seeds, then expeller pressing and lightly filtering the resulting oil. They even include a recipe for an Asian style dressing, for use in salads, stir-fry or BBQ marinades.

Japanese Style Sesame Dressing
4 Tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
salt and pepper to taste

Blend all ingredients together.

The Roasted Walnut Oil is manufactured in California following 150-year-old traditional French methods. Again, the walnuts are slow roasted to perfection, expeller pressed and lightly filtered. Use this oil on salad dressings, pasta, grilled meat or to dip with bread. They included a recipe for a French vinaigrette.

French Walnut Oil Vinaigrette
4 Tbsp Roasted Walnut Oil
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
dash of salt to taste

Blend all ingredients together.

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