February feels like we’ve really turned a corner and spring is just ahead. It’s still cold and dark out though, so easy, warming and delicious meals are still on the agenda. This month, enjoy cookies, soup, salads, sauces and cocktails with a little zip for easy meals that leave you more time to cuddle with your loved ones.
Here is what to expect in your February Saucefly box:
* Pineapple-Jalapeno Mojito Cocktail Mixer – Chef Sara is totally into mezcal, and you will be too after having some with this perfectly puckery and easy cocktail mixer.
* Strawberry Jam – Put on toast and butter, pancakes or French toast. Top it with whipped cream and maple syrup.
* Caesar Salad Dressing – This delicious dressing will appear in your box along with croutons and parmesan, of course. All you need is a head of romaine.
* French Onion Soup – Simply heat the soup on the stove and serve. If you have oven safe bowls, top the soup with croutons and cheese and heat them up in a 400-degree stove until the cheese is bubbling. Or skip the croutons and cheese and just dig in.
* Puttanesca Sauce – This is a pour and go sauce for pasta. Add chicken or fish to bulk up dinner and top it with parmesan. Puttanesca sauce is a classic sauce of tomatoes, olives, capers and garlic. Serve alongside a salad . . . maybe that Caesar Salad you just read about?
* Tequila-Lime Sauce – This is a thick, creamy and limey sauce that is perfect for fish. We serve it with rice and a steamed artichoke. When reheating the sauce, be sure to use very low heat and stir it constantly. It’s delicious!
* Pickled Radishes – Have you noticed how a lot of the items in your boxes go well together? The addictive, salty and sweet crunch of the pickled radish would be a great side to accompany the fish you cooked with the Tequila-Lime Sauce. Try the fish in a taco with some radishes on top.
* Crispy Peanut ‘Nutter Butter’ Cookies – Roll this ready-to-bake dough into 1-inch balls. Bake 5 to 8 minutes in an oven that starts at 375 and is then lowered to 350. Remove the cookies from the oven when they are slightly under-done. After they cool, fill them with peanut frosting.
• Chiles Torreados – This is a classic taqueria dish in Mexico that is made with seared jalapeno, lime and roasted onion. This is served at Mexican restaurants when you can not find a salsa that is spicy enough. If you are in the know, you can ask for “chiles torreados” and some places will send out a fried jalapeno, but most will give you this salsa. It’s addicting!
• Mole Verde – This complex sauce is full of classic mole ingredients chiles, seeds, nuts and more. It can be used for an enchilada style dinner or as a baking sauce for chicken, pork or tofu.
**If you have ANY questions about cooking, or need ideas on how to use your items because of different dietary restrictions, feel free to e-mail me: email@example.com**