The Spicy Olive's Neapolitan Herb Chicken

The Spicy Olive’s Neapolitan Herb Chicken

NEAPOLITAN HERB CHICKEN
1/4 cup The Spicy Olive’s Neapolitan Herb Balsamic Vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
3 tablespoons of The Spicy Olive’s single varietal EVOO for baking.
In a bowl, whisk together Neapolitan Herb balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, garlic, oregano, and basil; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
In a gallon size Ziploc bag combine balsamic vinegar mixture and chicken. Marinate for at least an hour or leave overnight – turning the bag occasionally.
Drain the chicken from the marinade before baking.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with the Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Place baking sheet into oven and roast chicken until completely cooked through.
Serve hot over rice or vegetables, garnished with parsley or green onion, if desired.
Apple Hot Toddy

The Spicy Olive’s Hot Apple Toddy

The perfect, cozy drink to enjoy in front of the fireplace! This drink would also be delicious with our Honey Ginger white balsamic! Enjoy!

The Spicy Olive’s Lemon Waffles with Strawberry Orange Compote

Waffles
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup The Spicy Olive’s Lemon Fused Olive Oil
1 tablespoon white sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Fresh Strawberry-Balsamic Compote
3 cups sliced, fresh strawberries
1/2 cup The Spicy Olive’s Cara-Cara Orange-Vanilla White Balsamic
1 cup sugar
Whip cream topping optional
For the Compote
Place the sugar and 1/2 cup of balsamic in a heavy duty 2 quart sauce pan or larger. Heat over medium, swirling occasionally until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the strawberries and cook at a simmer until the strawberries begin to lose shape and become a chunky sauce (about 8 minutes), stirring frequently. Cool to room temperature before serving.
For the Waffles
Preheat a standard or Belgian waffle maker. Beat the eggs in large bowl with a mixer or by hand until fluffy. Beat in flour, milk, Lemon Fused Olive Oil, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla, just until smooth. Grease the preheated waffle maker with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mix into the ready waffle maker. Cook until golden brown. Serve with Strawberry Balsamic Compote and a dollop of yogurt or cream if desired.
Makes 8 standard size waffles
This recipe is adapted from Veronica Foods, our supplier

The Spicy Olive’s Potato Latkes

 

 Potato Latkes are a traditional Hanukkah treat but I also make them for Oktoberfest celebrations as my family loves the potato pancakes from Izzy’s. I have a shortcut for making these- I use the dried, shredded potatoes  that are available from Costco. It saves the steps of shredding the potatoes and removing the water from the shredded potatoes. The Spicy Olive’s Butter olive oil is my choice to use when I pan fry the potato pancakes but our flavored olive oils would also add a delicious twist to the recipe!

This recipe is an adaptation of a recipe from Gil’s Gourmet, one of our suppliers.

The Spicy Olive’s Pumpkin Bourbon Spice Bread

PUMPKIN, SPICE & BOURBON BREAD
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
4 large eggs
1 cup The Spicy Olive’s Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil or other mild/medium EVOO from The Spicy Olive or Butter olive oil
1 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of bourbon
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of all spice
½ teaspoon of ground cardamom
1 ¾ cup of pureed pumpkin
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Grease and flour two 8 x 4 inch pans.
Preheat oven to 350degrees F.
Sift flour, with all your dry ingredients together in a bowl.
In a sauce pan heat bourbon and brown sugar together until sugar dissolves, set aside and let cool.
Beat eggs, olive oil, vanilla, sugar together in a large bowl. Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well. Stir in pumpkin puree, cooled bourbon – brown sugar syrup and nuts (if using) until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake on the center rack for 45 minutes, or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove bread from pan, and completely cool.

The Spicy Olive’s Herb Marinated Shrimp

HERB MARINATED SHRIMP
2 lbs. of large shrimp, peeled and deveined (16-20)
3 minced garlic cloves
1 diced medium yellow onion
¼ cup of minced parsley
¼ cup of minced fresh basil
1 teaspoon of mustard
1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons of kosher salt
½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
¼ cup of The Spicy Olive’s lemon fused olive oil – extra for grill
Combine all the ingredients and allow them to marinate over night with the shrimp.
Making the shrimp – Thread the shrimp onto the pre-soaked skewers. Heat your grill and brush with olive oil to prevent shrimp from sticking. Grill shrimp for about 1-2 minutes on each side.
Serve over mixed greens or rice.

The Spicy Olive’s Cranberry Bread Pudding

PUMPKIN PEAR CRANBERRY BREAD PUDDING
8 slices cinnamon bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
4 large eggs, beaten
2 cups 2% milk
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup of The Spicy Olive’s Butter Infused Olive Oil
4 tablespoons of The Spicy Olive’s Vermont Maple Balsamic Vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 cup of thinly sliced pears
¼ cup of walnuts / pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a sauce pan over medium heat, cook Vermont Balsamic Vinegar with the brown sugar, once sugar is completely dissolved remove from heat and set aside – let cool. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, Butter Infused Olive Oil, vanilla, cinnamon, nut meg, pumpkin puree and the Vinegar and brown sugar mixture.
Place bread cubes in layers in a greased baking pan (use some of the Butter Infused Oil). Pour some of the sauce you created in your mixing bowl over the bread. Add a layer of pears and cranberries then repeat with adding cubes and pour sauce onto the next bread layer. On final layer add walnuts/pecans if desired. Cover with foil and bake.
Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, or until custard is set but still a little wobbly and edges of bread have browned. Serve warm or at room temperature. – optional – top with some vanilla ice cream

The Spicy Olive’s Chocolate Orange Buns

DARK CHOCOLATE – BLOOD ORANGE BUNS
3 teaspoons active dry yeast
3 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/3 cup lukewarm cream or half & half
1/3 cup warm lukewarm water
2 large eggs
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup of The Spicy Olive’s Blood Orange Fused Olive Oil
1 teaspoon fresh grated orange zest
16 – 1″ chunks of dark chocolate or 5-6 dark chocolate morsels for each bun
1 egg beaten for glazing the buns
Sweet Orange Glaze
1 cup (4 ounces) confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon half and half
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
Follow the directions for your bread machine, or place the warm water, half and half, eggs, sugar, blood orange agrumato olive oil, and yeast in bowl of standing heavy-duty mixer; stir until yeast dissolves. Fit mixer with dough hook. Add flour, zest, and salt to bowl and mix on low speed just until flour combined, about 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and increase the speed to medium and beat until dough comes together, about 3 minutes.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let the dough rise at room temperature until almost doubled in volume, about 1 hour. Gently deflate the dough and cover bowl with plastic; chill dough overnight.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces. Make a short log from each piece and cut each log into 4 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a bun. Gently push a 1/2″ piece of dark chocolate in the center of each bun and pinch the bottom of each bun to seal securely. Arrange the buns about an inch apart, pinched side down on the prepared sheet pan and allow to rise, covered, for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Gently brush top of the buns with the beaten egg glaze. Bake until buns are golden brown and fragrant, about 25 minutes.
Allow the buns to cool for 5 minutes. For Sweet Orange Glaze, mix together the orange juice, half and half, and confectioners’ sugar. Brush each bun with glaze. Serve warm while the chocolate is still molten in the center.

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 Mashed Potatoes

The Spicy Olive’s Mashed Potatoes

Make mashed potatoes your favorite way, but to finish add The Spicy Olive’s flavored olive oils to elevate your mashed potatoes to a new level! Add Butter olive oil for great butter flavor without the fat of butter, Wild Mushroom and Sage for something deliciously different, Garlic for yummy garlic mashed potatoes or  for gourmet spuds our Back or White Truffle oils!

To make the Truffle Mashed Potatoes, I recommend making them with our Butter olive oil and then drizzling with Black or White Truffle to finish. A little bit of truffle oil goes a long way but delivers so much flavor, absolutely delicious!