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Avocado Mango Salad with Shrimp

Posted by Lisa McCormack on

Looking for a tasty salad idea for summer?  Try our Avocado Mango Salad with Shrimp. It's made with our Persian Lime Olive Oil and is sure to delight your taste buds!
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Mango Shrimp Bites

Posted by Rachel Dougherty on


Keep a bag of frozen cooked shrimp in your freezer to have on hand for this tasty, healthy, and simple appetizer!


1/2 Pound cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp, chopped
1/2 Mango, diced (about 1 Cup)
1/4 Cup red onion, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon lime juice
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pepper to taste
24 endive leaves or about 3 small heads


Gently remove endive leaves from head and wash with cold water, allow to dry. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Spoon mixture into endive leaves right before serving.

Makes 24 pieces

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Shrimp Etouffee with Baklouti Olive Oil Roux

Posted by Rachel Dougherty on

I know roux made with olive oil sounds crazy. Breathe (deeply). Now let's collectively get over it.

If you're familiar with Cajun cuisine then you know about roux. And if you know about roux, you know it's a sacred pillar of the cuisine, revered, and ALWAYS made with a mixture of copious amounts of butter and flour. 

If you're still with me, (I assume if you're still reading this, there exists at least a modicum of trust), then you'll make your roux forever more with extra virgin olive oil and never look back. It will be our delicious, healthy little secret.

1/2 cup Baklouti Green Chili Olive Oil, or any extra virgin olive oil of your choice
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups chopped onions
4 cups chicken, shrimp or vegetable stock
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
4 large garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper to taste
2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and de-veined
1 bunch of green onions, sliced
Steamed white rice, for serving

In a large pot or Dutch oven, over medium heat, add Baklouti Agrumato or extra virgin olive oil of your choice. Add the flour, stir it to combine well, and then babysit it. Continuously stir the flour to make a roux - this can take up to 10 minutes and needs your constant attention lest the flour burn. Stir the roux over medium heat until it reaches a deep caramel brown color.
Add all the vegetables and garlic to the roux, and saute until the vegetables become soft, approximately 5-7 minutes. Add the tomato paste to the mixture and stir cooking for another minute. Add the bay leaves, thyme, and stock. Whisk constantly over medium until the mixture becomes smooth and begins to simmer. Turn down the heat to low, taste and adjust seasoning accordingly.
Cook partially covered over low heat, keeping the pot at a simmer for 30 minutes.
Add the shrimp to the pot and cook for approximately 5 more minutes.
Serve immediately over steamed white rice with sliced green onions and more Baklouti for drizzling.
**Disclaimer - this recipe is designed to have a spicy kick. If you still want some of the taste of the Baklouti Agrumato but desire something a bit more mild, go with 1/4 cup Baklouti and 1/4 cup UP extra virgin olive oil of your choice.

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