#FoodieFriday: Tilapia Oreganata February 19 2016
Guess what day it is! It’s Friday and that means it’s time for another fresh fish recipe! Today, we’re talking Tilapia Oreganata because who doesn’t love a meal topped with breadcrumbs and garlic?
- 1 lb. fresh Tilapia filets
- 2 cloves crushed garlic
- 1 whole lemon
- 1 tbsp. La Flor Oregano
- 1 tbsp. La Flor Basil
- 2 tbsp. Italian breadcrumbs
- La Flor Sea Salt and Black Pepper to taste
- Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
- Lightly coat a baking sheet with olive oil.
- In a bowl, combine garlic, oregano, basil, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper.
- Rub each filet with breadcrumb mixture and drizzle fresh lemon juice on top.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until fish flakes apart with a fork.
Valentine's Day Teriyaki Rib Eye February 12 2016
It’s Valentine’s Day weekend and LOVE is in the air! What are you cooking up for your significant other this Sunday? For those of you who have already created a menu, we’re sure it will come out great. But for those who need a last minute idea, we’re here to save you - you can thank us later!
This Teriyaki Rib Eye Recipe will surely light up you love’s taste buds and maybe even create that extra spark you’re looking for. Just don’t overcook the steak or you might find yourself in the dog house.
- Teriyaki Sauce
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- La Flor Onion Powder
- La Flor Garlic Powder
- 2 (6 ounce) Beef Rib Eye Steaks
In a bowl, mix 2 tbsp. Teriyaki sauce with 1 ½ tbsp Worcestershire sauce. Rub approx. 1 tsp. olive oil on each steak and then add teriyaki-worcestershire mixture. Season with onion and garlic powder to taste. Let the steaks marinate for about 2 hours and then fire up the grill. Cook over high heat for approximately 4 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 140° (this will give you a medium-rare steak). Coat steaks with a light layer of honey for the final 2 minutes of grilling.
When taste is everything, La Flor is all you need to add some love to your palate this Valentine’s Day. Shop our selection of spices, herbs, and blends on the web - keep it spicy, America!
National Soup Day February 04 2016
No soup for you! Unless you’re like us and you’re celebrating National Soup Day today - then you can enjoy all the warm, delicious soup you’d like! Whether you like a nice cup of soup as a starter or a hearty bowl for your main course we’ve got some extra special recipes for you to try.
Not-So-Classic Chicken Noodle: most chicken noodle soup recipes call for chicken stock, carrots, shredded chicken meat and egg noodles, but not this one. Although you will need the basic ingredients, we like to kick ours up a notch. Substitute egg noodles with penne pasta or spaghetti, and marinate your chicken in La Flor’s Don Diego hot sauce. Don’t forget to add a dash of La Flor’s Chicken Bouillon for flavor.
Larry The Lobster Bisque: the two ingredients in lobster bisque are lobsters and bisque, right? Well, yes. But there’s a bunch of other delicious ingredients that come together to provide you with that mouth-watering flavor. Search for your favorite recipe online and then add sweet corn kernels and a touch of La Flor’s Cayenne Pepper to taste.
Burly Beef Barley: whether you’re outdoors chopping wood all day or doing something a little less macho, there’s nothing like sitting down to a cup or bowl of beef barley soup. Trim and chop boneless chuck roast, slice your carrots and celery, add mushrooms and don’t forget the La Flor Beef Bouillon.When taste is everything, La Flor is all you need to transform National Soup Day into an extraordinary culinary delight. Shop our selection of spices, herbs, and blends on the web - keep it spicy, America!
Winter Foods To Warm You Up February 02 2016
What’s better than coming inside to a warm bowl of soup after spending hours out in the cold? Not much if you ask us. Although we’ve seen drastic swings in temperatures so far this winter, we know the cold weather will rear its head once again. But don’t worry, these winter recipes will help warm up your bones and your appetite this season:
Lots of people - especially those who work full-time - find themselves ripping through the cabinets to put together some sort of meal during the week. Or they simply order out. Weeknight dinners don’t have to be so stressful, or so expensive, if you just plan ahead. And most of these recipes can be prepared in an hour or less so that “I don’t have enough time to cook a meal” excuse won’t work here.
Butternut Squash Soup: Sit down a bowl of piping hot creamy butternut squash soup. If this doesn’t warm you up, we don’t know what will. Recipe Here: http://bit.ly/1PSxNYF
La Flor products needed: La Flor Cayenne Pepper, La Flor Black Pepper
Spaghetti With Turkey Chili: Combine two winter staples, spaghetti and chili, and you have yourself a meal you won’t want to stop eating. Pile your plate high and top it off with sour cream and hot sauce to give your taste buds a kick. Recipe Here: http://bit.ly/1PSxZY1
La Flor products needed: La Flor Sea Salt, La Flor Don Diego Special Habanero Blend
Four Cheese Pasta With Ham and Peas: Creamy pasta. Ham. Cheese. What more do you need? Recipe Here: http://bit.ly/1nAoLTE
La Flor products needed: La Flor Sea Salt, La Flor Black Pepper
Chicken Cordon Bleu: This quick and easy recipe takes the stress and time out of the traditional meal, yet it still tastes amazing! Recipe Here: http://bit.ly/1P3wumj
La Flor products needed: La Flor Sea Salt, La Flor Black Pepper, La Flor Parsley Flakes
Stone Ground Honey Mustard Salmon January 13 2016
Salmon is making a name for itself as a delectable trendy fish these days, and the best part is there are so many ways to prepare it. Today, we’re going to focus on a stone ground honey mustard salmon recipe that will feed about 10 people. So gather your close friends for a dinner party and this recipe is sure to leave their mouths watering and their bellies full.
- 4-5 lbs of fresh, skinless filet of salmon
- La Flor Garlic Powder
- Stone Ground Mustard
- Dijon Mustard
- Natural Clover Honey
- Rinse fish and pat dry with paper towels.
- Season with La Flor Garlic powder.
- In a small bowl, mix equal parts stone ground mustard and dijon mustard. (You’ll want to make enough to spread over the entire filet.)
- Spread mustard mixture over fish and drizzle with natural clover honey.
- Bake, uncovered in a 450°F oven for about 12-15 minutes or until fish begins to flake when tested with a fork.
Serve fish over your choice of rice or accompany with vegetables for a main dish your guests will love.When taste is everything, La Flor is all you need to transform your dinner party into an extraordinary culinary delight. Shop our selection of spices, herbs, and blends on the web - keep it spicy, America!
Spice Up Your Thanksgiving Leftovers December 01 2015
Thanksgiving is probably the most anticipated foodie holiday of the year - with a feast that takes days of preparation yet only minutes of consumption. If you’re still staring at Turkey Day leftovers in your fridge and can’t bear the thought of the same meal for the fifth night in a row - we have some ways for you to spice things up:
When you think of fried rice, chicken or pork may flood your mind, but with all of this year's leftovers - why not try some turkey friend rice! You can even throw in some of your leftover vegetables to create your new favorite fried rice recipe.
- ½ cup small onion, diced
- 1 cup leftover vegetables, chopped
- 1 cup turkey, chopped
- 2 cups rice
- ½ - ¾ cup sliced green onions
- 1-2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
- 2 lightly beaten eggs
- La Flor ground pepper, to taste
- Slice green onions, for garnish
Don’t know what to do with all the cranberry sauce? By turning it into a Cranberry Orange Walnut Relish, you've got the perfect, delicious topping for dessert tarts!
- ¾ cup orange juice
- ½ sugar
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon La Flor cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon La Flor nutmeg
- 2 teaspoon orange zest
- ½ teaspoon La Flor vanilla extract
- ⅛ teaspoon La Flor salt
- 12 oz fresh cranberries
- ⅓ cup golden raisins
- ⅔ walnut pieces
As your leftover turkey starts to dwindle, make some mini turkey pot pies with the scraps. It's the perfect way to finish up whatever you have left in your fridge!
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 small onion
- ¼ cup of flour
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 pound boneless turkey
- ½ cup peas
- ¼ teaspoon La Flor dried thyme
- La Flor black pepper, to taste
- 2 pounds pie dough
What's your favorite way to reinvent leftovers? Share with the La Flor community on our Facebook page!
When taste is everything, La Flor is all you need to transform your Thanksgiving leftovers into an extraordinary culinary delight. Shop our selection of spices, herbs, and blends on the web - keep it spicy America!
#FoodieFriday - Fall Harvest Foods October 23 2015
The leaves aren’t the only thing in transition come fall, your local produce stands are making a switch as well. Gone are the fresh fruits and berries of summer - instead you’ll find root vegetables and gourds a plenty.
Stock up on some fall harvest foods and try out the below recipes:
Pumpkin: Not just for pies, pumpkins can be used in a plethora of dinner recipes. A great source of vitamin A, fiber, and antioxidants, pumpkins can be boiled, roasted or steamed, and turned savory for stews and other side dishes.
Butternut Squash: Whether you want to roast it, sauté it, or simmer it in a soup with your favorite herbs, this gourd should be a central component to your meals. It’s hearty, loaded with fiber and important vitamins A and C, and is extremely versatile!
Sweet Potatoes: This sweet tasting starch hits its peak in the fall! Often mistaken for yams, sweet potatoes are in fact a fiber, potassium, and vitamin packed tuber of their own. They can be boiled, roasted, or baked and work well as part of a main dish (or side).
Brussels Sprouts: Best in the fall and winter, brussels sprouts are a good source of protein, iron and potassium. Simply roast some up to really enjoy this green veggie powerhouse.
When taste is everything, La Flor is all you need to transform your everyday meal into an extraordinary culinary delight. Shop our full selection of spices, herbs, and blends on the web - keep it spicy, America!
#FoodieFriday - Chili Recipes for a Chilly Day October 02 2015
For our friends on Long Island and along the east coast - Joaquin may not be joining you for dinner tonight, but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t prepare some extra grub just in case.
Warm up with some of the below chili recipes - great for leftovers and sure to keep you warm all rainy, chilly weekend long.
Slow Cooker Chili - Can’t go wrong with a crock pot recipe! Slow cookers are the easiest way to get the richness of a long-simmering stovetop chili. Plus, by making your chili a day or 2 in advance allows for the flavors to continue developing while sealed tight in the refrigerator. (Recipe here »)
Vegetarian Chili - Packed with vegetables, beans, and tons of flavor this meatless option can be made stove top and is sure to satisfy meat eaters and vegetarians alike! (Recipe here »)
Cincinnati Chili - Warm spices like allspice and cinnamon distinguish Cincy-style chili. To keep the beef moist, this recipe simmers calls for simmering the meat in water. (Recipe here »)
Chili with Chipotle and Chocolate - Never had chili with chocolate? Well there’s a first time for everything. The combination of smoky chipotle chiles and earthy unsweetened chocolate add unexpected depth and richness to this hearty chili. (Recipe here »)
Chili Tortilla Bake - Change things up with this homestyle Tex-Mex casserole. With your favorite chili flavors topped with bubbly cheese - you won’t need to take out any tupperware for leftovers. (Recipe here »)
If you need to stock up on your chili necessities - cumin, cayenne, chili powder, black pepper, etc - we’ve got you covered. When taste is everything, La Flor is all you need to transform your everyday meal into an extraordinary culinary delight. Shop our selection of spices, herbs, and blends on the web - keep it spicy America!
Back to School: 3 Dinners Under 30 Minutes September 14 2015
The flurry of fall excitement is upon us. Between the kids heading back to school, fall sports revving back up, and daily work schedules, planning hearty dinners can fall by the wayside. That’s why we wanted to share some easy under 30 minute meals you can make for your family while still staying on a tight schedule!
- 1 1/2 to 2 pounds frozen popcorn chicken
- 6 Tablespoons La Flor honey
- 4 Tablespoons ketchup
- 4 Tablespoons sugar
- 2 Tablespoons white distilled vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
- La Flor Salt and pepper, to taste
- Green onions
- La Flor Sesame seeds
Instructions: First, cook popcorn chicken as the package suggests. Then, over medium heat - whisk together honey, ketchup, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, and salt and pepper in a sauce pan. Bring the sauce to a boil, stirring, and reduce to a simmer until sauce slightly thickens. Toss cooked chicken in sauce and serve over rice - finishing with a dash of sesame seeds and green onion.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ cup diced sweet onion
- 1 teaspoon La Flor garlic powder
- 2-3 chicken breasts, diced
- 12 oz pasta
- 3 cups of water (or chicken broth)
- 1 envelope dry Italian dressing mix
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
- 1 tsp La Flor basil
- 1 cup Mozzarella cheese
Instructions: Over medium heat, saute the onions in olive oil until soft. Then add the chicken and garlic powder - cooking until browned. Add pasta, water, dressing mix, and tomatoes and bring to a boil, cooking for 10 minutes or until water has evaporated. Finish by topping with Mozzarella cheese and basil, letting it sit until the cheese is melted before serving.
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup milk
- 1½ cup dry bread crumbs
- ½ cup diced onion
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 pounds ground beef (or ground turkey)
- 4 garlic cloves, minced (or 4 teaspoons La Flor chopped garlic)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ¾ cup ketchup
- ½ cup La Flor honey
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
Instructions: Combine eggs and milk in a large bowl, then add the bread crumbs, onion and salt. Add meat into the mixture and mix well until combined. Shape the mix into 1 inch balls, placing on a nonstick cookie sheet. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. While meatballs are cooking, combine garlic and butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in ketchup, honey, and soy sauce - bringing to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. After meatballs are cooked, spoon sauce over and serve.
When taste is everything, La Flor is all you need to transform your everyday meal into an extraordinary culinary delight. Shop our full selection of spices, herbs, and blends on the web - keep it spicy America!