As a Southern belle transplant, butter is an ingredient that should be held dear to my heart. But, for the most part, I prefer cooking with olive oil. I’m the type of gal who likes to let the flavors of the vegetables and proteins shine in her recipes, rather than covering with butter.
However, when Land O’ Lakes approached me with their new product: Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt, I was excited to give it a try. Butter, plus two of my favorite cooking ingredients, olive oil and sea salt, I was intrigued.
Butter Cooking Tips:
1. Butter has the lowest smoke point of all cooking oils. So, make sure to keep your heat at medium to medium low heat.
2. A little butter goes a long way, it packs a “flavor punch” so less is more.
If you think that butter is only good for baking and spreading on bread, you may be surprised that it’s a wonderful cooking ingredient as well.
Some more uses for butter:
1. Pan Sauces
2. Basting and Driggling
Now, when you think of butter, what amazing food blogger/cookbook author/Food Network tv host comes to mind?
Ree Drummond (aka. The Pioneer Woman), of course! This woman is amazing and so sweet as well. Ree is the new face of Land O’ Lakes Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt. And luckily for one of you, that means winning a few of Ree’s favorite cooking utensils and her two cookbooks.
Ree’s books are what you would imagine if her blog was in print form.
All of the graphics are reminiscent of her website and each recipe comes with step by step instructions. Oh, and if you look closely you may catch glimpses of Marlboro Man, her children and basset hound, Charlie!
Two stir-fry recipes using Land O’ Lakes Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt, one by Ree and one by yours truly:
Summer Stir-Fry with Shrimp, Zucchini, Tomatoes and Roasted Corn by The Pioneer Woman (click for the recipe)
One winner will receive a gift package from Land O’Lakes: including two cookbooks, a whisk, a slotted spoon, tongs and a full-value coupon redeemable for LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt.
1. Comment and tell me what recipe you would use the new LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt in.
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3. For a third entry, like Dash of East on Facebook. And leave a comment below saying you did.
Contest will run until Friday, July 20, 2012 at 11:59pm EST and winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Tuesday, July 24. Land O’ Lakes will ship directly to the winner.
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About LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt
Land O’Lakes is expanding its popular line of half-stick butter with the introduction of LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt. This new product contains wholesome ingredients: sweet cream, olive oil and sea salt. LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt is an easy and convenient way to simply enhance the flavor of your favorite foods. Available in a premeasured half-stick size, this new product can be used for topping and cooking a variety of foods, combining the two ingredients consumers often combine separately when frying or sautéing foods. The delicious taste of butter and olive oil will add delicious flavor to any dish.
Disclosure: I received a gift package from Land O’Lakes, including two cookbooks, a whisk, a slotted spoon, tongs and a full-value coupon redeemable for LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt, for recipe development and review purposes. All opinions are my own.