May 2016

Welcome Summer Giveaway

“Welcome Summer” Giveaway

The unofficial start of summer has arrived. Our culinary team is thrilled to lighten up the menu, develop some refreshing, summery cocktails, and serve some patio-friendly meals to friends and family. To celebrate we have teamed up with chef and much-loved blogger Heather Christo for a giveaway to start your summer. Included in the giveaway is a Wolf Gourmet high-performance blender and an autographed copy of Heather’s new cookbook, Pure Delicious: 200 delectable recipes free from gluten, dairy, egg, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish and cane sugar.   Heather created this gorgeous cookbook after she and her children were diagnosed with several food… Read more

Pan-fried chicken

MAKE IT CRISPY: HOW TO PAN FRY

With their crisp, shattering crusts, who doesn’t love perfectly fried foods? The best way to ease into frying at home is by pan frying, which you can do in your sauté pan with a relatively small amount of oil. Pan frying is a great method for cooking thinner pieces of food like fish fillets, fritters, eggplant slices for eggplant Parmesan, pounded veal or chicken cutlets, or even bone-in chicken pieces. Secrets to Successful Pan Frying Prepare the food: pat dry the food to be fried and season as desired, then dip it in your batter or coating. Set up a… Read more

Wolf Gourmet braised pork

Get Bolder with Pork Shoulder

  Low and slow is the key to cooking tough cuts of meat like pork shoulder (sometimes referred to as Boston butt). It can’t be hurried along. Roasting, then braising achieves an evenly cooked and tender pork. Using a 9 x 13 baking dish or a Dutch oven for roasting and braising simplifies cooking and cleanup. The flavors of orange and coriander lend themselves to a variety of meals such as tacos, Cuban sandwiches, or carnitas. Pulled pork sliders are easily made by stirring in your favorite barbecue sauce and heaping onto a potato roll. Topped with crisp coleslaw and… Read more

strawberry ice cream Wolf Gourmet

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream (in Just 2 Minutes)

For many of us, taking the kids to the strawberry patch is a rite of spring. After a wagon ride bumping through the field, armed with a basket, they stare wide-eyed at the rows of berry plants. Tiptoeing down the row, they carefully pick a few berries, and then when no one is looking, pop one into their mouth. The look on their faces when they taste a freshly picked berry is priceless. Suddenly they go from picking mode to eating mode, and the next time you look, their faces are dripping with bright red strawberry juice. Most likely, the… Read more

Wolf Gourmet Salmon

Just-Grilled Flavor from your Oven: Smoky Lime-Glazed Salmon

This recipe gives salmon an open-flame flavor without lighting up the grill. A mix of chipotle chile powder and smoked paprika coat the fillets, while broiling achieves a smoky char akin to grilling. Salmon is an astonishingly versatile fish whether grilled, broiled, pan roasted or smoked. While we won’t get into all the reasons why, we do prefer wild-caught salmon, which is readily available throughout most of the year. It’s a weeknight dinner all-star, but certainly sophisticated enough for a dinner party. Here we give you a few variations but feel free to experiment with different spice and oil combinations…. Read more

Spicy Margarita Wolf Gourmet

Heat Up Margarita Night with Jalapeño

  Liven up your Cinco de Mayo celebrations with a true craft cocktail, jalapeño-infused margarita on the rocks. And be sure to keep the recipe handy – Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and Mom might appreciate something with more of a kick than candy and flowers. If Dad consents to you using his good tequila, she’s going to appreciate it even more. Forget the sugary, green store bought margarita mix. We infuse simple syrup to create this spicy and refreshing drink. Making simple syrup takes a few minutes, and will infinitely expand your craft cocktail repertoire. We showed… Read more