Chipotle & Blood Orange Olive Oil Marinade

I find the best time to write about food is when I’m hungry. So, as I sit here at 11:59 am with absolutely no possibility of getting anything to eat for the next two hours, I thought I would mention two of my favorite summer oils. I’ve got to tell you, I’m craving grilled food right now! I completely forgot the amazing flavor you can create by mixing the Chipotle and Blood Orange oils. I had pork chops with my husband the other night and I was mildly disappointed because I totally dropped the ball with the marinade. The smokiness and heat from the Chipotle Oil combined with the sweetness of the Blood Orange Oil create the perfect balance in your marinade. And so, before I break down from hunger and have run to that fast food joint around the corner (pleh! ), here’s a quick recipe to add sooooo much flavor to your next meat or vegetables.

Chipotle Olive Oil 1/4 cup

Blood Orange Olive Oil 1/4 cup

Ground Cumin 1/4 tsp

Garlic powder 1/4 tsp

Course Sea Salt (a nice Hawaiian Red Sea Salt will do the trick)

In a small bowl whisk first four ingredients. Add the sea salt before and after grilling.

You can visit Carter & Cavero at their stores in Red Bank, Long Branch and Princeton, New Jersey or shop online at www.carterandcavero.com.