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Rich Flavor Turkey Basting



Tired of butter and herbs? Want to jazz up your holiday turkey with some richly flavored basting?
Try some of our favorites! Basting sauces can be made in double quantities to serve as a side sauce together with the traditional cranberry and  gravy. For best flavor results, basting should be done in the last 45 of cooking time. 

Honey-Mustard  ( makes 1 cup):

1/2 cup dijon mustard
1/4 cup clover honey ( room temperature)
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

In a medium bowl, mix  the olive oil with the honey with a whisk  till it changes to a paler color and slightly thicker texture. Add salt and pepper if using and then incorporate the mustard. Stir till it completely mixed.


Spicy Chipotle basting sauce ( makes 1 cup):

1/2 cup tomato paste
2 chipotle peppers chopped
3 Tbls olive oil
3 tbls sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Place all ingredients in food processor and mix till smooth ( about 2 minutes). The mixture should now have consistency of ketchup : just enough viscosity to stick to the back of a spoon and to a turkey breast 🙂

Can’t find Chipotle peppers? Use  2 tbls of cranberry sauce mixed with 1/2 tsp hot sauce and 1/2 tsp of liquid smoke





Tomato And Artichoke Salad

This Fresh salad is just the answer to a hot summer day! It goes well with grilled meats and burgers alike. Serve instead of the traditional lettuce and tomato salad  for grilled and barbecued meats.

It can also be served as an exiting fresh  tapas


Ingredients: (4 servings)

8 ripe salad tomatoes, cut into eighths
1 jar marinated artichokes, drained. Reserve 4 Tbls of the marinade liquid
2 springs fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbls olive oil

Place tomatoes in individual serving bowls, place artichoke pieces on top , tear the leaves off the basil, and sprinkle on tomato-artichoke mix.
In a mixing bowl add the oil to the reserved marinade liquid, add salt and pepper and whisk with a fork to form an emulsion. Pour on the salad , and serve immediately. Enjoy!