Recipes from the Copper Spices
The Copper Spices, aka DLee Anderson and BJ Harms, are magical chefs who bring their talents to local cooking classes and in-home cooking parties (www.thecopperspices.com). We'll bring you some of our favorites on this website. Just click on the recipe name below and go!
First Place Winners in Slow Food Dallas Competition - The Judges Do Not Lie! Both Copper Spices scored a First Place entry! Try DLee's Avocado-Pineapple Rhumba, BJ's Roasted Roots, and Slow Foodie Jennifer Uygur's Caramel-Pecan Sauce.
Balsamic Thyme Pork - Gooey, Caramelized, Easy, and just right! Uses Ariston Balsamic Vinegar ($13.99 first time, $10.99 refill) and Caramelized Red Onion an Fig Sauce ($9.49)/
Prosciutto, Mozarella, Tomato and Basil Panini! Try with our O&Co. Basil Oil ($9-$32).
Apple-Brie Soup! Oh my - this brew is velvety and light, sweet and savory.
Crema de Pomodoro Soup - rich, savory, and low fat?? Can this be?
Roasted Garlic Potato Soup - Ditto on the low fat!
Red Beans and Rice - So satisfying and worth it!
Cream of Mushroom Soup - We kick it up a bit with our own Truffle Salt ($24/jar but oh so tasty!).
Ashley Plantation Gazpacho Soup. Something light and fresh, including a little history of the introduction of Gazpacho to the US. Serve with our "Wine-A-Rita" mix ($11.99),
Black Bean Cilantro Soup. Bright cilantro flavors.
Smoked Trout with Belgian Endive. Sample using O&Co. Mix for Fish ($8)
Fruited Rice Pilaf: Comforting mix of sweet and savory. Add our Oktoberfest pecans to punch up the flavors with cinnamon and vanilla. ($5.99/4 oz. bag).
Mandarin Couscous. A little sweet and savory, a little East and West. Try our Fregola Sardo instead of Couscous ($8.49) for a twist - and toss in our Mint Oil from O&Co ($14) to boot!
Asparagus Bundles in Prosciutto! Perfect use for the fruits of the season, plus drizzle a little of our truffle oil to finish ($24 for white truffle oil; $19 for black truffle oil from O&Co.).
Charlee's Bread Pudding with Panettone! We love Panettone just by itself, but for the leftovers, bread pudding is magnifico. (Panettone $24.95)
Baked Citrus Salmon - Why do we love this dish? Because it takes the savory appeal of Balsamic Vinegar and stacks it right up against sparkly lemon in the citrus sauce (Balsamic Vinegar $12.99-$180 at Flavors From Afar!)
Eggplant Casserole - Rustic and updated at the same time. We love our Basilic from O&C ($7.99) as an enhanced flavoring - Ligurian Basil!
Rockin' Romaine Salad - Perfect for this time of year! Try with O&Co. Sicilian Spice ($7) or Mix for Salads ($8)
Pesto Puffs - THE Appetizer to bring to parties or outdoor cookouts. Uses Basilic from O&Co ($7.99) and/or Sundried Tomato/Basil Pesto ($8.95)
Italian Canteloupe Salad - Fabulous melon with soppressata, Amici Olive Oil ($29.99) and Chateau de Fromage chevre ($7.49).
Stuffed Bread - Perfect and Portable for Picnics! Needs a good olive oil! Try Ariston ($14.99, refills $12.99).
Easy Caramelized Onion and Balsamic Pork Tenderloin - Easy for this time of year, sweet and savory. (Caramelized Red Onion and Fig Sauce $9.49, O&Co. Balsamic Vinegar $27)
Stay tuned for more spice!