Daily Archives: March 23, 2015

  • Recipe: Courgettes with anchovies, chunky pangrattato and mozzarella with EVOO

    This dish is my way of willing spring along. It makes a lovely lunch served simply with a leafy salad on the side. Who knows, weather permitting, you might even be able to have it outside.

    Serves 4

    INGREDIENTS:

    4 courgettes
    2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to drizzle
    40g day-old ciabatta
    2 garlic cloves, crushed
    Few lemon thyme sprigs, leaves only
    Grated zest 1 lemon
    ½ tsp crushed chillies
    Few mint leaves
    Few basil leaves
    6-8 anchovy fillets in extra virgin olive oil
    2 buffalo mozzarella, torn

    DIRECTIONS:

    Blanch the courgettes in a pan of salted, boiling water for 4 to 5 minutes, until just cooked. Drain and refresh in iced water. Cut the cooled courgettes in half lengthwise and scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Discard the flesh and place the courgettes on a platter. Season with salt and a light drizzle of olive oil.

    Courgettes with anchovies, chunky pangrattato and mozzarella (Jonathan Gregson)
    Preheat the grill. Roughly chop the ciabatta and toss into a bowl with 2 tbsp of olive oil, the garlic, thyme sprigs, lemon zest and chilli.

    Tip on to a baking tray and grill until lightly golden. Leave to cool then stir through the mint and basil leaves, anchovy fillets and buffalo mozzarella. Spoon the mixture into the hollow courgettes, add an extra drizzle of olive oil, and serve.

    Recipe source: Food stylists: Marina Filippelli and becky wilkinson; stylist: Rachel Jukes

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    This dish is my way of willing spring along. It makes a lovely lunch served simply with a leafy salad on the side. Who knows, weather permitting, you might even be able to have it outside. Serves 4 INGREDIENTS: 4 courgettes 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to drizzle 40g... 
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  • Spanish Olive Oil promo campaign with front image of the world top tennis player Rafael Nadal

    The promotional campaign, which already announced the general director of Food Industry, Fernando Burgaz, last week during the World Olive Oil Exhibition in Madrid, focuses on those elements which have in common the Spanish food and the image of the athlete: quality, knowledge and recognition.

    Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, will unveil next Wednesday, March 25, at the headquarters of the Ministry all the details of the promotional campaign that Foods from Spain will develop in international markets, which will feature the tennis player Rafael Nadal.

    Information source Mercacei

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    The promotional campaign, which already announced the general director of Food Industry, Fernando Burgaz, last week during the World Olive Oil Exhibition in Madrid, focuses on those elements which have in common the Spanish food and the image of the athlete: quality, knowledge... 
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  • Jordan among world's top 10 producers of olive, olive oil

    Jordan comes in eighth place among olive-producing nations, with 20 million olive trees supporting 180,000 families, a Jordan Olive Products Exporters Association (JOPEA) statement said Saturday.

    The annual income from olive products is estimated at around JD100 million, in addition to investments in the sector worth over hundreds of millions of dinars, the statement quoted Amman Chamber of Industry ( ACI ) President Ziad Homsi as saying at a press conference to announce the fourth Jordan Olive Products and Technology Exhibition (JOTEX).

    JOPEA Chairman Fayyad Zyoud said JOTEX, supported by the Agriculture Ministry and ACI , opens on Tuesday at Amman International Motor Show and continues for three days.

    Zyoud added that preparations for the event have been completed.
    Official delegations and local, Italian, German and Turkish companies will take part in JOTEX as representatives of the olive and olive oil sectors.

    The exhibition aims at showing that the quality of Jordan’s olives and olive oil can compete with products from around the world, Zyoud said, according to the statement.

    Organisers, he added, seek to put Jordan on the international map of olive and olive oil production and attract international investors in this sector to the Kingdom to enhance local expertise.

    Source Jordan Times

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    Jordan comes in eighth place among olive-producing nations, with 20 million olive trees supporting 180,000 families, a Jordan Olive Products Exporters Association (JOPEA) statement said Saturday. The annual income from olive products is estimated at around JD100 million, in addition... 
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