Flavor of the Month

Strawberry Balsamic

We will be Closed Easter Sunday. Have a Happy Easter! The flavor of sweet strawberries welcomes spring into your dishes. Flying Olive’s Strawberry Balsamic can be made into creations that are sweet, savory, or spicy depending on the Extra Virgin Olive Oils with which you pair it. Try it with our Blood Orange, Lime,or Lemon Oil for a pairing that is perfect on fresh fruit, pancakes, waffles, ice cream, or salad. Use it to make Roasted Strawberry and Blood Orange Spinach Salad or bake a delicious Strawberry Pie!  Add Strawberry Balsamic to Basil or Herbs de Provence Extra Virgin Oive Oils for a salad, Grilled Chicken with Strawberry Rosemary Sauce or Watermelon Basil Salad.  And for those who love their spice, pair Strawberry Balsamic with Chipotle, Harissa, Baklouti Green Chili, or Cayenne Red Chili and create Crock Pot Strawberry-Chipotle Pulled Pork or other amazing dishes.  From April 1-30, our Strawberry Balsamic is on sale. A 200ml bottle is $10.95, our 375ml is $14.95.  If you have any questions on recipes or ordering, please give us a call at 513.943.1900

Try These Recipes!

Glazed Pork Chops with Strawberry Tarragon Salsa

Ingredients:

For the Glaze:

½ cup Flying Olive's Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar

2 Tbsp chicken broth or water

1 tsp honey or agave nectar

Pinch of salt

For the Salsa:

1 small garlic clove, minced

2 Tbsp chopped or snipped chives

1 Tbsp chopped tarragon

2 tsp lemon zest

A pinch of crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

½ cup chopped fresh strawberries

Salt, and freshly ground pepper to taste

For the Pork Chops:

1 Tbsp Flying Olive's Lemon EVOO (you can also use Flying Olive's Garlic EVOO, or your choice of Flying Olive's Single Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

2 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)

2 Tbsp balsamic glaze (from recipe above)

Tarragon sprigs, for garnish (optional)

Directions:

For glaze, mix strawberry balsamic, chicken broth, honey and salt in a small saucepan.  Simmer gently for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until glaze coats the back of a spoon.  Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine garlic, chives, tarragon, lemon zest and red pepper flakes.  Add strawberries and let it marinate for about 15 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper to taste. (NOTE: More than 15 minutes and the strawberries get soggy). Cover and set aside.

Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  When the oil is hot, add pork chops.  Cook pork chops about 5 minutes on each side, or until browned and cooked through.  Immediately remove from pan and let rest for 5 minutes, covered. Transfer pork chops to a serving platter.  Drizzle the strawberry balsamic glaze over the chops first, and then spoon fresh berry salsa over pork.  Garnish with tarragon sprigs, if desired.  Serve immediately.

Submitted by Barb L.