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I am, of course.

You want to know why? Because I’m bringing the olive oil, herbs and fresh bread. You’ll be praising me behind my back, telling your friends about the sublime flavour of Le Tre Colonne Coratina extra virgin olive oil. And if you’re not into bread, no worries, this award winning, cold-pressed Italian olive oil tastes amazing on vegetables, fish, chicken, pasta, rice or meat. You include me and my hubby at your dinner table–with just one dish that’s blog-worthy, and I’ll provide the olive oil.

But if you are as jittery as I am, too jittery to invite us for dinner, then you don’t have to forego the olive oil. Simply visit Sublime Flavors on FB, tell them Jittery Cook sent you, and they can arrange for delivery.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Le Tre Colonne Coratina

Simple EVOO Appetizer Dip

  • 1-2 T Coratina Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a small dipping bowl
  • a pinch of Italian Supper or Harrisa spice blend
  • fresh bread, thinly sliced and cut bite-sized
  • sliced goat cheese (optional)

Add the spice blend and goat cheese to the olive oil. Marinate for 30 seconds. Dip in the bread. Good luck thinking of anything intelligent to say. You’ll be too happy to speak. Serves 1. Ridiculously simple, but so delicious you’ll have difficulty knowing when to stop.

Sublime Flavor Spice Blend Ingredients  

Italian Supper: oregano, basil, parsley, marjoram, rosemary, thyme, chile, onion, garlic, paprika, bay leaves, salt. Harrisa: cumin, coriander, caraway, mint, paprika, garlic, chile, lime, coriander leaves, salt.

Pasta all'olio

Pasta all’olio

  • 3 oz pasta, cooked al dente in well salted water, strained
  • 2 T Coratina Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
  • 3 cloves of garlic, very thinly sliced
  • 1/2 t Italian Supper spice blend
  • 2 T parsley, roughly chopped
  • 2 T toasted pine nuts
  • Pamigiano-Reggiano, shavings
  • a pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 lemon wedges, as garnish

While your pasta is cooking, combine spices, garlic and 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a small frying pan, on medium-low. Cook, stirring for a few minutes until garlic begins to brown. Remove from heat and stir in the toasted pine nuts. Top hot pasta with the garlic-oil mixture and drizzle on the second tablespoon of olive oil. Add parsley and cheese. Squeeze on lemon. Add pepper flakes. Toss before eating. Serve with a simple Caesar Salad. Serves 1.

Simple EVOO Appetizer Dip & Pasta all’olio Print Ready Recipes

Pasta all'olio

Final notes:

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