Fresh Ideas with Leigh Ann - Gourmet Garden

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Summer Herbs

Spice up your table with fresh herbs. Leigh Ann makes these easy to prepare Thai Mini Pork Burgers with cilantro and lemon grass. Delicious garlic grilled prawns are perfect for a quick appetizer. It's easy to create fun dishes with fresh herbs.

Gourmet Garden brings you freshly chopped herbs and spices mixed with heart healthy canola oil. Use just like fresh herbs and spices.

Gourmet Garden Herbs and Spices LOVE to be frozen. They don't freeze solid, just pull out the tubes you're going to use a few minutes before using, then pop them back in the freezer. This extends the shelf life 3 months BEYOND the best by date.

Cut the fat and add flavor with Gourmet Garden Herbs and Spices The Gourmet Garden Story....

Our herbs and spices are grown in a fertile valley North of Brisbane, Australia on the Sunshine Coast. During harvest time our agronomist tests the essential oils daily and she controls when they are harvested. They are shipped refrigerated to our facility where they are washed, sorted and mixed with canola oil and some salts and sugars using a globally patented process. There is no heating or cooking involved - this is strictly a cold chain process - as you can see when you compare our white garlic to the brownish yellow processed garlic products.

Garlic Bruschetta

1 loaf french bread, sliced
1/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons Gourmet Garden Garlic Blend
1 tomato, chopped
1 teaspoon Gourmet Garden Basil

1 Preheat oven to 350°F.
2 Arrange 8 slices of bread on a baking tray. In a small bowl, mix olive oil and garlic together. Brush over bread slices and bake for 10 minutes.
3 In a medium bowl, toss chopped tomato with basil. Top toasted bread slices with tomato mixture and serve.

Garlic-Chili Prawn Kabobs

2 tablespoons Gourmet Garden Garlic Blend
2 tablespoons Gourmet Garden Chili Pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
juice of one lime
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound colossal prawns, shelled and deveined
8-10 wooden skewers
1 large ziploc bag

1 Heat grill to medium-high temperature or broiler to high.
2 Mix garlic, chili pepper, olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper in a ziploc bag. Add prawns to bag; mix well. Seal and marinate in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
3 Remove prawns from marinade. Using two skewers, one at each end of the prawn, thread prawns on skewers. Place on grill or under broiler for 2 minutes. Turn. Grill or broil for approximately 2 more minutes.

Thai Mini Pork Burgers

1 ½ pounds ground pork
3 tablespoons Gourmet Garden Cilantro Blend
3 tablespoons Gourmet Garden Lemongrass
2 tablespoons Gourmet Garden Garlic Blend
1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Chili Pepper
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup panko-style breadcrumbs

1 In a large bowl, mix together ground pork, cilantro, lemongrass, garlic and chili. Mix thoroughly and add in the beaten egg and panko. Divide the mixture into 8 balls; flatten slightly.
2 Cook the burgers in batches on an oiled grill or skillet over a medium heat for about 6 minutes on each side.
3 Serve with sticky rice or on grilled mini buns.

You can find all the ingredients at Kroger.