Sunday, February 23, 2014

Shrimp Cocktail with Garlic Mustard Cream

Having a get together with friends? Bring this dip and shrimp for the perfect pleasing appetizer! A big thanks to for this recipe.
Prep time:10 mins     Total time:10 mins      Servings: 1 cup

Shrimp Cocktail with Garlic Mustard Cream
Shrimp Cocktail with Garlic Mustard Cream
  • 1¼ pounds peeled and deveined large raw shrimp, tails left on
  • ⅔ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons STAR Grilling (Garlic) Cuisine Cooking Oil
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper

  1. In a large pot fitted with a steamer basket, boil 2 inches of water. Place shrimp in the basket, cover and steam for about 3 minutes. Spread out on a baking sheet and refrigerate for a few hours or until cold.
  2. In the meantime, mix the mayo, oil, mustard, and Worcestershire together in a bowl; season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  3. Refrigerate 1 hour to allow flavors to blend. Enjoy with the cooked shrimp!
Sunday, February 16, 2014

Spinach Chicken Salad w/ Garlic Balsamic Vinaigrette

This salad is full of protein, calcium, vitamins, and iron! Give it a try for a healthy and easy meal. Thanks to for this awesome recipe!
Prep time:10 mins    Cook time:10 mins      Total time:20 mins    Servings: 2


Spinach Chicken Salad w/ Garlic Balsamic Vinaigrette
Spinach Chicken Salad w/ Garlic Balsamic Vinaigrette
Garlic Balsamic Vinaigrette
  1. In a bowl combine all of the ingredients for the vinaigrette. Whisk thoroughly. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan heat oil over medium high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Saute chicken for 6 minutes a side, or until cooked through. Remove from pan, and slice into strips.
  3. Divide spinach onto 2 plates or bowls. Top with carrots, avocado, onions, sliced chicken and pepitas.
  4. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad to serve and enjoy!
Sunday, February 9, 2014

Herb-Crusted Steak with Oven Roasted Potatoes

Looking for a recipe that will make the meat lover in your family happy? Try this recipe provided by!
Prep time:15 mins      Cook time:25 mins       Total time:40 mins       Servings:4

Herb-Crusted Steak with Oven Roasted Potatoes
Herb-Crusted Steak with Oven Roasted Potatoes
  • 1¼ pounds small yellow potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons STAR Italian (Basil) Cuisine Cooking Oil, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 (6 ounce) boneless beef top sirloin
  • 3 teaspoons mustard
  • ½ cup mixed finely chopped parsley and tarragon
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly coat a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray. Toss the potatoes with 2 tablespoons olive oil, the garlic, the Italian seasoning, and some salt and pepper. Bake for 25-30 minutes until tender, mixing once to prevent sticking.
  2. Pat steaks dry with paper towels, season with salt and pepper, and coat with the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil.
  3. Heat a large nonstick pan over medium-high. Cook steaks until well browned and have an internal temperature of 125 degrees (for medium-rare), about 3 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of your steaks. Brush tops of steaks evenly with the mustard and sprinkle with the herbs. Serve alongside the potatoes and enjoy!
Sunday, February 2, 2014

Grilled Chicken and Tomato Basil Bruschetta Pizza

Want a healthier home made pizza with the all the classic Italian toppings? Give this recipe a try...
Recipe provided by:
Prep time: 45 mins    Cook time: 20 mins    Total time:1 hour 5 mins    Servings: 8

For the Pizza Crust:
  • 1-1/4 cups Warm water {100-110 degrees}
  • 2 packets Active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 3 tbsp STAR Italian (Basil) Cuisine Cooking Oil
  • 4 cups Unbleached all purpose flour, plus more for kneading
  • 2 tsps Kosher salt
For the Bruschetta:
  • 6-8 Roma Tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • ¼ cup Fresh basil, sliced
  • 1 tbsp Fresh parsley, minced
  • 2 cloves large Fresh garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp STAR Italian (Basil) Cuisine Cooking Oil
  • 2 tsps STAR Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 good pinches Kosher salt
  • 1 good pinch Ground black pepper
  • Grilled Chicken and Tomato Basil Bruschetta Pizza
    Grilled Chicken and Tomato Basil Bruschetta Pizza
  • 1 pinch Red pepper flakes, or more to taste
For the Pizza:

For the Pizza Dough:
  1. Combine the honey, STAR Italian (Basil) Cuisine Cooking Oil and yeast in the bowl of your mixer. Pour in the warm {100-110 degrees} and stir. Wait about 10 minutes for the yeast to proof and foam up.
  2. Next add the flour and salt. Mix on low speed until a smooth dough forms. Knead the dough by hand on a lightly floured surface until no longer tacky.
  3. Place dough in a bowl that’s been lightly oiled with more of the STAR Italian (Basil) Cuisine Cooking Oil, turn to coat and cover with a tea towel for 30-40 minutes
  4. After the dough has risen, punch it down and form into 6 to 8 personal size pizzas.
For the Bruschetta:
  1. Combine the chopped roma tomatoes with the parsley, basil, garlic, STAR Italian(Basil) Cuisine Cooking Oil, STAR Balsamic Vinegar, a pinch or two of red pepper flakes, salt and black pepper.
  2.  Toss together and refrigerate until ready to use.
For the Pizza:
  1. Toss the chicken breasts in the STAR Grilling (Garlic) Cuisine Cooking Oil and seasoning salt. Place on a preheated grill {medium-high heat} and grill 6-8 minutes a side or until fully cooked. Let cool and then sliced into strips.
  2. Stretch the dough out into 6 or 8 personal sized pizzas. Place two pizzas at a time on an inverted baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper. Top each pizza with sliced grilled chicken, red onion and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and a little Parmesan over each.
  3. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 12-16 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the crust is golden brown.
  4. Let cool for a few minutes before slicing and topping with a few spoonfuls of the tomato basil bruschetta and enjoy!
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