Blackened Ribeye with Gorgonzola Cheese

Blackened Ribeye with Gorgonzola Cheese
Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients
4 each        Beef Ribeye (Cut 1 Inch Thick)
4 Tbsp.      Hartz Black Bayou Blend
1 Cup          Crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese
Procedure

  1. Heat a grill to high.
  2. Season the steaks on both sides with the Hartz Black Bayou Blend.
  3. Grill the steak turning once on the same side to get the checkerboard pattern.
  4. Flip the steak over and turn it once to get the checkerboard pattern on that side.
  5. Check the temperature using an instant-read thermometer. When it is about 20 degrees away

    from your desired temperature add the Gorgonzola cheese.

  6. Place the lid on the grill to help it melt the cheese.
  7. Check the temperature again. Remove from the grill when it reaches the desired temperature.
  8. Set on a plate and tent with aluminum foil for about two minutes.
  9. Serve and enjoy.

Farmer’s Market Salad with Balsamic Greek Vinaigrette

Yield: 4 Servings

It’s Farmer’s Market season and there are many good finds to be found.  Strawberries, raspberries, many assortments of lettuces, wildflower honey, and even farm stand cheeses.  Find a market close to you and enjoy the extraordinary selection of produce and other goods.

Greek Balsamic Vinaigrette

Vinaigrette Ingredients
2 Tbsp.       Hartz Greek Taverna Blend
2 Tbsp.       Water
1 Tbsp.       Dijon Mustard
2 Tbsp.       Honey
1/4 Cup      Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 Cup      Olive Oil

Vinaigrette Procedure
1. In a small bowl combine the Greek Taverna Blend with the water.  Set aside for a couple of minutes.
2. In a blender add the spice and water mixture, Dijon, honey, and balsamic vinegar.
3. Place the lid on the blender and turn on high.
4. While the blender is still running slowly add the oil through the center of the lid to emulsify the dressing.

Salad Ingredients
8 Cups     Fresh Lettuce (Such as Arugula, Lola Rosa, Bib, and / or Mixed Greens)
1/2 Cup   Toasted Pine Nuts
1 Pint       Fresh Strawberries (Such as Hoods) – Quartered
1/2 Pint   Fresh Raspberries
1/2 Cup    Diced Fresh Mango
1/2 Cup    Crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese

Salad Procedure
1. Toss the lettuce with some of the vinaigrette.
2. Top with the pine nuts, strawberries, raspberries, mango, and Gorgonzola cheese.
3. Serve and enjoy.

Note
* Add grilled chicken dusted with Hartz Moroccan Moorish Blend for a more substantial salad.