Always brush your meat or ﬁsh with olive oil; it will cook evenly and without sticking to the grill. Apply the olive oil to the meat or ﬁsh and not the grill itself.
To enjoy the smooth fruity flavour of Bertolli Extra Virgin, pour into a shallow dish and dip with fresh bread.
For homemade garlic bread, drizzle sliced French or Italian bread with Bertolli Extra Virgin. Next sprinkle with finely chopped or crushed garlic, wrap in aluminium foil and cook on the edge of the barbeque for 5-10 minutes.
Make a simple, flavourful marinade by combining Extra Virgin olive oil with fresh lemon juice or wine vinegar. Brush over meat and fish.
Before roasting or grilling meat or poultry, brush them with olive oil to seal in their natural juices and retain moisture.
When boiling water to cook pasta, add a tablespoon of olive oil to the water to prevent pasta from sticking to the pot. Also, immediately after draining pasta add a tablespoon of olive oil to prevent sticking before serving.
Toss vegetables in olive oil before pan frying to seal in moisture and bring out their full flavour.
For added crispness, rub sliced or whole potatoes with olive oil before baking.
Keep your olive oil fresh by purchasing only as much as you will use in one-two months and storing away from light and heat but never in the fridge!
Use olive oil as a protective seal for homemade sauces or other dishes before you freeze them.
Replacing butter with olive oil when baking will save you time since melting is not required! Bake with Bertolli Extra light due to its mild aroma and flavour.