Hot Chocolate Steak

Hot Choc SteakFire up your grill, this recipe is a winner! A unique flavor profile! This recipe requires overnight marinating but it’s worth the wait. Can you say “meat candy”? While the marinade is pretty dang spicy, the steaks are not really spicy after you grill them. 

Ingredients:

Hot Chocolate Marinade:
Thoroughly mix ½ cup Dark Chocolate Balsamic with the Cayenne Chili Pepper Olive Oil in small bowl using a whisk.

Place the butterflied steak fillets in a zip lock plastic bag. Pour the Hot Chocolate Marinade over the steaks and massage. Refrigerate for 12-24 hours (up to 48 hours) turning the bag over at least 2-3 times over that time period to spread the marinade more evenly over the steaks.

Hot Chocolate Reduction:
Pour the remaining ½ cup of Fresh Harvest Dark Chocolate Balsamic into a small, nonstick skillet or sauce pan. Add a pinch of Cayenne Pepper powder and whisk to blend. Cook at medium heat until the Balsamic is reduced by roughly half, whisking as needed. Take off heat and let cool. If it’s too thick, add a bit more Dark Chocolate Balsamic to reconstitute.

Grill!  When ready, proceed with grilling or broiling the steaks to your desired doneness. We like to cook our steaks low and slower to a medium finish. After cooking, allow the steaks to rest, loosely covered at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before serving. Allowing the steaks to rest will make them more tender and allow the juices to soak into the meat.  Drizzle with the Balsamic reduction before serving.

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Tuscan Turkey Meatloaf with Lemon Balsamic Rosemary Glaze

Turkey Loaf

This delicious meatloaf is extremely lean, low fat and nutritious!

Prep Time:  About 20 minutes
Bake Time: Approx. 1 hour – Serves 8

Meatloaf

  • 1 Large egg
  • 2 pounds ground white turkey breast (97% lean)
  • 1 cup of shiitake or baby portabella mushrooms, sliced thin
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup low fat milk
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Harvest Tuscan Herb Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Rosemary leaves
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Glaze

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9×5 inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray, or rub lightly with our Fresh Harvest Tuscan Herb Olive Oil (preferred method).

In a large bowl combine egg, milk and oil and beat lightly until well mixed. Add turkey, mix well. Then add the remaining ingredients and gently mix until combined. It is helpful to add the mushrooms at the very end and mix them lightly into the loaf mixture. Form into a loaf and place in pan, or use spatula to spread mixture evenly in pan. Bake 30 minutes.

In small bowl whisk together the glaze ingredients and spoon over the top of the meatloaf. Bake meatloaf 30-45 minutes longer until internal temperature reaches 155 degrees. Let stand at least 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy! This is a yummy red meat alternative!

 Fresh Harvest Premium Olive Oil and Balsamic