The Generalissimo is fighting off a particularly virulent flu virus, so my thoughts have turned to something spicy to send the devil in my system back to the 6th Circle of Hell where it belongs.
Olio Santo or “Holy Oil” is a southern Italian specialty, found in the best pizzerias to add a heavenly spiciness to your slice or pie after ordering.
It is not at all difficult to make, keeps well and has culinary uses far beyond pizza. There are many recipes, this is mine – substitute, add or remove as you see fit.
Try this on pasta, as a dip for breadsticks, mixed in with some mayo for a spicy sandwich spread – anywhere you want some of that blessed spice in your life. As to my flu – it doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell against this culinary sanctified oil! 🙂
Battle on – The Generalissimo
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