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Lemon Olive Oil

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There's a type of olive oil that is made by crushing fresh, tree-ripened citrus fruit together with the olives at the time of pressing. I can't recall what that type of oil is called Avagmollo? Something along that line, I believe. Any help?

scb
post #2 of 10
Hi Shel,

You may be thinking of agrumato oils. I only used the Lemon agrumato oil once while making a lemon olive oil cake. It was good...but I haven't bought another bottle since.


A California Meyer lemon agrumato oil

A lemon agrumato oil from Italy

dan
post #3 of 10
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Yes! That's it. Thanks so much. I've had an Italian and a California version, Both quite good, both lemon. Also had a tangerine version - interesting, but I much prefer the lemon.

scb
post #4 of 10
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I believe that's the one I had ...

scb
post #5 of 10
The brand from California is O. That's what I use -- love it!
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post #6 of 10
Jeff Smith gives instructions on infusing olive oil with lemon essence from well prepared zest strips in his italian cookbook.

I've made it a few times in the past. Now that I'm more aware of the risks of wet ingredients in oil I've not made it in a long time.

His instructions are for a quart at a time so I suppose if I made a much smaller batch for quick use it would be OK.
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post #8 of 10
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Completely different process and taste than when pressing the fruit and oil together.

What are those risks?

scb
post #9 of 10
Yes, it is a different process but a good one for when you don't readily have the real thing available.

Botulism is the risk, see the storing/preserving garlic thread.
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post #10 of 10
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Read the posts twice - didn't see anything that said infusing olive oil with lemon will or can cause botulism. Maybe I missed it - can you point out the info for me? Thanks!

scb
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