Recipes From January 2016 Newsletter

The Spicy Olive’s Tuscan Pot Roast
A delicious dinner for a cold January day:

4 Tbsp The Spicy Olive’s Tuscan Herb olive oil
1 4 lb. beef chuck or pot roast
1/2 cup red wine or beef broth
1/2 cup water
1 shallot, minced
4 potatoes, cubed
1 cup carrots, in chunks
1 1/2 cups portabella mushrooms
2 tsp. A 1 Sauce
1- 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 clove garlic, minced
sea salt & pepper to taste
Place the Tuscan Herb olive oil in a heavy dutch oven pan and heat over medium high heat. Place beef roast in pan and brown on all sides. Add shallots and garlic and allow to lightly brown, then add mushrooms and cook until tender. Add red wine or broth, water, A-1 sauce, tomatoes, potatoes and carrots to dutch oven. You can finish the roast three ways: Stove top over low heat for 3-4 hours, Crock pot on low for 8 hours or Oven set at 300 degrees for 2-3 hours. Roast will be very tender when done. Serve with red wine, a salad and a crusty loaf of bread with Tuscan Herb olive oil for dipping.

The Spicy Olive’s Asian Chicken and Rice
This recipes uses January’s Flavor of the month, Honey Ginger balsamic!

4 chicken thighs
2 Tbsp The Spicy Olive’s Garlic olive oil
1 onion, minced
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups rice
3 1/4 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup The Spicy Olive’s Honey Ginger white balsamic

Brown chicken thighs in a large, oven proof, straight sided skillet. Remove chicken and saute onion and garlic, add more Garlic olive oil if needed. Stir in 1 1/2 cups rice and coat with olive oil. Add 3 1/4 cups chicken broth and 1/4 cup Honey Ginger balsamic. Bring to a boil and return chicken to skillet. Cover and bake in a 375 degree oven until chicken is cooked through and liquid is absorbed about 25 minutes. Drizzle with a little Honey Ginger balsamic before serving.

The Spicy Olive’s Butter Cinnamon Rolls
uses the January oil of the Month : Butter Olive oil 

( a great family activity for a cold weekend day)

5 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 packages rapid rise yeast
2 cups warm water
¼ cup The Spicy Olive’s Butter Olive Oil
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons The Spicy Olive’s Butter Olive Oil
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
½ cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup The Spicy Olive’s Butter Olive Oil
1/2 cup brown sugar

In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside. In a large bowl mix the water, sugar, butter olive oil, salt, and egg. Add 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture. Mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle. Knead dough on lightly floured surface for 5 to 10 minutes. Place in well-greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, usually 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

When doubled in size, punch down dough. Roll out on a floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle. Spread butter olive oil all over dough. Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over “buttered” dough. Sprinkle with walnuts and or raisins, if desired. Beginning at the 15-inch side, role up dough and pinch edge together to seal. Cut into 12 to 15 slices.

Preheat the oven to 350
Coat the bottom of baking pan with 1/3 cup butter olive oil and sprinkle with 1/2  cup brown sugar. Place cinnamon roll slices close together in the pan and let rise until dough is doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake for about 30 minutes or until nicely browned.