Today I am really excited to present an original recipe in honour of my first product review! Aurora Importing, a wonderful Canadian family-run company, was kind enough to contact me and ask me to contribute to their recent campaign “How a Jar in your Fridge Can Be Your Best Friend“. They have a really cool video on their website called a recipideo that shows people how they can create a number of quick, healthy meals + appetizers inspired by simple ingredients from the fridge. Whether it be a jar of marinara sauce for a quick pasta dish, a sprinkle of delicious romano cheese Italian bread crumbs to top off a delicious quick roasted vegetable gratin or spicy antipasto spread on toast for a speedy, yummy snack before dinner, Aurora Importing has you covered.
I was lucky enough to try out their wonderful new gluten-free Italian bread crumbs. I used them for a few of the rolls in the Zucchini Rollatini recipe and was impressed. The texture resembled panko bread crumbs compared to regular bread crumbs. It’s nice to see that gluten-free products are becoming more readily available and convenient for those with following a gluten-free diet. The gluten-free breadcrumbs are made of a variety of gluten-free flours including brown and white rice flour. They are also milk, egg and corn free.
For the second half of the Zucchini Rollatini, I used Aurora’s Seasoned Italian Bread Crumbs with Romano Cheese. The bread crumbs added a lot of flavour to the dish without a lot of effort. I used the bread crumbs again later in the week to top off a zucchini and cherry tomato gratin. The breadcrumbs were perfect to use for a speedy dinner that tasted like it took a lot of time and effort.
The La Bomba Hot Antipasto spread was delicious! It was great to have a ready-made antipasto spread in the fridge that was also vegetarian-friendly. I’ll definitely be trying out their red pepper appetizer recipe that uses the antipasto spread.
Be sure to check out Aurora Importing’s website and enter their contest to win a 5L tin of Frantoi Cutrera Premium Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Sicily. I used this olive oil when making the zucchini rollatini. It definitely added such a nice depth of flavour to the dish.
Note: In the spirit of “How a Jar in the Fridge Can Be Your Best Friend“, you can choose to make the marinara sauce for the Zucchini Rollatini or use your favourite store-bought marinara sauce. Aurora Importing has a great selection of sauces to try for those of us living in Canada. The cherry tomato sauce sounds fantastic!
Make sure to check out Aurora Importing’s Facebook page for other wonderful cooking ideas and helpful tips + advice! And don’t forget to enter their contest :)
Hope you are all having a great weekend. :)
Note: a mandoline slicer is the best way to cut the zucchini into nice thin strips.
Veganize: To make this recipe vegan, simply use tofu ricotta in place of regular ricotta. Season with salt, pepper, fresh and herbs. For the topping, simply combine ground almonds or pine nuts mixed with nutritional yeast. And to coat the zucchini, use a non-dairy milk instead of the eggs.
Source: The Fig Tree