Main Dishes

Asparagus or Green beans with Red Pepper Chopped Sauce June 7, 2017 21:26

2 lbs fresh asparagus or green beans, washed and tough stems snapped off
1 packet Healthy Gourmet Kitchen Roasted Red Pepper Dip Mix
1/4 cup hot water
1 Tablespoon Walnut Oil or Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Roast (15 - 20 minutes in 375F oven) or grill asparagus (8-10 minutes total, flipping after 4-5 minutes over indirect heat).

In small bowl combine hot water with packet of Healthy Gourmet Kitchen Roasted Red Pepper Dip Mix. Let sit 3 - 5 minutes.

Stir in oil, lemon juice and vinegar to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Arrange cooked asparagus on 4 - 6 plates and top with a little of the red pepper mixture.

If you have leftover red pepper chopped sauce, turn it into a salad dressing by adding 2 - 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil and 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar. You can puree or serve chunky. Store in refrigerator tightly sealed.



Juicy Grilled Burgers May 25, 2017 20:06

Planning to grill this weekend? Turn boring burgers into glorious grilled perfection:

1/3 lb ground meat per person.

Healthy Gourmet Kitchen Texas Steak Rub

Preheat grill.

With wet hands barely form the ground meat into 1/3 lb patties. Don't squish the meat, gently pat it into shape. Using your thumb make an indent in the middle - similar to jam thumbprint cookies. Keep the burgers cold until ready to grill.

Just before putting burgers on grill, sprinkle Texas Steak Rub on one side gently pressing it into the meat. Alternatively use Carmelized Onion Porcini Mushroom, Fab 4 Onion Dip or any other dry rub. 3. Place burgers on grill over indirect heat rub side up.

After 2 - 3 minutes flip the burgers. Do not press on your burgers, you'll be pressing all the lovely juices out and into the flames. After another 2-3 minutes test with thermometer (130 for med-rare, 140 - med, 150 med-well) or using the touch method to determine when done. If adding cheese you can use a fireproof bowl to help the cheese melt.

Grill onion slices and the hamburger buns.

Let hamburgers rest a few minutes before serving.

Happy grilling!