The Spicy Olive's Steak Fajitas

The Spicy Olive’s Steak Fajitas


SPICY STEAK FAJITAS
1 1/2 pounds flat iron steak
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
3 cloves garlic, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3 1/2 tablespoons The Spicy Olive’s Baklouti Green Chili Fused Olive Oil, divided
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1/2 yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
1/2 green bell pepper, cut into strips
1 red onion, cut into wedges
1 pack of wheat flour tortillas
Mortar and Pestle Cuatro Taco seasoning blend
(optional – add lettuce to the wrap)
Preheat grill to medium high heat.
In a small bowl, combine chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Season steak 2 teaspoons Mortar and Pestle Cuatro Taco seasoning mixture.
Coat the grill with the Baklouti Fused Olive Oil, add steak to grill, and cook, flipping once (5-7) minutes per side Let rest 5 minutes.
Season bell peppers and onion with remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons Baklouti Fused Olive Oil; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Add bell peppers and onion to grill, and cook, turning occasionally, until charred and tender, about 6-8 minutes.
Thinly slice steak against the grain and slice. Toss together steak strips with sliced bell peppers and onions. Warm tortilla until soft, add meat, peppers and lettuce and serve. Optional – add guacamole and sour cream.

The Spicy Olive’s Shepherd Pie

SHEPHERD’S PIE
1 ½ lb. ground beef
2 tablespoons of The Spicy Olive’s Madagascar Black Peppercorn Infused Olive Oil
1 finely chopped onion
2 finely chopped garlic cloves
1 teaspoon chopped thyme
½ teaspoon of kosher salt
1 finely chopped Roma tomato
1 cup of low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
2 chopped carrots
1/2 cup of frozen corn
½ cup of frozen peas
¾ cup of The Spicy Olive’s A-Premium or Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
2 lbs. Red-potatoes
2/3 cup of half and half
3 tablespoons of The Spicy Olive’s Infused Butter Olive Oil
1/2 cup of grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
Teaspoon of salt
Preheat oven at 400 degrees F.
Peal the 2 lbs. of potatoes, cut into cubes. Boil potatoes in a large pot, add a teaspoon of salt, cook until tender (approx. 20 min). While potatoes are cooking heat 2 tablespoons of Madagascar Black Peppercorn Infused Olive Oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in your chopped onion, ground meat, carrots, thyme, garlic, ½ teaspoon of salt, and cook until meat has browned. Add the chopped tomato, cook and stir until soft – about a minute. Stir in ¾ cup of A-Premium Balsamic Vinegar, add frozen corn, peas and chicken broth to the mixture let simmer for 5 minutes until reduced and saucy.
In a 3-qtr baking dish transfer your meat mixture and evenly spread across the dish.
Back to the potatoes – drain the potatoes and return to the pot, add the Infused Butter Olive Oil, half, and half. Mix in cheddar cheese and Dijon mustard. Smash until all ingredients have mixed – season with additional salt if needed. Spread mashed potatoes over the meat in the baking dish creating an even layer on top. Place baking dish in the oven, bake until topping is golden brown, approximately 20-25 minutes. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.
The Spicy Olive's Grilled Lamb Chops

The Spicy Olive’s Grilled Lamb Chops

The Spicy Olive’s GRILLED LAMB CHOPS
1/4 cup The Spicy Olive’s Tuscan Herb or Garlic Infused  Olive Oil
Juice of 1 lemon (about 1/4 cup lemon juice)
1/3 cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
4 cloves garlic minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
8 lamb chops
1 tbsp. The Spicy Olive’s Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil for pan cooking

Using paper towels, pat the chops dry.
Mix all of the ingredients together in a small in a large shallow dish or gallon zip lock bag. Arrange lamb chops in the dish or bag, and pour the marinade all over the lamb, rubbing it into the meat. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate for at least 2 hours, or for more flavor, marinate overnight in the refrigerator, turning the chops from time to time. Allow the lamb chops sit at room temp 30 minutes before cooking. Heat a grill pan over high heat and add oil just before the chops. Fry or grill lamb in 2 batches for 3-4 minutes each side, depending on thickness until done to your liking. (Usually, at 3 minutes per side they are medium, and at 4 minutes they are medium-well.)

Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

The Spicy Olive’s Corn and Shrimp Chowder

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons of The Spicy Olive’s Butter Infused Olive Oil
2 tablespoons of The Spicy Olive’s Baklouti Fused Olive Oil
1 medium chopped onion
2 finely chopped garlic cloves
2 cups of sweet corn (thawed)
½ cup of heavy cream
2 lbs. of Yukon gold potatoes – cut in small cubes.
2 teaspoons of Old Bay seasoning
4-5 cups of chicken stock
6 strips of bacon
1 lb. of medium deveined shrimp
3 scallions – chopped
Heat Infused and Fused oil in a large pot over medium heat, add onions and garlic and sauté until tender. Add corn, chicken stock, heavy cream, potatoes and old Bay seasoning, cover and let mixture boil 20-25 minutes. Meanwhile cook bacon in a skillet until crisp, remove and place on a plate with a paper towel to drain – chop and set aside.
Add shrimp to your pot of chowder, cook until the shrimp is pink and opaque about 3 minutes. Serve chowder hot, top with scallions and bacon.
Spicy Olive Pan Seared Fish

The Spicy Olive’s Pan Seared Fresh Halibut

PAN SEARED FRESH HALIBUT
4 – 4 oz fillets of fresh firm fleshed fish such as halibut, tuna, salmon, tilapia, swordfish or cod
1 -1/2 cups assorted heirloom tomatoes cut into 1″ pieces
1 cup assorted baby squash cut into 1″ pieces
3 tablespoon fresh coarsely chopped flat leaf parsley
1 small shallot thinly sliced
2 tablespoons The Spicy Olive’s Neapolitan Herb Balsamic
2 + 1 tablespoons The Spicy Olive’s Ultra Premium EVOO-mild to medium
sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Directions
Place a heavy sauté or grill pan over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the hot pan along with the sliced shallot and squash. Sauté for two minutes until the squash is just slightly caramelized on the edges but still nicely firm to the bite. Remove to a bowl and add the tomatoes, Neapolitan Herb balsamic, an additional tablespoon of olive oil, and the chopped parsley – set aside.
Rub the fillets with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season evenly with salt and pepper. To the same pan, add the fillets and sear until just cooked through.
Place a warm fillet on a plate and ladle a scoop of the tomato-squash salad along with any juices over the fillet and serve. Each fillet can also be placed over pasta, rice, risotto, quinoa, kamut or bulgur and then topped with the warm tomato-squash salad.
Serves 4
The Spicy Olive's Chilean Sea Bass

The Spicy Olive’s Pan Seared Sea Bass

THE SPICY OLIVE”S LEMON GARLIC CHILEAN SEA BASS
12oz. Chilean Sea Bass
3 Tablespoons The Spicy Olive’s Garlic Infused Olive Oil
3 Tablespoons The Spicy Olive’s Lemon Infused Olive Oil
3 Tablespoons The Spicy Olive’s Butter Infused Olive Oil
Salt
Scallions for garnish
Let sea bass site our for 20-30 minutes before cooking, pat dry to remove extra moister and salt fish on both sides. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat add all your Infused Oils. Cook fish for about 4 minutes on each side. Garnished with chopped Scallions – serve over rice or salad.
White Lasagna

The Spicy Olive’s Creamy White Chicken Lasagna

 This is a delicious dinner option that works for weeknights or a special romantic night. If you want to make it really special you could replace the chicken with cooked lobster!
The Spicy Olive’s Creamy White Sauce Lasagna
9 lasagna noodles
1/4 cup The Spicy Olive’s Spicy Calabrian Pesto Infused Olive Oil
1/4 cup of The Spicy Olive’s Tuscan Herb Olive Oil
1 finely chopped onion
1 minced clove garlic
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups chicken broth
1 ½ cups milk
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups ricotta cheese
2 cups cubed, cooked chicken meat
2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese for topping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 7 to 8 minutes. Drain, and rinse with cold water.
In sauce pan over medium heat Pesto and Oregano Olive Oil cook the onion and garlic in until tender, stirring frequently. Stir in the flour and salt, and simmer until bubbly. Mix in the broth and milk, and boil, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Stir in 2 cups mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Season with the basil and ground black pepper, remove from heat, and set aside.
Spread 1/3 of the sauce mixture in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Layer with 1/3 of the noodles, the ricotta, and the chicken. Arrange 1/3 of the noodles over the chicken, and layer with 1/3 of the sauce mixture, spinach, and the remaining 2 cups mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Arrange remaining noodles over cheese, and spread remaining sauce evenly over noodles. Sprinkle with parsley and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven.

The Spicy Olive’s Spicy Fried Chicken

SPICY FRIED CHICKEN
6 chicken thighs
6 chicken drumsticks
3 cups buttermilk
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 cup of The Spicy Olive’s Baklouti Green Chile Fused Olive Oil
1/2 cup The Spicy Olive’s Herbs de Provence Olive Oil
1 cup of The Spicy Olive’s Lemon Fused Olive Oil
2 cup of The Spicy Olive’s Butter Infused Olive Oil
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together buttermilk, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl. Add in chicken pieces. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate 4 hours.
When ready to cook, pour all your oils into a medium size skillet, fill until it is about 3/4 inch deep. Heat to 350 degrees.
Prepare the breading by combining the flour, cornstarch, onion powder, garlic powder, basil, white pepper, paprika, and salt in a gallon sized resealable plastic bag or shallow dish. Mix it thoroughly.
Working one at a time, remove chicken pieces from buttermilk mixture. Shake each piece gently to remove the excess. Place it in the breading mix gallon bag and shake each piece inside until coat thoroughly. Tap off the excess.
Place the breaded chicken into the 350 degree oil. Fry 3 or 4 pieces at a time. The chicken will drop the temperature of the oil so keep it as close to 350 degrees as possible. Fry each piece for 14 minutes, turning each piece over about every 2 minutes, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
Remove from the oil and place on paper towels. Let them rest for at least 10 minutes before serving.

The Spicy Olive’s Key Lime Miso Noodle Bowl

KEY LIME MISO NOODLE BOWL
Key Lime Balsamic Miso Dressing
Ingredients
1 tablespoon white or yellow miso
2 tablespoons The Spicy Olive’s Key Lime White Balsamic
1 tablespoon The Spicy Olive’s  Honey Ginger White Balsamic
3 tablespoons The Spicy Olive’s Garlic Olive Oil
1 tablespoon The Spicy Olive’s Single Varietal Extra virgin olive oil of choice
1 teaspoon The Spicy Olive’s Roasted Sesame Oil
Directions
Whisk all the ingredients in a medium sized bowl until, smooth, thickened and slightly emulsified or place in blender and process until smooth.
BOWL INSTRUCTIONS
Slow poached chicken – sliced chicken, season with salt and boil
Glass noodles
Edamame
Carrots – grated
Cucumber – diced
Scallions – chopped
Red Cabbage – sliced
Chopped Roasted Peanuts
Garnish with cilantro
Boil water in a medium pot, remove from heat and add glass noodles, soak until tender (3-5min) then drain and rinse in cold water.
Serve noodles in a bowl and top with chicken, edamame, carrots, cucumbers, scallions, red cabbage and Key Lime Miso Sauce, top with roasted peanuts and cilantro.

The Spicy Olive’s Mushroom Flatbread Pizza

MUSHROOM FLAT BREAD PIZZA
Flat Bread Dough:
2 1/2 cups of AP unbleached flour
1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons The Spicy Olive’s Wild Mushroom & Sage Olive Oil
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
Mushroom Topping:
1 large shallot, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons The Spicy Olive’s Wild Mushroom & Sage Olive Oil
2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms such as Cremini, Shitake, Oyster, Porcnini, Chanterelle, etc.
sea salt & fresh ground black pepper to taste
To make the flat bread dough, mix together the olive oil, warm water, yeast, and sugar. Allow to sit for five minutes to bloom. Blend the salt with the flour and mix with the wet ingredients to form a somewhat moist dough.
Knead the dough for about five minutes adding just a bit of flour if it becomes too sticky, until a smooth dough forms. Divide in to two balls and set aside covered in a warm place to rise until doubled, for about 1 hour.
Meanwhile make the mushroom topping. In a large saute pan heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and sprinkle with a bit of sea salt to taste. Saute until they just begin to turn a light golden-brown color. Add the sliced shallot and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the shallot is sweet, soft, and also gently caramelized. Adjust seasoning as desired with salt and pepper, and set aside to cool while the dough rises. Alternatively, you can use your bread machine or stand mixer to mix and knead the dough.
Preheat the oven to 450 F.
To assemble, roll each flat dough ball in to a very thin circle, approximately 8″ in diameter. Place the rolled dough on to a sheet pan or pizza pan either greased with olive oil, lined with parchment, or dusted with cornmeal.
Arrange the caramelized mushroom-shallot mixture evenly over both pieces of dough. Sprinkle each with equal portions of crumbled blue cheese, and another drizzle of Mushroom-Sage Olive Oil, and additional fresh ground pepper (if desired). Slide the flat bread in to the preheated oven and bake for approximately 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and beginning to caramelize and the crust is golden brown and slightly puffed. Rotate the flat bread half way through the cooking process to ensure that each cooks evenly.