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...A fabulous oil, great fruit with a robust finish.  A wonderful condiment and finishing oil.  I LOVE IT!

Catherine Bergen, founder of Tulocay, Made in Napa; Owner C Casa Restaurant

This is just a sample of what professional chefs and restaurateurs have to say about Talcott Carneros Estate Grown Extra Virgin Olive Oil. On this page we would like to share a few of our favorite recipes and hope you will make us a part of part of your favorite recipes too! Check back often as we will work hard to bring you additional easy-to-prepare recipes which showcase our wonderful olive oil. 

Roasted Ratatouille

The last of the fresh tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and zucchini (Is there really an end to zucchini?) makes for a fabulous vegetarian main dish, Sunday supper or brunch with friends.


        2 medium red peppers, coarsely chopped

        2 medium zucchini, coarsely chopped

        2 medium yellow onions, coarsely chopped

        1 medium eggplant, cubed

        2 lbs. fresh tomatoes, coarsely chopped with juice

        1/4 cup fresh parsley

        1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, coarsely torn

        1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese

        salt & pepper

        Talcott Carneros Estate Grown Extra Virgin Olive Oil

        Loaf or round of favorite sourdough or French bread  


Toss all vegetables (Except the tomatoes) in Talcott Carneros Estate Grown Olive Oil, adding salt and pepper to taste. Place mixture in a 9"x13" pan (We prefer to use a glass baking dish in order to closely watch the progress) and roast at 375 approximately 40 minutes until tender and slightly browned, turning the veggies once midway through roasting to insure even cooking. Next, mix in tomatoes (with juice) and return to the oven, continuing to roast until bubbling. Finally, sprinkle with parsley and torn basil, add cheese and return to oven until the cheese is melted. Spoon roasted mixture over toasted sourdough bread rounds brushed with Talcott Carneros Estate Grown Olive Oil and serve immediately.


Option: Immediately before adding the cheese, create 4 wells in the veggie mixture with a large spoon. Gently pour in a raw egg into each well, then sprinkle entire pan with cheese. Return to oven and bake 6-8 minutes; watch carefully as the eggs will cook quickly.

Serve with a glass of Napa Valley wine and enjoy!


"Jimbo" Prawns

In keeping with our theme of simple to prepare recipes, this wonderful dish is both quick and easy!


        1 lb. large prawns

        6 cloves garlic - chopped

        Talcott Carneros Estate Grown Extra Virgin Olive Oil

        Pinch red pepper flakes

        Coarsely ground black pepper (to taste)

        Finely chopped Italian parsley


Sauté prawns, garlic, black pepper and red pepper flakes in olive oil.  Cook until prawns are deep pink and cooked through, but use care not to overcook.

Dress cooked prawns generously with Talcott Carneros Estate Grown Olive Oil, a sprinkle of sea salt and garnish with chopped Italian parsley.


Sweet Endings Ice Cream   

Approach this desert with an open mind...this unusual combination of ingredients is simple to prepare and will undoubtedly change your opinion about plain vanilla.


        Vanilla bean ice cream

        Talcott Carneros Estate Grown Extra Virgin Olive Oil

        Grindings of sea salt and course black pepper


Place desired amount of vanilla ice cream in bowl, drizzle with Talcott Carneros Estate Grown Extra Virgin Olive Oil and lightly top with grindings of salt and pepper. No, really...just try it!


The Olive Bar

Fresh olives make a wonderful snack or hors d'oeuvre for any occasion, however they often have an undesirable bitter quality. Here is a simple solution which will eliminate the bitterness and turn your fresh olives into a surprisingly delicious treat.  


        Fresh unseasoned olives from your local supermarket olive bar

        Talcott Carneros Estate Grown Extra Virgin Olive Oil

        Zest of orange or lemon

        Spices as Desired (pepper, oregano, basil, or similar Italian spices serve wonderfully)


Add desired quantity of fresh olives to boiling water, allow to boil for one minute, then drain. Toss olives in Talcott Carneros Estate Grown Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Add citrus zest and spices to taste. Serve warm and enjoy!


Talcott Salad    

A simple fresh and light salad is a wonderful way to start any meal...


        Fresh mixed seasonal greens

        Talcott Carneros Estate Grown Extra Virgin Olive Oil

        Balsamic or similar flavorful vinegar (optional)

        Blood oranges, grapefruit, or similar citrus, sectioned (and sliced if large)

        Sea salt and fresh ground pepper


Rinse salad greens thoroughly and drain in salad spinner or pat dry. Line salad plate with greens shredded or cut into bite sized pieces. Drizzle with Talcott Carneros Estate Grown Extra Virgin Olive Oil and balsamic vinegar if desired. Sprinkle with sea salt and fresh ground pepper, garnish with orange or grapefruit slices. Serve at room temperature and enjoy!


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