If you have someone on your holiday shopping list that loves to cook I can promise you that giving them something from Devo Olive Oil Company will make them dance with joy! As you look through the site you will find a wide array of flavored olive oils and vinegars that will spark a cook’s imagination. That’s what happens to me every time I am fortunate enough to receive a sample to use in my kitchen.
My latest was the Herbs de Provence Extra Virgin Olive Oil (organic). Herbs de Provence is an herb blend that I use quite often in my cooking – it can vary slightly but usually has savory, fennel, basil, thyme, and lavender. It is a delightful blend and I use it most often with chicken but have been know to toss it on fish and vegetables as well.
When I opened my bottle of oil I immediately smelled the glorious aroma of my favorite herb blend. The oil was a delicious, rich extra virgin with the herbs coming to the forefront. Mmmmm.
I didn’t just want to rub it on chicken so I decided to use it on some potatoes I was making to go with a venison backstrap I was cooking.
What I used:
8 small to medium red potatoes peeled and cut into cubes
1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
1 1/2 TBSP and 1 tsp Devo Herbs de Provence Extra Virgin Olive Oil
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350°.
Put the cut potatoes into a bowl.
Add the panko, salt and pepper and 1 TBSP of Devo Herbs de Provence Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Mix it all up and spread it in a 13 x 9″ pan and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes. Stir the potatoes around and if you have a convect feature on your oven raise the temperature to 400° and switch to convect. Otherwise just raise the temperature and bake for another 15 minutes.
Or until the potatoes are nicely browned, have crunchy outer crust and are delightfully soft on the inside. Add the 1 tsp of Devo Herbs de Provence Extra Virgin Olive Oil and stir until well mixed.
I served the potatoes with venison as I mentioned. I had marinated the backstrap in a marinade that I use often. It’s not something I measure I just toss ingredients in a bowl but they are: soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, red wine, balsamic vinegar and crushed garlic cloves. This makes a delicious flavoring for red meat and hearty fish like tuna.
I also took some of my home canned green beans and added a touch of garlic powder and served them for the vegetable.
All in all a very delicious meal.
The potatoes were perfect; that wonderful crunch with the soft inside. The panko added even more crunch. They tasted fried! The wonderful aroma of the Herbs de Provence gave the potatoes a delightful flavor.
I’ll have another recipe up later in the week using the oil with some bass fillets. Be sure to check out Devo for Cyber Monday. If you sign up for the Devo newsletter (bottom right of the page) you are alerted to all kinds of great sales and discounts!
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Disclosure: I received a sample of Devo Herbs de Provence Extra Virgin Olive Oil gratis. Any opinions expressed are my honest opinions and were not impacted by my receipt of the free product. I received no monetary compensation for this post.