Two Roads, a Recipe & a Winner

Memorial Day

Before we get to the food let’s just take a moment to reflect on what the weekend is really about. God bless America, our fallen Veterans and their families. I hope you are gathering with your dearest friends and family this Memorial Day weekend.

Jezebel Salsa

Jezebel Salsa

Let’s continue on this path of Two Roads and A Recipe. This week we are making salsa. Not just any old tired tomato salsa, but Jezebel salsa. Jezebel??? Yes, Jezebel. You may have heard of the old southern Jezebel sauce typically served over cream cheese and crackers. It is a combination of pineapple preserves, apple jelly, dry mustard and horseradish; a favorite at church suppers and Jr. League cookbooks. My salsa is a fresh pineapple version of that sauce made easy and delicious with the addition of Saucy Mama Apricot Ginger Mustard. It packs a sweet heat that really compliments the pineapple and other fresh ingredients. This salsa is perfect served with grilled pork tenderloin marinated overnight in Saucy Mama Pacific Rim Ginger Dressing or if you want to travel a different road and just hungry for a snack….go ahead and try it over cream cheese and crackers.

spread a cracker with your favorite soft cheese and top with some fresh Jezebel Salsa

spread a cracker with your favorite soft cheese and top with some fresh Jezebel Salsa

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Have a great cook-out this weekend

Have a great cook-out this weekend

Jezebel Salsa

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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1-cup small dice fresh pineapple

1 tablespoon Saucy Mama Apricot Ginger Mustard

2 scallions, chopped

1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon, seeded, minced red serrano or jalapeno pepper*

4 fresh mint leaves, chopped

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

In small bowl, combine pineapple and mustard stirring to coat pineapple with the mustard. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Serves 4.

*for those who don’t like heat use red bell pepper

Saucy Mama and fresh ingredients are a perfect combination

Saucy Mama and fresh ingredients are a perfect combination

Now for our Saucy Mama Give Away. The winner is: Danielle!!!! Please choose 3 of your favorites from the list below and email me your address. I will forward the information to Saucy Mama. Congratulations and thanks for hanging out with me here.

–    Chipotle Mustard
–    Backyard Brat Mustard
–    Smoky Garlic Mustard
–    Champagne & Honey Mustard
–    Apricot Ginger Mustard
–    Tarragon Lemon Mustard
–    Dijon Mustard
–    Hatch Chile Mustard
–    Dill Mustard
–    Creamy Garlic Mustard
–    Spicy Garlic Wing Sauce
–    Jamaican Jerk Wing Sauce
–    Orange Habanero Wing Sauce
–    Honey BBQ Wing Sauce
–    Hot Wing Sauce
–    Lime Chipotle Marinade
–    Cracked Pepper Marinade
–    Sweet Heat Marinade
–    Parmesan Garlic Marinade
–    Sesame Ginger Dressing
–    Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing
–    Pacific Rim Ginger Dressing
–    White Balsamic and Honey Dressing
–    Poppy Seed Dressing
–    Miso Orange Dressing
–    Four Leaf Balsamic Vinaigrette and Marinade
–    Honey Dijon Dressing
–    Creamy Horseradish
–    Zesty Cocktail Sauce

Saucy Mama’s Island Hopping Burger & A Give Away

Saucy Mama Island Hopping Burger

Saucy Mama’s Island Hopping Burger

When Saucy Mama of  Barhyte Specialty Foods, Inc. put out the call to bloggers to create new recipes using their sauces, dressings and marinades for the chance to win a spot at the World Food Championships I jumped right in. First of all, the company sent me an assortment of their delicious products (yes-I tried them all).  Second of all, one of my lucky readers will win an assortment of wing sauces; such a generous win-win for everybody.

Make Every Meal Extraordinary is Saucy Mama’s philosophy and these products make it easy. They are so flavorful that a recipe needs little else to highlight the fresh ingredients. Inspired by the Orange Habanero Wing Sauce, the Jamaican Jerk Wing Sauce, The Hot Wing Sauce and the Honey Dijon Dressing…and this gorgeous weather (finally) grilling burgers just seemed right. Specifically, Saucy Mama’s Island Hopping Burgers.IMG_1707

This lip-smacking recipe cooks up quickly once you assemble your ingredients and prepare them for the grill. It’s a giant burger with some bold spicy-sweet flavor that will have you longing for some sand between your toes and a cool drink in your hand.

ready to grill

ready to grill

Tropical Honey Dijon Dressing

Tropical Honey Dijon Dressing

Saucy Mama’s Island Hopping Burger

4 large shrimp, shelled, deveined

2 tablespoons Saucy Mama Hot Wing Sauce

1/3-cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon Saucy Mama Honey Dijon Dressing

¼ cup small dice fresh mango

¼ cup crushed, well-drained canned pineapple

3 tablespoons chopped cilantro

¾- pound ground pork

¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons Saucy Mama Jamaican Jerk Wing Sauce, divided

¼ cup chopped green onions

4 tablespoons panko bread crumbs, divided

1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided

¾-pound ground chicken

¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons Saucy Mama Orange Habanero Wing Sauce, divided

vegetable oil for greasing grill rack

4 chunks fresh pineapple

1 sweet onion, cut into ½-inch slices

4 brioche hamburger buns, sliced horizontally into 3 layers

4 leaves fresh butter lettuce

Heat grill to medium-high. Soak 4 (6-inch) wooden skewers in water. In small bowl, toss shrimp with Hot Wing sauce; set aside. In small bowl, stir mayonnaise, Honey Dijon Dressing, mango, crushed pineapple and 1-tablespoon cilantro until well-mixed; set Tropical Honey Dijon Dressing aside. In medium bowl, combine pork, ¼ cup Jamaican Jerk Wing sauce, green onions, 2 tablespoons panko and ½ teaspoon of salt; mix well. Dip hands in cool water; with damp hands shape pork mixture into 4 (4-inch) patties. In same bowl, combine chicken, ¼ cup Orange Habanero Wing Sauce, remaining panko, cilantro and salt; mix well. With wet hands shape chicken mixture into 4 (4-inch) patties. Thread 1 pineapple chunk and 1 shrimp on each skewer. Brush grill rack with oil. Place pork and chicken patties on rack. Cook, turning once, 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until just cooked through, brushing the pork patties with remaining Jerk sauce and chicken patties with remaining Orange Habanero sauce after turning. While the patties are grilling, place the onion slices and shrimp-pineapple skewers on grill rack; cook 2 to 3 minutes per side or until the onions are crisp tender and the shrimp are pink and just cooked through. During the last few minutes of cooking time, place the rolls, cut side down, on outer edges of grill rack to toast lightly.

To assemble the burgers divide the tropical dressing into 8 portions. On each roll bottom spread 1 portion of dressing, 1 lettuce leaf and 1 pork patty. Top the pork patty with the middle layer of toasted bun, another portion of dressing, a chicken patty and some grilled onions. Add the roll tops. Press the shrimp-pineapple skewer through the top of the burger.

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Now for the give away. Simply leave a comment on which Saucy Mama product you are most eager to taste (believe me I know you want them all). In 10 days (May 15) I will choose one random winner who will win a 3 bottle assortment of yummy wing sauces. Meanwhile, do yourself a favor and join Saucy Mama on Facebook and Twitter. Surround yourself with their generosity of spirit.