Broighter Gold Pure Rapeseed Oil is the original oil produced by Richard and Leona Kane of Broglasco Farm in Limavady.
Richard is the 6th generation of Kanes that have farmed the rich soils of Myroe, Limavady, over the last 100 years. The idea to sell rapeseed oil came when Leona was cooking steaks for their dinner only to find she had run out of olive oil. Richard grabbed a tub of cold-pressed, unfiltered rapeseed oil that he had made using some of that year’s rapeseed crop. To her surprise, Leona found that the steaks cooked more evenly than with olive oil and had no bitter aftertaste that often comes with burnt olive oil. Not only that, but the salad dressing she made with the oil was second to none.
Richard and Leona joked that this was their very own ‘Broighter Gold’ and so the idea was born. The name refers to the Broighter Gold Hoard: a collection of Iron Age gold artefacts discovered in Limavady in 1896.
Broighter Gold Pure Rapeseed Oil is low in saturated fat and contains Omega 3, 6 and 9 so it is healthy as well as delicious. It is one of the few unblended oils that can be heated to frying temperature without smoking and burning. It has a smooth nutty flavour that make it perfect for salad dressings as well as cooking.
For a delicious, basic salad dressing, combine 3 tablespoons of rapeseed oil with 1 tablespoon of blackberry & thyme balsamic vinegar (get it here!) and a teaspoon of Dijon mustard. Shake well and season with salt and pepper. The mustard will act as an emulsifier to help the oil and vinegar to combine into a smooth creamy dressing.