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Olive Oil Dipping Dish With Italian Shrimp

Friday, October 03rd, 2014 5:03pm

Extra Virgin Olive Oil For The Dipping Dishes

• Set of four cruets.com olive oil dipping dishes
• Two pounds raw jumbo shrimp
• One cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• One and one half teaspoons salt
• One half teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
• Three quarter cup dry bread crumbs

Remove all shells from the shrimp. Remove the veins and then wash the shrimp well. Immerse in the olive oil, then remove and season to taste with salt and pepper, before rolling the shrimp in the bread crumbs. Position on a baking dish coated with olive oil or butter. Broil for five minutes. Arrange the shrimp around each dipping dish. Then, fill each of the dipping dish with equal amounts of the remaining olive oil. Dip the shrimp in the olive oil and enjoy.

Italian Bread Dipping On The Side

Sunday, September 28th, 2014 12:30pm

Italian Bread Dipping With Crusty Italian Bread

Italian Bread Dipping With Olive Oil Dipping Dishes

Did you know bread on the side can go with almost anything? Have you heard of olive oil bread dipping? Extra virgin olive oil is great on salads as and can also be used as a vinaigrette dressing, just like Italian Modena Balsamic Vinegar which makes a tasty salad dressing. Bread dipping in olive oil also can be a side dish with an Italian salad.


Extra Virgin Olive Oil On Italian Salads

  • One half teaspoon black pepper
  • One quarter cup
  • One quarter cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • One teaspoon salt
  • Two cloves garlic
  • Two heads chicory
  • Two tablespoons Modena Balsamic Vinegar

Dice the garlic into small chunks. Mince the onions as well. Wash the chicory and throw out the tough outer leaves. Dry and then rip the leaves into small pieces and place in a bowl. Mix the onions and garlic before adding the extra virgin olive oil and the balsamic vinegar. Salt and pepper to taste and then pour over the salad leaves.


Here Is Another Great Bread Dipping Recipe

Italian Stuffed Tomato Salad With Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • One can of anchovy fillets
  • One clove garlic
  • One quarter cup chopped capers
  • One quarter teaspoon black pepper
  • One tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Six ripe small size tomatoes
  • Two hard-cooked eggs

Mince the garlic and then slice up the eggs. Of each tomato cut out a ½ inch piece from the stem end and scoop out the inside of each tomato. Chop up the pulp and then dice the anchovies. Mix all together with the capers, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, eggs, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Stuff everything in the tomatoes and serve as an appetizer.

Italian Bread Dipping In A Dipping Dish With Olive Oil

Friday, May 30th, 2014 7:44am

Italian Bread Dipping In A Dipping Dish With Olive Oil

Dip Bread In A Dipping Dish With Olive Oil

Italian Dinner Recipe Served With Bread Dipping On The Side Or As An Appetizer. In addition to your main course, a side of your favorite Italian bread served with a dipping dish full of extra virgin olive oil can be the perfect healthy treat you would like to have with your dinner. After you make your dinner, or even better if before, here is a combo Italian recipe where you can have a good appetizer in a dipping dish.

  • Eight tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Set of four cruets.com swirl design olive oil dipping dishes
  • One loaf of your favorite bread
  • One small onion
  • One rib celery
  • One carrot
  • One quarter cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 8 oz bulk meat of any type
  • 30 oz ounces Italian crushed tomatoes
  • One teaspoon crushed red peppers

Chop the carrots, onions, and celery. In a large pan, mix the onion, celery, carrot, parsley, olive oil, and salt, and toss to coat with oil. Cook over moderate heat until the vegetables are soft for three minutes. Put in the meat, making sure to break it up into small bits with a spatula, and toss to blend. Reduce the heat to low, and cook until the meat changes color, for five minutes. If using whole canned tomatoes, place a food mill over the skillet and puree the tomatoes directly into it. Crushed tomatoes can be added directly from the can. Stir to blend, and, if using, add the crushed red peppers. Cover, and cook until the sauce begins to thicken, about 20 minutes. Taste for seasoning. The sauce can be refrigerated, covered, for up to three days or frozen for up to one month.

EVOO Dipping Dish Appetizer With An Italian Salad

Tuesday, April 01st, 2014 3:51pm

Extra virgin olive oil, or EVOO makes the perfect olive oil for bread dipping. Aceto Balsamico balsamic vinegar makes the perfect salad dressing. Why not combine the two together, and have a salad with a side of bread dipping and olive oil in a dipping dish?

Cruets.com has the finest, unique elegant dipping dish made out of quality stoneware. Simply slice up the bread of your choice, and pour the olive oil in a dipping dish. Dip the bread in the olive oil and eat on the side with your salad.

To obtain a nutritive meal out of this salad, you will need to mix it with some sliced chicken breasts. It will take up to a quarter of an hour to prepare this salad and you will obtain 4 servings.

Here is what you need for the salad:

• Half a cup of chopped walnuts
• Half a cup of crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
• Half a cup of dried currants or dried cranberries
• One eight ounce package of mixed Spring Greens

Here are the necessary ingredients for the dressing:

• Two tablespoons grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
• Four to five teaspoons of balsamic vinegar
• Two tablespoons grated Asiago vecchio
• Half a cup of extra virgin olive oil
• Two tablespoons grated Romano cheese

Place all the salad ingredients in a large bowl and mix them. The dressing ingredients should be mixed in separate bowl until emulsified. Cover the salad with ½ dressing and toss the mixture really well. Use five separate salad plates to serve the salad and use the other half of dressing to add to taste.

Olive Oil Can Help Combat Dietary Fat

Tuesday, March 04th, 2014 3:22pm

During the past few decades, many studies were carried out to understand the role of certain types of fat in increasing or decreasing blood cholesterol levels and their health implications, particularly the risk of developing heart disease, certain types of cancer and cognitive impairment. The large-scale mass media campaigns to promote low calorie food and other medications simply create the impression that cholesterol is something bad and should be reduced. But, there is an answer. Olive oil. Regardless of what you perceive from late-night commercials, cholesterol is extremely important for vital body functions like synthesis of hormones and production of bile acids, cell membranes and vitamin D. In fact, cholesterol is very crucial for our survival. The cholesterol levels mainly depend on the hormones of an individual. There are many controllable as well as uncontrollable factors that determine cholesterol build up. Eating behavior, physical activity, weight, stress and smoking are some of the controllable variables while we can hardly alter the factor like age and heredity.

There are basically two types of cholesterol. The low-density lipoproteins or LDLs are known as bad cholesterol because they get stuck to the artery walls causing arteriosclerosis. On the other hand, high-density lipoproteins or HDLs keep the arteries clean by carrying the LDLs to the liver where they are recycled. Therefore, the chances of arteriosclerosis and other heart complications are significantly reduced when the ratios of LDLs to HDLs are below the recommended reference level of less than 3. Unfortunately, all the factors that cause cholesterol to build up haven’t been explored yet, and the low-calorie food manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies present a distorted view in the media that all cholesterol is bad. These companies enjoy a very thriving business by promoting the fear of fat. Therefore, we are living in a society that harbors raging fear against fat. There is no denying of the fact that excessive consumption of dietary fat increase cholesterol levels, but it cannot be taken as valid justification for supporting extreme view that all dietary fat must be avoided. There is no need to become a victim of cholesterol neurotics. In fact, suffering from hysteria of any kind is extremely bad for health. The modern research has proven that fatty acids like omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 are very good for health, and they recommend oils that serve as a very rich source of these fatty acids. In fact, oils like Spanish extra virgin olive oil are known for its medicinal values and completely rejuvenating effects. So, more research is needed to resolve the issue and find out whether dietary fat is really bad for good health.

Sauteing With Olive Oil

Friday, February 21st, 2014 2:50pm

Sautéing is a very simple way to pan fry food, in a small to medium sized frying pan, with a small amount of olive oil. When you use this method for cooking food, you will continuously toss and turn the food over in a pan, allowing the food to jump around. This movement of the food in the pan will ensure that the food is cooked evenly and that it does not go brown too quickly. Sautéing was traditionally done using butter, but any type of oil is great for the purpose, the higher the smoke point, the better.

If you want to cut back on the amount of animal fat you use when cooking, you can easily use a mixture of oil and fat for sautéing. Firstly, heat the oil, and then add the food to the pan. For optimum results, the food added to the pan should be at room temperature. Using a mix of oil and butter, you will retain all the flavors you want, producing a richness that is less high in fat. Once you have cooked, use the excellent flavors in a process known as deglazing. Simply add some stock to the pan once you have removed the food, and then swirl around to mix up the juices. For this purpose you may like to use wine, vinegar, or a liquid stock, all of them working equally well to get rid of particles that are stuck to the pan. Then continue to heat until the liquid reduces, and pour it over the food, ready to serve immediately. In the recipe section you will find several dishes that use this method for creating a sauce for the food.

Olive Oil With Olive Patties

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 12:36pm

Olives and olive oil are both naturally delicious and healthy and make a great addition to baking dishes as they can perk up any pie, patty or bread. These Turkish olive oil patties will impress you with their rich flavor and moistness as well as their healthy ingredients  which make a delicious snack , without guilt.


  • 6 oz of green olives
  • Rosemary
  • 1 ¼  cups flour
  • 1 cup of light milk
  • 2  large eggs yolks beaten
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil ( also known as evoo )
  • A dash of salt


  • Make sure the oven is preheated at 350 °F or 180  °C.
  • Chop the olives
  • Chop the rosemary leaves
  • Combine the low fat milk  with the egg yolks in a separate bowl.
  • Whisk in the flour little by little, as you stir all the ingredients together.
  • Add the rosemary leaves with the salt into the mixture
  • Stir the mixture well until it forms to a flowing paste.
  • Add the chopped olives with the olive oil in the bowl.
  • Grease a medium baking pan and  distribute the paste with a spoon.
  • Leave it to the oven for  around  25 minutes

Tip: Serve hot or reheat in the oven to  enjoy a better flavor and texture. if you want to perk-up this recipe you can add your own ingredients like dried tomatoes, grated cheese and anything else you think would add more taste to the mixture.

Walnut Pesto With Olive Oil

Wednesday, February 05th, 2014 1:49pm

  • One cup extra virgin olive oil
  • One garlic clove
  • Twelve walnuts
  • One quarter cup fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Small handful of basil
  • Small handful of parsley
  • Three sprigs fresh mint
  • Sea salt
  • Ground pepper

Wash all the greens well. Peel the garlic and grind the pepper. Crack the walnut shells and pull out the meat from inside. Put them in a food processor or a pestle and mortar. Mash up the garlic and add to the meat, then sprinkle with sea salt. Start the machine or begin pounding. Continue to add more herbs and continue with the machine or pound again. Using a restaurant grade olive oil cruet, drizzle about one cup of olive oil in the mixture. Keep processing until the mixture is very smooth and looks like a green sauce. Then, season with pepper, salt and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

Bread Dipping Croutons Recipe With Olive Oil

Thursday, January 30th, 2014 3:04pm

Bread dipping in olive oil can is a great appetizer. Olive oil dipping dishes were custom made for this purpose. Many restaurants have swirl design olive oil dipping dishes on their tables. Made of high quality stoneware, they won’t chip or break easily.

The grape cruet, is an oil and vinegar cruet made from the finest handblown cruet glass. It can store both olive oil and balsamic vinegar together, saving space. It has a unique elegant design of a grape shape for the inside decanter. An olive oil cruet is almost essential in the kitchen, because it will be so much easier than having to pour and reuse the original bottles and clean up each mess. With a grape cruet, it is as easy as pulling a cork. This high quality cruet is unlike any other glass cruet, it won’t break during regular use like many others do.

Makes 3 cups

  • Three quarter cups cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cups cubes of fresh or one day old sour dough bread

Pour the olive oil in a large glass dish with a glass lid. Place the bread in, close the container, and shake until the bread cubes have absorbed all the evoo. Place the bread cubes on a baking sheet and put in the oven at 250 degrees for ten minutes or until are golden and dry. Let cool, eat right away, or store for later in an air tight container. You can also dip the croutons in olive oil dipping dishes filled with olive oil.

Olive Oil Bread Dipping With Bread And Custom Dipping Dishes

Saturday, January 19th, 2013 1:32pm

This blend makes a flavorsome bread dipping appetizer perfect for every occasion. It is very quick and easy to prepare. Simply mix the dried ingredients together with extra virgin olive oil and enjoy the delectable taste with your favorite soft bread. This Bread Dipping Herb Blend can also be used as spices to enhance your pasta sauces and Italian recipes.



Hand Blend 1 Teaspoon of each of the following ingredients:

Parsley, Oregano, Basil, Rosemary, Thyme, Garlic powder, Onion powder, Sea Salt, Black Pepper
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1/4 – 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Serve by pouring the mixture into individual Olive Oil Bread Dipping Dishes and enjoy with fresh warm thickly cut bread.

You can find these elegantly swirl design stoneware Dipping Dishes online at Cruets.com. They are very affordable and make a perfect gift for any occasion as well.

You can experiment with the different seasonings to create a unique flavor. You can alter the oil’s flavor by rotating the herbs. You can also substitute fresh, minced garlic instead of garlic powder or grind fresh black pepper into your sauce. You can also add fresh ground Parmesan cheese to the dip for a new flavor. Varying the type of breads for dipping will also enrich the flavor of the sauce. For best results, be sure to serve the olive oil immediately.

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