The holidays are just around the corner and that means it is time to hop into the kitchen and prepare a delicious feast. Here are six of our favorite holiday recipes using Texas olive oil and other Texas Hill Country Olive Co. products.
Jalapeno Infused Texas Olive Oil Deviled Eggs
Is there any recipe that screams Southern cooking more than the classic deviled egg? It’s pretty easy to find a platter of these babies at every family gathering this time of year. But these will be the best you’ve ever had thanks to a special ingredient: jalapeno infused Texas olive oil.
Start by hard cooking a dozen eggs using your favorite method. Cool, peel, and halve them before scooping out the yolks into a small bowl. Add in a tablespoon or more Texas Hill Country Olive Co. Jalapeno Infused Olive Oil. Add in a pinch or two of sea salt and pepper to taste, plus a half cup of full-fat mayonnaise. Mash the yolks up until smooth and creamy, then pipe into the halved egg boats. Sprinkle with a little paprika for a kick of flavor.
Balsamic Butterscotch Sauce
After trying out this recipe, you’ll wonder how in the world you ever got through life without mixing balsamic vinegar and butterscotch. Seriously. It tastes great on everything from vanilla ice cream to apple pie. (Or a spoon. We won’t judge.)
To make the sauce, mix 1/3 cup salted butter, one cup light brown sugar, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, and 2/3 cup heavy cream over low heat in a saucepan. Once the sugar melts, turn up the heat to medium and whisk vigorously until smooth. Remove the butterscotch from the heat and stir in about a tablespoon of your favorite Texas Hill Country Olive Co. balsamic vinegar. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how well the flavor pairing goes together and just how great of a dressed-up dessert it creates!
Not Your Grandma’s Brussel Sprouts
Forget boring and bland. Adding these brussel sprouts as a side dish at your holiday dinner table will appease even the pickiest of veggie eaters. And, even if you aren’t the greatest cook, your loved ones will think you suddenly took cooking lessons with the pretty way this dish looks when it is done.
Start with four cups of fresh brussel sprouts. Wash them and trim the ends until they’re all in bite-size pieces. Grab your favorite frying pan, heat it on medium over the stove, and add 3/4 cup of diced pecan pieces. Roast the nuts until they start to become a little more golden, then set them aside. Dice up three strips of your favorite bacon and cook over medium heat until crispy. Drain off the fat and set aside. Add two tablespoons of Texas Hill Country Olive Co. Garlic Infused Olive Oil to the pan with the bacon bits and the trimmed brussel sprouts. Roast slowly until they start to become tender, then drizzle on a bit of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar. Remove from the pan and toss with the roasted pecans before serving.
Grandpa might have a history of getting a little too cozy with the eggnog, but these olives are a new way to enjoy a boozy treat during the family holiday gathering. As a spin on an old favorite, this recipe is best when using a high-quality olive, such as those from Texas Hill Country Olive Co.
Simply take two jars of Sicilian Marinated Olives and drain off the excess liquid. Mix in a bowl with a 1/2 ounce of your favorite gin and stir well. Preheat the oven to 350-degrees and pour the olive mixture into a glass baking dish. Heat for thirty minutes, taking time to toss with tongs about halfway through so they don’t dry out. Once finished, sprinkle with feta cheese and serve with crackers.
Balsamic Lemonade Cocktails
What better way to celebrate that holiday party or ring in the start of a new year with a tasty adult beverage? These balsamic lemonade cocktails are a bit surprising, but you’ll love the contrasting taste combination of the sourness of the lemon juice with the sweetness of the balsamic.
Start with a cup of fresh lemon juice in a large pitcher. Add a cup of sugar and four cups of water. Stir to combine well. Pour in two teaspoons of your favorite fruit-infused Texas Hill Country Olive Co. balsamic vinegar and two cups of vodka. Mix well and chill before serving. The fun part about this recipe? With balsamic fruit flavors like blackberry, peach, blueberry, and cranberry pear, you’ll never run out of exciting combinations to try!
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes with Texas Olive Oil
Ensure your holiday dinner is anything but boring with these kicked up rosemary roasted potatoes. Unlike traditional mashed potatoes, they feature a combination of flavorful Texas olive oil and just a hint of seasoning. In fact, you’ll likely enjoy these so much that they might make it to the weekend dinner side dish rotation.
Preheat your oven to 375-degrees and get out a small bowl. Mix three tablespoons unsalted butter with two tablespoons Texas Hill Country Olive Co. Rosemary Infused Olive Oil. Use a small brush to coat the bottom of a baking dish with the oil mixture. Wash and dry several russet potatoes, then slice them very finely. Arrange the potatoes in the baking dish before covering them with the remaining oil. Add a few chopped shallots between the layers for additional flavor before baking for an hour and fifteen minutes. Once they’re crispy, take them out and serve immediately.
Celebrating the Holidays with Texas Olive Oil Recipes
There’s nothing like a good meal to bring the whole family together for the holidays. These awesome recipes featuring Texas Hill Country Olive Oil Co. products and a bit of imagination are sure to start new traditions in the kitchen.