3 lbs. boneless chicken thighs cut into 2" pieces
3 large onions finely chopped
1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
2 tablespoons sea salt
1⁄2 teaspoon whole mustard seed
1⁄2 teaspoon whole cumin seed
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
5 curry leaves (optional)
2 tablespoons garam masala
1 tablespoon turmeric
freshly ground pepper to taste
1 tablespoon garlic olive oil
3 tablespoons Baklouti Chili Fused Olive Oil
1 tablespoon Honey Ginger White Balsamic
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 cup diced tomatoes
1⁄2 cup cilantro
2 thinly sliced serrano chilies - optional
Heat Baklouti in a large heavy bottom dutch oven over medium flame. Add the mustard seed, cardamon, cumin seeds to pot. Stir until fragrant and the seeds begin to pop. Add curry leaves if using. Add finely chopped onions and cook until well browned, about 7-10 minutes
Add the ginger, garam masala, turmeric and garlic olive oil to the pot stirring well until combined. Add chicken to the pot with tomatoes, stock, a cup of water, and honey ginger white balsamic. Add salt and pepper and allow to simmer gently for 30 minutes until the curry has reduced and thickened a bit.
Taste and adjust the seasoning.
Serve over steamed basmati rice with cilantro and thinly sliced serrano chilies as garnish.
Who doesn't love a big perfectly grilled steak??! This recipe couldn't be more simple or flavorful. It also doesn't hurt that rib-eye steak is an amazing cut of beef. Due to its intrinsic marbling it's also a forgiving cut even when slightly overcooked.
Pomegranate Balsamic Grill Sauce
1/3 cup Pomegranate Balsamic
1/4 cup Organic Garlic Olive Oil
1 Tbs. good quality Dijon style mustard
2 teaspoons kosher or sea salt
Prepare the grill or broiler. In a medium bowl, whisk the mustard with the salt, and balsamic until blended thoroughly. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil whisking quickly and continuously. The marinade should become thick and emulsified. In a seal-able container or large zip lock bag, place up to four rib-eye steaks and thoroughly coat with the marinade. Refrigerate and marinate for 4-6 hours, turning the steaks at least once during the process.
Proceed with grilling or broiling the steaks. After cooking, allow the steaks to rest, loosely covered at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.
I like to refer to this as the "money sauce", a smokey, spicy, garlicky aioli, made from chipotle infused extra virgin olive oil. This this would make a shoe taste good if applied.
1/3 cup finely shredded red onion
1 tablespoon lime juice
Everyone loves a good sauce and once you try these you are going to want to put them on everything! The possibilities for dip and sauce recipes are endless but here are a few of our favorites to get you started.
Basil & Chevre Spread/Pasta Sauce
8 oz. Fresh Goat Cheese
1/4 cup garlic olive oil
1 cup washed and dried fresh basil
1 teaspoon A-Premium Balsamic or lemon juice
1 teaspoon sea salt (or add salt to taste)
Place the ingredients inside the bowl of a food processor or blender and process until creamy and smooth in consistency. Serve with bread, crackers, pita, vegetables, or as a lovely sauce for pasta or dressing for pasta salad. Adjust seasoning and store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Basic Hummus Recipe
2 - 15 oz. cans organic garbanzo beans, drained
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon Roasted Japanese Sesame Oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup Certified UP Extra Virgin Olive Oil of your choice or any infused olive oil
2 teaspoons sea salt, or to taste
Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process until creamy and smooth. Adjust seasoning as desired. Refrigerate until ready to serve and drizzle additional, fresh olive oil over the top if desired.
Baklouti Black Bean Dip
¼ cup garlic olive oil
¼ cup baklouti olive oil
2 (15.5 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, from one lime, plus more if desired
A few tablespoons of water if necessary
1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish (optional)
Add the black beans, olive oil, salt, cumin, lime juice, water and cilantro to the blender. Blend until smooth (if you're using a blender, you may need to stop and stir a few times to help it out). If the dip is too thick, add a bit of water or lime juice, little by little, to thin it out. Taste and adjust seasoning, then transfer to a serving bowl. Serve warm, cold or room temperature with tortilla chips.
*The heat comes from the baklouti chili olive oil, so if you like it mild, replace with unflavored extra virgin olive oil or simply double the garlic olive oil used and omit baklouti.
Serve with tortilla chips or pita chips
Spring veggies, rotisserie chicken, fluffy buttermilk biscuits... does it get any better? Yes, yes it does. When you make a creamy, luxurious mushroom-sage béchamel to blanket all of that tasty goodness, it gets a whole lot better.
Ingredients for the Pot Pie
2 cups sliced carrots, diced
1 cup chopped celery
1 large yellow onion, diced
1/2 cup peas
1 cup yellow potatoes, diced and microwaved for 3 minutes
2 cups cooked diced skinless chicken
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup mushroom-sage olive oil
3 cups chicken stock or broth
1 cup heavy cream or milk
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
salt and pepper to taste
Grease a 13" x 9" baking pan or casserole
Heat a large, heavy bottom pot over medium heat. Add the olive oil, celery, onions, and carrots. Saute for 5 minutes until carrots are just tender. Add the flour and stir thoroughly so no dry spots remain. Whisking constantly, add the chicken stock to the flour and vegetables. Bring to a simmer stirring constantly until thickened. Add the cream and continue simmering and stirring for a couple of minutes. Check and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Add the potatoes, cooked chicken, peas, and thyme. Scrape the filling into the casserole or baking pan and set aside to cool slightly while you make the biscuits.
Ingredients for the Buttermilk Biscuits
3 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 stick chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1 cup buttermilk1/4 cup butter olive oil
In the bowl of a food processor add all of the dry ingredients and pulse. Add the chilled butter and pulse a few times to incorporate and create small pea sized lumps of butter. Add the butter olive oil to the buttermilk and pour over the dry ingredients. Pulse a few more times until a loose, moist dough forms.
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Roll out the dough to 1" thickness and cut out biscuits 2" in diameter. Place the biscuits on top of the pot pie filling about 1" apart. Brush with additional buttermilk and bake for 25 minutes until biscuits are fluffy and golden.