AUG
09

Grilled Corn Salsa with Lime & Sea Salt Pita Chips

corn salsa and pita chips
Some people wait all year for corn season, and for good reason! Canned and frozen corn simply cannot compare to the flavor and texture of fresh corn straight off the cob. Still, plain grilled or roasted corn can get dull after a while. If you’re looking for a new twist on corn, give this fresh and exciting corn salsa a try. Sweet and savory, refreshing and just a tad spicy—this salsa has a little bit of everything. Make it with our simple homemade pita chips for a spectacular summer salsa scoop!
 
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JUN
27

Caribbean Spiced Chicken and Grilled Vegetables

Caribbean Grilled chicken and vegetables

When an island getaway just isn’t in the cards for your summer holidays, bring the flavors of the Caribbean right to your dinner table with this citrus and spice marinated chicken bursting with the zesty brightness of fresh ginger, orange, lime, and green chili. The chicken is paired with a delicious array of grilled vegetables. Together, the bold chicken and the colorful vegetables make a perfect summer meal that is as easy to make as it is to enjoy. If you listen closely, you just might hear the ocean as you dine!

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JUN
13

BBQ Pork Ribs and Creamy Dill Potato Salad

Ribs and potato salad

Sticky barbeque ribs are one of the best reasons to get your hands and fingers dirty this summer, but even the perfect pork ribs need a delicious side dish!  This double dill potato salad is just the right combination of fresh herbs and creamy dressing, with the tang and crunch of red onions and dill pickles.  You can even pull out this recipe for the next backyard barbeque or poolside potluck, because it’s sure to pair well with any meat you’re throwing on the grill.

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JUN
06

Savory Italian-Style Sausage Skewers

Italian Sausage Skewers

Sausages are easy to throw on the grill and are always a crowd pleaser, but instead of the traditional sausage on a bun again, why not try something a little more sophisticated?  Serve these tasty sausage skewers as appetizers at your next summer barbeque, or just get the whole family involved for tonight’s dinner by letting them build their own skewers.  They don’t take much time or effort to assemble, but they’re stacked with gorgeous colors and bold flavors, from savory sausage, sundried tomato, and tortellini to soft bocconcini and fresh basil.  Delizioso!

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MAY
31

Grilled Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Salad

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Craving spicy buffalo chicken wings with a creamy, tangy blue cheese dipping sauce… But don’t want the mess of sticky fingers or the hassle of deep-frying chicken? Well here’s an alternative you’ll be happy you found. We’ve taken the same delicious ingredients but placed them in a fresh, crunchy salad, and used tender, moist grilled chicken breast as a lighter, healthier choice. Okay, it’s a little indulgent, but salads don’t have to be boring. And the rich, contrasting flavors are sure to satisfy your food desire and wow your taste buds.

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MAY
24

Beef Burger with Bacon, Brie, and Caramelized Pears

Bacon Brie and Pear Burger

The burger is a barbeque classic but if you’re craving more sophisticated fare, this upscale twist on the humble cheeseburger is it! The recipe itself is simple to prepare but full of flavor with toppings — crisp bacon, arugula, creamy, melted Brie, and caramelized pears with just a hint of cinnamon — that harmonize together in surprising ways.

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SEP
07

Grilled Susitna River Coho Salmon with Peach Salsa


Grilled Salmon topped with Peach Salsa

See if you can say this three times fast… Oncorhynchus Kisutch. That's the scientific name for Coho Salmon and this week we’ve whipped up something extra special for your dining pleasure – a sassy summertime salsa, featuring the lovely peach, "Queen" of the summer fruits, paired with Coho Salmon flown in fresh from the Cook Inlet of the Susitna River in Alaska.

We simply can't get enough peaches around here! Lucky for us, Illinois and Michigan hit a bumper crop…and they are delicious. You can enjoy this salsa on its own with your favorite tortilla chips, but we especially like it atop grilled salmon.

This week’s recipe: Grilled Susitna River Coho Salmon with Peach Salsa

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AUG
24

Chicken with Grilled Peaches and Arugula Salad


Chicken and Grilled Peaches

School may be back in session, but summer is here to stay…for a while at least. While the temps are up, we’re taking advantage of every opportunity to be outdoors, manning the grill. So this week’s recipe pays homage to that summertime tradition, with a sweet new recipe you have to taste to believe.

Peaches are at their prime right now. And we’re crazy about them! We were staring at a beautiful basket of the fuzzy orange-pink orbs, wondering…could we? (Grill them, that is.) The answer, a very exuberant YES!

This week’s recipe: Chicken with Grilled Peaches and Arugula

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JUL
13

Crab and Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Homemade Guacamole


Crab and Shrimp taco with fresh guacamole

Craving more quick and easy weeknight menu ideas? We’ve got you covered. This week, we’re taking the cooking al fresco, because with weather as nice as this, you’ve gotta be outdoors!

This week, we’re whipping up Grilled Shrimp and Crab Tacos, served with homemade guacamole. Your friends will be clamoring for invites to this fiesta…but it tastes so good, you might not want to share!

As always, you can pick up everything you need for this weeknight meal at your local Sunset Foods. So get your grocery list together and follow us to delicious.

This week’s recipe: Crab and Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Homemade Guacamole

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JUN
01

Easy Grilled Pizza

 

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When we’re too tired to cook, a frozen pizza is often the first thing we reach for. But in the heat of the summer, do you really want your kitchen climbing to 400 degrees? (Neither do we). Equally easy, but infinitely more delicious, you can whip up a grilled pizza in nearly no time.

There’s no denying the heavenly flavor and texture of a wood-fired crust. Grilling pizza is the closest you can come to that at home. No matter if you’re using charcoal or gas. You will still achieve amazing texture and flavor – far better than what your oven will deliver.

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OCT
09

Recipe of the week: Calypso Pork Chops

Looking for something incredibly easy and delicious for dinner? You’ve come to the right place. You should have most of these ingredients in your cupboard and with Farmland All Natural Boneless Pork Chops on sale for $3.99 a pound this week, you have no excuse not to try this exotic- tasting marinade. Plus, our pork chops have no added hormones, antibiotics or artificial ingredients, so you can rest easy about the quality of the meat.

 

No brain power involved in this one—just a little forethought. Try to create the marinade in the morning or sometime early in the day, so the chops can soak up the zesty, rich flavor while you’re out running errands. Once dinnertime rolls out, all you’ve have to do is 10 minutes of prep time to finish up the job. And they’re so flavorful your family will think you’ve slaved in the kitchen all day. The other best part? These chops are so versatile—you can serve them on a delicious rice pilaf, whip up a quick cole slaw, or sneak in some applesauce. My family likes them with green beans.

Pork Chops over the Grill

Calypso Pork Chops

Ingredients:

1/2 teaspoon salt
1 whole minced garlic cloves
6 (4 oz.) pork chops, boneless
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons dark rum

 

Directions:

Combine all ingredients and marinate in the refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours.

 

Remove chops and discard leftover marinade. Grill chops quickly over for 10-12 minutes, turning once to brown both sides.

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SEP
23

Recipe of the Week: Grilled Sirloin with Roasted Corn Salsa

Grilled Sirloin Steak and Corn Salsa

This is a delicious, late summer recipe that is good to have on hand when you want to impress your friends. The ingredients are simple and fresh and the recipe is easy to prepare. The smoky, spicy salsa is lively and really makes the dish.

While it’s best to use a cast iron skillet, any frying pan will work, just let the corn cook until it starts to stick to the skillet if you’re not using cast-iron.

If you are cooking for less than four, this dish makes great leftovers including a delicious sandwich on a crusty French bread or quick and easy quesadillas.

GRILLED SIRLOIN WITH ROASTED CORN SALSA
3 cups fresh corn (about 3 ears)
4 scallions, white and green parts thinly sliced separately
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 plum tomatoes, finely diced
1 to 2 fresh jalapeño chiles, finely diced (including seeds)
1 (2-pound) trimmed boneless sirloin steak, about 1 1/2 inches thick
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
Accompaniment: lime wedges
Prepare grill for cooking.
Make corn salsa:
Heat a dry large cast-iron skillet over moderately high heat until hot, then pan-roast corn, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
Cook white part of scallions in butter with garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon each cumin and chili powder, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in skillet over moderate heat, stirring, until scallions are tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in corn, tomatoes, and jalapeños.
Grill steak:
Combine remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and sprinkle on both sides of steak. Grill, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into thickest part of meat registers 130°F, 18 to 20 minutes total for medium-rare. Transfer steak to a grooved cutting board and let stand 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.
While steak is standing, reheat corn mixture over moderate heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in cilantro and scallion greens.
Spoon corn on top of sliced steak and pour over any accumulated juices and serve.
Makes four servings.
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SEP
07

Swordfish like you've never tasted before

You’d be crazy not to try this delicious, healthy recipe! All ingredients are available at your local Sunset Foods.

Marinated Swordfish Steak Entree

If this doesn't make your mouth water, we don't know what will!

GRILLED MARINATED SWORDFISH

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 swordfish steaks
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (optional)
  • 4 slices lemon, for garnish (optional)

Directions

1. In a glass baking dish, combine the garlic, white wine, lemon juice, soy sauce, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix just to blend. Place swordfish steaks into the marinade, and refrigerate for 1 hour, turning frequently.

2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate.

3. Grill swordfish steaks for 5 to 6 minutes on each side. Garnish with parsley and lemon wedges.

Hope you enjoy this delicious and nutritious meal as much as we have!

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