Recipes From November 2015 Newsletter

The Spicy Olive’s Cranberry Sauce
 An easy way to wow your Thanksgiving guests with your cranberry sauce!
 1 can of Ocean Spray whole cranberry sauce
Option 1:
 Place cranberry sauce in a sauce pan and heat. Add 3 tablespoons The Spicy Olive’s Raspberry balsamic and some orange zest and stir until combined. Allow to cool and place in refrigerator. Can be made a week in advance.
Option 2:
Place the cranberry sauce in a sauce pan and add 3 Tablespoons Black Cherry balsamic vinegar. Stir and heat until combined and thickened. You can add dried cherries and or walnuts to this sauce.
 Option 3:
    Place cranberry sauce in saucepan and add 3 Tablespoons of Gravenstein white apple balsamic or Red Apple balsamic to the cranberry sauce. Add fresh apple cubes, celery and walnuts for a Waldorf cranberry sauce.

Turkey Patties

What do I do with all of these leftovers?! Here’s an idea…
Combine leftover chopped turkey, leftover stuffing and mashed potatoes and shape into patties. Sauté in The Spicy Olive’s Wild Mushroom & Sage Olive Oil. Serve with cranberry sauce.

Spicy Olive Thanksgiving Turkey

12 lb. turkey
3/4 c. The Spicy Olive Mushroom & Sage Olive oil
2 tbsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. basil
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 c. Red Apple Balsamic
1 c. water
I like to put apple slices, celery sticks, onion wedges, sage, salt and pepper in the cavity of the turkey for flavor and to keep the turkey moist. I cook the stuffing separately in a casserole due to the risk of salmonella.
Prepare the turkey for roasting by washing it and removing the neck and other parts from the cavities. Inject the turkey with the 1/2 of the Wild Mushroom & Sage olive oil with  1/2  of the Red Apple balsamic vinegar, reserving the rest for basting the bird as it roasts. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and other seasonings. Roast turkey according to directions on the packaging, basting often with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar mixture.
You could also use The Spicy Olive Herbes d’Provence olive oil with Pomegranate Balsamic vinegar for a different fall flavor.
The Spicy Olive’s Fall Skillet Dinner
2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chunked
1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
4 Tbsp. The Spicy Olive’s Wild Mushroom and Sage olive oil
6 slices bacon, cut into peices
3 cups Brussel Sprouts, halved
2 medium sweet potatoes, microwaved or boiled for 4 minutes, then peeled and cubed
2 apples, peeled and diced
1 tsp. garlic
2 cups chicken broth
Finish with a drizzle of The Spicy Olive’s Cinnamon Pear balsamic vinegar
Season chicken with poultry seasoning. Heat 1/2 of Wild Mushroom and Sage oil in a deep, nonstick skillet. Add chicken and cook over medium heat until lightly browned and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Remove chicken and transfer to a plate. Place bacon in skillet and cook until crisp. Place bacon on plate with chicken and drain the bacon grease and add the rest of the Wild Mushroom and Sage olive oil.
Add the brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes, brussel sprout should be softened and browned.  Cook stirring occasionally until browned and caramelized. Add the apples, garlic, cinnamon, chicken and bacon back to pot. Add half of the chicken broth. Cook until evaporated and add the remaining broth. Cook two minutes or more  until all  broth has been reduced.  All Chicken broth should be absorbed, To finish, drizzle with The Spicy Olive’s Cinnamon Pear balsamic vinegar and serve! Enjoy! Internal temperature of chicken should reach 165-170 degrees before serving