Rosemary Chicken with Balsamic Corn Quinoa

Rosemary chicken

A delicious, easy and healthy recipe from Fresh Harvest!

Rosemary Chicken

Wash and dry chicken. Sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper, and rosemary. Cook in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 6-7 minutes on each side until browned nicely and completely done. Serve with Balsamic Corn Quinoa.

Balsamic Corn Quinoa

  • ¾ cup uncooked red quinoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 shallots or 2 small onions, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Harvest UP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels
  • 4 cups shredded greens (such as chard, spinach, etc)
  • ¼ cup torn basil leaves
  • ¼  cup torn mint leaves (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons Fresh Harvest Lemon Balsamic (You can also use our Jalapeno, Lemongrass Mint, Peach, Apricot, etc)

Cook Quinoa according to directions, or use our recipe. You want to cook about ¾ cup to 1 cup of Quinoa.

(Bring quinoa, salt, and water to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until tender; drain. Cover and let stand 15 minutes. It should absorb all the liquid. If not, drain before adding to mix.)

Meanwhile, sauté shallots in hot olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat 3 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add fresh, sweet corn kernels and shredded greens; cook 3-5  minutes or just until greens are wilted. Add quinoa, basil, mint, and Fresh Harvest balsamic. Toss. Serve.

This is best warm, but can be refrigerated and re-heated or served cold for left overs.

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Mashed Cauliflower with Garlic

Mashed Cauliflower with Garlic and extra virgin olive oilNo-carb can be amazing! Just realize the olive oil you use on this dish makes the difference between a good dish and an oily mess. Most all imported olive oil sold in the USA is adulterated and unfit for human consumption. Check out Fresh Harvest for the freshest olive oil on the planet. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 medium fresh cauliflower cut in pieces – florets only
  • 6-8 cups lightly salted water
  • 1/3 cup organic whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons Buttermilk (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Harvest Medium or Robust EVOO
  • 1/3 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, grated
  • 3 large cloves whole garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives (finely minced) or use other herbs or herb blends like Greek Freak, Italian, etc.
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste

Bring water to a light boil. Add Cauliflower and garlic cloves and cook covered 8-10 minutes (until fork tender). Drain thoroughly and return to pot. Add the Fresh Harvest olive oil, whipping cream, buttermilk, cheese, herbs and pepper. Use an immersion blender (stick blender) until pureed to a creamy, mashed potato-like consistency. To finish, drizzle with additional grated Pecorino, a drizzle of olive oil, and more chives or herbs.  This is a wonderful, low carb alternative to mashed potatoes and can also be used as a dip, spread or condiment.      

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Turkey Stew with Dumplings

Turkey Stew with Dumplings

Ingredients:

  • 8 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 4 celery ribs, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 cup chopped white or yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Harvest Butter Olive Oil
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef consommé
  • 4 cups turkey, chicken or veggie  stock
  • 2/3 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 2 cups frozen cut green beans or corn
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh Harvest Traditional Balsamic

DUMPLINGS:

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 egg

Directions:

In a Dutch oven, saute  on medium heat the carrots, celery and onion in butter olive oil for 10 minutes. Add consommé, 4 cups stock, optionally add salt and pepper (to taste). Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook over low heat for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Add turkey and beans or corn; cook for 5 minutes. Combine the flour, Balsamic and water until smooth; stir into turkey mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened.

For dumplings:  combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Stir in parsley and poultry seasoning. Combine milk and egg; stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Drop by tablespoons into simmering stew.

Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean (do not lift the cover while simmering). Yield: 10-12 servings.

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Homemade Croutons

Croutons

This easy to create recipe has endless variations depending on the spice mixture used to coat the croutons. They store wonderfully in the fridge or freezer.  Plus there is NO high fructose corn syrup, salt, or hydrogenated oils!

Ingredients:

  • Day old French bread (or sliced sandwich bread)
  • Fresh Harvest Olive Oil (your choice – see examples below)
  • Spice mixture (your choice – see examples below)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice the bread into crouton sized cubes. Some folks prefer to take the bread crust off, personally I like to leave it on. You can use day old French Bread, or even sandwich bread – multigrain makes great croutons that are even healthier! The bread should be dry and on the verge of being stale – but not moldy. You may want to make this recipe in two batches, depending on the size of the bread used. A typical French Loaf makes about 8 cups.

Put bread cubes in a large bowl and toss with the spices and drizzles of the Fresh Harvest Olive Oil until all the cubes are lightly coated. This could take up to a cup or more of the Olive Oil. Place a SINGLE layer of the cubes on a non-stick cookie sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, tossing 1-2 times while baking.  You want the croutons to be lightly browned and dry, but not too dark.  Adjust your baking time as needed.

Sample variations

Italian StyleUse 3-4 teaspoons of Italian Seasoning, plus any Fresh Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Thanksgiving Stuffing Style – Use a mixture (2 tsp each) of granulated Garlic, Italian Seasoning and Sage, plus Fresh Harvest Wild Mushroom and Sage Olive Oil. You can also use poultry or turkey seasoning instead of spices above.

Garlic – Use 2 tsps. fresh minced garlic (or 3 tsps. Granulated)  plus any Fresh Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil. To make extreme Garlic croutons use Fresh Harvest Garlic or Tuscan Olive Oil.

Smokey & Spicy – Use 1 tsps. Cumin and 2 tsps. Parsley and Garlic, plus Fresh Harvest Cayenne or Baklouti Green Chili Olive Oil. You can adjust spices and oils as to your preferences. Our Harissa or Chipotle Olive Oil work well too!

Store in zip lock bags for up to 1 week or freeze for later use! 

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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Maple Balsamic

brussels sprouts with bacon and maple balsamic

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices pancetta or thick-sliced bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/4 pounds Brussels sprouts, outer leaves removed and ends trimmed
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sherry or water
  • 3-4 tablespoons Fresh Harvest Maple Balsamic
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Slivered almonds, optional

 

Instructions:

In a large skillet, cook the pancetta or bacon pieces until they are crisp. While the pancetta cooks, rinse the Brussels sprouts under water. Remove the bacon and drain on a paper towel. Discard the bacon fat and wipe out the skillet.

Cut the brussels sprouts in half or quarters.

Add the brussels sprouts in the skillet the bacon was cooked in and begin to sauté over medium heat until they start to slightly brown, sprinkling them with the sherry or water so they don’t stick, about 5 minutes.

Drizzle the brussels sprouts with balsamic vinegar and continue sautéing until the sprouts are just tender, about 5 to 6 minutes more.

Season with freshly ground black pepper and top with bacon pieces and slivered almonds if desired.

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Spiced Butternut Squash Olive Oil Bundt Cake with Bourbon Vanilla Glaze

Butternut Sqaush Bundt Cake2

For the cake:

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 1 cup mild intensity Fresh Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon bourbon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cooked, pureed butternut squash (or canned pumpkin)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

 

For the glaze: 

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon bourbon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 cup Bundt pan or12 x 18 inch pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger and cinnamon. Set aside.  In a large bowl combine sugar and oil. Blend in vanilla and butternut squash or pumpkin, then beat in eggs one at a time. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in nuts. Spread batter into prepared 12×18 inch pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. While the cake is baking, whisk together all the ingredients for the glaze until smooth and lump free. Allow the cake to cool for 15 minutes and then invert it on to a serving plate. While the cake is still warm, drizzle the glaze over the cake evenly.  Serve at room temperature or cold. Great with ice cream too!

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Turkey with Blood Orange Olive Oil

Turkey Blood Orange

This is a simple, easy and incredibly tasty way to roast your bird! The Blood Orange olive oil brings out wonderful flavors in the Turkey and really shines in this recipe. 

Ingredients:

Final Baste:

(whisk together well before using)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Place rack in the lowest position of the oven. Remove the turkey neck and giblets, rinse the turkey well, and pat dry with paper towels. Place  turkey (breast side up) in a roasting pan. Rub the Turkey down liberally (inside and out) with the Blood Orange Olive Oil. The oil should form a nice pool in the bottom of the pot when complete. Next, sprinkle the Poultry seasoning all over the top and sides of the bird, throwing a bit of seasoning into the cavity of the bird as well.

If you have a large enough covered pot, this is ideal. If not you can use tin foil to cover the bird. Roast the Turkey per the chart below:

 Weight  of Bird  Roasting Time (Unstuffed)
10 to 18 pounds

3 to 3-1/2 hours

18 to 22 pounds

3-1/2 to 4 hours

22 to 24 pounds

4 to 4-1/2 hours

24 to 29 pounds

4-1/2 to 5 hours

(Roast until a meat thermometer inserted in the meaty
part of the thigh reads 180 degrees F (80 degrees C).

Cook the Turkey covered for all but the last 1/2 hour or so. Baste the Turkey several times during the cooking process using the juices and Blood Orange Olive Oil at the bottom of the pot. Return lid after each baste and continue cooking.

For FINAL BASTING, remove the lid or foil from the bird. Brush the Cinnamon-Pear vinaigrette on the bird every 10 minutes for the final half hour while cooking uncovered. This should brown the bird evenly. Make more vinaigrette if needed. Rotate pan so skin does not burn.

Transfer the turkey to a large serving platter or cutting board, cover loosely with foil, and let it stand for at least 20 to 30 minutes before carving.  Enjoy!

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Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Maple Balsamic Gastrique

Glazed Sweet Potatoes  with Maple Gastrique

A classic sweet potato recipe using our Maple Balsamic. Easy, delicious and nutritious. A ‘gastrique’ is a simple sweet-and-sour type of sauce. The sugars in our balsamic caramelize and reduce to make a tart, slightly thickened syrup.

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • ¾ cup Fresh Harvest Maple Balsamic
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • Black Pepper and Salt (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh marjoram leaves

NOTE: You can also use 3-4 tbsps. of Fresh Harvest butter olive oil in lieu of butter for a vegan dish.

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°

Slice each sweet potato in half lengthwise, and slice each half crosswise into 1-inch-thick half-moons.

Melt butter in a large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add sweet potatoes; toss to coat evenly.

Add Fresh Harvest maple balsamic; toss potatoes to coat, and bring to a boil. Toss and immediately transfer skillet to oven.

Transfer skillet to oven; cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are golden, well glazed, and tender when pierced with a paring knife, about 20 minutes.

Remove from oven, and season with salt and pepper to your taste.

Serve warm, garnished fresh marjoram.

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Cran-Rummy Sauce with Raspberry Balsamic

CranRummy Sauce

This fresh, whole cranberry sauce is the bomb! It is made with dark rum and balsamic, and we use honey to help sweeten without too much sugar. The alcohol cooks out, so this will not give anyone a ‘buzz’ at dinner time!

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (12 ounce) whole, fresh cranberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup honey (local honey is always best!)
  • ¼ cup Fresh Harvest Raspberry Balsamic
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup good quality dark rum

Directions:

  • Rinse off fresh cranberries, drain and put into saucepan.
  • Add all ingredients to berries and stir well.
  • Bring mixture to a boil and stir well. Reduce heat to low. Cover loosely and let simmer on low for 30 minutes or more.
  • You want all the cranberries to ‘pop’ and the mixture will eventually thicken.
  • Stir frequently and stir well.
  • When mixture is nice and thick, and the berries have all ‘popped’ take off heat and let cool for 10 minutes. Transfer to bowl for serving, or chill. It is best when chilled and will thicken more in the refrigerator.

Note: if all the berries don’t ‘pop’, that is fine. You can use a spoon to crush them or leave them whole for a chunkier sauce. If sauce gets too thick, add a bit more water. This can simmer for quite a while and will get thicker and better as it cooks.

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