MEDIA BUZZ: It was thrilling to see red palm oil used as a secret ingredient by 11-year-old contestant Luis Ortega during season two of Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off, which aired on The Food Network. This talented young chef used red palm oil in his recipe for Brazilian Fish Stew, remarking that it is important because it’s what gives his stew its creamy, drawn-out flavor.
Red palm oil is solid at room temperature but quickly becomes liquid when exposed to heat. It adds a buttery texture to foods. Ortega is a good example of how a new generation of American cooks is learning how red palm oil can elevate the texture of their favorite foods.