Bread Dipping Oil
I've been having serious cravings lately! I am not sure as this is a pregnancy symptom as I've always been a craving-type of person. Regardless, I am allowing myself to eat all of the things that I usually don't eat. For instance, that pizza bread from last week is not the sort of thing we eat every day, so it feels good to satisfy your cravings now and then.
For me, food is a way to connect with my memories. Since I live so far from home, I feel comforted when I eat anything that makes me remember the days with my family, especially holidays. It's been a little hard this year as it will be the first time in 7 years that I don't go home for Christmas.
Last week I told you about that restaurant back in Costa Rica where they serve the most delicious pizza ever (this is not sponsored by the way! I just love their pizza, with real love!) and back in the day they used to serve an oil concoction that I loved to eat with a focaccia, that we used to have as a starter, just before the pizza! Honestly, I don't know how I managed to eat that much when I was younger!
I have to tell you, this dipping oil is not everyone's cup of tea; for instance my husband. All was well until he saw there was balsamic vinegar in the mix, it was a no for him. He doesn't like the smell, let alone the taste, so just keep in mind that you might have to use less or maybe no balsamic vinegar, depending on your audience. I myself love it!
The ingredients are very simple and you probably have them around your house: rosemary, origanum, basil leaves, garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The option of how to use the herbs is up to you: you can crush them all or use it almost intact like I did. You can also use dried herbs if you want. I've seen people using the pre-made crushed garlic but I am not sure how that will end up. As usual, with garlic, judge for yourself how much to use as this varies so much from person to person: I like it but I am not fond of covering my food with it, as my husband does!
By the way, FoodieFoodMood is about to turn 6 months old! Time flies! Let me know in the comments if you think we should have a special celebration!
Bread Dipping Oil
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled.
- 1 tbsp dried rosemary.
- A few orginanum leaves.
- A few basil leaves.
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil.
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar.
Takes , serves 4.
- Mix all the ingredients.
- Stir and serve with your favorite bread.
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