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Roasted Chicken Thighs with Black Cherry Glaze

The thigh is an under-appreciated piece of chicken! Thighs are flavorful and inexpensive and here’s a fast, easy way to dress them up with INFUSIO Black Cherry Balsamic.

chicken with glaze

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Black Cherry Glaze

  • 4 organic chicken thighs, with bone and skin
  • Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • About ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • About ¼ cup INFUSIO Black Cherry Balsamic

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Heat a large saute pan with heat proof handle on high. When hot, add olive oil then the chicken, skin side down. Allow the skin to get a crispy golden sear, about 5 minutes. Turn the chicken over and sear on the other side for 5 minutes. Place the saute pan into the oven (if you don’t have an oven-proof saute pan, transfer the chicken to a baking dish and reserve the saute pan to make the sauce.) Finish the chicken in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches at least 165 degrees.

before the glaze is added

pouring the balsamic

Place a pot holder over the hot handle, remove the pan and place back on stovetop. Take chicken out of pan and set aside. If there is a lot of fat, pour off a bit and place back on the stovetop on medium high heat. Add about ¼ cup of INFUSIO Black Cherry Balsamic and scrape the flavor bits off the bottom of the pan. Once the balsamic is bubbling and heated through, spoon over the seared chicken thighs and serve immediately.

 

 


INFUSIO Dips for Bread & Crudites

At fine Italian restaurants, you will always find a good quality olive oil and balsamic on the table. One of my favorite parts of the experience is dipping bread or fresh vegetables into the oil and balsamic. INFUSIO Olive Oils and Balsamics give you so many flavor options! Here are two dips that make great starters!

tuscan dip

INFUSIO Dips for Bread & Crudites

Tuscan Dip for Bread and Crudites

Using small dip bowls, combine 3 parts INFUSIO Tuscan Olive Oil with 1 part INFUSIO Traditional Balsamic. Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Serve with sliced bread and crudites.

Herbs de Provence Dip for Bread & Crudites

Using small dip bowls, combine 3 parts INFUSIO Herbs de Provence Olive Oil with 1 part INFUSIO Pomegranate Balsamic. Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Serve with sliced bread and crudites.

 


Meatballs with Vanilla Fig Glaze

Here’s a hearty appetizer to make your guests swoon! Take a basic meatball and roll it to the size of one perfect bite. After it’s cooked, add INFUSIO Vanilla Fig Balsamic to make the most delicious glaze! Then cover them in caramelized onions. Your meatballs will be a HUGE hit! This might be my favorite balsamic of the whole line, but wow, it’s hard to choose! 

meatballs

Meatballs with Vanilla Fig Glaze

  • ¼ + ¼ cup cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • ½ pound ground organic beef (grass-fed best)
  • ½ pound Italian hot sausage
  • 1 egg
  • Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ bunch fresh Italian parsley, leaves only, chopped
  • About ¼ cup INFUSIO Vanilla Fig Balsamic

Place a large pan on medium high heat. When hot, add about ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil and the onions. Saute the onions for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Turn the heat down to medium and continue to cook for another 20 minutes until they reach a deep golden brown. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine beef, sausage, egg, sea salt, pepper and chopped parsley. Once well combined, make small, bite-size meatballs (about 1.5” in diameter) and set onto a baking sheet. When all the meatballs are rolled, place a large saute pan (with heat proof handle) on high heat. Add about ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil and then the meatballs in a single layer. Do not crowd the pan. After about 2 minutes, turn the meatballs over place the whole pan into the oven for 3-5 minutes.

Place a hot holder over the handle, remove pan from oven and transfer meatballs to a serving platter. Place the pan back on the stovetop on medium high heat. Add the Infusio Vanilla Fig Balsamic and let it bubble while you scrape the flavor bits from the bottom of the pan, about a minute. Pour the glaze over the meatballs, then top with the caramelized onions and serve.

Chicken dish with glaze

 


Papaya & Prosciutto

Here’s a twist on the traditional combination of melon and prosciutto – papaya with prosciutto! Add a drizzle of INFUSIO Peach White Balsamic and it takes it to a new level. The sweetness of the melon with the salty prosciutto and the bit of acid from the lime, and then the zing of the peach balsamic… WOW!

prosciutto and papaya

Papaya & Prosciutto

  • 1/2 papaya, seeded, peeled and sliced
  • Squeeze of lime
  • 3 thin slices prosciutto
  • Drizzle INFUSIO White Peach Balsamic
  • Fresh basil, for garnish

Once the papaya is sliced and prepared, squeeze a bit of lime over it. Tear each piece of prosciutto in half. Wrap each slice of papaya with prosciutto. Just before serving, drizzle with INFUSIO White Peach Balsamic and garnish with fresh sprigs of basil.

 


Avocado Toast

Want the BEST avocado toast of your life? All it takes is a drizzle of INFUSIO Meyer Lemon Olive Oil to make it sing! This is Caroline’s creation and it’s simply perfect!

avocado toast

Avocado Toast

  • 2 slices Dave’s Seed Bread (thin slice variety)
  • Drizzle of INFUSIO Meyer Lemon Olive Oil
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped (or 2 teaspoons dried dill)
  • Sea salt & ground black pepper
  • 2 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 sweet baby bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • Handful of micro greens (or sprouts)

Mash the avocado in a bowl with lemon juice, dill, sea salt and pepper. Set aside. Toast the bread. While still hot, drizzle INFUSIO Meyer Lemon Olive Oil on the bread. Spread the avocado on the toast. Add a large handful of micro greens. Top with radishes and sweet baby bells.

spooning the avocado

 


Fennel and Blood Orange Salad

This refreshing Northern Italian salad is one Caroline’s grandma used to make with tangy fennel, sweet blood orange and a good quality salty pecorino. Since blood orange is seasonal, you can substitute regular orange and still get the flavor of blood orange with INFUSIO Blood Orange Olive Oil! Finish with a drizzle of INFUSIO Pomegranate Balsamic and you have a unique and special flavor combination. 

salad

Fennel and Blood Orange Salad

  • 3-4 fennel bulbs and stalks, chopped (save some feathery ends for garnish)
  • 1 blood orange (or regular orange), supreme to remove all pith
  • ¼ cup pomegranates, seeded (optional)
  • Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • INFUSIO Blood Orange Olive Oil
  • INFUSIO Pomegranate Balsamic
  • Pecorino Romano, shaved thinly (or Parmigiano Reggiano)
Place the chopped fennel and supreme orange sections onto a shallow serving plate. Add a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds, if available. Slowly cover with INFUSIO Blood Orange Olive Oil and then season with sea salt and pepper. Add a drizzle of INFUSIO Pomegranate Balsamic. Lastly, cover the entire salad with generous amounts of thinly shaved slices of pecorino. Serve immediately.

TARRAGON POPOVERS 31

Had so much fun making popovers with Caroline!

This is a savory popover recipe using fresh sprigs of tarragon. (You can make them without the fresh herbs if you want to serve them with butter and jam.)

When we made these on my Facebook LIVE and IGTV, they were absolutely delicious! However, there was not enough batter to get them as high and puffy as I like so we revised the recipe below and doubled the batter. The last photo shows you what a big puffy one looks like!

  • 10 tablespoons melted organic butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups organic whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons organic sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 cups organic all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, leaves only (optional)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  

Brush a 6-cup popover tin (or 12-cup muffin tin) with melted butter. Place a spoonful of melted butter into the bottom of each cup.  Place the tins into the oven to get them hot while you make the batter. 

In a large bowl (preferably with a pour spout) beat together eggs, 3 tablespoons of melted butter, sugar and salt. Gradually add the flour and whisk until smooth.  

Remove the hot tins from the oven. Place a few leaves of tarragon into each cup. Pour the batter into the cups about ¾ full. 

Place the tins back into the 425 degree oven for 15 minutes. Without opening the door, turn down the heat to 350 degrees and cook for another 15-20 minutes. When the popovers have been in the oven for 30 minutes, open the door to check for doneness. They should be lightly browned on the edges and very puffy.  When they look done, remove from oven and serve immediately with extra butter.

Kale Chip and Basil Parsley Pesto Recipes 6

Fresh Hot Kale Chips Recipe:


 

Kale chips


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Wash and dry kale.
Place on cookie sheet.
Brush with virgin organic coconut oil.
Sprinkle liberally with sea salt.
Bake for about 5 minutes (until crispy).
Remove from baking sheet and place on paper towel.
Serve immediately!

These are so much better than potato chips and SO healthy!! YUM!

Basil Parsley Pesto


Blanching the basil is the key to keeping your pesto from browning! Use this delicious pesto on pasta, chicken, steak, fish, tomatoes, and more – so versatile.  I like to make large batches and store in glass jars. I served with beautiful baby tomatoes from the Farmer’s Market!


2 cups organic basil leaves, loosely packed
½ cup organic flat-leaf parsley, loosely packed
½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
¼ cup toasted organic pine nuts
¾ cup organic extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
½ teaspoon sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper


Set aside a water bath - small bowl filled with waterand a large handful of ice

Bring small pot of water to boil and add the basil leaves for 30 seconds to soften.

Remove immediately and plunge leaves into the ice water.

After 30 to 60 seconds, remove the leaves from the ice bath, squeeze out excess water, and place into blender or food processor.

Add the remaining ingredients and puree until smooth.

Store in glass jars in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. If you plan on freezing the pesto, don’t add the cheese until you thaw and are ready to use. Makes about 2 cups.

SOUTHWEST SKIRT STEAK SALAD & INFUSIO DIPS 1

SOUTHWEST SKIRT STEAK SALAD

2 pounds skirt steak

1 cup olive oil

Juice from 1 orange

Juice from 1 lime

6 cloves garlic, pressed

3-4 tablespoons Infusio Southwest Sea Salt Rub

Place skirt steak into a glass baking dish. Poke with a fork numerous times on both sides. Add olive oil, juice from orange and lime, and smear with the pressed garlic. Cover and place into the refrigerator for 60-90 minutes.

 

 

Remove from refrigerator for 30 minutes before cooking. Preheat grill to 400 degrees. Remove meat from oil.

 

Place meat onto the hot grill. For medium rare – cook first side for 4 minutes. Flip and cook other side for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat, cover lightly, and let rest for 10 minutes. Slice on the diagonal and serve with Cilantro Green Goddess Dressing. 

 

CILANTRO GREEN GODDESS DRESSING

3 cups organic mayonnaise

8 green onions (white and green parts), roughly chopped

½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice

1 cup cilantro

 

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Will keep in refrigerate for about 2 weeks.

 

SALAD

1 head Romaine lettuce, sliced

1 head red leaf lettuce, torn into pieces

5 baby bells (orange, red or yellow), thinly sliced

1 avocado, sliced

2 green onions, for garnish

2 limes, cut into wedges for garnish

 

 

To assemble, toss the lettuces with about ½ cup (or more to taste) of Cilantro Green Goddess Dressing. Place onto serving dishes. Top the lettuce with baby bells and sliced avocado. Fan 3-4 strips of Southwest Skirt Steak on the plate. Garnish with green onions, cilantro and lime wedges. Add a dollop of dressing next to the meat and serve.

 

 

INFUSIO CRUDITE AND BREAD DIPS

INFUSIO MEYER LEMON POMEGRANATE DIP

1/3 cup Infusio Meyer Lemon Olive Oil

2 tablespoons Infusio Pomegranate Balsamic

1 tablespoon Infusio Herbs de Provence Sea Salt Rub

 

Combine all ingredients in a small serving bowl. Serve with crudité and warm, sliced baguette.

 

INFUSIO TUSCAN VANILLA FIG DIP

1/3 cup Infusio Tuscan Olive Oil

2 tablespoons Infusio Vanilla Fig Balsamic

1 tablespoon Infusio Tuscan Sea Salt Rub

 

Combine all ingredients in a small serving bowl. Serve with crudité and warm, sliced baguette.

 

SOUTHWEST HUMMUS

1 cup hummus

2 tablespoons Infusio Southwest Sea Salt Rub

 

Combine ingredients in a small serving bowl. Serve with crudité and warm, sliced baguette or pita chips.

 

BRILLAT with INFUSIO BLACK CHERRY BALSAMIC

1 wheel Brillat Savarin

Infusio Black Cherry Balsamic

Crusty baguette, warmed

 

Allow cheese to sit out for 2-3 hours to become soft. Serve with slices of warm, crusty baguette and a drizzle of Infusio Black Cherry Balsamic.

 

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Recipes from the Infusio Lunch 9

 Suzanne and Family

Here are the recipes for the beautiful lunch Caroline made using my brand new Infusio Sea Salt Rubs and Infusio Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars. These products make gourmet cooking so easy! Incredible flavors! I was so happy to see my brother Dan, my sister-in-law Mardi, and my darling niece Erin and her husband Steve. Family is everything! The Infusio line is available only at SuzanneSomers.com. YOU WILL LOVE THESE INCREDIBLE FLAVORS!!


 

PAN-FRIED LAMB CHOP LOLLIPOPS with POMEGRANATE BALSAMIC GLAZE

Makes 8 chops

Season all sides of the lamb chops with a thin layer of Infusio Tuscan Sea Salt Rub. Heat a saute pan on medium high, then add a few tablespoons of olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Add the chops in a single layer. Cook for approximately 2 minutes on the first side, then turn over when they are nicely seared and crusty. Cook for another 2 minutes on the other side. Turn the chops on their side to crisp the fat for another minute or two. Remove from pan and set aside.

In a small sauce pan, heat a few tablespoons of Infusio Pomegranate Balsamic. As soon as it bubbles, turn off the heat and spoon over the lamb chops as a glaze. Serve immediately.

Pork Chops in Pan

Pork Chops on Plate


 

BURRATA & PROSCIUTTO BRUSCHETTA

Makes 8 pieces

Heat a saute on medium high, then add a little olive oil. Add the prosciutto in a single layer and fry on both sides until crisp. Remove and drain on paper towels until cool. Crumble into pieces and set aside.

To make the toast points: Drizzle Infusio Basil Olive Oil on the baguette slices. Toast in an oven until lightly golden brown.

To assemble: Place a small amount of burrata on each toast point. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Drizzle with Infusio Basil Olive Oil and Vanilla Fig Balsamic. Top with the crumbled prosciutto and serve immediately.

Prusciotto and baguette

 Pork Chops and Bruscetto


 

ENTRÉE

SHREDDED KALE & BRUSSEL SPROUTS SALAD with HERBS DE PROVENCE CHICKEN

Serves 4

To make Crispy Shallots: Place olive oil into a large saute pan over high heat. Add the shallots and toss in the olive oil until well coated. Turn the heat down to medium/low and cook for about 30 minutes, until golden brown and a little crispy. Season with sea salt and set aside.

To make chicken breasts: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Season the chicken breasts on both sides with Infusio Herbs de Provence Sea Salt Rub. Heat a large saute pan on medium high, then add olive oi. Add the chicken breasts, skin side down in a single layer. Cook for about 3 minutes until skin in seared and a nice crusty brown. Turn the chicken and cook the other side for 3 minutes. Remove from pan and place onto a baking sheet (or cook in the saute pan if it’s oven safe). Place into a preheated oven and finish cooking for about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside for 5-10 minutes before slicing. Slice on the diagonal.

To assemble salad: Place shredded brussel sprouts and kale into a large bowl. Toss with Infusio Meyer Lemon Olive Oil, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add dried cherries and pistachios and toss until well coated. Place the salad onto individual serving plates. Arrange 3-4 slices of chicken on top. Drizzle the salad and chicken with Infusio Black Cherry Balsamic. Garnish with crispy shallots and serve.

Chicken with Sea Salt Rub

Chicken Salad Completed


 

PEACH WHITE BALSAMIC ICE CREAM SUNDAE

Serves 4

Spoon a good quality vanilla bean ice cream into serving dishes. Drizzle with about a tablespoon of Infusio Peach White Balsamic. Garnish with toasted pine nuts and a sprig of fresh mint. Serve immediately.

Ice cream sundae

 

Suzanne, Caroline, and Bruce

 

Suzanne and Dan

Bruce and Dan

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata 11


Two 6-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breasts pounded in 4 cutlets, each ¼” thick

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoons olive oil

¼ cup dry white wine

2 tablespoons drained capers

Juice from 1 lemon

1 tablespoon unsalted butter


Rinse the chicken breasts and pat them dry. Place each breast flat on a chopping block. With your knife parallel to the chopping block, slice the breast in half through the middle to make it half as thick. Pound each half with a mallet until ¼” thick. (Or ask your butcher to do this for you.) Season each breast with salt and pepper.

Place a skillet over high heat, add the olive oil and as many of the chicken slices as will fit in the pan without overlapping. Brown for 2 minutes on each side, then set aside in a warm oven.

Reheat the skillet over medium heat. Add the wine and reduce for 2 minutes or so, stirring constantly to scrap the browned bits off the bottom of the pan. Stir in the capers and lemon juice. Remove from heat and add butter, stirring until melted. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste. Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve.