Posts Tagged ‘Robert’s Reserve’

The Boerne Cooking Connection Team
Emil, Darlene and Teri

entered a Cooking Competition

The Taste of the Hill Country, a fundraiser for Any Baby Can

emil 006

We decided to do a Luau Theme for Decorations and Food……

We Created Food Art…….Swans, Tiki Huts and of course our H-E-B Sign

We then prepared 500 Skewers of Shrimp – Pineapple – Chicken – Red Bell Pepper – Beef – Green Bell Pepper – Sausage – Cherry Tomato

and

500 Skewers of Pineapple – Green Grape – Mango – Red Grape – Papaya – Strawberry

Four half sheet Waikiki Carrot Cakes with Coconut Pineapple Mango Tequila Icing

and served Five Cases of Pinot Noir

emil 004emil 003

emil 002

We were up against fierce competition, all well known restaurants:

Brio Tuscan Grill

La Gloria

Los Barrios

Hungry Horse

Maggianos Little Italy

Joe’s Crab Shack

EZ’s Restaurant

La Cascade at Tapitio Springs

Kronkosky Place Catering

K Hill Barbeque Company

Fralo’s Pizza Truck

Attendees were asked to vote for their favorite presentation and favorite food

WE WON……………BEST IN SHOW

AND

FIRST PLACE IN FOOD

Our humble little team from Cooking Connection is so very proud of this accomplishment!

emil 017

These Potatoes are wonderful with Beef or Pork, especially Ham

  • 5 pounds Potatoes
  • 1 jar Robert’s Reserve Onion Blossom & Horseradish Dip
  • 1 stick unsalted Butter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peel and cube Potatoes, boil in salted water until tender

Drain and mash Poatoes with Butter, mix in Onion Blossom & Horseradish Dip

  • 1 – 2.2 pound bag Fully Cooked Homestyle Meatballs
  • 1 jar or more Robert’s Reserve Raspberry Chipotle Sauce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heat Meatballs in microwave, place in crock pot on warm or in chaffing dish, pour Raspberry Chipotle Sauce over and mix to incorporate.

This Dip is so quick and easy.  Perfect if friends drop over unexpectedly or if you want to perk up your party.

Also wonderful on toasted English muffins on a cold morning!

  • 1 – 12 ounce container Whipped Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 jar Robert’s Reserve Roasted Pineapple and Habanero
  • Walnut Pieces

Mix Cream Cheese and Roasted Pineapple and Habanero together until well incorporated.

Place on Serving Dish and garnish with Walnut Pieces……..done!

  • 8 ounce package Mascarpone Cheese
  • 1/2 bottle Robert’s Reserve Raspberry Chipotle Sauce
  • 2 tubes Crescent Rolls

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Combine Mascarpone and Raspberry Chipotle in mixing bowl until well incorporated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Line cookie sheet with foil.  Place heaping teaspoon of Cheese Mixture on Crescent piece and roll up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bake until golden brown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remove from oven and let cool prior to placing on Serving Dish, great with Red Wine!

  • 2 pounds Eggplant (about 2 large eggplants)
  • Adams Reserve Garam Masala
  • 1 jar Robert’s Reserve Roasted Red Pepper and Onion
  • Ottavio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 cup uncooked Wild and Brown Rice Blend

Cook Rice according to package directions. 

Cut Eggplant in half lengthwise and score cut side with diamond pattern, generously drizzle Olive Oil over Eggplant, sprinkle 2 tablespoons Garam Masala on each half and then drizzle more Olive Oil over.

Bake in 400 degree oven for 45 minutes or until very soft.

Remove from oven and scrape flesh from skin and discard skin.

Cut Eggplant into bite sized pieces and mix in jar of Roasted Red Pepper and Onion

Serve with Rice and Crispy Breadsticks

  • 1 bag Brussel Sprouts
  • 1 jar Robert’s Reserve Roasted Red Pepper & Onion
  • 2 tablespoons Adam’s Reserve House Rub
  • 1/2 jar Better Than Good Bacon Jam

Place Brussel Sprouts in pot over medium high heat with 3/4 cup water and House Rub, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add Roasted Red Pepper and Onion, stir to incorporate, re-cover and simmer 10 minutes more

Add Bacon Jam, stir to incorporate and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes, If too liquid, leave lid off and simmer until desired consistency is attained

  • 2 Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • 1 jar Robert’s Reserve Roasted Red Pepper & Onion
  • 1 jar Relish That Corn
  • 1 cup Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Adams Reserve House Rub
  • 2 Eggs

Mix all ingredients together until well incorporated, about 3 minutes by hand

Place in 13 X 9 inch baking dish and bake for 25 to 30 minutes in 350 degree oven or until lightly browned

Makes a marvelous side dish for any meal!

  • Pangasius Fillets
  • Ottavio Olive Oil
  • Adam’s Reserve Peppercorn & Garlic Sear-n-Crust
  • Robert’s Reserve Onion Blossom & Horseradish Sauce
  • Coleslaw

Heat Olive Oil in heavy Skillet over medium high heat.  Coat Fillets with Olive Oil and season heavily with Peppercorn & Garlic Sear-n-Crust

Fry Fillets in Olive Oil until Golden Brown

Mix Slaw with Onion Blossom & Horseradish Sauce

Place pieces of Fish in Corn Tortilla and top with Slaw

  • 2 pounds Fresh Tilapia Filets
  • Ottavio Olive Oil
  • Adam’s Reserve Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
  • Robert’s Reserve Pineapple Coconut Mango Tequila Sauce

Heat Olive Oil in heavy skillet, in the meantime, coat Tilapia Fillets with Olive Oil and Season heavily with Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

Fry Tilapia over medium high heat until done

Serve with Pineapple Coconut Mango Tequila Sauce