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Category: Recipes

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Harissa Gyro Sliders


These zippy little gyro-inspired sliders make a great hors d’oeuvre.
YIELD appetizers for 4
2 cups shredded lamb shoulder (recipe to follow)
12 mini pita pockets
12 cucumber slices
½ cup Greek-style yogurt
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon chile powder
squeeze of fresh lemon
Preheat the oven to 300°. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt cumin, chile powder and lemon juice […]

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Wasabi Guacamole with Mangos


An Asian-spin on a Mexican classic, serve this guacamole with rice crackers or fired wonton crisps.
YIELD 4 servings
1 teaspoon wasabi paste
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon reduced-salt soy sauce
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
2 avocados, diced
2 tablespoons cilantro
2 scallions, green part only, chopped
½ cup diced mangoes
¼ cup orange segments
¼ cup diced jicama
black sesame seeds, […]

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Coconut Sorbet with Candied Habanero


This simple-to-make recipe, with a touch of heat, is everything a light, tropical dessert should be.
YIELD 6 Servings
PREP TIME Overnight
COOK TIME 15 Minutes
For the sorbet:
1 (13.5-ounce) can coconut milk
1 cup water
¼ cup granulated cane sugar
1 pinch kosher salt
For the candied habanero:
1 cup granulated cane sugar, divided
½ cup water
2 habanero peppers, deseeded and sliced […]

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Egg Salad Stuffed Fresno Pepper


Potato salad may be the norm at most barbecues, but one taste of this egg salad and you’ll be chucking the spuds!
YIELD 24 Stuffed Peppers
PREP TIME 30 Minutes
COOKING TIME 10 Minutes (To Boil Eggs)
1 Dozen eggs, hard-boiled and roughly chopped
12 Large/Medium Red Fresno Peppers, sliced in half horizontally with stem, membrane and […]

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Grilled Polenta with Goat Cheese and Cucumber


One of our staff favs! Don’t be intimidated by the polenta; it can be found in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.

Yield 4 servings
Zest Factor Mild
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cooking Time 6 minutes
2 Cucumbers, seeded and diced
2 Plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
½ Medium yellow onion, diced
¼ Clove elephant garlic, minced
1 Teaspoon olive oil
½ Teaspoon apple cider vinegar
½ Teaspoon Kosher salt
1 […]

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