Olive oil is a staple ingredient in my kitchen. It some how ends up making its way into almost everything I cook. When I was offered to review Boyajian’s products, including some of their infused olive oils I was thrilled.Drawing on his Armenian heritage and family traditions, John Boyajian developed a line of infused olive oils using the finest quality olive oils from Italy and Spain. For more than 25 years, Boyajian has been making gourmet all-natural infused olive oils, vinegars, vinaigrette, Asian oils, citrus oils, natural flavorings and extracts. Although the oils are imported, the infusing and bottling processes happen in Boyajian’s Canton, Massachusetts manufacturing facility.
Boyajian slowly infuses 100% pure olive oil with fresh herbs and spices for an incomparable aroma and flavor. Boyajian oils are wonderful for sautéing, dressing salads and pasta, dipping focaccia into, making vinaigrettes and marinades, or simply for drizzling on your favorite dish. The oils have a shelf life of 2 years when kept away from sunlight. Flavors include: Basil, Oregano, Chili, Scallion, Jalapeño, Chipotle, Rosemary, Garlic, and Habanero. I tried three:
Drizzle this aromatic oil, made with fresh basil, on pizza; add it to your favorite tomato sauce, pasta, or soup; or use it as a dipping oil with crusty bread. Last night I used the basil oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and thyme to make a marinade for chicken. I was worried it would be too ‘’oily,’’ but that was not the case at all. The chicken was flavorful and tender.
An excellent alternative to fresh garlic, this oil has a consistent aroma and flavor in any application. Sadly, we used the entire bottle in less than one month. (that’s how much we loved it.)
The mild warmth of the smoked peppers enhances all Mexican and Southwestern cuisine.
Boyajian’s line of fine imported vinegars, pure fruit juices, fresh herbs and spices include: Raspberry, Maple, Balsamic, Pomegranate, and Sweet Cider Vinegar, as well as Balsamic Vinegar Cocoa, Cherry, Coffee, and Fig. Shelf life is indefinite when kept in a cool, dry place.
Balsamic Cherry Vinegar
Premium quality cherry juice is added to Boyajian’s signature Balsamic Vinegar. Rich in flavor, long in finish, it’s a classic with duck or venison and it tastes really good over vanilla ice cream!
Boyajian also features a line of Asian inspired oils: Toasted Sesame, Peanut, Hot Chili, Wasabi, Wasabi Sesame, and Plum vinegar. These are ideal for sautéing making dressings, sauces, and marinades; or as a finishing touch on your favorite Asian dish. These cold pressed oils have a deep nutty flavor and aroma.
Sweet Plum Vinegar
Made from ripe, sweet plums, this vinegar creates a great flavor combination with toasted sesame oil for an Asian-style marinade/dressing, or mixes well with garlic oil for a Mediterranean flair.
Boyajian’s line of dipping oils are packed with colorful herbs and spices that taste as good as they look and are sure to jazz up your table. The flavorful vinaigrettes transform the salad course into a main event.
Italian Herb Dipping Oil
This oil is made using only the highest quality garden oregano, rosemary, and basil along with garlic, chilies, and salt. I really enjoyed this oil and when I was eating it with some nice gluten free bread, I felt like I was dining in a North End restaurant!
Boyajian has been honored with five of Boston Magazine’s prestigious “Best of Boston” awards. Products are sold in all 50 states and in several other countries.
Boyajian products can be found in retail stores and specialty grocers nationwide and around the world. They can also be ordered directly from their website, where you can find some great recipes too!
There is nothing more exciting than finding an ingredient that is simple to use, but completely transforms a dish. What Boyajian has done with its infused oils is extraordinary. The level of taste and quality of these products is remarkable. I can’t imagine not using the oils when I cook. It has truly changed my kitchen.
Disclaimer: I received these products for free to sample and review for my blog. I was not paid for my review and all opinions are my own.