Product of the Week – Salmon Seasoning

With ingredients like Anise Seed, Cayenne, Citric Acid, Dill Weed, Fennel, Garlic, Lemon Peel, Onion, Paprika, Black Pepper and Sea Salt, salmon seasoning compliments fish cooked any way you please!

Salmon Seasoning by Splendor Garden

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Slow Cooker Hearty BBQ Pork – Recipe Recommendation

Slow Cooker BBQ Pork

 

Ooey Gooey BBQ Pork Sandwiches are the epitome of summer. Sitting around a picnic table with the ones you love on a hot summer evening with two hands wrapped around a bun, juice dripping down your arms…YES! Summer is here! Throw this in a slow-cooker and head to the beach!

Try our recipe recommendation using our BBQ Rub Seasoning!

Slow Cooker BBQ Pork

Low: 6 – 10 hours

  • 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup organic chicken stock or low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon packed organic dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Splendor Garden BBQ Rub Seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon Splendor Garden Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (4-1/2- to 5-pound) boneless or bone-in pork shoulder (also known as pork butt), twine or netting removed
  • 2 cups organic barbecue sauce (optional)
  • Your favourite slaw recipe to top sandwiches

The easiest and, arguably, tenderest pulled pork comes out of the slow cooker. Here, we coat pork shoulder with a spice rub of dark brown sugar, BBQ Rub Seasoning, and Cinnamon, then cook it on a bed of garlic and onions moistened with chicken broth. Six to ten hours later, the juiciest pork imaginable is ready to be shredded and served atop nachos, or in a sandwich with your favorite BBQ Sauce. This no-fuss, versatile recipe makes enough to feed a crowd, and the leftovers—should you have any—freeze well.

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Succulent BBQ Baked Ribs – Recipe Recommendation

If you had to choose one thing to eat every day for the rest of your life, this would be it! Succulent, fall off the bone, 5 napkin minimum, delicious ribs. We promised you this recipe in our BBQ Rub – Did You Know? post and here it is:

Succulent BBQ Baked Ribs

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Preheat your oven to 220 degrees. Generously rub each rack with Splendor Garden BBQ Rub Seasoning and sprinkle with Splendor Garden Sea Salt. Place racks of ribs in a roasting pan with a tight fitting lid. (If your roasting pan is too small, simply cut the racks into multiple large pieces to fit.) Toss in the garlic toes and add the 1/2 C of water to the bottom of the pan.  Cover the roasting pan with lid and place in the hot oven for 2.5 – 3 hours. You will know when your ribs are fall-off-the-bone, when you insert a fork and they….fall off the bone. If they aren’t at that stage, they need a bit more time.

Remove the racks from the roasting pan and lay out on a cookie sheet. This is when you have two options:

  1. BBQ the baked ribs on a hot grill and slather each piece with your favorite Organic BBQ Sauce.
  2. Switch your oven to broil, slather the ribs with Organic BBQ Sauce and pop them in.

You aren’t looking to cook them here, you are looking to just crisp up the outsides a bit. It takes only a short few minutes in a hot oven. Watch them carefully as they can burn easily.

Enjoy!!

 

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BBQ Rub – Did You Know?

BBQ Rub Ribs

Fall Off The Bone BBQ Ribs Recipe Coming This Week! BBQ dry rub seasoning has been around for many years and has become quite popular.  In fact not long ago “marinades” were the more popular of the two forms of seasoning. That is quickly changing since dry rubs add greater intensities of flavor.
A dry rub is a combination of seasonings that is “dry” before being applied to the meat. The meat, which is moist, will cause the dry rub to become moist. It is not considered to be a wet rub or a marinade, just because it looks wet. When cooking with a dry rub, allow the meat to cook long enough for the rub to become dry again thus adhering to the meat.
The Splendor Garden BBQ Rub Seasoning includes cayenne, celery seed, garlic, marjoram, mustard, black pepper, sea salt and thyme!

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Vegan & Gluten-Free 5 Spice Oatmeal Cherry Cookies

We love Megan from Fitting Into Vegan . She is making the switch from vegetarian to vegan! Her Vegan and Gluten Free 5 Spice Oatmeal Cherry Cookies are worth the effort and have accessible ingredients.

Vegan & Gluten-Free 5 Spice Oatmeal Cherry Cookies

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1. Set oven to 350 degrees and spray two baking sheets with non-stick spray.

2. Process oats in a small food processor until flour.

3. In a large mixing bowl add flour, oats, baking soda and powder, cinnamon, and 5 spice and mix.

4. In a small bowl mash banana with vanilla. Mix Vegg with almond milk and add to bowl along with Splenda. Mix then dump in large bowl.

5. Mix ingredients then add cherries and mix again.

6. Take a small amount of batter onto a spoon then press flat on spoon then scoot onto baking sheet. Continue until all batter is portioned into cookies.

7. Bake 10 minutes. 8. Enjoy!

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Chinese 5 Spice Roasted Peanuts – Recipe Recommendation

I came across this recipe and immediately had to try it. I love the savory and sweet mix that Chinese 5 Spice adds to any recipe. It literally took minutes and my home smells GLORIOUS!

This summer, give our Chinese 5 Spice Roasted Peanuts a try. They are perfect for packing in a picnic lunch or taking along to a ball game. Ditch the packaged snacks and whip up this delicious treat.

Chinese 5 Spice Roasted Peanuts

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Line a baking sheet with foil or wax paper, or spray with non-stick cooking spray. In a small heavy saucepan, melt the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup over medium heat to dissolve the sugar. Stir in the five-spice powder. Bring to a boil. Let boil for several minutes without stirring. When it reaches the “soft ball” stage remove from the heat. Stir in the peanuts. Spread the mixture out on the sheet. Let stand until it has hardened. Break into pieces. Store in a sealed canister.

 

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5 Spice Honey Roast Chicken

Can we all agree that the smell of roasting chicken is heavenly? This succulent 5 Spice Honey Roast Chicken is our recipe recommendation!

5 Spice Honey Roast Chicken

5 Spice Honey Roast Chicken

 

1 roasting chicken

Marinade:

Clean the chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Chop the scallions into thirds, lightly smashing the white sections. For the marinade, combine the dark soy sauce, granulated sugar, five-spice powder, ginger and the chopped scallions. Place the chicken in a large bag and add half the marinade. Reserve the remaining half of the marinade to baste the chicken during cooking. Marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours (preferably all night) turning the bag occasionally so that all the chicken is coated in the marinade.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the chicken on a rack in a roasting pan breast side down. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Roast for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Roast the chicken, basting frequently with the reserved marinade, for another hour or until it is cooked. (To check for doneness, pierce the chicken in the thickest part of the thigh. The juices should run clear. If using a meat thermometer, the temperature should read 170 degrees Fahrenheit in the thickest part of the thigh. Let the roasted chicken sit for 15 – 25 minutes before serving!

 

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Chinese 5 Spice – Did You Know?

Chinese 5 Spice powder is a mixture of, you guessed it, five spices and is used primarily in Chinese cuisine. The Splendor Garden Chinese 5 Spice Blend consists of Organic Anise Seed, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Cloves, Organic Fennel & Organic Black Pepper.

It’s thought that ancient Chinese were attempting to produce a “wonder powder” that encompasses all five tastes: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and a fifth taste that is alternately known as hot, pungent or spicy.

Chinese 5 spice pairs well with chicken, pork, and veal or sprinkle 1 tsp on a medley of sweet potatoes, white potatoes, carrots and onion for a delicious twist on a roast potato dish.

 

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