Food and drink are your love languages, vomFASS is your translator! In Mall of America's Culinary on North (N345), we delight in experiencing extraordinary olive oil, balsamic vinegar, spices, wine, whiskey, brandy, liqueurs and more. Free tastes daily. Cooking, wine and spirits classes weekly. Gifts of great taste, customized as desired. Only the best, always.
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Ingredients ¼ C. vomFASS Walla Walla Onion Mustard (or Chipotle Mustard) 1 T. vomFASS Aioli spice blend ¼ C. Mayonnaise
2 T. Raw Onion, minced
Pretzels, Crackers, Roasted Veggies, Sandwiches
Directions Combine mustard, mayo, onion and seasoning. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes, or until serving. Serve as a dip, sandwich or spread.
Antipasti Tray Serves 6
Ingredients – choose several of these options: Roasted veggies (see recipe below)
1 lb. cold cuts of choice: turkey, ham, salami, etc.
1 lb. Cheese(s) of choice, sliced or cubed
Cooked shrimp, chilled
Olives, pickles, artichokes, capers, other pickled or marinated veggies
Crackers or bread
vomFASS Whisky BBQ Sauce for shrimp
Mustard dip (recipe above) vomFASS Aceto Balsamico Maletti, to drizzle on veggies, cheese, meats
Directions Arrange all ingredients on a platter. Enjoy!
Roasted Veggies Serves 4
Ingredients Fresh veggies of choice, sliced ¼ inch lengthwise, such as: zucchini, summer squash, onion, red bell pepper, mushrooms, thin asparagus, etc.
2 T. vomFASS Smokey BBQ Extra Virgin Olive Oil
vomFASS Sea Salt and freshly ground Peppercorn Mix, to taste
Directions Toss veggies in a bowl with oil and spices. Spread onto a sheet pan and broil or grill until lightly browned and tender-crisp – about 5 – 10 minutes. Remove from pan and drain juices. Arrange on a platter and drizzle with Maletti. Enjoy!
Teeling Truffles Serves 8
Ingredients 1 cup good-quality dark chocolate, broken into pieces
½ cup heavy cream (or 1 can sweetened condensed milk)
2 T. vomFASS Stephen’s Choice Irish Whiskey 1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup of hazelnuts, chopped and toasted
Directions Place the chocolate in a heatproof glass bowl and set aside. Bring the cream to the boil in a microwave safe dish in the microwave.Using a whisk, mix the cream through the chocolate until it is completely melted. (Alternate: combine chocolate and cream and microwave until melted, about 3-5 minutes) add whiskey, vanilla and half the chopped hazelnuts. Cover with cling wrap and place in the fridge for about an hour until it is firm enough to scoop. When the chocolate is set, scoop out a small tablespoon amount and roll into little balls. Sprinkle a clean work surface with remaining hazelnuts, and roll truffles in to coat. Place back in fridge until ready to serve.
Hot Mulled Apple Cider Serves 6
Ingredients 4 ½ C. apple cider
½ C. vomFASS Calvados or Apple Brandy ¼ C. vomFASS Orange Liqueur
1 T. vomFASS Chai Masala Orange slices, vomFASS Cinnamon Sticks and Whole Star Anise for garnish
Directions Combine all ingredients except garnishes in a crock pot or kettle. Bring to a simmer and hold on low.
It’s football season! Which means it’s party season. Regardless of whether you’re intently watching every play, or find the commercials more entertaining than first downs – we’re all big fans of football party food!
Each week of the regular season, we will publish a suggested menu and recipes for entertaining the gang – whether you’ve got the game on or not! Our tip for the week: keep it simple so you can enjoy your guests – and the game – as much as they enjoy noshing on easy, delicious (psst – and healthy!) food featuring vomFASS olive oils, vinegars, spices, liqueurs, wines and spirits!
Argentina BBQ Toasted AlmondsServes 12
3 T. vomFASS Argentina BBQ spice blend 2 T. vomFASS Pepone Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3 C. raw almonds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the spice blend and olive oil in a medium bowl. Add almonds and toss to coat. Spread onto a sheet pan. Bake about 15 – 20 minutes or until almonds are toasted, stirring twice. Cool almonds completely before serving. Store in airtight container up to 5 days.
Ham & Cheese Pinwheels Serves 16 (two each)
½ lb. deli ham
½ lb. Cheese of choice, thin sliced
4 large flour tortillas or sandwich wraps (gluten free, optional)
Veggies of choice, sliced very thin
1/3 C. mayonnaise
2 T. vomFASS Walla Walla Onion Mustard 1 or more jars vomFASS Chutney: Mango, Raspberry, Fig
Mix mayo and mustard. Spread a thin layer onto a tortilla, all the way to edges. Work on just one tortilla at a time, keeping the others in original packaging or a plastic zipper bag. Place ham, cheese and veggies onto tortilla, leaving about an inch of tortilla uncovered on the side that will be the outside edge. The mayo/mustard mixture will help keep the edge sealed. Roll up the tortilla. Cut into about 8 one inch pinwheels. Keep finished pinwheels covered in plastic wrap until ready to serve. Place an appetizer knife or small spoon into each chutney jar, or transfer contents to a condiment sized serving bowl for guests to use as garnish for their pinwheels. Enjoy!
Veggie / Chip Dip
1 C. plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
3 T. vomFASS Fried Potato Spice 2 t. vomFASS Spanish Red Wine Vinegar
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Serve with your favorite veggies or chips. May be made a day or two in advance.
Balsamic Grilled Peaches on a Stick Serves 8
2 peaches, halved and pitted
¼ C. vomFASS Pepone Extra Virgin Olive Oil ¼ C. vomFASS Aceto Balsamico Maletti ½ C. plain Greek yogurt
1 dropper liquid Stevia with vanilla
¼ C. Pistachios, crushed
8 six-inch skewers (if using wood skewers, soak in water for 15 minutes)
Pre-heat grill or oven to 450 degrees. Wash and dry peaches. Cut them into quarters and dispose of pits. Spear each peach quarter onto a skewer. Place on baking pan with edges, brush with olive oil. Grill or roast for 4 – 5 minutes, turning half way through. Brush or drizzle with Maletti. Grill or broil another 3 – 4 minutes. In the meantime, stir Stevia into yogurt. Remove peaches from heat and place on serving dishes or tray. Add a dollop of yogurt to each peach, garnish with pistachios. May be grilled ahead of time and served chilled. Enjoy!
Apple Whiskey Sour Serves 1 / Serves about 16
1 ½ oz./ 750 ml vomFASS American Whiskey 1 T. / 1 C. vomFASS Apple Balsamic 2 oz./ 4 ¼ C. apple cider
Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Fill with ice for a short shake. Pour into a rocks glass serve with a twist of apple peel. May be batched ahead of time and refrigerated for serving to a crowd on the rocks.
My favorite foodie time of year has arrived – summer harvest! It’s the perfect time to explore new easy, delicious and healthy veggie dishes. It’s also a great time to host a laid-back, al fresco dinner party for all the friends you’ve been meaning to connect with this summer. The recipes from our EDH Meals cooking class this week are great additions to a late summer party menu!
2 large eggplants
1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
4 t. minced roasted garlic
2 T. vomFASS Sesame Oil ¼ C. vomFASS Calamansi Balsam Vinegar 2 t. vomFASS Asia Tandoori spice blend
1 t. vomFASS Himalayan Sea Salt Parsley, cilantro or diced tomatoes for garnish
Pita bread, corn chips and/or veggies for dipping, such as carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, cucumber, zucchini, bell peppers.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake eggplant about 40 minutes until soft. Cool, peel, cube. Process all ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. Taste and adjust salt, as needed. Serve at room temp with crackers, pita bread or veggies.
Charred Corn Salad with Basil Vinaigrette Serves 6 – 8
(Inspired by Kelly Nixon’s recipe on The Cooking Channel)
6 – 8 ears fresh corn on the cob, shucked
1 small red onion, diced
1 ½ C. packed fresh basil leaves
1 clove garlic, minced
2 T. vomFASS Herb Garlic Sunflower Oil
vomFASS Danish Smoked Sea Salt and Peppercorn Mix ¼ C. vomFASS Apple Balsamic Vinegar ¼ C. vomFASS Pepone Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 (10-ounce) container small heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved
Preheat grill to 450 degrees. Brush or rub each cob with Sunflower Oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the corn on the hot grill and char each side, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Set corn aside until cool enough to handle. Stand each ear up, stalk end down, in a wide, shallow bowl and, using your knife, slice the corn kernels off the cob.
Meanwhile, make the vinaigrette. In a food processor, add the basil and garlic and pulse until the basil starts to break down. Add the vinegar. Continue pulsing while adding the oil in a steady stream and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
In a large mixing bowl, combine corn, tomatoes and onion. Drizzle the vinaigrette over salad and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
Roasted Vegetable Medley Serves 6 – 8
5 cups assorted vegetables, cut into bite sized pieces, such as:
Broccoli, Cauliflower and carrots OR
Zucchini, yellow squash, bell pepper and onion vomFASS Porcini Extra Virgin Olive Oil vomFASS Argentina BBQ spice blend, to taste vomFASS Aceto Balsamico di Famiglia
Place vegetables in large mixing bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Spread onto baking sheet and sprinkle lightly with seasonings. Roast at 450 degrees until tender-crisp (10 minutes for porous veggies, up to 20 minutes for more dense veggies). Add more salt and pepper to taste.
Tapas – vomFASS style Serves 6 – 8
Corn tortillas vomFASS Porcini Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or your choice) 1 – 2 Avocados
Cheese of choice, shredded or crumbled (optional)
Baba Ghannooj or hummus, roasted veggies, charred corn salad, shredded pork or chicken, or steak strips (ask about marinating ideas!)
Heat corn tortillas on grill or in oven or microwave. Keep warm bet ween two plates or other covered dish. Top with Baba Ghannooj, roasted veggies, Charred Corn Salad, cheese and/or toppings of choice. Add seasonings to taste: Sea Salt, Pepper, Asia Tandoori, Argentina BBQ, etc.
Honey Balsamic Pears with Walnut Oil and Gorgonzola Serves 4
2 pears, halved and cored
¼ C. vomFASS Pepone EVOO ¼ C. vomFASS Honey Balsamic Star
¼ C. vomFASS Walnut Oil 2 T. Gorgonzola Cheese crumbles
1 t. vomFASS Chai Masala
Place pears and Chai Masala on a pan, brush with olive oil. Grill, cut side down, for 4 – 5 minutes. Turn and grill another 3 – 4 minutes. Remove pears from heat and place on serving dishes. Add gorgonzola, drizzle with Honey Balsamic Star and Walnut Oil.
Alternative for a crowd: cut pears into large cubes. Combine pears, olive oil, vinegar and Chai Masala in bowl. Place on a pan and grill or roast until tender crisp. Transfer pears and juices to serving bowl and toss with Walnut Oil and Gorgonzola. Dish up in dessert bowls or cups.
Wine pairing recommendations: Tempranillo, Chianti or Lambrusco, all available at vomFASS at Mall of America.
vomFASS isYour One Stop Gift Shop for the Holidays and All Year Long!
Imagine a gift basket full of gourmet oils, vinegars and spices, and specialty liqueurs, fine wines and spirits. See your clients, employees, family and friends appreciating and remembering this gift of great taste long into 2018. Visualize that basket with your company logo on it, and personalized with your client’s favorite style of whiskey, for instance. Now imagine that we make customized gift giving easy for you, including delivery. You’re imagining a gift from vomFASS!
It’s summer in Minnesota, and if your calendar looks like mine, it’s clear that we all try to pack in as many gatherings as possible with family and friends during the social season – otherwise known as summer, a.k.a. road construction season. And to me, socializing goes hand in hand with fabulous food and drink!
I’ve noticed that my cooking class recipes have had a certain Summer theme: Food and drinks that are fast and easy (because our summers are SUPER busy!), don’t require much heat to prepare (because it IS occasionally hot in Minnesota!), and include ingredients that can be left out for a couple hours at an outdoor party without spoiling (olive oil, balsamic vinegars and spices are great for that!) Of COURSE these dishes are delicious, because otherwise, what’s the point?! (psst! don’t tell anyone they’re pretty healthy, too!)
So here is the handout from one of my recent cooking classes: Mediterranean Lifestyle Summer Party Recipes. Three quick and easy party food recipes and three yummy sangria recipes to get you started on your summer party menu planning. By the way, there are LOTS more recipes from my classes, so if you need more ideas, just stop by vomFASS at Mall of America or call us at (952) 426-3222. Ask to speak to someone about ideas for putting vomFASS products to work on a SMASH HIT menu for your next social gathering, whether you’re hosting or just bringing a dish to pass!