Sweet and Salty Lettuce Wraps

Sweet and Salty Lettuce Wraps
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Ingredients
  1. 1 lb of ground chicken or pork
  2. 2-3 ounces of chopped water chestnuts
  3. ¼ cup of chopped pineapple
  4. 1 clove of minced garlic
  5. ½ teaspoon of freshly grated ginger
  6. 4-5 tablespoons of This Little Goat Went to Tokyo cooking sauce*
  7. 2 sliced green onions cut on the bias
  8. 1 head of Bibb or Boston Lettuce, leaves separated
  9. 1 tablespoon of oil (canola)
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in pan. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink. Add garlic and ginger. Add water chestnuts, pineapple, and This Little Goat Tokyo cooking sauce. Toss in pan until thoroughly mixed. Remove from heat and sprinkle with green onions.
  2. Arrange lettuce leaves on tray or platter. Spoon a teaspoon of chicken mixture onto each lettuce leaf. Drizzle Tokyo cooking sauce over chicken mixture (optional) and serve.
Notes
  1. *Little Goat sauces are available at Marcel's Culinary Experience
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Cherry BBQ Meatballs

Cherry BBQ Meatballs
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Ingredients
  1. 4 slices thick bacon, finely chopped
  2. 1/4 cup onion, minced
  3. 1 tablespoon garlic, finely minced
  4. 2 pounds lean ground pork
  5. 1 pounds lean ground beef
  6. 1/3 cup American Spoon Cherry BBQ Grilling Sauce
  7. 1/4 cup American Spoon Dried Red Tart Cherries, finely chopped
  8. 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  9. 2 tablespoons cream or half and half
  10. 1 whole egg, beaten
  11. 1 teaspoon dried basil
  12. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  13. 2 teaspoons salt
  14. 1 teaspoon black pepper
  15. 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sauté the bacon in a small sauté pan over medium heat. When the bacon is about half cooked, add the onions and garlic and continue to sauté until bacon is cooked and onions are transparent. Drain any excess grease from the bacon. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients and mix gently. Add the mixture and mix thoroughly.
  4. Roll meat mixture into meatballs, using one rounded tablespoon of the mixture for each meatball. Place the meatballs onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes until cooked through.
  5. Transfer the cooked meatballs to a platter or serving bowl. Add grilling sauce to taste and mix gently before serving.
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Key West Chicken Wraps

Key West Chicken Wraps
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Ingredients
  1. 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  2. 1/3 cup honey
  3. 1/4 cup soy sauce
  4. 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  5. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 1/4 cup sliced scallions
  7. 1 ripe mango, diced
  8. 1 avocado, diced
  9. 1 small jalapeño, minced
  10. 1/2 jicama, peeled and diced
  11. 1 head Boston leaf lettuce, separate and clean and dry leaves (or 4 soft whole grain tortillas)
  12. 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
Dressing
  1. 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  2. 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  3. 1 teaspoon honey
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon white ground pepper
  5. 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Spray a 9x13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange the chicken thighs in a single layer. Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl and pour over chicken. Cover dish with foil and marinade in the refrigerator for 1-4 hours. Turn chicken once midway through marinating time.
  2. When ready to cook, preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place chicken, covered, in oven for 20 minutes. Remove chicken from oven, uncover and turn chicken pieces over, and bake for another 15 minutes, until internal temperature is 165 degrees. Dice chicken into bite size pieces.
  3. For the dressing: combine lime juice, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper. Whisk in olive oil. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine avocado, mango, jicama, and jalapeño. Add dressing to taste. Fold in chicken. Season, as needed, with more dressing.
  5. When ready to serve, arrange lettuce leaves or whole grain tortillas on a platter. Divide Key West Chicken Salad amongst leaves or tortillas. Garnish with cilantro and serve.
  6. Serves 4
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Bacon Jam Sliders

Bacon Jam Sliders
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Ingredients
  1. 1 pound ground beef, made into 8 patties
  2. 1/2 jar Terrapin Ridge Farms Hot Pepper Bacon Jam
  3. 4 slices Provolone, cut in half
  4. Frozen Onion Rings, cooked
  5. 8 slider sized buns
  6. Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook burgers in the hot skillet until they have browned on one side. Flip burgers and spread Terrapin Ridge Farms Hot Pepper Bacon Jam on the cooked side. Add a slice of provolone. Continue cooking until the burgers are cooked through. Place on slider bun and top with an onion ring.
Notes
  1. If you have leftover onion rings dip them in the remaining Hot Pepper Bacon Jam - Yum!
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Easy Easter Entertaining

Entertain with these delightfully easy gourmet “recipes!”  Artfully combine top-quality ingredients with some of our favorite condiments in store for a beautiful springtime buffet.Baguette Slice with Terrapin Ridge Beet Horseradish Mustard and Thinly Sliced Roast Beef

Cucumber Slice with Marché’s Lemon Ricotta, Smoked Salmon and 
American Spoon Caper & Dill Relish

Deviled Eggs* with La Boîte Urfa Turkish Chili Pepper
*Kelly Sears’ Deviled Egg Base Recipe

Baguette Slice with Lara’s Balsamic Onion Jam and Thinly Sliced Smoked Tenderloin

Mini Lemon Scones with Rare Bird Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

American Spoon Bloody Marys

Wolf Moon Hibiscus Spritzers

Peppadew Peppers with Creamy Lemon and Chive Goat Cheese Spread

Peppadew Peppers with Creamy Lemon and Chive Goat Cheese Spread
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Ingredients
  1. 8 ounces goat cheese
  2. 8 ounces cream cheese
  3. zest of 2 lemons
  4. ¼ cup chives, finely chopped
  5. 2 tablespoons honey
  6. peppadew peppers
Instructions
  1. Combine goat cheese, cream cheese and lemon zest. Fold in chives. Pipe mixture into peppers. Drizzle with honey.
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Beef, Pork and Lamb Meatballs with Pistachio Chimichurri

Beef, Pork and Lamb Meatballs with Pistachio Chimichurri
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Meatballs
  1. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  2. 1/2 cup finely minced shallots
  3. 1 large clove garlic, peeled and finely minced
  4. 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  5. 1 serrano chile, seeded, stems removed, finely chopped
  6. 1 1/2 pounds ground lamb,1/2 pound ground pork, 1 pound ground round
  7. 2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped
  8. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  9. 2 ounces fresh bread crumbs
  10. 2 eggs
  11. 4 tablespoons canola oil
  12. 1/2 lemon
  13. 1 sprig each; thyme, mint, basil
  14. 2 quarts hot chicken stock
  15. 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Pistachio Chimichurri
  1. 1/2 cup toasted pistachios
  2. 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley
  3. 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  6. 1/4 cup crushed red pepper flakes.
  7. 1/4 cup olive oil
Meatballs
  1. In a small skillet warm the olive oil over medium heat. Add the shallots, garlic and thyme. Cook until soft and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add the chile and cook for one minute. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool.
  2. In a large bowl combine lamb, pork, ground round, chopped parsley, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, breadcrumbs, eggs and sautéed shallot mixture. Gently mix until well combined.
  3. In a large sauté pan warm the canola oil over medium-high heat. Sear off a small piece of the meatball mixture and taste it for seasoning, adjusting as necessary. Form the mixture into 1-inch balls. Sear the meatballs, turning until well browned on all sides. Transfer the meatballs to a roasting pan.
  4. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  5. Place the lemon half, thyme, mint, basil and red pepper flakes into the roasting pan. Pour the chicken stock over and gently mix. Roast the meatballs until they are just cooked through, about 15 to 20 minutes.
Chimichurri
  1. In a medium bowl combine toasted pistachios, flat leaf parsley, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes. Mix well. Add olive oil and mix until combined. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  2. To Serve: Remove the meatballs from the poaching liquid. Divide the meatballs among 6 plates. Spoon some of the Chimichurri on the side and serve right away.
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Grilled Herb Shrimp with Remoulade

Grilled Herb Shrimp with Remoulade
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Herbed Shrimp
  1. 2 pounds large shrimp (16-20 per pound), peeled & deveined, tails left on
  2. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  3. 1 medium yellow onion, small-dice
  4. 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  5. 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  6. 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  7. 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  8. 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  9. 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  10. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  11. 1/4 cup olive oil
  12. 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  13. 1 lemon, juiced
Remoulade Sauce
  1. 1 cup mayonnaise
  2. 1/4 cup Dijon or Country Style mustard
  3. 1/4 cup finely chopped cornichons
  4. 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  5. 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  6. 1 small shallot, minced
  7. 1 garlic clove, minced
  8. 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  9. 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  10. 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  11. 1 teaspoon paprika
  12. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Herbed Shrimp
  1. Combine all the ingredients and allow the shrimp to marinate for 1 hour at room temperature or cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.
  2. Soak bamboo skewers in water for at least 30 minutes, and up to 3 hours. Thread 4 shrimp on a 12 inch skewer.
  3. Heat and brush grill with oil to prevent the shrimp from sticking. Grill the shrimp until pink and opaque, about 2 minutes per side. Serve with remoulade sauce.
Remoulade
  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and stir well.
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Grilled Flatbreads

Grilled Flatbreads
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Ingredients
  1. 2 t. dry yeast
  2. ½ cup lukewarm water
  3. ¼ cup white flour
  4. ¼ cup rye or whole wheat flour
  5. 3 ¼ cup flour
  6. 1 t. salt
  7. ¾ cup cold water
  8. ¼ cup olive oil
Topping ideas
  1. Pesto and Parmesan or Ricotta
  2. Za’atar
  3. Onion and sage
  4. Rosemary and thyme
  5. Tomato
  6. Various cheeses
  7. or serve with hummus or other dips
Instructions
  1. Stir together the yeast and lukewarm water.
  2. Add the ¼ cups of white and rye (or whole wheat) flours and mix well. Allow this mixture to sit until bubbly.
  3. Mix the 3½ cup flour and 1 t. salt together in another bowl. Stir this into the yeast and flour mixture with ¾ cup cold water and ¼ cup olive oil. Mix together thoroughly and knead on a lightly floured surface until the dough is soft and elastic (5 minutes). Add more water or flour as needed.
  4. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in size (1-2 hours). Or refrigerate overnight, then remove from refrigerator 2 hours before shaping.
  5. Heat grill until hot.
  6. Divide dough into 8-10 pieces. Roll each piece into 1/8” thick round or oval. Lightly brush with olive oil and place the rounds directly on the grill grates, oil side down.
  7. Grill the flatbread until golden brown, flip, add oil (and toppings, if desired) and grill other side. About 2 minutes per side. Remove from the grill and add salt and pepper or additional toppings.
Notes
  1. Makes 8 - 10 flatbreads or 2 10-inch pizzas
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Hummus

Hummus
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups cooked skinless chickpeas, cooking liquid reserved
  2. ½ cup tahini (well-stirred before measuring)
  3. ½-1 cup chickpea cooking liquid, as needed, or cold water
  4. 1 garlic clove, minced
  5. ½ t. kosher salt
  6. juice of 1 lemon
Instructions
  1. In a food processor or blender, puree the chickpeas and garlic until a thick paste forms (the paste will ball up a bit). With the machine running slowly add the tahini, ½ t. salt, and the lemon juice. Then slowly add the cooled cup of cooking water or cold tap water (use water if your chickpeas are canned) until the hummus is very smooth and light, holding back on a little water and tasting the hummus as you go; you may not need all of it. Taste and add more salt and lemon if needed.
  2. Place the hummus in a bowl, cover, and refrigerate for up to a week. Bring the hummus back to room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving, reviving it with a bit more lemon juice if needed.
Adapted from Rose Water & Orange Blossoms
Adapted from Rose Water & Orange Blossoms
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