Haaaave you met Ghee?
According to the Pure Indian Foods site:
Ghee is a healthy, shelf-stable alternative to plain butter or other cooking oils. Indian ghee is used as an ingredient in traditional dishes, as an ideal fat for frying, and even in Ayurvedic medicine!
Golden colored Ghee is prepared by melting and simmering unsalted butter until all the water evaporates and the milk solids settle at the bottom. The remaining butter oil is very stable, giving it a high smoke point which makes it an excellent choice to use for frying and sautéing and it can be stored without refrigeration for several months. Ghee is also known as Indian Clarified Butter, Seafood Butter, Drawn Butter, Butter Oil, Ghee Butter or Anhydrous Milk Fat (AMF). In India and other South Asian countries, it is also known as Desi Ghee, Pure Ghee, Asli Ghee or Ghritam. Ghee is a dairy product and as such it is gluten-free.
I have started making my own ghee to save money, but I also love to keep a jar on hand when possible. When Pure Indian Foods sent me a jar of their PRIMALFAT Coconut Ghee (and yes that jar above is empty) and a sampler pack of Spiced Ghee, I was so excited to try this new-to-me brand.
I fell in love. Seriously. I bought a jar of their regular Organic Grass-fed Ghee later to try out and there was an obvious difference in taste and color compared to the previous brand I bought. Their PRIMALFAT Coconut Ghee is a 50/50 mixture of coconut oil and ghee, two things that I love. I even decided to make a mayo with this delicious combo of oil and fat. For those of you that don't like cooking with coconut oil because of the taste, this ghee is a great option. The combination of coconut oil and ghee has a great flavor with just a hint of the taste of coconut oil. The addition of ghee to coconut oil increases the smoke point. I've used it for stir-frying, making eggs, and baking chicken. Ghee is also shelf-stable so it won't take up room in your fridge.
As for the spiced ghee, this was something new to me, so I really had fun trying out those. I fried some bananas in the Dessert Ghee, I made a noodle dish using the Italian Ghee, and I put Garlic Ghee on everything. Everything.
|photo credit: Pure Indian Foods|
I have no doubt that if you try Pure Indian Foods Ghee, you will love it as well. Pure Indian Foods ghee is made from the milk of grass-fed, pastured-raised cows, therefore it is high in fat-soluble vitamins and contains naturally occurring CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid). This stuff tastes good and is good for you. (Still unsure about consuming saturated fats? Read here.) And don't forget -- ghee is typically not an issue for those with sensitivities to dairy. Pure Indian Foods ghee is casein- and lactose-free.
Here are my recipes that use the glorious flavor of ghee:
- Coconut Ghee Mayo by hand (coconut ghee)
- Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Chimichurri (can use regular ghee or coconut ghee)
- Crispy Zucchini Coins (use either)
- Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles (use either, but I prefer regular ghee for this)
- Indian Style Cauliflower Rice (use either)
- Five Minute Freezer Fudge (replace coconut oil with coconut ghee)
Lucky for one of you, Pure Indian Foods has offered to give one of you not just one, but two 14.2 ounce jars of their PRIMALFAT Coconut Ghee ($31.90 value). Free shipping for U.S. address only. Giveaway is open worldwide, but if you are outside the U.S. you will be responsible for cost of shipping and any applicable duties. Enter to win using the Rafflecopter widget below. Giveaway ends November 29th at 12:00 am. Winner will be chosen at random using Rafflecopter and announced on this post (in the widget below) on November 29th. There are multiple ways to enter. Make sure you comment on the post to get those points.
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