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Peach Mango Salsa


Prep Time: 20 minutes, plus chilling
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 8 

Ingredients:

1/2 sweet onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, stem and seeds removed, chopped
2 Tbs Food Club Sugar
2 Tbs grated fresh ginger (4 to 5-inch long piece of ginger)
1 Tbs Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 large firm peaches, peeled, pit removed and chopped
2 mangos, peeled and chopped
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 tsp Food Club Salt
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 

Directions:

In a large skillet, over medium heat, add onions, bell pepper, sugar, ginger and olive oil; cook for 5 minutes or until onions are tender. Stir in peaches, mangos, lemon juice, salt and cilantro; cook for 5 minutes, stirring gently. Chill for 30 minutes. Serve at room temperature or cold. 

Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 97, Fat: 2 g (0 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg,Sodium: 78 mg, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 1 g



Need some marinade ideas?


PORK:  The other white meat lends itself to sweeter flavors. 

Try: pineapple juice, orange juice, fruit-infused marinades or barbecue sauce or cola. 

BEEF:  Savory sauces are traditional with most cuts of beef; beef can handle marinades with a higher acid content, too. 

Try: vinegar-based sauces, beer and red wine 

CHICKEN:  Already tender, chicken’s neutral flavor lends itself to almost any kind of sauce or marinade. 

Try: sour orange, tequila-based sauces, or lemony mixtures



Artisan Bread


Bursting with the flavor of Italian farm kitchens where hearty eating is an art,Take & Bake Artisan Breads are made by hand with an abundance of the best ingredients and plenty of care. 

Italian inspired Flatbreads are ideal as meal solutions for pasta. Pair with soup or salad, make your favorite pizza or top and chop as appetizers to share or create sandwiches or paninis!



Potato Crusted Chicken


Prep Time: 5 mins, Cook Time: 30 mins
Serves: 4

Ingredients: 
3/4 cup Idahoan® Buttery Home-style Mashed Potatoes, dry
1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 tsp dried oregano leaves
1 lb boneless, skinless, chicken breast halves (approx. 4 pieces) 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400° F. Combine dry Idahoan® Buttery Home-style Mashed Potatoes, grated cheddar cheese and oregano in shallow bowl. Brush chicken breasts on both sides with mayonnaise, then dip into potato mixture to coat well on both sides. 

Place chicken on greased cookie sheet. Bake about 25 minutes or until chicken is golden brown.  

Courtesy of Idahoan®



Fish Tacos


Ingredients:
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 lbs red snapper or white fish fillets
8 6-inch corn tortillas
2 cups shredded cabbage
8 Tbs Leigh Oliver’s Creamy Jalapeño Dip 

Garnish: chopped cilantro and radishes
Directions:
Preheat oven to 425° F. To prepare tacos, combine cumin, smoked paprika, salt and garlic powder in a small bowl. Sprinkle spice mixture evenly over both sides of fish. Place fish on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork and is opaque. Place fish in a bowl, and gently break into pieces with a fork. Cover tortillas with damp towel and heat in microwave on low until warmed through, about 30 seconds. Divide fish evenly among tortillas; top each with 1/4 cup cabbage and 1 tablespoon Leigh Oliver’s Creamy Jalapeño Dip.

Serve immediately with optional garnishes.



Fajita Quesadillas


Prep Time: 30 minutes, plus marinating
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 6 

Marinade:
1/4 cup Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 limes, juiced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbs Food Club Ground Cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp Food Club Ground Black Pepper 

Ingredients:
1 lb flank steak, trimmed
1/2 tsp Food Club Salt
6 whole-wheat tortillas
1 roasted poblano pepper, stem and seeds removed, sliced
1 red bell pepper, stem and seeds removed, sliced

Optional toppings: cilantro, 2% Colby Jack cheese, avocado, tomato, onion, corn or black beans 

Directions:
In a small bowl whisk together marinade ingredients. Add steak and marinade to a zip-top bag and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. (For a quick quesadilla use pre-marinated meat). 

Preheat grill to medium heat. Remove steak from bag, sprinkle with salt and add to grill. Cook steaks 8 to 10 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 160° F (or place pre-marinated meat in skillet with oil and cook 12 to 15 minutes or until desired doneness).Cut thin slices across the grain. Place 6 tortillas on the grill for 3 minutes. Add steak, peppers and other toppings to tortillas. Fold tortillas in half and grill for an additional 2 minutes (or place quesadilla in skillet for 6 minutes, flipping once). 

Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 387, Fat: 19 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 42 mg, Sodium: 414 mg, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 26 g



Southern Comfort Cornbread


Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes 

Serves: 8 

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2 tsp Food Club Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Food Club Baking Soda
3/4 tsp Food Club Salt
1/4 cup Food Club Packed Light Brown Sugar
3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 cup Food Club Buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400° F. Spray 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Whisk flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl until combined; set aside. 

In a food processor add brown sugar, thawed corn kernels and buttermilk; pulse until combined, about 5 seconds. Add eggs and process until well combined (corn lumps will remain), about 5 seconds longer. 

Using rubber spatula make well in center of dry ingredients; pour wet ingredients into well. Begin folding dry ingredients into wet ingredients, giving mixture only a few turns to barely combine. Add melted butter and continue folding until dry ingredients are just moistened. Pour batter into prepared baking dish; smooth surface with rubber spatula. Bake until deep golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 25 to 35 minutes. 

Cool on wire rack 10 minutes; invert cornbread onto wire rack, then turn right side up and continue to cool until warm, about 10 minutes longer. Cut into pieces and serve. 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 303, Fat: 14 g (8 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 84 mg, Sodium: 397 mg, Carbohydrates: 39 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 7 g



In Season


Grilled Asparagus
Prep Time: 15 minutes, plus marinating
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 4 

Ingredients:
1 lb asparagus, trimmed
2 Tbs Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 lemon, juiced
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper  

Directions:
Place trimmed asparagus in a large zip-top bag. In a small bowl combine olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pour oil mixture over asparagus and marinate as grill is warming up. Place asparagus on grill for 5 minutes; rolling after a minute. Remove asparagus from grill and serve immediately. 

Or… 

Place asparagus in a microwave safe dish. In a small bowl combine olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pour oil mixture over asparagus. Microwave asparagus for 3 minutes or until tender. 

Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 88, Fat: 7 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 584 mg, Carbohydrates: 6 g, Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 3 g. 

Asparagus Roll-ups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 6 

Ingredients:
1/2 sheet puff pastry|
6 oz mozzarella cheese, cut into 2-inch long slices
18 asparagus spears, trimmed
6 slices turkey bacon 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400° F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Roll puff pastry out and cut into 1-inch strips. Wrap puff pastry around cheese and 3 asparagus spears. Wrap turkey bacon around center of puff pastry. Place roll-ups on baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. 

Nutritional nformation: Calories Per Serving:  294, Fat: 14 g (5 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 25 mg, Sodium: 343 mg, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 13 g.



Spinach & Tomato Omelet


Prep Time: 8 minutes 
Cook Time: 12 minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients:
2 Tbs butter
8 pieces sun-dried tomato, packed in oil; drained and minced*
2 green onions, trimmed and sliced
2 cups baby spinach, washed and chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
6 eggs
1/2 cup crumbled goat, blue or cheddar cheese
*1 cup chopped, seeded tomato can be substituted for sundried

Directions:
Heat the butter in a large nonstick, ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Cook the sun-dried tomatoes and green onions about 2 minutes. Stir in the spinach and cook until wilted and the water it gives off evaporates, about 4 minutes.

In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs with salt and pepper, to taste.

Pour the eggs in the skillet, over the tomato and onion; let the pan sit a few seconds until the eggs start to set around the edges. Using a plastic spatula push a piece of the set edge gently toward the center. Tilt the pan and let some of the unset egg from the top fill the little gap you just made. Keep going around the edge of the pan like this, until there is no more unset egg on top.

Scatter the cheese over the top of the omelet. Put the skillet under the broiler and cook just until the top of the omelet is set and puffed, about 2 minutes.

Nutritional Information:
 Calories Per Serving: 225, Fat: 12 g (8 g Saturated Fat) Cholesterol: 165 mg, Sodium: 188 mg, Carbohydrates: 4 g, Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 16 g

© 2010, Brookshire Grocery Co. Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number. All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician. All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.



Corn and avocado salsa


Prep Time: 20 minutes, plus marinating
Serves: 10  

Ingredients:
1 (15 oz) can Food Club Whole Corn Kernels
3 avocados, ripe but firm, peeled, pitted & large diced
2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
1 red onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, stemmed and seeded, diced 
1/3 cup Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
3 garlic cloves, minced 
1 Tbs ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
4 limes, juiced
Food Club Salt, to taste
Food Club Ground Black Pepper, to taste 

Directions:
In a medium bowl mix together all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate to blend flavors, at least 1 hour. Serve with tortilla chips. 

Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 215, Fat: 17 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 90 mg, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Fiber: 6 g, Protein: 3 g



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