Recipes — basil olive oil

Tomato Basil Dip

Tomato Basil Dip

Ingredients:1/2 c. cream cheese2 tsp. Fire in the Kitchen Veggie Blaze or 1-2 tsp. dried basil2 tomatoes, chopped1 Tbsp. Basil Olive Oil1 Tbsp. Tuscan Herb Olive Oil1/2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese Instructions: Mix the cream cheese and Veggie Blaze together and let sit for a couple of hours in the fridge. In a bowl mix together tomatoes and oils. Let marinate for at least one hour. To serve, spread cream cheese on bottom of serving plate. Top cream cheese with tomato mixture (use a slotted spoon to eliminate some of the liquid). Top with shredded cheese. Serve with multigrain tortilla...

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Apple Zucchini Crostini Recipe

Apple Zucchini Crostini Recipe

ingredients:5-7 slices whole grain bread, very thinly slices3 oz. goat cheese, crumbledtiny splash of milk or creamtwo big pinches of salt1/4 c. apple, cut into 1/4 inch dice (place in a bit of lemon water if not using immediately)3/4 c. zucchini, cut into 1/4 inch dice1 1/2 tsp. Sicilian Lemon White Balsamica bit of freshly ground black pepperdrizzle with Basil Olive Oil Instructions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut the bread into bite-sized pieces (or use a cookie cutter), brush with a bit of olive oil and sprinkle with a tiny bit of salt. Arrange in a single layer on a...

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Mini Quiche

Mini Quiche

Ingredients:1 1/4 c. rice crackers (or any crackers), finely crushed6 Tbsps. Butter Olive Oil2 Tbsps. Basil Olive Oil1 c. onion, finely chopped1 - 10 oz. package frozen spinach, thawed1/2 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. black pepper1/4 tsp. fresh nutmeg, grated1 c. shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese2 large eggs1 c. milk Instructions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a mini-muffin pan (24 tins) with non-stick cooking spray. Combine the cracker crumbs and melted butter. Divide crumb mixture among the prepared mini-muffin cups and press down firmly. Bake for 7–8 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the...

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Crab Cake Bites

Crab Cake Bites

Ingredients:Crab Cakes:1/4 c. mayonnaise1 egg12 soda crackers, crushed3 cans 4 oz. (120 g) crab pieces, well drained1/2 c. (125 ml) unbleached all-­purpose flour1/4 c. Harissa Olive OilGarnish:2 Tbsp. mayonnaise10 cherry tomatoes, cut in 3 slices30 mini fresh basil leavesBasil Olive Oil to drizzlepepper Instructions: In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, egg, and crackers. Let rest for about 10 minutes. Add the crab meat and stir until it breaks into small pieces. Season with salt and pepper. Place the flour on a baking sheet or large plate. Set aside. With your hands, shape the patties using about 15 ml (1 tablespoon)...

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Mini BLTs

Mini BLTs

Ingredients:2 3/4 c. flour2 Tbsp. sugar4 tsp. baking powder1 tsp. Saltwest Smashed Peppercorns Sea Salt1 tsp. baking soda3/4 c. Basil Olive Oil1 c. buttermilkcherry tomatoes12 oz. thick cut bacon, cooked and blotted on paper towels1 small bunch arugula Instructions: Preheat oven to 375*F. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients, drizzle in Basil Olive Oil and buttermilk. On a floured surface, roll dough to a 1/2 inch thickness. Using a 1-2 inch round cutter, cut out biscuits. Bake on a baking sheet until golden, about 15 minutes. Split biscuits, layer each with with mayo, a slice of cherry tomato, 2...

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Peach Glazed Cocktail Meatballs

Peach Glazed Cocktail Meatballs

Ingredients:1 lb. ground pork1 egg1/2 c. soft bread crumbs1/4 c. minced onion1 tsp. Saltwest Roasted Garlic Sea Salt3 Tbsp. SmakDab White Wine Herb Mustard2 tsp. Oregano White Balsamic1 1/2 tsp. Mild Extra Virgin Olive Oil3/4 tsp. Basil Olive Oil3/4 tsp. Smashed Black Peppercorns1/4 c. Peach White Balsamic for glazing Instructions: Preheat oven to 350*F. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix lightly, but thoroughly with hands. Form mixture into 36 mini meatballs. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for about 15 - 20 minutes or until cooked through. Toss in a Peach Balsamic glaze. *Tested in Finger...

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Garlic Bread Skewers

Garlic Bread Skewers

Ingredients:½ Baguette24 Cherry tomatoes¼ c. Garlic Olive Oil¼ c. shredded Parmesan cheese½ tsp. sweet paprika½ tsp. Basil Olive Oil1 Tbsp. Butter Olive Oil Instructions: Cut baguette in half lengthwise into 1 inch chunks. Mix rest of ingredients in bowl. Add baguette chunks and toss to coat. Alternate on skewer 3 pieces of bread and 2 tomatoes onto each of 12 metal or wooden skewer *Tested in BBQ Cooking Class

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Macerated Berries

Macerated Berries

Macerated Berries - Basil and strawberries is the embodiment of a summer flavour romance! So the Cherry Balsamic is a surprise enhancement you don't expect - light, but decadent!

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Lasagna Rolls with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Lasagna Rolls with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Ingredients:Lasagna: 8 uncooked lasagna noodles4 tsp. Basil Olive Oil1/2 c. finely chopped onion1 - 8 oz. package pre-sliced mushrooms1 - 6 oz. package fresh baby spinach3 Imperial Black garlic cloves, minced1/2 c. shredded Mozzarella cheese1/2 c. part-skim Ricotta cheese1/4 c. minced fresh basil, divided1/2 tsp. salt1/4 tsp. crushed red pepperSauce:1 Tbsp. Bianco White Balsamic1/4 tsp. salt1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper2 Imperial Black garlic cloves, minced1 - 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained1 - 7 oz. bottle roasted red bell peppers, undrained1/8 tsp. crushed red pepperEgg Wash:2 eggs1 Tbsp. waterbread crumbsInstructions: To prepare lasagna, cook noodles according to package directions,...

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Ratatouille

Ratatouille

Ingredients:several splashes Basil Olive Oil1 eggplant, cut into 1-inch chunksa few zucchini, cut into 1-inch chunks1 red bell pepper, cored and seeds removed, cut into 1-inch chunks1 green bell pepper, cored and seeded, cut into 1-inch chunksa few onions, sliced4 or 5 cloves Imperial Black garlic, finely choppedseveral garden ripe tomatoes, cut into 1-inch chunksa bay leafa few sprigs fresh thyme or 1 tsp. drieda sprinkle or two sea salt and freshly ground pepper1 or 2 bunches fresh basil, chopped1 Tbsp. Traditional Balsamic Instructions: There are as many ways to make ratatouille as there are cooks, all with the same...

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Baked Stuffed Pasta with Pumpkin or Hamburger

Baked Stuffed Pasta with Pumpkin or Hamburger

Ingredients:Pumpkin or Hamburger Filling: 2 c. canned pumpkin OR  browned hamburger meat1/2 of an onion1 clove garlic1/2 c. shredded zucchini1/2 c. Ricotta cheese2 Tbsp. Garlic Olive Oil (or try Tuscan or Basil Olive Oil)1/2 tsp.  Smoked Pepper (or fresh ground pepper)Pasta and Sauce:1 pkg. Pacherri pasta (or Cannelloni)1 - 28 oz. can diced tomatoes6 oz. tomato paste1/2 of an onion1 clove garlic2 Tbsp. Tuscan Herb Olive Oil2 Tbsp. dried oregano2 Tbsp. dried basilOther:Mozzarella or Parmesan for toppingRoasted Pumpkin Seed Oil for finishingInstructions: In a large frying pan, saute onion, garlic, and zucchini in Garlic Olive Oil until soft. Add pumpkin...

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Italian Sausage Pasta with Creamy Rosé Sauce

Italian Sausage Pasta with Creamy Rosé Sauce

Ingredients:1/4 lb. pasta (like Italian Paccheri)1 1/2-2 medium size Roma tomatoes2 Tbsp. Garlic Olive Oil (or try Tuscan Herb or Basil Olive Oil)1/16 tsp. salt1/16 tsp. black pepper2 1/2 fresh basil leaves (or 1 heaping Tbsp. dried basil)1/2 c. heavy cream1/4 c. Traditional Balsamic Vinegar1/4 c. Feta cheesepinch Parmesan cheese, for garnish4 Italian Sausage links Instructions: Pasta: Boil pasta as per directions on box until al dente. Drain and transfer to bowl.Bruschetta Mix: Wash, core, and dice tomatoes to 1/4 inch pieces, and place in small bowl. Wash, dry, and cut basil leaves into thin strips. Combine tomatoes, basil 2...

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Braised Tarragon Chicken with Tomatoes

Braised Tarragon Chicken with Tomatoes

Ingredients:1 Frying Chicken, cut into 8 pieces2 tsp. Beer Can Chicken rubSea Salt and Cracked  Peppercorns, to taste1 Tbsp. Butter Olive Oil1 small onion, chopped1/4 c. dry white wine1/2 c. chicken stock1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes with juice2 Tbsp. Basil Olive Oil2 tsp. dijon mustard Instructions: Sprinkle chicken with rub, salt and pepper. Heat fry pan and add oil. Brown chicken pieces, about 10 minutes. Remove chicken from pan and sauté onion until soft. Pour in wine and stir to scrape up all brown bits from pan. Add remaining ingredients to pan and bring to a simmer before returning...

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Pasta Dough (Ravioli)

Pasta Dough (Ravioli)

Ingredients:Pasta:2 c. all-purpose flour2 c. semolina flour1 pinch salt6 large eggs2 Tbsp. Basil Olive Oil Ravioli:Beef and Spinach filling1/4 lb. lean ground beef1 Tbsp. Butter Olive Oil1 clove garlic (used Imperial Black Garlic)1/2 c. chopped spinach, cooked and squeezed dry1 Tbsp. chopped Italian flat leaf parsley2 eggs, slightly beaten2 Tbsp. Romano cheese, freshly grated1 dash nutmeg Instructions: Pasta Thoroughly sift together all-purpose flour, semolina flour, and pinch of salt. On a clean surface, make a mountain out of flour mixture then make a deep well in center. Break the eggs into the well and add olive oil. Whisk eggs very...

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Grilled Chicken with Basil Olive Oil

Grilled Chicken with Basil Olive Oil

Ingredients:1/4 cup Basil Olive Oil2 Tbsp. Fire in the Kitchen Veggie Blaze Rub1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts Instructions: Preheat the grill to medium. Grill the chicken until done, approximately 2 ½ minutes per side and serve. *Tested in BBQ Cooking Class

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