Recipes From September 2015 Newsletter

Neapolitan Herb Balsamic Bloody Mary
ground pepper to taste
1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
3/4 ounce Neapolitan Herb Balsamic Vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons horseradish
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 ounce Worcestershire sauce
12 ounces tomato juice
6 oz. Vodka
4 celery stalks with leaves attached
 Add ice to 4 glasses. Mix vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, Neapolitan Herb Balsamic, and horseradish (if using) and pour into glass.
Garnish with a celery stalk.
Serves 4
Blueberry Lemon Paletas
Creamy, smooth, healthy, refreshing, interesting, delicious.
2 cups fresh whole blueberries, washed
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons The Spicy Olive Lemon olive oil
1 cup whole milk yogurt
1/2 cup honey
Place the blueberries in a medium sauce pan over medium heat along with 2 tablespoons of water, the lemon zest, and honey.  Heat until the blueberries until simmering for approximately 2 minutes.  Allow the mixture to cool slightly, and then add the yogurt and olive oil, whisking until blended.  When the mixture is at room temperature, portion into 12 popsicle (or paleta)  molds and freeze.
The Spicy Olive’s Fizzy Fig
1 teas. The Spicy Olive’s Fig balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup ginger ale
1 jigger Canadian whiskey
Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Add jigger of whiskey. Add ginger ale to fill glass. Add teaspoon of fig balsamic and stir. Add more balsamic to taste. Enjoy!
The Spicy Olive’s Skillet Steak and Wilted Kale Salad
1 bunch kale, stems removed
2 (3/4 inch thick) beef strip steaks
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 Tbsp. The Spicy Olive’s olive oil (plain or a flavor like Harissa, Garlic,Tuscan Herb, Herbs de Provence)
1 large Vidalia or other sweet onion, sliced
1 Tbsp. The Spicy Olive’s Traditional Balsamic or Neapolitan Herb balsamic
Crumbled blue cheese (optional)
Preheat oven to 450°F. Chop kale. Sprinkle steaks with salt and pepper. Cook steaks in 2 Tbsp. hot olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat 3 minutes on each side. Remove from pan and place on a baking sheet and place in preheated oven for 6 minutes.

Add remaining 1 Tbsp of olive oil to skillet and add onion. Saute until tender. Remove steak from oven and wrap with foil. Allow meat to rest before slicing. Add kale to the sauteed onion and stir constantly for 5 minutes or until kale is wilted. Stir in balsamic vinegar. Place wilted kale and onions on a plate. Top with sliced steak and sprinkle with crumbled blue cheese if desired. Enjoy