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Basil Caprese Salad Skewers w/ Fig Balsamic

Basil Caprese Salad Skewers w/ Fig Balsamic
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Ingredients
  1. 2 C grape tomatoes
  2. 16 oz mozzarella cheese (in light salt water), drained
  3. ¼ C Olivia's Basil Olive Oil
  4. 1 tsp (scant) red pepper flakes, add more or less to suit your taste
  5. ½ tsp sea salt
  6. fresh ground black pepper, to taste (about 12-15 grinds)
  7. ½ C Olivia's Fig Balsamic
  8. 2 tbs butter
  9. basil leaves
  10. Skewers
Instructions
  1. Place tomatoes and drained mozzarella into a bowl or Tupperware container.
  2. Whisk together Basil Olive Oil, Fig Balsamic, red pepper flakes (gently crush in your hands to release flavors), salt and pepper.
  3. Pour mixture over tomatoes and mozzarella, gently combine and place in refrigerator to marinade for 1 hour.
  4. Skewer the tomatoes and mozzarella. There’s no particular way or right or wrong way to do this: I did tomato, cheese, basil, tomato, cheese. How much basil you use is up to you.
  5. Place skewers on plate and drizzle the remaining mixture over the skewers, using as little or much as you want.
  6. Take out of fridge at least 30 mins before serving
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Fig Balsamic Shredded Beef

Fig Balsamic Shredded Beef
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 5 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 lbs chuck or round roast beef (or any similar beef cut suitable for slow roasting)
For the Sauce
  1. ½ cup Olivia's Fig Balsamic
  2. 1 cup water
  3. 3 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  4. 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  5. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 1 tbsp. honey
  7. ½ tsp. ground black pepper (optional)
  8. 1 tsp. chilli flakes (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C (320 F)
  2. Place the beef in a large roasting dish, preferably one that has a lid. (you can use foil if it doesn’t have a lid).
  3. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce well in a bowl, then pour over the beef. Cover the dish and cook in the oven for 3-3½ hours, covered.
  4. After 3 hours, remove the dish from the oven. The meat will have shrunk a bit and there will probably be a good amount of fat on the surface of the sauce. Skim off as much fat as you can off the liquid.
  5. Using two forks, shred the beef as finely as you like, removing any excess fatty bits and spread out onto the bottom of the dish to soak up all the sauce.
  6. Return the dish to the oven, and roast for a further 30-40 minutes, this time uncovered, until darkened and the sauce is reduced slightly.
  7. Serve on rolls as an appetizer or an entree.
Notes
  1. Serve with potatoes, rice or in sandwiches. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge up to 5 days, or in the freezer for 3 months.
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