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Sweet & Spicy Italian Peppers Pickled in Oregano White Balsamic

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Tis the end of the summer growing season.  However, peppers, cucumbers, okra and other vegetables which make fantastic pickles are at their peak.

Spicy-Sweet Italian Pickled Peppers in Oregano White Balsamic

2 cups Oregano White Balsamic Condimento

1 cup water
4 whole cloves garlic
2 tablespoons kosher or pickling salt
2 cups sweet Italian peppers, sliced
1 ripe, red jalapeno, seeded and sliced 

In a medium sauce pan, combine the water, vinegar, and salt.  Bring to a boil over medium heat.  Place the garlic and sliced peppers in a large mouth canning jar or two smaller jars. Pour in the hot boiled pickling liquid in to each jar, completely covering the peppers but leaving a head space of 1/2" from the top of the jar.  Allow to cool to room temperature and then refrigerate for 10 days before eating. Keep refrigerated and use within 1 month.  These peppers can be enjoyed as is or drained of pickling liquid and drizzled with a fresh, herbaceous extra virgin olive oil such as Frantoio, Coratina or FS17. 

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Greek Style Chicken Slouvaki with Lemon, and Garlic Olive Oil Garlic Roasted Potatoes

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Chicken Souvlaki 
1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast cut in 1" pieces

1 cup whole milk plain yogurt
1/3 cup garlic olive oil
juice from half a lemon
1 tablespoon oregano white balsamic
2 teaspoons kosher salt
fresh ground pepper to taste

Place the marinade ingredients into a bowl and whisk thoroughly. Add the chicken and marinade into a ziplock bag or large bowl with a cover. Refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours or up to 24 hours. 

To cook the chicken, prepare a grill for indirect cooking, or preheat the oven to 400 F. The chicken can be cooked on skewers or in a single layer on a greased broiler pan.

If grilling, place the skewered chicken on to the grill over indirect heat, turn every two minutes to cook all sides of the chicken, approximately 8 minutes in total. Remove and allow to rest briefly while covered.

If broiling in the oven, either skewer the chicken or place in a single layer on a mesh cooking rack or broiler pan. Cook the chicken on the top rack at 450 F. for 6 minutes and then turn the broiler on for an additional 4 minutes of broiling. Turn the chicken to brown each side. Serve immediately

Serves 4-6


Olive Oil Roasted Lemon Garlic Potatoes
2 pounds waxy skin potatoes cut in half (or quarters if large)

1/2 cup lemon olive oil
5 cloves fresh garlic, minced
3 tablespoons oregano white balsamic
1/2 cup chicken stock or water
2 teaspoons kosher salt
fresh ground pepper to taste
finely chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Whisk the marinade ingredients except the water in a large bowl. Toss the potatoes with the marinade and arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Add water to the bottom of the pan with the potatoes. Cook for 40 minutes until the water is evaporated and the potatoes are crusty-golden brown. Adjust seasoning as necessary and serve sprinkled with fresh parsley.

Serves 6 as a side dish

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Grilled Radicchio & Romaine Salad

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Grilling tonight? Why not add some radicchio and romaine to the fire. Grilled salads take the boredom out of ordinary salads. You'll love this savory and smoky side dish!


1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, flavored or plain
1/4 Cup oregano balsamic vinegar
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
4 large heads of Radicchio, quartered lengthwise with some core still attached
1 medium head of romaine lettuce, quartered lengthwise with some core attached
1 Cup pecorino cheese, shaved
Salt and Pepper to taste


In a large bowl, whisk oil, balsamic, garlic, and red pepper. Add radicchio and romaine, toss to coat and let marinate for 15 minutes. Set your grill to a medium heat, drain marinade into a separate bowl and set aside. Place greens on a grilling pan or over foil as to not expose it to direct heat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill until edges are crisp and slightly charred, turning occasionally. Keep a close eye on them, turning as needed.

To Serve:

Remove from grill and separate from cores. Chop into smaller pieces if desired. Place in serving platter, drizzle with reserved marinade, sprinkle with cheese and serve immediately.

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