Last week Sarah and I had the chance to attend a cooking class at the SF Ferry Building in partnership with Spectrum Culinary™ oil and chef Marcus Samuelsson. Here’s how it went…
Have you ever been to the San Francisco Ferry Building early on a Saturday morning? It hosts the best farmer’s market around, and it’s a kind of magical place to wander with a coffee and croissant. I love going bright and early to sit, watch them all set up, and have a delicious breakfast at Boulettes before browsing all the market booths.
Today Sarah and I showed up at 8am for a cooking class with Marcus Samuelsson. He demonstrated a couple recipes featuring Spectrum Culinary™ oils. They offer more than 30 varieties of seed, nut and plant oils that we’ve been enjoying cooking with like Spectrum® Organic Extra Virgin Mediterranean Olive Oil, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and Avocado Oil.
Today we used the Avocado Oil in our Tomato Pecan and Persimmon Avocado toast, and the Coconut Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil in our Panko Crusted Chicken. The flavors were so delicious and they really complimented the dishes beautifully.
For the avocado toast, we sauteed pecans, tomatoes, and persimmon with the Spectrum® Extra Virgin Olive Oil. After toasted the bread and mashing up the avocado, we finished it off with a drizzle of the Spectrum® Avocado Oil. It was so delicious on the toast. Added it to my avocado toast game for sure.
For the crusted chicken, we marinated it in buttermilk, Spectrum® Coconut oil, and some spices. It was coated with panko bread crumbs and more spices, and then sauteed with the Spectrum® Mediterranean Oil. The result might have been the best crusted chicken I’ve ever had (even at 8am!).
Marcus helped us add the final drizzle on our delicious dishes.
I’m excited to try those recipes out at home.
Thanks for the fun cooking class, Marcus and for joining me Sarah!
Thanks to Spectrum® Organics for sponsoring this post.
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