Rosemary, Olive Oil and Sea Salt Sundae
Category: Desserts & Sweets | Blog URL: http://seattlefoodgeek.com/2009/07/rosemary-olive-oil-and-sea-salt-sundae/
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Scott Heimendinger
If you’ve never had a savory ice cream before, you’re missing out on one of life’s greatest surprise pleasures. The unexpected, tongue-tingling hint of rosemary adds a bright freshness to the ice cream, and the salt and olive oil make the natural sweet notes sing. It’s important to choose a good olive oil: not too heavy, not too syrupy, not too bright. I chose Villa Manodori ($24 at DeLaurentis, also available online) , which is mild and thin, but has a distinctly fresh olive taste and a spicy bite as it finishes. Luckily, any olive oil that goes well on ice cream will also be killer for finishing hot dishes too.