Appetizers

Easy Sticky Sweet & Hot Chili Wings February 03, 2016 18:56

1/4 C Healthy Gourmet Kitchen Sweet Chili Jam (or 2 Tbsp per lb of wings)
2 lbs chicken wings (preferably free range)
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil    
1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1/2 tsp fresh ginger or crystalized ginger if you don't have fresh
1 tsp water
Scallions, thinly sliced for garnish (optional)

Put sweet chili jam, EVOO, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger and water in small pot. Heat over medium low heat a few minutes until of a thick sauce consistency. If necessary add another teaspoon of water or if too thin add another teaspoon of sweet chili jam. The "chili's" in this are Habanero's and pack a little heat and a lot of flavor.

Toss wings with mixture and place in bowl, cover and refrigerate for two hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 400 F. Place wings on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.

Remove from oven, top with sliced scallions and serve. If desired, melt a little sweet chili jam to serve as a dipping sauce.

 

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Superbowl Snacks February 03, 2016 18:26

 

Shrimp Dilly icious Dip

1/2 lb cooked shrimp
1 tsp Healthy Gourmet Kitchen Dilly Dip
1 Tbsp Healthy Gourmet Kitchen Horseradish Dip
1/4 C shallot, diced
1 celery stalk, diced
3/4 C Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt
1/4 C Mayonnaise
Juice from One Lemon

Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, Dilly Dip and Horseradish Dip. This step can be done up to two days in advance. The day you plan to serve the dip, chop shrimp and add shrimp and remaining ingredients stirring to combine. Serve with crackers, celery stalks or endive leaves.

Easy Buffalo Wing Dip

2 cups cooked cut up chicken.
1 packet Healthy Gourmet Kitchen Buffalo Wing Dip
1 Tbsp Healthy Gourmet Kitchen Ranch Dressing Mix
12 oz cream cheese
1/4 C milk
1/2 C Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
1/2 C Blue Cheese crumbles  

Beat Cream cheese with milk, Ranch Dressing Mix and Buffalo Wing Dip mix. Stir in chicken. Spread into ungreased 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 pan. Sprinkle Pepper Jack cheese on top. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 10 - 15 minutes or until  heated through. Remove from oven, top with blue cheese crumbles. Serve with celery sticks, tortilla chips, crackers, crusty bread or veggie sticks.

Easy Sticky Sweet & Hot Chili Wings

 

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Easy Appetizers December 11, 2015 11:43

Sweet Chili Jam, Cheese and Crackers
Take 1 block of cream cheese or goat cheese and place on plate. Spread chili jam on top of cheese. Serve with toast, crackers or cucumber rounds (GF option) 

Cucumber Dill Bites

2 tablespoons Healthy Gourmet Kitchen dilly dip mix
3/4 cup greek yogurt
1/4 cup mayonnaise
Seedless Cucumber
Fresh Dill

Mix yogurt and mayonnaise and 2 tablespoons Healthy Gourmet Kitchen Dilly Dip mix in bowl. This can be done up to two days before, covered and kept refrigerated.

Wash cucumber then cut cucumber into slices about 1/4 inch thick.
Spread or pipe small amount of dilly dip mix onto each cucumber, top with fresh dill garnish.

Optional - top with fresh dill sprig

Smoked Salmon on Cucumber Rounds

Mix sour cream or yogurt and mayonnaise and 2 tablespoons Healthy Gourmet Kitchen Dilly Dip mix in bowl. This can be done up to two days before, covered and kept refrigerated.

Wash cucumber then cut cucumber into slices about 1/4 inch thick.
Spread small amount of dilly dip onto each cucumber, top with smoked salmon.

Optional - top with fresh dill sprig

Crostini With Roast Beef & Horseradish

2 tablespoons Healthy Gourmet Kitchen Horseradish dip mix
3/4 cup sour cream or yogurt
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 lb thinly sliced roast beef
1 baguette
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp Thyme
3 cups baby arugula, washed
2 tsp white wine vinegar

Mix sour cream or yogurt and mayonnaise and 2 tablespoons Healthy Gourmet Kitchen Horseradish Dip mix in bowl.

Preheat oven to 350F. Slice baguette on diagonal and brush both sides with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with thyme. Place on rimmed baking sheet and bake for ten minutes. Set aside. If making ahead store in tightly sealed container.

Just before serving, toss arugula with remaining 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil and vinegar. Spoon Healthy Gourmet Kitchen Horseradish Dip into piping bag or if you don't have one use a zip lock bag. Snip off one corner (about 1/2 inch cut). Place slice of roast beef on crostini, pipe small amount of Horseradish Dip onto beef and top with arugula.

White Bean Dip mix

2 tablespoons Healthy Gourmet Kitchen Garden Veggie dip mix
1 15 oz can Organic Cannelini beans
1 cup greek yogurt or ricotta or vegannaise
1 tsp lemon juice
Optional: Salt and pepper

Heat beans in small pan over low heat until they barely simmer. Drain beans and rinse well.

Place beans and remaining ingredients in food processor and process until smooth. Serve with pita chips, cut up vegetables, crackers or crostini.

Can be made up to two days in advance by refrigerating dip in a tightly covered glass container. Before serving bring to room temperature.

 

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