Flavor of the Month

Chipotle EVOO

Exciting things are happening at the Flying Olive. Save the Date: Tuesday, April 9th, 6:30-7:30 in the Eastgate store. We are delighted to have a cooking demonstration with Rita Heikenfeld. Reservations are required and seating is very limited. The cost is $25 which will include generous tastings of an appetizer, main dish, salad, veggie, and even dessert! Rita is an herbalist, educator, and media personality and we feel very fortunate that she will be sharing her evening with us! What could be better than our Chipotle Extra Virgin Olive Oil to heat up our cuisine before the warm weather finally shows up? One of our 3 spicy Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Chipotle EVOO combines smoky pepper flavor with just the right amount of heat. Chipotle Peppers are known for their smokiness rather than being really spicy. Our Chipotle EVOO incorporates that combination beautifully. What to do with it! Toss it with potatoes, marinade beef, pork, or poultry, add it to veggies, scramble your morning eggs in it—now that's a wake-up call! Chipotle EVOO pairs with Dark Chocolate or Espresso Balsamic Vinegars for a great mole-style marinade. Combine it with Peach or Strawberry Balsamic Vinegars for a fruity, zesty dressing. Make salsa, brush on meat before grilling, mix it in your hummus, make a fantastic barbeque sauce, or add it to baked beans. This month, our Chipotle Extra Virgin Olive Oil is on sale. A mini is $4.95, a 200 ml bottle is $10.95, and a 375 ml bottle is only $14.95. If you have any questions or want to make reservations for the cooking class, please call us at 513.943.1900.

Try These Recipes!

Barby-Q Chicken (or Steak) Balsamic Sauce

Ingredients:

For the Balsamic BBQ sauce:

½ cup Flying Olive's Fig Balsamic Vinegar

½ cup Flying Olive's Traditional 18 Year Balsamic Vinegar

3/4 cup ketchup

1/3 cup honey

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the chicken or steak:

4-6 pieces chicken or 4 pieces of New York strip or Club strip steak

Enough Flying Olive's Chipotle Extra Virgin Olive Oil to brush on chicken or steak pieces before placing them on the grill

Salt and freshly ground pepper

For the BBQ sauce:

Combine all the ingredients for the BBQ sauce in a small saucepan and stir until all the ingredients are incorporated and the mixture is smooth. Simmer over medium heat until reduced by1/3, about 15 to 20 minutes.

For the chicken or steak:

Place a grill pan over medium heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill. Season the meat by brushing on the Chipotle EVOO, salt and pepper.  Place the meat on the grill. Place the remaining BBQ sauce, still in the small saucepan, over low heat to warm. Cook the chicken about 8-10 minutes per side. Cook the steaks starting at about 4 minutes per side

When about chicken has 5 minutes left to cook, brush the meat with BBQ sauce every few minutes. Remove the meat from the grill and let rest for at least 5 minutes. Serve with the heated BBQ sauce alongside.

Submitted by Barb L.