The Spicy Olive’s Filet Mignon With Cream Sauce and Mushrooms

FILET MIGNON WITH CREAM SAUCE & MUSHROOMS
 A Steak House worthy steak dinner you can make it home! Perfect for celebratory dinners like anniversaries or even Father’s Day!

The Spicy Olive’s Caramelized Pork Tenderloin

THE SPICY OLIVE’S CARAMELIZED PORK TENDERLOIN
1 – (2 to 2.5lbs) of pork tenderloin
2 teaspoons of salt
½ teaspoon of paprika
½ teaspoon of The Spicy Olive’s Baklouti Fused Olive Oil
1 tablespoon of The Spicy Olive’s Portuguese Chiquitita EVOO or other Medium to Mild Single Varietal olive oil
3 tablespoons of The Spicy Olive’s Lavender Dark Balsamic Vinegar this would be delicious with any of our dark balsamics!
4 to 6 slices of bacon
1/3 cup of honey
2 tablespoons of mustard
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine salt and paprika in a small bowl. Rub the entire mixture on the pork tenderloin and wrap with bacon stripes, secure sides with toothpicks. In a large skillet heat Baklouti Fused Oil and Chiquitita over medium high heat, place tenderloin in skillet and let the sides seal.
In a small bowl combine the Balsamic Vinegar, honey and mustard and generously brush over the top of the tenderloin. Cook on skillet for 10-15 minutes while the Balsamic mixture gets caramelized. Transfer the tenderloin onto a foiled covered baking sheet, wrap with aluminum foil,   place in oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to rest so juices can redistribute into the meat. Remove toothpicks, slice and serve.
The Spicy Olive's Tropical Chicken Salad

The Spicy Olive’s Tropical Grilled Chicken Salad

TROPICAL GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 cups chopped romaine – or green leaf lettuce
¼ cup cherry tomatoes – halved
¼ red onion – chopped
1 large avocados – sliced diced into small pieces
1 whole pineapple cut into rings – can use canned pineapple rings
½ tablespoon The Spicy Olive’s Melgarejo Picual EVOO (single Varietal olive oil from Spain)
cilantro – roughly chopped
Marinade for Chicken
½ cup of soy sauce
½ cup of The Spicy Olive’s Golden Pineapple white Balsamic Vinegar
1 tablespoon The Spicy Olive’s Basil Infused Olive Oil
1 can of cola soda
1 tablespoon of mustard (our Roasted Garlic and Champagne Mustard would work here!)
Whisk together – place chicken in a Ziploc bag with marinade, allow chicken to marinade for at least 2-3 hrs. Best overnight.
Salad Dressing
⅓ cup The Spicy Olive’s A Premium or Golden Pineapple White Balsamic Vinegar
⅓ cup The Spicy Olive’s Melgarejo Picual EVOO
whisked together
Preheat grill 350 degrees F.
Remove chicken from marinade and place on hot grill, cook approx. 10-12 minutes on each side -until chicken is fully cooked. Cut chicken into slices and set aside. Brush EVOO on the pineapple rings and place on grill – grill for 2-3 minutes on each side.
Prepare salad – place chopped romaine lettuce or lettuce as your choice on a plate, top with red onions, chicken, grilled pineapple, avocado, cherry tomatoes, garnish with cilantro. Add dressing and serve.
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.