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We suggest that you just start sprinkling the blends on whatever you’re cooking tonight; but these recipes can give you some new ideas for cooking in your kitchen. Notes at the bottom of the recipes will give you additional ideas for exchanging flavors of blends you have on hand. Don’t forget to check out our simple chicken recipes!

Portabella Mushroom Hummus with Hunter Blend


1 15oz can chick peas or garbanzo beans, drained
1 small clove garlic
1 6oz portabella mushrooms, sauted
1/3c Basiks at Home Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more for pan
1 tsp and 3/4tsp Basiks at Home Hunters Blend
3-4 warm pita pockets; cut into quarters

In a small saute pan heat 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat, add mushrooms and 1tsp Hunters Blend. Cook down until mushrooms are soft and reduced down to 1/2 amount about 4-5 minutes. Cool completely.

Add drained chickpeas, garlic, cool mushrooms, and 3/4 tsp Hunters Blend to food processor fitted with a steal blade. Process while adding the olive oil in a steady stream through the feed tube. Continue to process until smooth, adding additional olive oil if desired for creamier texture. Remove from processor to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with additional Hunters Blend for taste and serve immediately with warm pita or refrigerate for later use. Serves 4

**drizzle additional 1 TBSP Wild Mushroom and Sage or Lemon or Tuscan Herb Olive Oil or Walnut Oil over top in the serving dish if desired.
**can be made with Original Blend if desired.

Steak Sandwiches with Dark Chocolate Balsamic

 

1 (12-ounce) 1-inch thick New York strip boneless beef top loin steak
1 TBSP + 1 tsp Basiks at Home Hunter Blend
½ tsp Basiks at Home Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar

Olive oil
2 yellow onions, sliced in rings
2 mini focaccia buns, sliced in 1/2
1/2 cup baby arugula

 

Season the steak liberally with Basiks at Home Hunters Blend. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium sauté pan over high heat until it's almost smoking; then sear the steak on each side for 1 minute. Reduce the heat to low and cook the steak for about 7 to 10 minutes turning once, until very rare in the middle. Remove to a plate, drizzle with BAH Dark Chocolate balsamic vinegar and cover tightly with aluminum foil, and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Slice the steak into strips. Using the same sauté pan, heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and 1tsp Basiks at Home Hunters blend and sauté for 8-10 minutes, until the onions are brown and caramelized, stirring occasionally.
To assemble the sandwiches; layer the steak strips, and top with the caramelized onion rings. Place the baby arugula on top of the onion rings, and cover the sandwiches with the top half of the buns.


Hunter Blend Green Bean and Toasted Pecan Salad

2 TBSP pecan pieces
12 oz. fresh green beans, trimmed
½ oz. red onions, thinly sliced
1 ½ TBSP Basiks at Home™ Aged Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
2 tsp sugar, if desired
¼ tsp Basiks at Home™ Hunters Blend
½ oz. blue cheese, crumbled

Heat 8" skillet over medium high heat and dry roast pecans for 2-3 minutes or until fragrant and beginning to lightly brown, stirring frequently. This process brings out a lot of flavor. Set a steamer basket in a small amount of simmering water in a medium saucepan. Put the beans in the basket and cook, covered for 4 minutes until tender crisp. Transfer the beans to a colander, rinse with cold water to stop the cooking and let the beans cool to room temperature. Drain well. In a medium bowl, toss the beans with the onion, vinegar, sugar and Original Blend to combine thoroughly. Sprinkle with the pecans and blue cheese.