BEER-BRAISED SAUSAGE AND PEPPERS
6 Andouille sausages – cut into 1 inch pieces
1 large yellow bell pepper sliced into strips
1 large red bell pepper sliced into stirps
4 celery stalks cut into strips
1 small red onion – sliced
8 smashed garlic cloves
¼ cup of The Spicy Olive’s Koroneiki EVOO or other Robust EVOO
¼ cup of The Spicy Olive’s Herbes de Provence Infused Olive Oil
2 springs of fresh thyme
½ cup of amber beer
Chopped parsley for garnish
Pepper flakes (optional for spice)
Preheat grill to medium heat. Tear off 4 large sheets of foil. Divide the sausage among the foil sheets and evenly top with bell pepper and celery, red onion and garlic (pepper flakes/optional). Drizzle the EVOO and the Infused Olive Oil and season with salt and pepper. Add 2 thyme sprigs to each and drizzle with beer. Bring two opposite ends of the foil together and fold twice to seal. Fold the other sides and seal, leaving room for heat to circulate. Grill the foil packets, rotating halfway through, until the sausages are charred, and the peppers are crisp-tender (about 20 min) carefully open the packets and sprinkle with parsley.
Do you love Chicken Satay as an appetizer at a restaurant? Need an appetizer for Sunday’s game?
Try chicken skewers !
1 package boneless, skinless chicken tenderloins
bamboo skewers-soak in water so they won’t burn on grill
1/4 cup The Spicy Olive’s Cilantro and Roasted Onion or Garlic olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup Peanut butter
1 Tablespoon The Spicy Olive’s Toasted Sesame oil
1 teaspoon soy sause
1 Tablespoon The Spicy Olive’s Honey Ginger white balsamic
green onion, sliced for garnish
Thread chicken tenders onto skewers, brush chicken with Cilantro & Roasted Onion Infused Olive Oil add salt, pepper and grill on both sides. until done (internal temp. of 165) Serve with Peanut Sauce – mix peanut butter with Cilantro and Roasted Onion or Garlic olive oil (1 Tablespoon ), Sesame Oil, soy sauce, Honey Ginger White Balsamic and top with some green onions….it is a sure crowd pleaser!
An easy but delicious snack, quick to prepare and healthy when served with vegetable crudite, like celery sticks, carrots, cucumbers and red peppers
Roasted, crunchy chickpeas are a fiber rich, low fat snack option. Using The Spicy Olive’s Olivewood Smoked olive oil adds a smoky flavor to the roasted chickpeas, making them irresistible!
The Spicy Olive’s Cayenne Chili pepper olive oil is back and there is no better way to enjoy it then on these delicious chicken wings!
The Caprese Salad is a popular tomato and cheese salad that is perfect for this holiday change up. Arrange the tomato and cheese slices to make a candy cane shape! Garnish with fresh basil for a festive, red, white and green salad-perfect for any holiday buffet table! This salad can also be made into a wreath shape with lettuce greens underneath for another beautiful holiday salad idea!
This delicious flatbread pizza is a wonderful appetizer for football games, tailgates, and even for the upcoming holiday season! This recipe is easy to change, giving an easy flatbread template to use for all your entertaining.
Here are some additional ideas to try:
Pesto flatbread- Top the flatbread with our delicious Delizia Pesto (available at The Spicy Olive), spreading a thin layer of pesto across the flatbread. Add mozzarella cheese, grilled chicken and other veggies for a delicious treat.
Italian Flatbread- Spread a thin coating of The Spicy Olive’s Tuscan Herb olive oil over the flatbread. Top with sauteed mushrooms and onion , crumbled Italian sausage and pizza cheese blend for a flavorful appetizer.
I like to use a purchased Naan bread to use for the flatbread saving the step of making dough. You could also use store bought pizza crusts or dough and pita bread.
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