Friday, June 3, 2011

Carapelli 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Review

I'll admit that I have never been one to pay extra for premium olive oil.  I have always been the one using vegetable oil, buying the large plastic containers at the lowest price available.  Using it to cook and bake with, even in my salad dressings.

I recently had the opportunity to try a bottle of Carapelli Premium 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil and realized what I've been missing all these years.  WOW, the taste and smoothness are simply amazing.  It was so flavorful when compared to what we are used to.  It created an entirely new and unique flavor to recipes we have been using for years.

One of the first recipes we used it for was the savory steak marinade that I found on the Carapelli website.  It was mouth watering perfection! 

Savory Steak Marinade
Ingredients :
1/4 cup Carapelli extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon each chopped fresh thyme and rosemary
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Favorite cut of beef steak

Preparation Directions :
In large plastic food storage bag, combine all marinade ingredients. Add steaks and allow to marinate in refrigerator for 2-24 hours. Grill steaks to desired doneness.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes + 2-24 hours to marinate

Carapelli Premium 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made solely with 100% Italian olive oils.  It has a deep velvety green color and intense, robust flavor and aroma, for an unmistakably Italian experience every time you cook. Perfect for dipping, salads and flavoring entrees or side dishes. Excellent for marinades.

As a leader in olive oil, in the 1970s, Carapelli was the first olive oil producer to promote bottled extra virgin olive oil in Italy. Today, Carapelli is Italy’s market leader in extra virgin olive oil production. Since 1893, Carapelli Olive Oils have been passionately crafted with exclusive blends of the best oils from the finest Mediterranean olive groves.

****I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Results may vary. I was not compensated in any other way for this review.

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