"Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the acknowledged benchmark for speciality food and drink. It has been described as the 'Oscars' of the food world and the 'epicurean equivalent of the Booker Prize'. Quite simply the Great Taste logo is the sign you can trust when buying food and drink in your local retailer"
Fino already has a number of Great Taste Award wining products, Fino Dark Balsamic, Fino White Balsamic and Fino Arrope but this year, 2014, we have once again struck Gold with Fino Garlic Oil - available in 250ml and 500ml bottles it is a delicious garlicky addition to any cooking or is fantastic for just drizzling. If you haven't tried it you ought to!
How about trying it in this recipe for Grilled Aubergines with Garlic Oil, Parsley and Feta - a delicious veggie main course or a brilliant accompaniment for meat or fish.
Grilled aubergines with garlic olive oil, parsley and feta
5-6 tbsp Fino garlic olive oil
handful finely chopped parsley leaves
sea salt and black pepper
150g feta cheese
lemons for serving
Preheat the grill to high. Run a small sharp knife round the top of the aubergine about 1cm below stalk and only just cutting through the skin. Then make four evenly spaced similarly shallow cuts along the length of the aubergine right down to the end.
Grill the aubergine for about 20 mins, turning every 5-7 mins or so, until evenly cooked with charred skin, and until aubergine feels soft but not too collapsed within. The skin will have turned a dull brown colour. Allo wto cool for a couple of mins.
Peel away the aubergine skin in four long narrow sheets using a small knife. Without cutting right through the stalk end, cut the aubergines in half lengthways and gently prise apart until you have two horizontal halves remaining attached at the top end.
Mix the parsley and Fino garlic olive oil and spoon over the aubergine. Season slightly with salt (not too much as feta is quite salty) and black pepper, and crumble feta over the top. Trickle over more olive oil to finish
To purchase Fino Garlic Oil or any other Fino Olive Oil or Fino Balsamic Vinegar go to www.finooliveoil.co.uk and buy online - FREE DELIVERY on orders of more than £25 received over this August bank holiday weekend.