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4 Artisan Food Ideas with Our BBQ Bundle

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One of our favorite bundles is the BBQ Bundle. Needless to say, it's the ideal companion for barbecues. However, our clients often ask us what other recipes can you whip up without a grill or an excuse to barbecue (although, every excuse is a good one if it involves grilling meat!). We've created a list of recipe ideas for you to try with the different products in the bundle.

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Blackberry and Apple Artisan Food Vinaigrette

Jams and marmalades make for incredible dressings, if made properly. Chop a quarter onion, one clove of garlic and a teaspoon of your favorite fresh chopped herb. Then, add a third cup of J&M Jaleas y Mermeladas' Blackberry and Apple Jam.

In a small glass or plastic bowl, combine this mixture with equal parts of oil and red wine vinegar until everything is well blended. Your vinaigrette should last about a week in the fridge. Feel free to add it to your salads throughout the week!

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The tartness in the blackberry and the sweetness of the apple make it a very versatile jam.

A Rainbow of Dipping Sauces

Our bundle already includes Barba Roja's Sun Dried Tomato and Herbs Sauce, which works spectacularly with baked potato fries. But did you know you can create all sorts of dipping sauces? For example, add a splash of Zazel's Chile Diablo and Zausalo's Spicy Olive Oil to your ketchup for a kicked up version.

Also, you can combine our hot sauce with a couple of tablespoons of mayonnaise (either low fat or vegan) for a spicy mayo. What else? Create a sweet and sour sauce by mixing our blackberry and apple jam, ketchup and vinegar. You can add in a couple of chili flakes for a spicy twist.

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This olive oil will become a staple in your pantry.

There are so many sauces you can make! Serve a generous portion of fries with two or three different dipping sauces and you're bound for an incredible appetizer (or meal!).

Spicy Chicken Wings

This is one of the best chicken wings recipes available and it's simplicity will surprise you. Mix our Spicy Olive Oil with Salty Earth's Blue Sea Salt and rub it onto a couple of pounds of chicken wings. Place them onto a baking tray and throw them into the oven for a little bit less than an hour or until the skin is golden and crispy.

In a small saucepan, whisk together a quarter cup of hot sauce and a couple tablespoons of honey. Bring to a simmer and add in four tablespoons of butter. Cook until butter has melted completely and sauce has reduced slightly. Transfer your chicken wings into a bowl and toss with the hot sauce until completely coated. 

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No gluten, no sugar, no additives. Just spice!

Finally, return the coated chicken wings onto a rack and broil them for a couple of minutes... or at least until the sauce caramelizes. Serve with homemade ranch sauce, one of Barba Roja's sauces or just have them as they are. Beware, the level of spice in this recipe is not for the faint-hearted.

Oven-baked Spicy Vegetables

The main problem with Zausalo's Olive Oil is trying not to add it to absolutely everything. Seriously, it's that good. One of our favorite things to do is to gently coat a pan of vegetables and bake them for approximately half an hour. 

Regardless of the vegetables you select, the result is always the same: a pan of crunchy, slightly sweet, spicy vegetables ready to be served with a serving of meat or poultry. Or, if you are a vegetarian, serve a generous helping of the oven-baked beauties with a side of rice.

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Authentic Blue Sea Salt from Nicoya, Guanacaste.

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