I have used coconut oil in all kinds of green smoothies for years now, but was unfamiliar with how it would be to cook with it. I guess I thought it would impart a distinct coconut taste, turning any recipe into a Thai or Indian leaning flavor profile . . . which would be fine if that's what I was going for. But on a night when I was trying out a pure American comfort food dinner, could coconut oil be a stand-in for olive oil, vegetable oil or butter? Yes, it can, when it's Carrington Farms flavored oil! I was happy to be hosted to experience it.
I was trying out an easy way to roast chicken -- cut into smaller pieces, along with chopped root veggies. With more surface area exposed to the oven, it cooks faster than a whole bird. But it needed a little something to keep everything juicy. Voila! A rubdown with Carrington Farms Rosemary flavored coconut oil. The Garlic flavored oil would have worked equally as well. It added subtle herb flavor, but no tropical notes. Exactly what I was looking for! I would definitely also use it for meat marinades or as a rub for salt-crusted baked potatoes. Here's what they say about it:
Carrington Farms Liquid Coconut Cooking Oil is the first of its kind! Liquid Coconut cooking oil is a healthy and great alternative to traditional oils such as vegetable, olive, canola, and corn oil. The oil retains all the health benefits of traditional coconut oil but does not have the flavor or odor of coconuts, and the bonus part is that it remains liquid! The Carrington Farms Coconut Cooking Oil is naturally rich in Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) which is efficiently utilized by the body for energy production and helps aid in calorie burning. The Carrington Farms Liquid Coconut Cooking Oil contains 5 times more MCT’s than traditional virgin coconut oil and retains all the health benefits. It even has a higher heat point than traditional olive oils. Coconut cooking oil is all natural, gluten free, hexane free, NON-GMO, free of hydrogenated and trans fats and comes in a BPA free bottle. Coconut cooking oil is perfect for cooking, sautéing, and baking. Available in 3 flavors: Original Odorless and Flavorless, Rosemary and Garlic.