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Best Fruit Spreads, Jams and Nut Toppings For Brie Cheese

Best Fruit Spreads, Jam and Nut Topping For Brie

I swear other than the bubbly, the next best thing at a holiday party is that delicious beautiful ooey gooey baked brie bejeweled with fruit preserves and nuts all dressed up in its puff pastry.  With warm slices of french bread scattered round it's base, it is an appetizer that just wants to be devoured by most guests.

You can top a baked brie with a variety of jams and spreads ranging in flavors from sweet and fruity to savory and piquant. Typically people prefer a sweet fruitier topping for brie and will often mix a jam with toasted nuts or herbs to spoon over top but a savory pairing such as our Triple Ale Onion Spread which is a caramelized onion jam made with 3 craft beers is a wonderful savory alternative for pairing, so both options - sweet or savory will work well and can stand up to the earthy creamy mushroomy taste of brie.  

Remember too that brie doesn't only have to be served in a puff pastry (commonly referred to as brie en croute), you can forgo the pastry and simply bake it in the oven for 10 minutes and then dress it up with your preferred topping (jam, savory preserves, honey, fruit, nuts, sun dried tomatoes, pesto, etc.)   You can also use brie in a number of different appetizers from mini tarts to small puff pastries, mini quiches, paninis and flatbreads.  All of our savory spreads and jam compotes listed below will work with a variety of soft ripened bloomy rind style cheeses from Brie to Camembert to Coulommiers (which is a cousin to brie) and make a beautiful addition to any cheese plate.

Our Favorite Spreads, Jams and Nut Toppings For Brie Include:

1. Baked Brie with Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Fruit Compote with Thyme and Pecans

Our Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Fruit Compote is made with whole tart cherries sourced from upstate NY with warm winter spices and cracked black pepper.  Its sweet yet savory and when mixed with toasted pecans and fresh thyme is just amazing with a baked brie.  Not only is it a classic pairing - brie cheese and sour cherry but for a holiday gathering, its just gorgeous on the table.  

Recipe:  Baked Brie with Sour Cherry Compote with Thyme and Pecans

 2.  Baked Brie En Croute with Wozz! Triple Ale Onion Savory Spread and Crispy Bacon

A savory option which we love, our NYC Fancy Food Show Award Winning Triple Ale Onion Savory Spread mixed with bacon and served atop a brie baked in puff pastry.  The caramelized onion jam spread is a perfect pairing for the buttery mushroomy brie and makes a wonderful fall or winter appetizer. 

Recipe:  Baked Brie En Croute with Caramelized Onion Spread and Bacon

3. Balsamic Fig Mostarda Spread and Brie Pairings 

Our Balsamic Fig Mostarda Spread is a combination of sweet figs slowly simmered in a red wine reduction sauce with balsamic and a finishing touch of mustard oil spice.  It's our signature cheese pairing condiment and the winner of the NYC Fancy Food Show sofi award for best condiment.  This fig spread is an amazing accompaniment to brie and we've used it many times in recipes.  Here are a few of our favorite brie and balsamic fig mostarda spread pairings:

  • Summer Cheese Board:  Pair Wozz! Balsamic Fig Mostarda Spread with a wheel of soft ripened coulommiers cheese (coulommiers is similar to brie cheese like camembert), fresh fruits, croissants, ham and honey for a cheese board well suited for a summer picnic.
  • Balsamic Fig and Brie Mini Tarts - One of the easiest ways to entertain is with mini tarts!  You will find them in the frozen puff pastry section of the grocery store and you simply fill them with your favorite cheese, herb and nut mixture, bake for 10 minutes and voila.  These mini tarts are filled with slices of brie cheese and topped with Wozz! Balsamic Fig Mostarda Spread and fresh thyme.

Recipe:  Brie and Balsamic Fig Spread Mini Tarts Appetizer

 

 

  • Summer Grilled Peach Pizza with Brie, Bacon and Basil - You don't have to wait until the holidays to bring out the brie, it's delicious when paired with summer fruits such as strawberries and peaches and is delicious on this summer grilled peach flatbread with Wozz! Balsamic Fig Spread, bacon and fresh torn basil.  

Recipe:  Summer Grilled Peach Flatbread with Brie, Fig Spread, Bacon and Basil

 

 

4.  Cranberry Orange Cognac Chutney Paired with Brie Cheese

Wozz! Cranberry Orange and Cognac Chutney is a traditional cranberry chutney with an orange inspired twist!  New England Cranberries are simmered in aromatic spices including cinnamon and allspice with hand candied oranges and a touch of cognac liquor.  A classic holiday pairing for camembert or brie cheese, especially brie en croute and perfect when spooned over those leftover holiday chicken and turkey sandwiches!  Below we paired our Cranberry Orange Cognac Chutney with pecans and pistachios and served over a warm camembert cheese with crackers.

5.  Baked Brie Paired with Wozz! Wild Blueberry Maple Walnut Fruit Compote (with balsamic and rosemary).  

This recipe is a home run.  It turned out sooo good.  For this baked brie appetizer we combined Wozz! Wild Blueberry Maple Walnut Fruit Compote which is made using wild Maine blueberries, pure maple syrup, toasted walnuts, fresh rosemary and balsamic vinegar with some additional fresh rosemary and toasted walnuts and simply spoon it over the brie after it was baked.

Recipe:  Baked Brie with Wozz! Wild Blueberry Compote, Walnuts and Rosemary

 

 

So there you have it, our best handcrafted jams, compotes, condiments and savory spreads with nut toppings for brie cheese.  For a quick recap of favorite toppings:

Baked Brie + Wozz! Wild Blueberry Maple Compote + Fresh Rosemary + Toasted Walnuts  

Baked Brie + Wozz! Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Fruit Compote + Fresh Thyme + Toasted Pecans

Baked Brie + Wozz! Balsamic Fig Mostarda Spread 

Baked Brie + Wozz! Cranberry Orange Chutney + Pistachios + Pecans

Baked Brie En Croute + Wozz! Triple Ale Caramelized Onion Spread + Bacon + Fresh Rosemary

Serve warm with toasted sliced french baguette or crackers.  

Get The Set -  Wozz! Best Spreads and Jams For Brie CheeseTrio

 

 

If you are looking for a gift for the cheese lover or for the hostess that loves to entertain, you may like:

Wozz! Cheese Pairing Gourmet Spreads Gift Set - A Set of 6 Condiments, Jams and Savory Spreads Designed For Perfect Cheese Pairings

 

 

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Condiments To Compliment A Charcuterie Board

Condiments To Compliment A Charcuterie Board

When you say charcuterie board, most people think of it as an upscale appetizer, most likely due to it's French origins and typically thought of as an arrangement of cured aged meats only to be bought at a high end delicatessen or artisan butchery shop. A spread of dry cured sausages and aged parma ham and duck terrines served with mini toasts and butter and a few condiments and pickles.  Yes this is an example of a classic charcuterie spread and is my preferred take on a charcuterie board however, charcuterie boards can also be served in a more casual style such as a simple meat and cheese platter, an antipasto spread consisting of some cheese, meats and pickled veggies and even a ploughman's lunch which if you think about it, is kind of a deconstructed sandwich really.  Basically a spread of cold cuts, some salami, pickles, crackers, crusty bread, chutney and cheese.  

Whichever way you want to construct your charcuterie board, whether it be a sophisticated spread highlighting artisan made cured meats with types such as prosciutto di parma to jamón serrano to duck paté or it be a simpler spread including some genoa salami or sopressata with some cheddar and crackers we've got a range of condiments, chutneys and savory fruit spreads to liven up the board and add a nice accompaniment to your choice of meats, cheese, breads and crackers.

Our Favorite Condiments, Chutneys and Savory Fruit Spreads For Charctuerie Include:

 1.  Southern Style Rustic Mustard - Our Signature Pairing For All Charcuterie

Hands down a staple to a magnificent charcuterie board is a nice hearty mustard.  Our Southern Style Rustic Mustard is a hearty wholegrain mustard with a southern bbq inspired twist and a nice bit of vinegary tang.  It's slightly sweet, peppery and tangy which makes it a phenomenal addition to a range of cured meats from sopressata (a rustic style Italian cured sausage) to capicola (also known as coppa - a smoked sausage) and salami.  It's also delicious with cooked sliced ham, mortadella (Italian bologne - usually seen in the deli - looks like large bologne with olives and black peppers inside) and chicken liver pate (served with butter and toast).  Our Southern Style Rustic Mustard is a perfect accompaniment to any charcuterie board you display from a swanky spread to a Super Bowl party platter and everything in-between.

Featured Below:  Our Southern Style Rustic Mustard Featured on our Fall Festive Simple Cheese and Charcuterie Board - pictured is French bread baguette slices with sopressata, prosciutto, gherkin pickles, swiss cheese and aged cheddar with our Southern Style Rustic Mustard and our Triple Ale Onion Savory Spread.  

Fall Festive Charcuterie Board with Mustard Condiment and Onion Jam | Wozz! Kitchen Creations
Mustard For Charcuterie | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

 

2.  Triple Ale Onion Spread - A Favorite For Cheese, Cured Sausage and Crackers - Winner of The NYC Fancy Food Show Sofi Gold Award

We always say our Triple Ale Onion Savory Spread is made for aged cheddar, cured sausage and crackers, washed down with a craft brew.  It's the Super Bowl style meat and cheese platter that this spread is made for.  This sweet sticky caramelized onion jam spread is also delicious with a variety of cheeses from blue cheese to goats cheese to baked brie (with a little bit of crumbled bacon and rosemary on top - so good).  

Pictured Below:  Wozz! Triple Ale Onion Spread with Aged Cheddar and Sausage.

3.  Balsamic Fig Mostarda Spread - Figs Simmered in Balsamic with a Touch of Mustard Spice - A Classic Addition to A Cheese and Charcuterie Board

Our Balsamic Fig Mostarda Spread is not only our signature cheese pairing condiment, pairing with a variety of cheese from aged chevre to stilton, this fig spread is a classic addition to a charcuterie board and also a winner of the NYC Fancy Food Show for best in class.  Our favorite way to pair it, is with crostini, gorgonzola and crispy prosciutto (as shown below).  It's a delicious accompaniment to prosciutto (Italian dry cured ham) and jamón (dry cured ham from Spain) served with a few cheeses including blue cheese, aged goats cheese and crusty bread or crackers along with grapes, nuts and olives.

4.  Green Tomato Jalapeno Pepper Jelly Spread - A Sweet Yet Tangy and Spicy Bite For Your Meat and Cheese Platters

This is a pepper jelly jam made with fresh green tomatoes and fresh jalapenos, it's sweet and tangy with a vinegary spicy kick and it's just delicious paired with a variety of charcuterie and deli meats including ham, prosciutto, mortadella, sausage, pastrami and terrines.  It's also great with cheddar, swiss cheese, goats cheese and simple cream cheese.  From a simple meat and cheese platter to a sophisticated charcuterie board this one adds a nice tangy pickle-y bite to them all.

Pictured Below: Toasted Crostini with Sopressata, Ham, Aged Cheddar and Wozz! Green Tomato Jalapeno Spread 

5. Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Fruit Compote -  A Favorite Fruit Spread For Pate, Foie Gras and Holiday Charcuterie Boards

With it's bright burgundy sour cherries, Our Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Fruit Compote makes a gorgeous addition to a charcuterie board.  Sour cherries are simmered in red wine with warm aromatic spices and finished with a touch of cracked black pepper making it a great match for peppery salami and sausages.  It is our favorite pairing for pate, foie gras and terrines.  This sour cherry compote paired with duck paté and simple buttered toast is a lovely holiday appetizer. 

Get The Set - Wozz! Condiments Jams and Spreads For Cheese and Charcuterie Boards ~ $58.00

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Best Ways To Use Peanut Sauce | Wozz Kitchen Creations

How Best To Use Peanut Sauce? Let Us Count The Ways

Whether you are making your own from scratch at home or you have a jar or bottle kicking around your pantry that you want to put to good use, a quality peanut sauce is a great ingredient to get creative with.  The most important thing is that whether you are making it at home or using store bought, you best make sure it's a quality peanut sauce - not all peanut sauces are created equal.   

We here at Wozz, are of course a little partial to our Cambodian Coconut Peanut Sauce, it's handmade in small batches by us with all natural peanut butter, fresh lime juice, a medley of Southeast Asian spices, fresh chili and creamy coconut milk.  It's layered with intense flavor - rich and creamy with a bite of fresh lime, spice and chili - it's definitely a step above your grocery store brand gluggy peanut sauce.  It was named best cooking sauce by the NYC Fancy Food Show and continues to be a best seller here at Wozz.

We use our peanut sauce in a variety of ways because it's pretty versatile - we use it as a dressing, a cooking sauce and a marinade.  Here are our favorite ways to incorporate peanut sauce in a number of dishes and recipes at home.

1.  Create A Curry Using Peanut Sauce

There are a variety of different curries to make using peanut sauce as a base. From chicken curry to sweet potato and tofu curry to peanut shrimp coconut curry, you simply mix your peanut sauce with coconut milk for your cooking sauce and add whatever protein or vegetables you like.  If you want to add even more oomph to your peanut curry sauce, you can add additional curry paste (red or green), you can add in some fresh garlic or fresh ginger, extra lime juice or a little sambal or fresh chili for extra spice.   You can make it as simple or complex as you like.  Serve the dish with rice or grilled bread to soak up all that delicious peanut sauce. Garnish your dish with fresh herbs, basil or cilantro, crushed peanuts and fresh lime wedges.

Pictured Below:  Asian Coconut Peanut Chicken Curry with Butternut Squash Recipe

2. Make Pad Thai Style Noodles Using Peanut Sauce

Cook up some rice noodles, add some shredded cabbage, carrot or bean sprouts, stir in a bottle of peanut sauce and garnish with fresh squeezed lime, crushed peanuts and fresh herbs.  A super easy weeknight meal that is a crowd pleaser.  Who doesn't love some pad thai? and you can always add some boneless pork strips, chicken, shrimp or tofu if you want some extra protein.

Pictured Below:  Pad Thai Style Noodles with Wozz Cambodian Coconut Peanut Sauce

3. Use Peanut Sauce as an Asian Stir Fry Sauce

In a large skillet, add some sesame oil, brown off some diced chicken, stir fry some vegetables - green beans, broccoli, red pepper (whatever you want) and finish it with peanut sauce.  Bada bing bada boom, Asian peanut chicken veggie stir fry.  Of course, you can expand on this - add a little soy sauce, a little chicken stock or a little coconut milk, fresh herbs, sriracha, fresh garlic, fresh ginger but for a simple no fuss 15 minute dinner then simply brown chicken, stir fry veggies and add some peanut sauce.

4. Use Peanut Sauce As A Dipping Sauce Or Satay Sauce

Peanut sauce is the classic dipping sauce for chicken satay (grilled chicken skewers) and makes a delicious dipping sauce for rice paper rolls, shrimp, potstickers, tempura and fresh vegetables including cucumber slices, carrot sticks and red pepper strips.  Peanut sauce makes a flavorful alternative dip for a veggie party platter.

Pictured Below: Grilled Chicken Satay with Coconut Peanut Dipping Sauce Recipe

5.  Use Peanut Sauce as A Dressing For Lettuce Wraps or Tacos

Skipping out on bread or cutting carbs? Peanut sauce makes a delicious dressing for a variety of Asian lettuce wraps.  Simply use the leaves from either iceburg, bibb or butter lettuce, add whatever filling you like and top with a drizzle of peanut sauce.  Some ideas for lettuce wraps include:

lettuce wrap with grilled chicken + fresh sliced mango + shredded cabbage + a little fresh basil + drizzle with peanut sauce

lettuce wraps with stir fried tofu cooked with peanut sauce + brown rice + topped with cilantro + crushed peanuts + scallions + chili sambal

lettuce wraps with sautéed ground chicken cooked in sesame oil with fresh garlic, ginger, a splash of soy sauce and hoisin sauce + top with pickled carrots + chopped scallions + a squeeze of fresh lime + drizzle with peanut sauce

You can also dress up a variety of tacos with peanut sauce from ground pork, mint and chili tacos to stir fried cauliflower tacos with cabbage and cilantro.

6.  Make Buddha Bowls with Peanut Dressing

Create a variety of different healthy buddha bowls and top with peanut dressing.  You can either use straight up peanut sauce for your dressing or you can mix the peanut sauce with a little rice wine vinegar to lighten it up.  Ingredients in your buddha bowls that go well with peanut dressing include:  baked tofu, lentils or roasted chickpeas, sliced avocado, pickled carrot or cabbage, fresh cucumber and red pepper, roasted veggies such as sweet potato or butternut squash, fresh salad greens, lightly sautéed kale and broccoli.  

Pictured Below:  Baked Tofu Buddha Bowls with Butternut Squash and Peanut Dressing

7. Use Peanut Sauce As A Base For Soup or Stew

We use our Cambodian Coconut Peanut Sauce as a base for a Fall inspired butternut squash, lentil and wild rice soup.  We mix the peanut sauce with vegetable broth and add coconut milk to make the broth.  If you don't want to add squash, lentils and rice, you could give it a more Asian flair and add shitake mushrooms and ramen noodles or rice noodles and broccoli.  You can also add some vegetable broth, tomato paste and crushed tomatoes to the peanut sauce and slow cook with stewed beef (or boneless diced chicken thighs) and vegetables (sweet potatoes, rutabagas, onion, garlic) to make an African inspired stew, commonly referred to as Mafé.  

Pictured Below: Coconut Peanut Butternut Squash Soup with Lentil and Wild Rice made with Wozz Cambodian Coconut Peanut Sauce

8. Peanut Sauce Makes A Simple Delicious Salad Dressing

Whether you are dressing simple salad greens or making a grilled chicken salad with fresh veggies and garden herbs, a peanut dressing is a nice way to switch things up from your traditional Ranch or balsamic vinegar.  Simply add a splash of rice wine vinegar or squeeze of fresh lime to your salad with a of drizzle peanut sauce for a creamy rich delicious dressing.  I love a peanut dressing over a chopped Asian salad of kale, shredded cabbage, peppers and some cashews or crushed peanuts for added crunch.  I often use it on a Thai style chicken salad with fresh mint and chili.  Another option is to toss your peanut dressing in a Thai noodle salad - simply cook up some rice noodles and cool over running water in colander, add some shredded cabbage, cilantro or Thai basil and shredded carrot and toss with your peanut sauce. Serve with fresh squeeze of lime. 

Pictured Below:  Thai Chicken, Cucumber and Mint Salad with Peanut Sauce Dressing

9.  Use Peanut Sauce As A Sauce For Chicken Wings or Vegetarian Cauliflower "Wings"

You can batter up some chicken wings, fry them and then toss with your peanut sauce or you can toss the chicken wings with the sauce and bake them, basting occasionally (a healthier option), or you can go super healthy and make some baked battered cauliflower bites (sometimes referred to as "cauliflower wings") and after they are done baking, toss them with the peanut sauce.  

10. Use Peanut Sauce in an Asian broth for Mussels 

We use our Cambodian Coconut Peanut Sauce to make a broth for Asian inspired mussels which is a nice change from the traditional white wine, tomato based broth.  We serve the mussels with a side of rice and grilled bread to soak up all the coconut peanut broth.  Garnish with fresh lime and cilantro or basil. So easy and so good.  

Pictured Below:  Cambodian Coconut Peanut Curry Mussels Recipe using Wozz Cambodian Coconut Peanut Sauce

Mussels in Coconut Peanut Sauce Broth

There you have it, our favorite ways to use peanut sauce beyond satay - from curry to tacos to salad to mussels!  It's a pretty versatile sauce once you start to get creative with it and it's a good one to have on hand in the pantry so you don't have to always make it from scratch.  

Wozz! Cambodian Coconut Peanut Sauce 

Cambodian Coconut Peanut Sauce

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How To Use Sour Cherry Spread? Let Us Count The Ways

How To Use Sour Cherry Spread

We released our Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Spread 2 years ago, back in 2016, and it's quickly become a popular pick among our customers for their holiday and winter cheese plates.  I will say it's more of a fall and winter condiment and we actually designed it as such, it's made with whole sour cherries from Upstate New York, simmered in a red wine reduction sauce with warm winter spices and cracked black pepper.  With it's aromatic spices and gorgeous red color, it's well suited for the holidays and makes a terrific addition to your entertaining spread. 

Not only is our sour cherry spread fantastic for cheese, it's also a fabulous pairing for roasted meats, charcuterie and desserts.  You can go sweet or savory with this gem of a sauce and we are here to show you 10 ways to use our Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Spread.

 

1. Crostini with Creamy Goats Cheese and Sour Cherry Spread

So gorgeous and so good!  Simply slice a french baguette at an angle, brush with olive and a little salt, toast in the oven then spread with creamy goats cheese and top with our delicious sour cherry spread and a touch of cracked black pepper. 

Recipe:  Crostini with Goats Cheese and Wozz! Sour Cherry Spread

Crostini with Goats Cheese and Sour Cherry Spread | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

2. Crispy Duck with Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Sauce

Yes, yes, i know.  Crispy duck with a cherry sauce is absolute heaven.  This is a great go to when you are looking for an at home upscale Friday night meal or to entertain friends.  Cherry preserves is a classic pairing for duck.

3. Cheese Plate with Sour Cherry Spread

Our Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Spread is fantastic with a blue cheese, aged goats cheese, brie and camembert.  A beautiful addition to any cheese plate.

Cheese and Sour Cherry Spread | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

4. Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Sauce

Rub a pork tenderloin with a herb oil blend (oil, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper), roast in the oven and serve with our Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Sauce on the side. 

5. Roasted Sausages with Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Sauce

An easy weeknight meal that lacks no flavor!  Savory sausages topped with a pan sauce made with our sour cherry spread and balsamic vinegar.  Serve with a side of mashed potatoes and gravy and you've got yourself a bangin' dinner.

Recipe:  Roasted Sausages with Wozz! Sour Cherry Wine Sauce

Sausage with Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Sauce | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

6. Charcuterie and Paté with Sour Cherry Spread

Pair our sour cherry spread with a charcuterie plate with paté, foie gras and terrines.  Our favorite paté pairing is mini toasts with duck mousse paired with our sour cherry spread.  Serve with a pinot noir red wine and you'll think you're in France.

Recipe: Paté with Wozz! Sour Cherry Spread

Paté with Sour Cherry Spread | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

7. Cheesecake and Cherry Spread

No advice needed!  Spoon our Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Sauce over a simple store bought cheesecake for a simple yet phenomenal dessert.  Try this chocolate dirt cake with mascarpone and cherry spread

Cherry Cheese Dirt Cake | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

8. Ham and Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Sauce

A delicious elegant and classic addition to a baked ham.  Perfect for the holidays!  Just serve on the side and let your guests help themselves.  Warm the cherry sauce if desired.

9. Chocolate and Sour Cherry Spread

Whether our Sour Cherry Spread is spooned over a hot brownie sundae, chocolate ice cream, black forest cake or cocoa cakes with cream cheese.  Cherries and chocolate are a no fail perfect pairing and you will not be disappointed.  

10. Lamb Chops with Quick Sour Cherry Pan Sauce

Warm up our sour cherry spread in a saucepan with a dash of balsamic vinegar and fresh thyme and serve over grilled lamb chops or pan fried crumbed lamb cutlets for a delicious sophisticated weeknight meal.

11. Mini Phyllo Tarts with Brie and Sour Cherry Spread

Mini phyllo tarts are great to have on hand for a quick entertaining.  Simply cut up a wedge of brie cheese into cubes, add one cube to each mini tart and top with a dollop of sour cherry spiced spread.  Bake for 10 minutes and serve. Garnish with fresh thyme or rosemary.  Mini phyllo tarts are found in the freezer section of the grocery store usually with puff pastry. 

 Wozz! Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Spread ~ $10Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Spread | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

 

 

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How To Use Mango Chutney

How To Use Mango Chutney? Let Us Count The Ways

First off Let's Discuss Chutney.  What is a Chutney?

Chutney is a combination of stewed fruit and vegetables simmered in vinegar and sugar with aromatic spices.  It roots come from India where you commonly see chutney that is made from herbs, chili and spices such as tamarind chutney, cilantro mint chutney and one of our favorites, mango chutney.  Chutney is different from a jam, in that jam is traditionally made of fruit, sugar and pectin whereas a chutney adds a more savory element, including ginger, chili, vinegar, herbs and spices.  It's sweet but more savory, vinegary and spiced than a traditional jam.  You may ask if it's similar to a relish, however a relish is a bit more of a pickle made from vegetables and usually does not contain fruit, where a chutney usually contains fruit.   Because of it's sweet and savory elements a chutney lends itself well as an accompaniment to sandwiches, meats and cheese plates.

How To Use Mango Chutney

Mango Chutney or as some refer to as Major Grey's Chutney (a traditional English mango chutney) is a combination of mango, sometimes onion, chili, vinegar, aromatic spices and dried fruit.  Our version, Spicy Summer Mango Chutney is handmade by slowly simmering juicy mango with succulent dates, cider vinegar, fresh habanero chili, custom blended spices, fresh ginger and garlic.  We use our mango chutney here at Wozz in a variety of ways and because we are makers of chutney, we play with so many ideas of how to use it and include it in a number of recipes, so we think we are more than qualified to give you some ideas of the best ways to use this delicious condiment. 

1. Use Mango Chutney as an Accompaniment To Indian Cuisine

One of the most traditional ways to use a mango chutney is with Indian cuisine.  Mango chutney is traditionally paired with spicy Indian curries to help take some of the heat out of the dish, just like a yogurt sauce helps takes the edge off a spicy vindaloo dish, a mango chutney with it's sweetness, helps balance the spiciness of Indian dishes.  Mango chutney is also used as an accompaniment to Indian appetizers serving as a dipping sauce to samosas, vegetable pakoras and pappadums. 

2. Use Mango Chutney As A Mango Simmer Sauce or Glazing Sauce For Chicken or Pork

A jar of mango chutney makes a wonderful simmer sauce for chicken or glazing sauce for pork tenderloin.  One of our favorite ways to use our Spicy Summer Mango Chutney is add it to a saucepan with shredded rotisserie chicken and serve atop coconut rice.  It's an easy weeknight dinner recipe and delicious.  

Pictured Below:  Mango Chutney Chicken with Coconut Rice Recipe

3. Use Mango Chutney as A Sandwich Spread or a Mix into Mayo For A Flavorful Condiment

From ham and cheddar grilled cheese to a chicken curry salad sandwich, our Spicy Summer Mango Chutney adds a delicious sweet and savory pop to everyday sandwiches.   For a chicken salad sandwich add a couple tablespoons of mango chutney to your mayonnaise, chopped celery and onions, along with a handful of raisins and dash of curry powder and serve atop a croissant. 

4.  Use Mango Chutney As A Topping Condiment For Grilling

Serve mango chutney as a condiment atop all your grilling favorites from pork chops to grilled chicken to lamb chops and more.  Simply spoon some chutney over your grilled meats with a sprinkle of fresh chopped herbs or serve the mango chutney on turkey burgers, grilled fish, beef tacos or gourmet sausages.  

Pictured Below:  Grilled Ginger Soy Pork Chops with Wozz! Spicy Mango Chutney Recipe

5. Serve Mango Chutney with Cheese, Cold Cuts, Crackers and Terrines

Serve mango chutney as an accompaniment to a simple meat and cheese platter or ploughman's lunch.  A ploughman's lunch is an English style lunch which includes cold cuts, bread, butter, pickles, chutneys, cheese and sometimes fruit such as an apple.  It's like a picnic basket style lunch that was served for workers in the field, hence the "ploughman".  Mango chutney also pairs well with an evening appetizer of pork or duck terrines or country patés served with buttered toast and a glass of wine.

6.  Use Mango Chutney As A Stir Fry Sauce or Crock Pot Sauce

Add Wozz! mango chutney and a dash of chicken stock to a pan of stir fried chicken with peppers, onions, garlic, green beans and cashews for a easy weeknight stir fry served over rice, this recipe also works with shrimp and snap peas. Add a jar of mango chutney to crockpot chicken meatballs or pulled pork for an easy "set it and forget it" dinner entrée or crowd pleasing meal.

Pictured Below: Spicy Mango Chutney Cashew Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

7.  Use Mango Chutney As A Dipping Sauce

Use our Spicy Summer Mango Chutney as a sweet yet tangy and spicy dipping sauce for a number of appetizers from samosas to spring rolls to chicken fingers, egg rolls and coconut shrimp.  

Wozz! Spicy Summer Mango Chutney

 

 

 

 

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Grapefruit Vinegar with Honey and Juniper | Our Newest Release!

Grapefruit Vinegar with Honey & Juniper - Our Newest Release!

Oh me oh my, this vinegar...this grapefruit vinegar is like nothing you have ever tasted.

I have always loved the combination of fresh grapefruit with a drizzle of honey over top...either for breakfast or in citrus style salads.  The flavor combination of the sweet yet bitter grapefruit with that floral fragrant honey sweetness is just a perfect union so I thought why not incorporate these flavors and create a new vinegar flavor for 2018.  It will be filled with high vibrant citrus notes and balanced honey sweetness, designed for everything from salads, to seafood to drinks.  I thought, it would be phenomenal as a drinking vinegar and not only straight up delicious but pretty darn healthy too. 

A Grapefruit Vinegar with A Deliciously Complex Flavor Profile

When we first started playing around with the grapefruit vinegar recipe, we knew we wanted to add a bit of complexity to the infusion, so we started playing around with an interesting little spice named the juniper berry.  Traditionally used in the making of gin, Juniper berries are actually not berries but the female seed cones of the juniper plant which is an evergreen coniferous plant of the cypress family.  The flavor profile of juniper is pine-like, citrusy and kind of woody.  If it were a candle, I would describe it as "a walk in the woods".  It adds a nice woody pine undertone to the vinegar which gives another dimension to the grapefruit honey infusion, rounding out all the flavors.  Almost like a earthy aged fine wine, there are vibrant fruity notes in this vinegar with mysterious undertones all intertwined which lends to a robust and interesting tasting experience.  

A Grapefruit Vinegar Made with Healthy Whole Fruit Ingredients, Non GMO Apple Cider Vinegar and Orange Blossom Honey

USA sourced non gmo apple cider vinegar that comes with the mother, is the cider vinegar we chose to use in our grapefruit vinegar making it a super healthy choice as a drink mixer or salad dressing.  We take whole fresh Texas grapefruit - the zest, skin, pith and flesh and infuse it in the cider vinegar with our Juniper spice infusion and combine it with a beautifully fragrant orange blossom honey.  The resulting vinegar is just absolutely delicious and packed with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.  I wasn't even really thinking about the health benefits of this vinegar while we were making it, I was focused on the flavor profile but when we were finished and I started adding it to my everyday seltzer water, I realized hey, people drink grapefruit and apple cider vinegar everyday as a health boost and this vinegar fits the bill.  Researching more on the benefits of grapefruit and apple cider vinegar, I learned it's used quite frequently as a fat burning aid, which is awesome!  It helps to burn belly fat and assists in regulating insulin levels which is directly related to decreased fat storage in the body.  With the added Vitamin C from the whole grapefruit and antioxidant packed juniper berries, this vinegar hits all the right notes from flavor to health.

Ways to use our Grapefruit Vinegar with Juniper & Honey

Drizzle our grapefruit vinegar over an arugula salad with goats cheese and walnuts

Mix 1 part Grapefruit Juniper Honey Vinegar in 3 parts seltzer water and serve over ice.  My go-to everyday cleansing drink!

Mix into your next gin and tonic for a grapefruit honey twist.

Make a grapefruit honey pan sauce by mixing our Grapefruit Juniper Honey Vinegar with a tab of butter in a sauce pan, warm up and serve over pan seared scallops on a bed of wilted spinach.

Use as a grapefruit honey glaze for salmon

Dress a salad of baby kale, roasted beets, red onion and grilled halloumi cheese

Take a grapefruit vinegar shot for the health of it!

Grapefruit Vinegar | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

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Drinking Vinegars aka "Shrubs" | A Refreshing Healthy Tonic

What is a Drinking Vinegar or Shrub?

Drinking flavored vinegar or what some call shrubs or tonics is not a new trend, in fact, "shrubs" which by definition is "a beverage made by adding acidulated fruit juice to water" have been around since the pre-refrigeration days of the colonial era.  Fruit was preserved in vinegar and mixed with sugar or honey, essentially creating a juice or cordial that could be used to mix in water or alcohol for a simple drink or cocktail.  

Whole Fruits and Aromatic Spices Infused in Non GMO Apple Cider Vinegar For A Healthy Tonic

We started making our finishing vinegars back in 2010 and we follow the same process, we slow infuse fresh whole fruit ingredients in apple cider vinegar, add a bit of sweetness, herbs and aromatic spices and then we patiently wait and allow all the flavors to combine before we bottle.  It's a labor of love but the process is worth it.  The resulting vinegars have a slightly thicker consistency, rich natural fresh flavor, vibrant color and just enough sweetness to balance the acidity.  Our vinegars are not only served as a tonic for cocktails and seltzer but can be used as a healthy salad dressing for your everyday lunch greens.

Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar and Spices in Shrubs

We use real non gmo USA sourced apple cider vinegar in our line so when you taste our vinegars or "shrubs", you will notice the difference - they have a wonderfully refreshing vinegar kick which is what you want in a shrub, you don't want it to taste like kool-aid or a sugar laden cordial.  Apple cider vinegar has been shown to have a number of health benefits including:

  • enhancing weight loss
  • stabilizing blood sugars
  • lowering cholesterol
  • maintain alkaline ph
  • promotes detoxification of the liver
  • eases digestion
  • fights free radicals to reduce aging                                      

Additional Health Benefits of Drinking Vinegar

With the infusion of whole fresh fruits, aromatics and herbs in our drinking vinegars, you are not only gaining the benefits of apple cider vinegar but you benefit from all the vitamins and antioxidant properties in the spices we use.  For example, take our Spiced Strawberry Rhubarb Vinegar - made with farm fresh strawberries, local garden rhubarb and spices including cinnamon, bay leaf, star anise and orange peel.  All those wonderful herbs, spices and fresh fruit ingredients are packed with vitamins and minerals.  Mix this in your seltzer water instead of chemical flavorings for a refreshing summer mocktail and know you are getting a variety of antioxidant benefits.  Did you know cinammon has the highest antioxidant property of all the spices and that star anise is known to fight off influenza?  Bay leaf is packed with Vitamin A, C, manganese, potassium and iron and strawberries are full of anti-inflammatory and immunity boosting properties!   I say, drink up!

Simply Mix 1 Part Drinking Vinegar with 3 Parts Seltzer 

We have created a number of recipes that use our drinking vinegars in both cocktails and mocktails but they are easily enjoyed by mixing 1 part drinking vinegar to 3 parts seltzer water or adjust to your desired taste.  You can choose from a variety of seltzer flavors and just serve over ice.  Our newest addition to our vinegar line is our Grapefruit Juniper and Honey Vinegar made with whole juicy Texas grapefruit, juniper berries and orange blossom honey - it's just perfect on a hot summers day over ice with seltzer water or mixed in a tequila paloma.  For a quick health boost, you can take a shot of it!

Get Creative and Make Your Own Drinking Vinegars or Shrubs

You can make your own drinking vinegars at home quite easily but the process isn't quick. We infuse our vinegars for up to 12 weeks, but if you got time on your side, it's actually quite easy and fun, especially during the summer months when fresh fruits and berries are at their peak of ripeness.  You can cook the ingredients on the stove top by combining fresh cut fruits and spices together in a honey or sugar syrup, strain off your spices and fruit pulp and then add your apple cider vinegar.  You can also infuse the ingredients cold, let steep and keep in the refrigerator.  You don't have to use apple cider vinegar, I don't recommend white vinegar but some people use champagne vinegar, balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, etc.  You can experiment with whatever flavor combinations intrigue you and you can play around with a variety of wild herbs to create your own health benefiting tonics.  It's actually a great hobby and will put your herb garden to good use!

If you don't have the time to create your own, take a chance and try ours!  You won't be disappointed and like I said earlier, you can mix them into a variety of drinks or simply drizzle over your favorite salad greens. 

 

Our Drinking Vinegar Flavor Combinations Include:

1.  Spiced Strawberry Rhubarb Vinegar Shrub - the taste of grandma's strawberry pie in a bottle!  Fresh picked strawberries and local garden rhubarb infused in apple cider vinegar with warm aromatic spices including cinnamon, star anise and orange peel. 

2. Grapefruit Juniper & Honey Vinegar Shrub - fresh juicy Texas grapefruit packed with vitamin c infused in apple cider vinegar with floral orange blossom honey and juniper berries.  A complex refreshing and vibrant vinegar perfect over ice with seltzer water or drizzled over an arugula and goats cheese salad!

3.  Spiced Pear Ginger Vinegar Shrub - fresh handcut pears are infused in apple cider vinegar with fresh peppery ginger and spices.  This is one of my favorite drinking vinegars when mixed with vanilla seltzer!  It also makes a delicious white rum cocktail and is fantastic drizzled over a salad of spinach, grilled chicken, gorgonzola and candied walnuts.

4. Cranberry Saffron Vinegar Shrub - New England cranberries infused in apple cider vinegar with cinnamon, orange peel, bay leaf and velvety saffron.  This antioxidant packed shrub is just perfect in winter drinks and holiday sparklers.  Try with seltzer water and a splash of fresh orange juice for a cranberry orange fizz.  Drizzle over a salad of spinach, candied pecans and goats cheese for a delicious fall salad. 

 

 Grapefruit Juniper Honey Drinking Vinegar | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

 

Check out our entire line of slow infused drinking vinegars here

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How To Use Fig Spread? Let Us Count The Ways.

We started making our balsamic fig mostarda spread in 2013...and it quickly became a best seller.  In 2017 it won the NYC Silver sofi award for best condiment in it's class.  It's a combination of sweet figs and fresh hand cut pears in a balsamic reduction sauce and finished with a touch of hot mustard oil.   We absolutely love this fig spread and when our customers taste it, they find it a lovely surprise that it's a sweet balsamic fig jam with a little savory spicy mustard bite.  Traditionally, they always think to pair it with a cheese plate but we want to reach out and show you that cheese is by far not your only option.  

Let's go back to 1988 for a minute.

Most people think of fig spread or fig jam as what is in the middle of a fig newton...basically dried figs and sugar, but our fig spread takes on a modern approach and the combination of sweet figs with a nice balance of balsamic acidity and mustard heat lends itself to a whole lot of dishes far beyond a simple cheese plate.  So with that being said here we go. 

10 Ways to Use Fig Spread (you can use any fig spread but we of course, recommend ours :) 

1.  Crostini with Balsamic Fig Spread

Looking to entertain in 5 minutes?  Spread our Balsamic Fig Mostarda Spread on toasted crostini with goats cheese and drizzle with honey.   You can also spread over a log of goats cheese with a drizzle of honey and chopped nuts and serve with crostini or crackers on the side.

2.  Shredded Roast Beef Dip Sandwiches with Balsamic Fig Sauce

Slow cooker beef with a balsamic fig sauce, shredded and added to crusty bread rolls and dipped in balsamic fig gravy?  Yes please....

3.  Fig Spread as a Pizza Base and Flatbread Base

Slather fig spread over a pizza crust or flatbread crust and top with goats cheese or blue cheese, prosciutto, arugula, walnuts, rosemary, etc.  Try 2 of our favorite pizzas:  Grilled Peach with Balsamic Fig, Brie and Basil or our Balsamic Fig with Blue Cheese, Walnuts and Prosciutto 

Balsamic Fig Pizza with Grilled Peaches and Basil

4. Mini Phyllo Tarts with Fig Spread

Add a spoonful of fig spread to mini tarts and top with goats cheese, blue cheese or brie and add just a snip of fresh thyme or rosemary.  Bake for 10 minutes and voila!  Balsamic Fig and Brie Mini Tarts Recipe

Mini Tarts with Fig Spread | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

5.  Fig Spread on a Grilled Cheese Panini

Add our fig spread to a variety of grilled cheese panini combinations.  Try turkey, brie and fig spread on a baguette or cheddar and fig on brioche.  Roast beef, provolone, fig spread and arugula is a favorite combo.

6.  Easter Ham with Warm Fig Mostarda Sauce

Simply warm up our balsamic fig spread on the stove top and serve with Easter ham.  Keep it simple, yet savvy.  (and the mustard kick works so well with ham)

7.  Balsamic Fig Baked Chicken

Mix our balsamic fig spread with a bit of balsamic vinegar pour over chicken and bake with cherry tomatoes on top.  Done and it's pretty darn good for a typical Tuesday night.  Balsamic Fig Chicken Recipe here.

Balsamic Fig Chicken | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

8. Fig and Cheese Plate

We already know this one.  No advice needed.  You can add our Balsamic Fig Spread to any cheese plate and it's a classic pairing.  Serve it on the side of blue cheese, gorgonzola, goats cheese or atop brie and serve with crackers, fruit and charcuterie.

Balsamic Fig Mostarda Spread | Cheese Plate Pairing | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

9.  Roasted Vegetables and Fig Spread

From Brussells sprouts to green beans, you can toss veggies in our balsamic fig spread and roast in the oven or sauté in a pan.  Check out our balsamic fig roasted brussels sprouts here. 

10.  Balsamic Fig Salad Dressing

Add our balsamic fig mostarda spread to a little extra balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper. Drizzle over a baby spinach, cranberry and candied walnut salad with goats cheese.  

11.  Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Fig Mostarda Sauce

Rub a pork tenderloin with an herb oil blend (olive oil, fresh rosemary, sage, salt , pepper) bake in oven and serve our Balsamic Fig Mostarda Spread on the side.

There you have it!  Now your jar of fig spread is empty and you need more. :)

 

Balsamic Fig Mostarda | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

 

 

 

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The BEST Ginger Soy Stir Fry Sauce for ANY Stir Fry Recipe!

The Best Ginger Soy Stir Fry Sauce for ANY Stir Fry Recipe

After years of making this sauce, it being hands down one of our best sellers and it winning the NYC Fancy Food Show Sofi GOLD Award, we can almost guarantee that our Ginger Soy Infusion Sauce will be the BEST stir fry sauce you have ever bought.  Now maybe you can make something that you think is better at home, but we put a lot of craft and care into making this sauce.  It starts with an authentic kombu dashi seaweed stock, made by yours truly and infused with fresh chopped garlic, fresh ginger, toasted sesame, a little saki and sweetened organic tamari (yes this is gluten free as well).  It's not only a traditional style ginger soy stir fry sauce but it's a perfect balance of sweet and savory and it's not too heavy.  It's still light and full of intense Japanese flavor. 

You can use our Ginger Soy Sauce in a variety of stir fry's from Chinese chicken stir fry to shrimp lo mein.  It's perfect for tofu and veggie stir fry, general tso's chicken and delicious with simple fried rice.  Here are our top stir fry favorite recipes and Asian inspired dishes using our Ginger Soy Infusion Sauce.  Try it, you won't be disappointed.  

                                    Ginger Soy Sauce | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

Our Favorite Stir Fry Recipes Using our Best Selling Ginger Soy Sauce

Chinese Chicken Chop Suey Stir Fry with Wozz! Ginger Soy Sauce

Soft melt in your mouth velvety chicken stir fried with shiitake mushrooms, Chinese cabbage, carrots and cashews and tossed in our sweet and savory Ginger Soy Stir Fry Sauce.  This is just like Chinese Chop Suey take-out with half the calories, salt and oil. 

RECIPE: Chinese Chicken Chop Suey Stir Fry

Chinese Chop Suey Stir Fry with Ginger Soy Sauce | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

The Best Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry with Wozz! Ginger Soy Sauce

This beef and broccoli stir fry is hands down my favorite stir fry recipe.  Flank steak is thinly sliced and sauteed with crisp broccoli in our Ginger Soy Infusion sauce and thickened with a little cornstarch for rich saucy deliciousness.  It's the perfect weeknight dinner for quick and easy comfort food.

RECIPE:  Best Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry 

Best Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry with Ginger Soy Sauce

Ginger Soy Chicken Teriyaki with Rice

Our Ginger Soy Infusion is used as both a marinade and a sweet finishing sauce for this chicken teriyaki recipe.  What's great about our Ginger Soy Sauce is we use no preservatives, artificial ingredients or colors and it's msg free, so you can enjoy delicious Asian teriyaki without all the added rubbish that's in a lot of store bought sauces.

RECIPE: Ginger Soy Chicken Teriyaki with Rice Recipe

Ginger Soy Chicken Teriyaki | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

Shrimp Lo Mein Stir Fry with Wozz! Ginger Soy Sauce

Sauteed shrimp stir fried with red bell pepper, fresh basil, green onions, tossed in our Ginger Soy Sauce and finished with crushed peanuts.  

RECIPE: Shrimp Lo Mein  Stir Fry with Wozz! Ginger Soy 

Shrimp Lo Mein with Ginger Soy Sauce | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

 Asian Chicken Wings with Wozz! Ginger Soy Sauce

Along with that stir fry for dinner, why not start with an appetizer of Asian chicken wings tossed in our Ginger Soy Sauce?  YASS!

RECIPE:  Best Asian Chicken Wings with Ginger Soy Sauce

Best Asian Chicken Wings with Ginger Soy Sauce

Love you some stir fry and want to mix it up with a variety of sauces?

Check out our latest collection of Best Selling Stir Fry Sauces - a set of 4 handcrafted small batch Asian inspired stir fry sauces. Rich aromatic and well balanced, each of these sauces can also be used to marinate, dress or dip.  Our Best Stir Fry Sauces Set includes Ginger Soy Infusion Sauce, Sweet Chili Orange Sesame Sauce, Vietnamese Green Tea Mint Nuoc Cham Sauce and our award winning Cambodian Coconut Peanut Sauce

Wozz! Best Stir Fry Sauces Set 

Best Selling Stir Fry Sauces | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

 

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Spiced Beet Vinegar is a 2018 GOOD FOOD AWARDS WINNER!

We are thrilled to announce that our Spiced Beet Vinegar is a 2018 Good Food Awards Winner!  We are very very proud of this award as the Good Food Awards Foundation celebrates craft food made from makers that are the real deal that support local agriculture and their communities.  To give you a little bit more information on the Good Food Awards, I have taken this excerpt from their website: 

The Good Food Foundation celebrates exceptional food and drink crafters who are pushing the envelope in both craftsmanship and sustainability. For a long time, certifications for responsible food production and awards for superior taste have remained distinct—one honors social and environmental and social responsibility, while the other celebrates flavor. The Good Food Awards recognize that truly good food—the kind that brings people together and builds strong, healthy communities—contains all of these ingredients. The Good Food Awards honor the people who make food that is delicious, respectful of the environment, and connected to communities and cultural traditions.

In collaboration with Meadowstone Farm, a local vegetable farm and goat dairy located just 3 miles from our home, we source all of our beets.  Picked so fresh, the resulting color of our spiced beet vinegar is a vibrant purple and packed with healthy nutrients.  Added to our beet vinegar is USA sourced organic apple cider vinegar and a medley of aromatic spices including bay leaf and fresh orange peel.  Slowly infused for up to 12 weeks, we let all these amazing flavors infuse and then we bottle!

Our Spiced Beet Vinegar is delicious drizzled over a variety of salads from hearty winter salads with roasted root vegetables and crumbled feta to summer favorites such as mozzarella, tomato and basil caprese.  Try over this summer panzanella salad for a delicious lunch or make a quick pan sauce by reducing our spiced beet vinegar on the stove top and drizzling over a steak filet.

Spiced Beet Vinegar | Good Food Awards | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

 

 

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Best and Easiest Ways to Use Hot Pepper Jelly

How To Use Hot Pepper Jelly

Hot Pepper Jelly has to be one of the most versatile condiments of them all.  Whether you need a quick glaze for some pork chops or a simple yet delicious appetizer or accompaniment to cheese, hot pepper jelly always seems to pull you through.  Our Thai Hot Pepper Jelly is a traditional hot pepper jelly with a bit more oomph...layered with roasted red pepper, fresh garlic, ginger and fresh chopped fresno chili, it's a sweet chili jam bursting with flavor.  The heat level is about a 5/10 so it's perfect for all your entertaining and cooking needs.  Just the right amount of spicy bite for everyone to enjoy!  Our favorite ways to use our Thai Hot Pepper Jelly includes:

1.  Hot Pepper Jelly and Cream Cheese Appetizer

The ultimate no fuss - just pull it out of the cupboard in a jiffy - way to entertain!  A block of cream cheese with hot pepper jelly poured over top and served with crackers.  It's a classic appetizer and always a hit.  Looking to step up your game with a bit more flair?  Serve it alongside a triple cream brie or camembert or mix into a hot goats cheese dip.   

Hot Pepper Jelly and Cream Cheese Appetizer Recipe

Hot Pepper Jelly and Cream Cheese | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

2.  Hot Pepper Jelly Sandwich Spread

Add a slather of hot pepper jelly to your next grilled cheese or panini.  Delicious spooned over a turkey and cheddar melt or use in your next BLT.  Mix into mayo for a sweet and spicy aioli or spread over your bacon and egg breakfast sandwich.  Also delicious spread over hot biscuits.

3. Hot Pepper Jelly Glazed Chicken Wings

Oh me oh my...just toss chicken wings with some hot pepper jelly and bake...when finished toss with a bit more sauce and voila! 

Hot Pepper Jelly Wings Recipe 

Hot Pepper Jelly Wings | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

 

4.  Hot Pepper Jelly Stir Fry Sauce

Mix a few tablespoons of hot pepper jelly with soy sauce and a bit of chicken stock and add to your stir fry's for a sweet and spicy Asian sauce.

5.  Hot Pepper Jelly and Cream Cheese Toasted Bagel

Slather a toasted sesame bagel with cream cheese and hot pepper jelly.

6. Use Hot Pepper Jelly as a Dipping Sauce

Use our Thai Hot Pepper Jelly as a delicious dipping sauce for shrimp, potstickers, dumplings, egg rolls, crab rangoons, wontons and more!   

Shrimp and Hot Pepper Jelly Dipping Sauce | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

7.  Jazz up Your Turkey Burgers with Hot Pepper Jelly

A way to liven up those dry boring turkey burgers!

8.  Hot Pepper Jelly Party Meatballs

Add hot pepper jelly to a crockpot of party meatballs.  Yummo.

9. Use Hot Pepper Jelly as a Glaze 

Hot Pepper Jelly makes an excellent glaze for pork tenderloin, grilled pork chops and ham. Glaze pork chops while grilling, baste a ham with hot pepper jelly while cooking or serve warm as a sauce on the side. 

10.  Hot Pepper Jelly Salmon 

Salmon will never be the same.  Spoon hot pepper jelly over a salmon filet during the last few minutes of cooking under the broiler and serve with Asian rice. 

Hot Pepper Jelly Salmon Recipe

Hot Pepper Jelly Salmon | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

11.  Hot Pepper Jelly Baked Potato Topping

Mix hot pepper jelly with sour cream and serve over a baked potato or as a dipping sauce to french fries or crispy oven fried potatoes. 

12. Hot Pepper Jelly for Quesadillas

Spread Hot Pepper Jelly on flour tortillas and top with shredded chicken and cheese. 

I think I could go on and on...but I will stop now!  I think you all now know how to use hot pepper jelly and like I said, it's a perfect kitchen cupboard staple.  

Pictured Below:  Wozz! Thai Hot Pepper Jelly

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Our Favorite 5 Simple and Delicious Party Dips

Sometimes the best part of a family gathering or holiday party is the appetizers, especially the dips...that along with the cocktails of course!  In fact many people now forgo the traditional sit down dinner and are happy to host a party with a nice beautiful spread of simple finger foods and serve beer, wine and a few specialty cocktails.  This makes it less stressful for the host of course but also sets the tone for a very social and relaxed party.  A simple cheese plate and a selection of dips with crackers and crudite are usually a big hit and the dip recipes we have for you are practically effortless.  Our chutneys and spreads are not only fantastic accompaniments to any cheese plate but can be used in a variety of dips to serve with crackers, chips and vegetables.  

Here is a list of our favorite 5 party dip recipes that are no fuss, easy and absolutely delicious!

1. French Onion Dip with Bacon

This french onion dip is a classic.  Served simply old school style with kettle potato chips, it's as big of a hit now as it was when you were 12.  Made with our Triple Ale Onion Spread with cream cheese, sour cream and bacon.  

Recipe:  Wozz French Onion Jam Dip 

French Onion Jam Dip | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

 

2. Easiest Salsa Verde Guacamole Dip 

A guacamole recipe that is just too easy!  A customer of ours shared this recipe with us and said Wozz Kiwi Lime Salsa Verde was her go-to everytime she made guacomole.  Simply mash avocado with diced tomato, add our Kiwi Lime Salsa Verde, a squeeze of lime and salt and pepper.  

Recipe:  Wozz Salsa Verde Guacamole

Salsa Verde Guacamole | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

 

3. White Chocolate Banana Cheesecake Dip 

This White Chocolate Banana Cheesecake Dip is the ultimate dessert style dip to serve with fruit, pretzels and cookies.  It's a crowd pleaser for both adults and kids!

Recipe:  Wozz White Chocolate Banana Cheesecake Dip

White Chocolate Cheesecake Dip | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

 

4. Warm Cheese and Moroccan Tomato Dip

Served with toasted crostini, this cheese and tomato dip is made with melted mozzarella, smoked cheddar and our Moroccan Tomato Onion Relish.  

Recipe:  Wozz Cheese and Moroccan Tomato Dip

Cheese and Tomato Dip | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

 

5. Simple Thai Hot Pepper Jelly and Cream Cheese

This recipe is a classic!  Simply pour Wozz Thai Hot Pepper Savory Spread over a block of cream cheese and serve with crackers.  It's sweet, spicy and a holiday favorite!  

Recipe:  Wozz Cream Cheese and Hot Pepper Jellly

Cream Cheese and Pepper Jelly | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

 

There you have it!  Our 5 favorite party dips using a selection of Wozz condiments sauces and spreads.  Happy Entertaining! :)

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