A few weeks ago I was contacted by OXO Good Grips Whisk, and an OXO Good Grips POP Container.
My mission was to use all the ingredients to create an appetizer. I immediately went on a mad dash search through all my cookbooks and online recipe sources to try and find something that contained butter, Chipotle Chile, Fennel Seed, and Beau Monde Seasoning. I couldn’t find not one recipe with ALL these ingredients so I took one of my favorite dishes and incorporated the spices.
WOW it turned out delicious. My daughter and husband LOVED it. My son on the other hand thought it was an alien pod that landed on his plate and decided to dissect it.
If you choose to try the recipe beware to only add as much Chipotle Chile as you see fit. The spice is extremely hot and should be used sparingly. I used a few pinches and it was just enough to add a hint of spiciness.
I served the Spicy Turkey Stuffed Peppers with a side of crisp romaine lettuce, tomatoes, and Italian dressing with a slice of fresh mozzarella. It was extremely yummy and filling, therefore it could also be used as a main coarse instead of an appetizer. I doubled the ingredients to accommodate a family of four but the recipe below is simply for two stuffed peppers.
Spicy Turkey Stuffed Peppers
2 large green peppers, tops and seeds removed
1/2 pound ground turkey
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands Fennel Seed
pinch of Spice Islands Chipotle Chile (add enough for desired hotness)
2 tablespoons Challenge Butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands Beau Monde Seasoning
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
In large saucepan, cook peppers in boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water, set aside.
In a skillet, combine the turkey, onion, garlic, Fennel Seed, and Chipotle. Cook over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink. Drain and set aside.
In the same skillet, melt butter. Stir in flour, Beau Monde Seasoning, and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
Return turkey mixture to skillet. Stir in tomato and half the cheese; heat thoroughly.
Spoon into peppers; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Place in a greased 1-qt baking dish. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until peppers are tender and the filling is hot.
Servings = 2
About Challenge Dairy (quoted from website)
Challenge Dairy Products, Inc. is a cooperative association responsible for the marketing and distribution of dairy products produced from 600 large family-owned dairies. Challenge Dairy has had a tradition for natural, quality dairy products since 1911.
Challenge Butter is the largest selling brand in the West. Challenge also markets Danish Creamery Butter, a strong brand in Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley. Very early, the management of Challenge recognized the elements of successful butter marketing: consistent quality, consistently promoted. By refusing to sell any butter that did not meet the highest standards, Challenge built a reputation for quality throughout the Western States.
Spice Islands has scoured the lush tropics, the desert lands of Africa, the flourishing regions of India, and the unimaginable beauty of the islands, and these travels have been just the beginning. Spice Islands has traveled the world in search for the most revered spices of the world. So that you can give your family the best taste the world has to offer.
Spice Islands has intently studied the beginning of the spice trade, sifting through every story, folklore, and rumor. With immense education, Spice Islands has the knowledge and intuition to find the most treasured spices in the world.
Not only do we find great spices, we source them during prime harvesting. Our global sourcing ensures that only the highest-quality spices and flavorings bear the Spice Islands name. So you can always trust that your Spice Islands product will give you an award-winning dish.
As a trading company, Spice Islands has been stocking shelves with the best spices in the world. Since 1941, we have been making sure you get the freshest spices available.
With over one hundred products, Spice Islands is offering the flavor of the world to your kitchen. New products have been developed throughout the years to provide even better quality. Try our unique adjustable grinders, organics, or delicious world flavors that bring the best flavors of the world right into your favorite dishes.
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OXO was founded in 1990 on the philosophy of Universal Design, which is the concept of designing products that are easy to use for the largest possible spectrum of users. At OXO, living by Universal Design principles gives us an opportunity to see things from a different perspective. The goal of making products more usable forces us to first identify problems and inefficiencies of existing products (including our own), not only in terms of comfort, but performance as well. This gives us the foundation to meet our commitment of making only products that offer tangible improvements. Each year, OXO introduces more than 50 products. Many of these products take more than two years to develop. In fact, a few of the products never make it to the market because they fail to meet the OXO criteria.
We’re often asked where product ideas come from at OXO. The reality is they come from everywhere – employees, consumers, inventors, retailers, even the aunt of an employee. The fact that we are all users of the types of products we produce makes us more sensitive to the validity of these ideas. And through our product development process, we have been able to bring a steady stream of innovative solutions to user problems.
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