What to do with macadamia oil
I was given a bottle of this for christmas, I have no idea what to do with. Has anyone used it before and for what?
Macadamia oil has become very popular in Modern Australian cuisine. It is an excellent frying oil due to its high heat capacity, and is great in salad dressings. Several properties of macadamia oil are particularly important for use as an edible oil:
* It contains up to 85% monounsaturated fats,
* has an unrefrigerated shelf life of one to two years, and
* a smoke point of 410°F.
YES! I love a dash of it in homemade hummus w/lemon. Also, as a light dressing with rice wine vinegar for a salad I like to make with pink grapefruit segments, lentil sprouts, dried apricot, candided ginger, greens, etc.
Love macadamia nut oil! Try in any kind of mash/puree/mousseline. Mmm, parsnip puree, for example! Or just mashed potatoes. Experiment in any dish you'd use oil or nuts!
as globalgourmand suggested, it's terrific in salad dressing...and i love the hummus idea!
it's also great for baking - use it an any quick bread, cake or cookie recipe where you want that nutty flavor. it works particularly well with citrus flavors, white chocolate, coconut...it's an ideal replacement for the oil/fat in a tropical granola recipe.
I also love macadamia nut oil on salad. And using it in cookies sounds like a great idea. It also makes a great oil for the hair and skin.