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Shrimp on the Grill

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

This shrimp recipe is simple yet so flavorful you will want to add it to every meal! Since we are heading into the middle of barbecue month, the following directions are for marinated shrimp cooked on the grill. Once finished, serve over rice, pasta, salad or leave on the skewers as hors d’oeuvres!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • Grilled Shrimp1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled, deveined with tails attached

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, mix together olive oil, parsley, hot sauce, garlic, tomato paste, oregano, salt and black pepper. Reserve a half a cup for basting later.
  2. Pour remaining marinade into a large resealable plastic bag with shrimp. Seal and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  3. Preheat grill for medium-low heat. Thread shrimp onto skewers, piercing once near the tail and once near the head. Gently pour lemon juice over the skewered shrimp, ensuring to coat both sides. Discard marinade.
  4. Lightly oil grill grate. Cook shrimp for about 4 minutes per side, until opaque, basting with reserved marinade. Serve and enjoy!


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Tuesday Recipe: March is National Celery Month

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
March is National Celery Month. You may be thinking to yourself, what could I possibly do with celery other than include it in soups or have it raw with salad dressing for dipping? We can show you! From ants on a log to braised celery as a side dish, this crisp veggie is more versatile than you may think.
Celery
Ants on a Log Snack Ants on a Log better known as Peanut Butter, Raisins and Celery

A childhood classic, this treat offers the vitamin essentials that we all need from celery with added carbohydrates from the peanut butter with a touch of sweetness from a line of raisins resembling a group of ants walking across a log (the celery stalk). Makes a great treat for kid’s lunches or for a quick pick me up in the middle of the day.

Ingredients

  • Celery stalks, cut into 3-4″ lengths
  • Peanut, almond or sunflower nut butter
  • Raisins
Directions

Fill each celery stalk with desired amount of nut butter. Decorate as shown here and enjoy! Get creative: you could also fill the celery with light cream cheese and sprinkle walnuts on top.


Cream of Celery Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped celery, divided
  • 2 cups chopped carrots, divided
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups onions, diced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 6 cups hot vegetable broth, divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream
Keep Calm Soup Bowl
Directions

In a small saucepan add 1 cup celery, 1 cup carrots, 1 cup vegetable broth. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 4 minutes. Drain and reserve cooked vegetables. In a large saucepan, over medium high heat, melt butter. Add onions and saute until clear. Whisking, add flour, cook 2 minutes making sure flour does not brown. Add 5 cups vegetable broth and continue to whisk until mixture boils, making sure to reach the bottom of the pan. Add uncooked 1 cup celery and 1 cup carrots. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer about 30 minutes. When cooked strain soup through a fine sieve into a clean pot reserving vegetables. In a blender puree vegetables with 1 1/2 cups of liquid. Stir puree into pot with liquid. Stir in cream, reserved vegetables. Heat and serve.


Original Maine Marinade Celery Root Salad

Ingredients

  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 medium celery root
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 head endive, torn
  • 1 head radicchio, torn
Directions

Fill a bowl with ice water; add half of the lemon juice and 1 tablespoon salt. Peel the celery root with a paring knife. Rinse, then cut into matchsticks. Add to the lemon water and let soak 15 minutes. Drain and pat dry. Whisk the remaining lemon juice, the mustard, vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a bowl; gradually whisk in the olive oil, then the cream. Add the celery root and toss; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Arrange the endive and radicchio on a platter. Top with the celery root mixture. Get creative: Use the dressing recipe ingredients below or use Original Maine Marinade, shown above to the left.

Braised Celery

Directions

Saute 1 sliced onion in a skillet with butter until golden. Add 1 chopped carrot, fresh oregano, salt and pepper; cook 2 minutes. Peel 1 bunch celery; cut into long pieces and add to the skillet with 1 cup chicken broth. Cover and simmer until just tender, 20 minutes; uncover and boil to thicken. Stir in more butter and chopped parsley.

Braised Celery


Celery Cross-Section

Health Benefits of Celery

Not only does celery taste great, it is also great for you. Here are some tips for choosing, cooking and eating celery for a healthy lifestyle:

  • Magnesium in celery can help you de-stress
  • Aids in digestion
  • Helps with inflammation
  • Steaming retains 99% of the nutrients
  • Choose celery with crisp leaves and upright stalks that are straight
  • Chopped celery is best eaten straight away for maximum benefit

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Tuesday Recipe: Gourmet Sauces and Salsas

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop we have a large assortment of gourmet food options for gift giving and your own personal pantry. Each item shown below is made with all natural fresh ingredients and are handcrafted here in New England. What more could you ask for? Trying one of these delicious sauces or salsas will make you feel as though you just created them from fresh ingredients found at the local market. Present any of these options at your next event and your guests will surely be asking about them. Be sure to click on the individual product pages for a complete list of ingredients and appetizing recipe ideas.

Cirtus Rosemary and Ginger Sauce Gourmet Sauces and Marinades

Grill and dip sauces are scrumptious and extremely versatile. The Citrus Rosemary & Ginger Sauce is great for chicken dishes, either grilled or in the oven, and also proves delicious when you dip crunchy artisan bread into it. You will love this sauce for a variety of recipes. For additional options in the kitchen, try our Atlantic Maine Marinade, or the ever popular Original Maine Marinade and Cajun Maine Marinade. Create new and exciting pasta salads, create a delicious pan sauce or be creative and make a new appetizer for your next family event.

Cajun Maine Marinade Original Maine Marinade

Gourmet Salsas

Everybody knows what salsa is, but sometimes we don’t always agree with the ingredients found within it. Not to worry with the gourmet salsas at Sturbridge,which are made without the unwanted tomato bulk. The 3 Pepper and Olive or Pineapple & Chipotle salsas taste wonderful served at room temperature with tortilla chips, or warmed up and served over some bruschetta. These sweet and savory options are too good to pass!

Pineapple and Chipotle Salsa 3 Pepper and Olive Salsa

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