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Oil - Almond

Oil - Almond

Description

La Tourangelle handcrafts this Roasted Almond Oil in Woodland, California strictly following the 150-year-old traditional methods of its French sister oil mill. Slowly roasted to perfection, expeller-pressed and lightly filtered, this oil adds a rich almond taste to salad dressing, pasta, grilled meat or fish, baked pastries, and is perfect to dip with bread. Sold by the liter.

Shelf life

  • Unopened: 24-month shelf life
  • Opened: best used within 6 months

Applications/Techniques

Roasted almond oil is an outstanding product in the kitchen. With its fresh roasted almond flavor, the oil reveals subtle nuances when combined with other ingredients. Its delicate character makes it a good substitute for olive oil in cases where walnut oil and hazelnut oil are just too powerful. When combined with any salad, fish or vegetable dish, almond oil helps to fashion a gourmet meal. Almond oil is very popular in India with duck and curry, and in China it is also used with chicken and duckUse in vinaigrettes or as a finishing oil on cheese, fish, meats and poultry. Don't hesitate to use it in cakes and baked goods, particularly with apples or pears.

History

La Tourangelle is the first oil mill in California to produce almond oil using traditional French methods. After harvesting, the nuts are washed, sorted, sun-dried for several days and stored for further drying. The almonds are then ground and roasted in cast-iron kettles. The resulting warm paste is pressed in a hydraulic press. Following mechanical extraction, the oil is lightly filtered and bottled.

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