Ottavio Olive Oil Antipasto
Antipasto means “before the pasta” and is usually an
assortment of hot or cold hors d’oeuvres presented at
the beginning of a meal. It is hard to imagine antipasto
without olive oil.
Grill 1/2-inch-thick slices of crusty bread. Rub fresh garlic
on one side. Sprinkle with chopped oregano. Drizzle
1 tablespoon Ottavio Extra Virgin Olive Oil* on each slice
of bread. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
Layer a thick slice of tomato, a large fresh basil leaf and
a slice of buffalo mozzarella. Season with salt and freshly
ground pepper. Drizzle Ottavio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
over the cheese and plate.
GRIGLIATA DI VEGETALI
Peel asparagus with a vegetable peeler. Cut bell peppers in
quarters and seed them. Baste the vegetables with Ottavio
Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Season with salt and pepper. Let
stand for 10 minutes. Grill the vegetables over high heat
until they are tender, turning to allow even cooking.
Costco Tip: Ottavio Olive Oil Company recommends using
traditional olive oil for frying and extra-virgin olive oil as a
finishing touch on salads or when grilling.
*Brands may vary by region; substitute a similar product.
Ottavio Olive Oil Main Course
Cut potatoes into 1/2-inch-thick wedges and keep them in a
bowl of cold water to prevent oxidation. Chop fresh rosemary
and mix with a small amount of olive oil. Deep-fry the wedges
in Ottavio Traditional 100% Pure Olive Oil* until golden.
Drizzle the mixture of olive oil and rosemary over the fries.
Season with salt. Garnish with crumbled feta cheese.
GRIGLIATA DI PESCE
Brush a 6- to 8-ounce salmon steak with the following mixture:
1 tablespoon Ottavio Extra Virgin Olive Oil, juice of 1/2 lemon,
salt and pepper. Marinate for 1 hour. Brush a little oil onto
the grill to prevent sticking. Grill the salmon steak over high
heat for about 4 minutes on each side, or until crispy and
brown. Drizzle with more olive oil and serve.
Grigliata di Vegetali
Grigliata di Pesce