Blending HOLIDAYS with Simply Ghee
Add good healthy fats into your Christmas dinner and your guests will leave feeling so good! They’ll be so grateful they came to your home to celebrate!
Nothing is more warming and satisfying than saffron. Place a couple tablespoons of ghee in a small jar with lid. Add a few sprigs of saffron and a pinch of salt (or saffron salt) and gently mix with a fork. Tighten the lid and allow it to rest up to one week at room temp. Use in your mashed taters or basting your turkey. Also super on rice!
The BEST Turkey EVER!
At least 24 hours before cooking the turkey, rinse turkey and pat dry. Generously salt the entire bird (cavity included) with kosher salt or sea salt with herbs. We used Christina Maser’s rosemary citrus sea salt blend. Place the turkey in a roasting bag and refrigerate. The next day, rinse the salt off the bird, pat dry and generously rub with Simply Ghee. Salt and pepper lightly to season. Roast at 425F for 30 minutes and then turn temperature down to 325F. Allow 20 minutes per pound for an unstuffed bird. To ensure your bird is cooked thoroughly insert a food thermometer in the innermost part of the thigh and wing and the thickest part of the breast – it must be a minimum of 165F. Before carving allow the turkey to rest for 20 minutes. This turkey will be the most succulent and moist turkey you’ll have ever tasted! At least that’s the consensus from our turkey tasters! Forget leftovers – going, going gone!
Scarborough Fair Basting Ghee
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme! A savory blend for basting the bird, melted and drizzled over cornbread stuffing or roasted acorn squash or for dipping crusty bread. For basting, start with 3 – 4 tablespoons of ghee. One tablespoon of each herb will be generous amount to start with. You may also add less of one and more of your favorite herb for basting. Baste the turkey frequently for the buttery flavor and herbs to incorporate into the meat. You may also add this blend to the cavity of the turkey, and generously salt and pepper to taste. Sauté onions and celery for your stuffing or add it to the stuffing as a finishing butter right before serving. Allow it to rest for about 10 minutes to heat the herbs efficiently.
Honey Ghee Ham
Make your own Honey Ham. Take ¼ cup of Simply Ghee, 1.5 tablespoons of honey and blend till incorporated. You can add rosemary or cinnamon and a pinch of salt to the mix. Baste your ham frequently. Also the basic blend with cinnamon is a perfect enhancement to roasted squash or yams, add it right before serving. Also honey ghee is delightful on any muffins, waffles or any other breakfast pastries. Look for Honey Ghee already prepared for you in early 2014!
“My Oh My” Pumpkin Pie Spiced Ghee
A specially blended spice from our friend Jim at Central Market in Lancaster, PA. Ask any local spice person to blend it specifically for you! Take a ½ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice and whisk into 2-3 tablespoons of ghee. Add a nice pinch of cinnamon and ground nutmeg and a teeny amount of maple syrup or honey to sweeten. Allow it to rest for a couple of days for spices to mingle. You can always adjust the spices to your taste. Spread on anything your heart desires! A small dollop is wonderful atop rice pudding. Yummy right off your finger but don’t be tempted to double-dip cuz ghee will mold quickly when contacted with moisture.
Dilly Lemon Zester
The perfect blend of savory for any veggie, especially the green ones! Per 2 tablespoons of ghee, mix ½ tsp of dried dill, 1 heaping teaspoon of freshly grated lemon zest and a teeny pinch of salt – blend with fork. If you like it really lemony, add more zest! Use as a finishing butter after steaming or roasting any green veggie. You may lightly toss the veggies and ghee together to evenly coat or melt and drizzle. Great on green beans, asparagus, brussel sprouts, broccoli … Also perfect on fish when baking or grilling.
“Hot” Chocolate Ghee
Great as a dessert spread or drop a dollop into your hot chocolate or coffee for that extra kick. Good fats aid in your digestion. Add cocoa mix and cayenne pepper to your taste preference. Allow to rest for a good week to let the flavors blend and build heat. You may also just add Simply Ghee to your hot chocolate right before sipping.
Fresh Citrus Cinnamon Ghee
So light and fresh! Zest an organic orange (just the orange shell – not the white pith) and blend with ½ cup of ghee and 2 teaspoons of honey in a bowl. This is simply delightful as is but you may also add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (add more to your taste) and a grate of fresh nutmeg (or 1/16 teaspoon). Consider a pinch of ground cloves. Allow to rest for a few days on the counter for flavors to mingle. Great on scones, freshly baked muffins or any breakfast food: waffles, pancakes. Add a dollop to your hot cereal right before eating.