October 5, 2011 - 10:48am
EXOTIC, INSPIRING SAUCES
This intense, exotic sauce is sure to capture people's attention at the dinner table. It's simple, fast, and complements a variety of dishes and palates. Select fresh cumin, cinnamon, chili powder and cayenne from Just Spice this week at the Mercato, a chunk of yummy Sea Salt Nib chocolate from Eclipse, and a couple pounds of ripe tomatoes from Sage Mountain Farm, and one of the gorgeous whole, free range chickens from Spur Valley Ranch. Cook the spices with olive oil, melt the chocolate, and stew the tomatoes until you have a perfect, smokey sweet sauce to drizzle over baked chicken, sauteed veggies, or actually anything.
Whether you're making it for a dip, a spread, or your whole meal, guacamole is always in style! You'll find ripe avocados from Paradise Valley Ranch, delicious limes, onions, and garlic from Schaner Farms, juicy and firm roma tomatoes from Tom King Farms, and fragrant cilantro from Vang Farms. Chop, dice, juice, salt, and stir it up with a bit of pepper or hot sauce to add a kick to your weekend!
Maybe you're already a greek mythology buff, but did you know that "holy moly' actually refers to a medicinal plant related to garlic and leeks? Here's a recipe for a garlic-onion chutney that even Odysseus would gobble up. Sweet, pungent, and perfect for toast, soup, meat, or pasta.