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Help me use this mixture of olive oil and sherry vinegar

wintersummer Dec 12, 2011 07:36 AM

I was putting together a number of dishes during the weekend and accidentally mixed ingredients of one recipe with ingredients of another - and got one measurement mixed up.

As a result, here's the mistake I have leftover: 1 cup of olive oil mixed with 1 cup of sherry vinegar.

I know I could make a vinaigrette of some sort, but it would make so much. I'm looking for some more ideas. Maybe a marinade? If so, any thoughts? Any other ideas of what to do with my olive oil/sherry wine vinegar mixture?

  1. nomadchowwoman Dec 12, 2011 07:49 AM

    Use it to dress lentils--though not all of it unless you are going to make a ton of lentils.
    A marinade would work too, for beef, lamb, pork.

    1. hypomyces Dec 12, 2011 08:11 AM

      It sounds that you are ready to enter the wonderful world of Escabeche.

      'Escabeche is a typical Mediterranean cuisine which refers to both a dish of poached or fried fish (escabeche of chicken, rabbit or pork is common in Spain) that is marinated in an acidic mixture before serving, and to the marinade itself. The dish is common in Spanish cooking. It is usually served cold after marinating in a refrigerator overnight or longer.'(from Wiki).

      Find a nice firm fish fillets that you like. I use mackerel, sardines, herring, tilapia. Quickly pan sear them until almost done. Remove to a deep dish and place a layer of thinly sliced onions on the fish . Add a few cloves of smashed garlic, bay leaves, lots of fresh mint, salt and pepper, and some lemon zest to the oil and vinegar mixture and heat until almost boiling. Pour over fish. Let cool, then refrigerate overnight. Sprinkle with fresh mint and serve cold or room temperature with a non-mayonaise based potato salade, just a mixed salade, or with good bread. Good luck

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        CDouglas Dec 12, 2011 08:31 AM

        Your sherry/olive oil mixture would be perfect in gazpacho. Great recipe from Jose Andres here:

        1. hotoynoodle Dec 12, 2011 08:40 AM

          no need to use it all at once. nothing in it will go off.

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