Twisted Italian Salad Dressing

Ingredients:

6 Tbsp olive oil

2 Tbsp white wine vinegar OR balsamic vinegar

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 shallot, finely chopped

1 Tbsp Twisted Gourmet Italian Spice Blend

1 tsp Dijon mustard

2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

1-2 tsp honey

1/2 tsp crushed chilis (optional)

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a small food processor or jar. Allow to sit a few minutes so flavours can blend. Cover with lid and process briefly or shake til well blended. Use on any salad or on steamed or sautéed vegetables.

 

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Southern Gentleman Pulled Pork

INGREDIENTS:  *I’ve made some adaptations for Instant Pot users; please experiment… liquid amounts may need to be adjusted to your taste.

3 lbs pork picnic shoulder roast
1.5 Tbsp Twisted Gourmet Southern Gentleman Spice Blend

1 medium sized yellow onion, chopped roughly
1-2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped

1/3 cup apple cider vinegar  (Reduce to 1/4 cup for Instant Pot)
1/3 cup dark molasses  (Reduce to 1/4 cup for Instant Pot)
1/2 cup ketchup  (Reduce to 1/3 cup for Instant Pot)
1 cup hickory bbq sauce (Reduce to 2/3 for Instant Pot)
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 *chipotle pepper packed in adobo sauce (or 1 Tbsp **chipotle sauce)
1/4 – 1/3 cup water as needed (may not be needed for Instant Pot)

METHOD:

Add chopped onion & garlic to bottom of slow cooker.

Rinse pork roast & pat dry. Trim excess visible fat. Rub roast all over with Southern Gentleman spice blend. Place atop the chopped onion & garlic in crock pot.

In a small bowl, combine ketchup, bbq sauce, vinegar, molasses, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce & *chipotle pepper or **sauce. Mix and pour over pork. Spread the sauce around to coat the pork thoroughly. Add a bit of water if needed to cover meat, stir in.

Cover crock pot with lid and cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 8-9 hours. When meat is thoroughly tender, remove lid and turn heat to high.

Remove pork to platter from crockpot & shred using two forks. While shredding, stir sauce occasionally as it reduces a bit. Add shredded pork back to crock pot and stir to thoroughly mix with sauce.

Serve on fresh buns with grated sharp cheddar and an ice cold beer, use in tacos or create a next level breakfast burrito!

*I use one stewed chipotle from a small can of chipotles in Adobo sauce. I freeze the rest in small containers and use them as I need them.

**I use La Costena canned Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce (OR President’s Choice chipotle sauce).

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Twisted 7 Sticky Drumsticks

 

Ingredients

1/s cup honey, warmed

1 teaspoon Twisted 7 Asian Spice Blend

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced

1 tablespoon orange juice

1 tablespoon soy sauce (I used sodium reduced)

16 chicken drumsticks (skin on or removed as you prefer)

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Green onions, for garnish

Method: Preheat oven to 400

Combine all ingredients except drumsticks & sesame seeds.

Marinate chicken for 2 hours. Remove chicken from marinade and reserve the marinade for basting. Place chicken in a single layer in a casserole dish lined with parchment paper; baste with reserved marinade and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 40 minutes, basting again after 20 minutes.

Serves 6-8

Twisted 7 sticky drumsticks ingredients    twisted 7 sticky drumsticks pic

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Crispy Skillet Potatoes

Good good good! Make this attractive and tasty potato dish for brunch, or as a side with dinner. Use your imagination, add in whatever appeals to you.

Preheat oven to 375

INGREDIENTS: (serves 2 as a side dish)

2 scrubbed medium red potatoes

2 tsp Twisted Gourmet Wild Yukon Sage & Cranberry Poultry Blend

butter (1/4 cup)

1 medium onion, chopped

 

METHOD:

Using a spiralizer, spiral cut potatoes into a bowl, or grate the spuds and press between paper towels to dry. Drying them well will help the crisping up process.

In an oven-proof saucepan, melt butter. Saute onions until they begin to soften and go translucent. Add seasoning blend and potato. Saute all ingredients together for a few minutes, until potatoes have begun to cook and are well coated with butter and seasoning blend.

Place pan uncovered in oven. Allow to bake for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are golden and crispy on the edges.

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