As a food blogger, I rarely make the same meal twice. Unless you count open face sandwiches for breakfast, lunch and dinner when my husband is out of town, or this mind-boggling, devour-worthy embellish olive oil pasta I could eat everyday for the rest of the summer (and might, only with half the oil and a glass or two of wine), I’m always looking to make something new. You’ll hear me in the store saying, “No, I already blogged about that.” or “Ohhh, that’ll be so good for the blog!” It’s weird, but I’m constantly feeling like every meal needs to ‘be for the blog, and with working a full-time job, and the 2-3 hours of driving that goes along with that, and feeling faaaamished when I walk in the door, (no many how many date and pistachio handfuls I shove in my face) sometimes I just wanna to eat something good that I don’t have to take pictures of and eat cold. Because, let’s face it, I never the get it on the first shot.
Luckily, I have a blog-friendly husband, who not only encourages and motivates me, but is actually on the blog lookout himself, buying me cool looking artichoke flowers and such. And it was him this past Sunday, seemingly disappointed that I wanted to make a meal, after going to three stores, church, and waking up at 6 (seriously, what is wrong with me – it was Sunday!) and not want to blog about it. Crazy boys.
Well, it’s my kitchen and I won. We made a ragu and lemon potatoes – another meal I’ve made twice… okay so I eat a few of them multiple times. whatever.
Then I got the itch, and started the olive oil marinade, made that for the blog and keep the oil flowing with a remake of this one. Guess I gotta get my blog on one way or another.
Heidi over at 101 cookbooks is the original for both the recipe and photo inspiration. I added a bit more lemon and switched it up with different herbs I had on had, though I recommend keeping the rosemary, this could be tweaked in many different ways.
Reover reason: Just because I made another version, and it was amazing- a huge hit- maybe even more so than the first. I kinda think I owe it to ya. Also, like I said in the first reover, these photos are an improvement from the originals and load way faster.
Result: Makes me want to make this for every holiday, party, potluck, get together, and at home date night ever. It’s fancy, addicting and laborless. Could there be anything better? Oh yeah, you eat it with bread. Yes!
New Recipe: Same as Original, except with smoked salt, juice from a whole lemon, 1/4-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, 1 tsp chopped basil, 1 tsp chopped rosemary and 1/2 tsp chopped mint.Tags: Herbs, infused, Lemon, Olive oil