I have been using so many kitchen tools and gadgets this week, but I have to say I get so excited every time I pick up my Misto M100S Gourmet Brushed Aluminum Olive Oil Sprayer. After making all the jams and pasta this past week I decided I would like a week with lighter alternatives. Heck, who am I kidding? My shorts would like that week too!
In an effort to make light dishes and not slather everything in butter or even olive oil I purchased this olive oil sprayer a while back. It came in handy with oven roasted veggies and my favorite egg plant bruschetta (I will share this recipe very soon). I was pretty good at drizzling my oil from a bottle, but this olive oil sprayer gives a nice even coating, as heavy or light as you would like.
The top comes off and you fill it with your favorite olive oil. Then you put the top back on and pump it until you feel resistance. You have created your own non-aerosol olive oil sprayer.
It's perfect for low fat/high flavor cooking, grilling, sauteing, roasting and basting. I am all about losing the calories and fat but keeping the flavor. Who wants to eat low calorie cardboard? Not me! I think the flavor of healthy food is even that much more important. If I have good flavored healthy food, I usually don't dive into the pantry, you know what I mean.
I use my olive oil sprayer on salads, pasta, veggies, breads, pizza, chicken, beef, and turkey. Ok, so enough of the commercial. I absolutely love my sprayer, and I look for ways to use it. I just made a low calorie alternative to Chicken Cordon Bleu tonight and was able to bake it instead of pan frying it and still had that fabulous texture, because I lightly misted the top with olive oil using my Misto.
What else can I say? I love my Misto. What is your favorite kitchen gadget this week?