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Best Balsamic BBQ Sauce

Best Balsamic BBQ Sauce... EVER!1/2 cup brown sugar1 1/2 cups ketchup1/4 cup molasses 1 cup Balsamic - your choice (UP dark balsamic works best here)2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce2 tablespoons dry mustard2 tablespoons Baklouti Olive Oil, UP EVOO or any fused/infused olive oil of your choice1 small white or yellow onion, minced2 teaspoons granulated garlic2 [...]

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Fabulous and Flavorful: Fijian Style Chicken Curry with Baklouti

Ingredients3 lbs. boneless chicken thighs cut into 2" pieces3 large onions finely chopped1 tablespoon finely grated ginger2 tablespoons sea salt1⁄2 teaspoon whole mustard seed1⁄2 teaspoon whole cumin seed1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom 5 curry leaves (optional)2 tablespoons garam masala1 tablespoon turmericfreshly ground pepper to taste1 tablespoon garlic olive oil3 tablespoons Baklouti Chili Fused Olive Oil (or [...]

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Truffled Butternut Squash Trottole & Cheese

Ingredients 2 cups butternut squash peeled, cubed in 1" pieces1 pound dry Trottole or Macaroni pasta2 cups shredded guyere2 cups shredded white cheddar1/2 cup Pecorino Romano cheese3 cups milk1 cup heavy cream1/2 cup AP flour1+ 4 tablespoons Garlic Infused Olive Oil1 tablespoon Truffle Infused Olive Oil1 large shallot finely minced2 teaspoons saltfresh ground pepper to [...]

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Italian Style Blood Orange Cookies

Ingredients3 cups unbleached organic flour2 cups granulated cane sugar1 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons baking powder2 finely grated orange peel1 cup Blood Orange Olive Oil2 large room temperature eggs, whisked2 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juicePowdered sugar for garnish DirectionsPreheat the oven to 350 F.In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a [...]

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Smoky Almonds Roasted with Olive Wood Smoked Olive Oil - Yum!

Ingredients 3 cups (1 pound) whole raw almonds2 tablespoons Olive Wood Smoked Olive Oil1 teaspoon fine sea salt1 teaspoon fresh or dried rosemary leaves, crushed DirectionsPreheat oven to 350°F.In a medium bowl, toss together all ingredients until almonds are well coated. Spread the almonds in a single layer onto a large baking sheet. Roast for 10-15 minutes, [...]

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Sous-Vide NY Strip Marinated with Olive Wood Smoked Olive Oil

Ingredients4 - 2" thick steaks: use either strip, porterhouse, t-bone or tenderloin steaks weighing about 8 oz. eachKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper4 sprigs thyme or rosemary (optional)2 garlic cloves (optional)2 shallots, thinly sliced (optional)3 tablespoons olive wood smoked olive oil DirectionsSet the Sous-Vide cooker to 130ºF (54.4ºC). If not using a Sous-Vide, see below.Generously [...]

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Perfect for Brunch! Savory Herb Crepes with Spinach, Gruyere, and Olive Oil Fried Egg

Crepe Batter2 large eggs1 1/4 cups whole milk1 cup flour1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons UP Extra Virgin Olive OilPinch kosher salt1 tablespoon minced fresh herbs, such as parsley and/or basilIn a blender add the wet ingredients including 1 tablespoon of olive oil and pulse to combine. Add the flour, salt and herbs. Pulse again to [...]

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Lemon Argumato Waffles with Fresh Strawberry and Cara Cara Orange Vanilla Balsamic Compte

Waffles2 eggs2 cups all-purpose flour1 3/4 cups milk1/2 cup Lemon Fused Olive Oil1 tablespoon white sugar4 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon vanilla extractFresh Strawberry-Balsamic Compote3 cups sliced, fresh strawberries1/2 cup Cara-Cara Orange-Vanilla White Balsamic1 cup sugar DirectionsFor the CompotePlace the sugar and 1/2 cup of balsamic in a heavy duty 2+ quart sauce pan. Heat [...]

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Honey Ginger Salmon Salad

  DRESSING 1 shallot, minced3 garlic cloves, minced2 Tbsp Honey Ginger Balsamic Vinegar1 tsp grated ginger1 Tbsp honey1 Tbsp Toasted Sesame Specialty Oil1 tsp Sriracha sauce1 Tbsp Coconut Balsamic Vinegar¼ cup UP Extra Virgin Olive OilPinch of Salt & PepperSALAD Romaine lettuce (chopped)3-4 green onions (chopped)1 Tbsp black sesame seeds3 peeled mandarin oranges1 package of coleslaw mixSlivered almonds for servingSALMON 1 lb. salmon [...]

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Neapolitan Grilled Eggplant

 INGREDIENTS 1/3 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley1/4 cup Neapolitan Herb Balsamic Vinegar1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp UP Extra Virgin Olive OilKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste1 medium eggplant (3/4 pound), peeled and sliced about 1/3" thickDIRECTIONSIn the bowl of a food processor or blender add 1/4 cup UP Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Neapolitan Herb [...]

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