May 29, 2020

4 Tbsp (divided) of Chipotle Olive Oil or Baklouti Green Chili Olive Oil
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper

1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
1 cup diced onion
3 Tablespoons Alfoos Mango White Balsamic Vinegar
2 cups mango, diced into small pieces (frozen mango works well, too)
2 cups drained, canned, crushed pineapple

1 teaspoon brown sugar (optional)

6 oz pieces of Halibut or any white fish 

Pour the 2 tablespoons of olive oil into a sauté pan and warm to medium-hig...

May 24, 2020

For the Ribs:

1 slab of baby back ribs

salt, pepper and garlic powder

For the Sauce

1 cup Traditional 18-Year, Espresso, Dark Chocolate or Fig Balsamic Vinegar

3/4 cup ketchup

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

RIBS INSTRUCTIONS:

Place ribs in a baking dish. Generously season both sides with salt, pepper and garlic powder. This is also a great...

May 19, 2020

The balsamic vinegar brings out the berries' beautiful color and truly enhances their flavor. Great served with a simple pound cake, over vanilla ice cream, or simply by themselves.

4 pints (8 cups) fresh strawberries, sliced thick

5 tablespoons Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar, Tahitian Vanilla Balsamic or Traditional 18-Year Balsamic

2 tablespoon sugar (optional)

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 pints vanilla ice cream, for serving

Thirty minutes...

May 15, 2020

16 oz bag of raw pizza dough 

3/4 cup Traditional 18-Year Balsamic*

 2 tablespoons Basil Infused Olive Oil

 6 ounces fresh mozzarella-sliced

 2 peaches-thinly sliced

 1/4 cup freshly chopped basil

*To make a balsamic reduction reduction: Pour Traditional 18-Year Balsamic Vinegar into a small saucepan, bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the vinegar has reduced to 1/4 cup. Set aside,...

May 4, 2020

I'm a big fan of the rice at Chipotle's. Here is a quick and easy copycat version, it tastes just like the real thing. Makes a wonderful side dish for chicken, beef or pork.

1 cup extra long grain rice

2 cups water

1 tsp salt

3 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro

3 tbsp Persian Lime Olive Oil

In a small heavy pot, add rice, water and salt over high heat.

When it comes to a boil, immediately cover with a tight fitting lid and reduce to low heat. Allow t...

May 4, 2020

4 tablespoons Blood Orange Olive Oil

1/4 cup Key Lime White Balsamic

1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

4 cloves garlic minced

1 teaspoon ground cumin

6 bone-in skin-on (or off) chicken thighs

Salt and pepper to taste

Fresh cilantro leaves to serve

Lime slices or wedges to serve

Preheat oven to 425°F.

In a medium-sized shallow bowl, whisk together 3 tablespoons Blood Orange Olive Oil toge...

April 29, 2020

1 pound linguini

4 tablespoons butter

4 tablespoons Garlic Olive Oil, plus more for drizzling

2 shallots, finely diced

Pinch red pepper flakes, optional

1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup dry white wine

2 tablespoons Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic

1/4 cup finely chopped parsley leaves

For the pasta, put a large pot of water on the stove to boil. When it has come to the boil, add a couple of tablespoons of salt and t...

April 16, 2020

Tender boneless chicken thighs and flavorful orzo braised with fragrant Moroccan spices and topped with olives, lemon and fresh parsley. All you need is one pan and 30 minutes and you’ve got yourself one fabulous, flavorful family dinner.

3 tbsp Eureka Lemon Olive Oil

6 boneless skinless chicken thighs

1/2 onion, chopped

5 garlic cloves, finely minced

1 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon gr...

April 10, 2020

Roasting asparagus is my favorite way to eat this vegetable. Slightly crispy and caramelized, these are decadently drizzled with truffle olive oil and shaved Parmesan cheese. This dish can be made ahead and served at room temperature or served hot from oven.

1 lb asparagus, washed and trimmed

2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

sea salt and fresh cracked pepper

2-3 tbsp Truffle Olive Oil

1/3 cup shaved parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Put a single layer of as...