Saturday, January 3, 2009

happy new year!

My dad decided to treat the family to a new years day dinner at my favorite restaurant, Carrabba's. It was so delicious, thanks dad!

Also, I am really excited about this. My sister Mindy found the recipe for the dipping spices at Carrabba's so we tried it out last night, and it is exact. So for anyone that loves their dipping bread as much as I do, here is the recipe....
1 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tbsp. dried oregano
1 tbsp. dried rosemary
1 tbsp. dried basil
1 tbsp. parsley flakes
1 1/2 tsp. granulated garlic
1 tbsp. mince garlic
1 tbsp. kosher salt

(You can vary the amounts of red and black pepper depending on how spicy you want it, and also the garlic)

Mix spices and then add a little extra virgin olive oil to moisten a bit. Place desired amount of spice mixture on a plate, then drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Serve with fresh-baked bread for dipping.
To use as a sprinkle for breadsticks, mix just enough oil to moisten the mixture. Sprinkle over shaped breadsticks and let rise.
Store the leftover spice mixture in the refrigerator.

1 comment:

The Hille's said...

The recipe sounds yummy! I will have to try it! It was good to see you guys over the Holidays!