Tag: Pomegranate Finishing Sauce

Pork Spare Ribs with Pomegranate Glaze

There are more recipes for making ribs than hot sauce brands.  Folks have fights over dry rubs, wet rubs, mop sauces, finishing sauces, to smoke or not to smoke, etc.....but all we wanted were tasty ribs without baby-sitting a smoldering fire all day.  We know this is a sacrilege to the pit masters, but if we want authentic slow smoked ribs, there are plenty of places to get take-out without wasting all day. We've tried many variations on fuss-free ribs, especially if we need to make a bunch of other food for a party/tailgate.   The cooking science was all essentially the same - a slow cooking method with a bit of acid (vinegar, lemon, lime) and salt was needed to break down the tough connective tissue.  Flavor can be infused before, during, and after slow cooking. We used a braising step followed by a grilling step to get the right texture, and maximize flavor, featuring two of our favorite ingredients: beer and the Serious Foodie gourmet sauces. If you want a bit of extra flavor, you can dry-rub the ribs (Serious Foodie Kentucky Bourbon Rub was our favorite), wrap in plastic, and refrigerate overnight. We also tried a pressure cooker [...]

Turn the Beet Around: Simple, Tasty, Healthy Quinoa Salad with Beets & Oranges

Photo Courtesy of Eating Well We are always for raising our game when it comes to healthy eating - and two of our favorite components are beets and quinoa.  There is a ton of nutrition and flavor in both of these, and this simple salad (which can also serve as a meatless main course) has it all.  We found the original recipe and picture on the EatingWell website (click HERE for the original recipe), and we were inspired to put our own spin on the dish.  We suggest using red beets, but try this recipe with the sweeter, and less earthy, golden beets.  You might also like using blood oranges with the golden beets for some interesting color and texture. Simple, Tasty, Healthy Quinoa Salad with Beets & Oranges Recipe Type: Vegetarian Cuisine: Fusion Mediterranean Author: Mr. Serious Foodie, via EatingWell Magazine Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hour 20 mins Serves: Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients 3 medium beets (about 1¼ pounds) 2 cups vegetable broth 1½ cups water 2 cups red quinoa (see Tips) ½ teaspoon salt 2 medium oranges 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar or champagne vinegar 2 tablespoons Serious Foodie Pomegranate Sauce [...]

Lamb Burgers with Pomegranate Tzatziki Sauce

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] We love to try burgers using all sorts of ingredients – meat (bison, ostrich, duck), fish, veggies – and one of our favorites is lamb.  We come across ground lamb often, and it is typically priced at a deep discount to lamb chops or leg of lamb. Our recipe is a riff on the classic gyro – with a few Serious Foodie twists.  We love the sweet/sour flavor of pomegranate – a fruit originating in the Mediterranean region – so we were inspired to somehow add our Serious Foodie Pomegranate Sauce into the dish (click HERE to buy the Pomegranate Sauce on-line).   Turns out that the perfect place for a bit of pomegranate zing was in the already zingy Tzatziki sauce.  In fact, we started to use our version of Tzatziki sauce on everything in sight – especially salads. Lamb Burgers Author: Lamb Burgers Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 30 mins Serves: Serves 4 to 6 Lamb burgers are the perfect match with the Tzatziki Sauce recipe – you can also try standard beef burgers or veggie burgers. Ingredients 1 medium onion, finely chopped or shredded 1 egg, beaten 1/2 cup Panko bread […]

Soba Noodles with Spicy Pomegranate Sauce

Soba noodles have become so popular that you could probably find them in most local grocery stores – you can even find them as a “broth bowl” at Panera.  These noodles are made from buckwheat flour and have a correspondingly strong, nutty flavor. Many buckwheat noodles also have some wheat flour in them, which means they’re not gluten-free. However, pure buckwheat soba can be found, especially at Asian specialty stores or on-line.  If you want a nice explanation on the difference between soba, udon, and rice noodles, take a look at the article on Thekitchn.com. In this article, we show you a simple recipe to make a very tasty spicy sauce for the noodles, using The Serious Foodie Pomegranate Finishing Sauce (click HERE to enter our e-commerce store). Soba Noodles with Spicy Pomegranate Sauce Author: Mr. Serious Foodie Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 25 mins Serves: Serves 4 This recipe shows the versatility of The Serious Foodie Gourmet Sauces Ingredients 3 Tablespoons of [url href=”http://shop.serious-foodie.com/” target=”_blank”][b]The Serious Foodie Pomegranate Sauc[/b]e[/url] 1 teaspoon Siracha (or your favorite hot sauce) 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 1/4 cup canola oil, or any other neutral […]

Crank Up the Grill – Simple & Elegant Chicken with Pomegranate Glaze

Simple & elegant,  coupled with delicious – among the many words which you’ll use when you follow this easy approach to The Serious Foodie everyday gourmet recipe.  The keys to this recipe are (1) fresh, boneless chicken breasts formed into thin cutlets; (2) a flavorful spice rub, and (3) The Serious Foodie Pomegranate Sauce (click HERE to order).  We serve this dish with a simple stir fry of vegetables (for example: snow peas, carrots, yellow bell pepper, and onion).  We finish the stir fry with a spicy pomegranate dressing we make from the Pomegranate Sauce (to see the spicy pomegranate dressing, click HERE). Chicken with Pomegranate Glaze Author: Mr. Serious Foodie Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 30 mins Serves: Serves 4 If you can’t get thin chicken cutlets from your butcher, we show you how it’s done here – it is a lot cheaper if you do this yourself. Ingredients 1 full chicken breast (both halves) About 1/2 cup Spice rub (here we are using the Serious Foodie East Asian rub) 2 tablespoons (or more) olive oil 1 jar of The Serious Foodie Pomegranate Finishing Sauce Instructions Separate the two halves of the chicken breast […]