La Tourangelle has been known over the years to offer exceptional oils. With origins in the Loire Valley of France, La Tourangelle is one of these few remaining oil mills keeping this heritage alive in Saumur, France, and since 2002, in Woodland, California. It is a family-owned company.
Over the years, KosherEye has used La Tourangelle stir-fry oil, wok oil, toasted sesame oil and roasted walnut oil. We enjoy the extra layer of flavor that the infused oils add to our dishes, and the confidence that the oil complements the food.
Now we are fans of one of their newest products AvoCoco oil. We have been working with it for the past two months, and agree with the buzz --. It is an ideal butter substitute for sautéing, frying, searing and baking. We also like it mixed into salad dressings.
AvoCoco is a healthy parve substitute for butter, due to its high level of unsaturated fats. It is a mix of organic coconut oil, avocado oil and organic sunflower oil. For frying (Yes, we do a lot of that in the south) we find that it has a neutral flavor coupled with a high smoke point. Perfect!
La Tourangelle AvoCoco is kosher certified by the Star-K. Visit the La Tourangelle website for recipes and oil info.
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½ cup orange juice concentrate or ¾ cup orange juice
1/2 cup AvoCoco oil
1 Tablespoon honey or brown sugar
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
Combine all ingredients and then add oranges.
Use over green salads, spinach beets
Garnish salad with candied nuts, or roasted walnuts or pecans, chopped apples or feta cheese