“WEEEEEE! I was like a child in a candy store… yes, I love garlic and so does my husband. and we’ve often been heard saying to each other, ‘You know what? Needs more garlic!’”
Hi folks, you may recall that while at Joan and Mariah’s Reviews Blog (now closed) Joan had reviewed and fell in love with Garlic Gold. Joan often mentions their products while we talk, on the phone, about our making tasty food and great ingredients that we found.
When I recently decided it was about time I look at the Garlic Gold Website, I discovered that that Garlic Gold Products are Organic, Artisan, Hand Crafted, Gourmet products and this further sold me on trying them out for myself.
Well, I finally decided not only was it time to try Garlic Gold for myself, but, time for me to contact them and see if they would be interested in a review and giveaway on my new blog. I was so happy to receive a message saying yes and giving me a choice of what to try (and giveaway). WEEEEEE! I was like a child in a candy store… yes, I love garlic and so does my husband. And we’ve often been heard saying to each other, “You know what? Needs more garlic!” Hey, I think we’d even say that while eating straight garlic! 🙂
OH ever have a real Chicago Style Pizza and forgo the any other choices of toppings but garlic? I tell you my former Sister-in-law (Elaina, gee I miss her… though my husband’s brother may not like it if I contacted her, but if I could find her I would anyway… teee heee hee) while she was pregnant and I ordered exactly that together once upon a time and the guy behind the counter asked us if we were sure… sure we were sure! It was after all Elaina’s idea and I about did a jig with delight when she suggested it. 🙂 And we both adored that pizza so much we talked about it for a few years afterwards. Okay, so enough of that, I now need to make a note of going to that same pizza place in Broomfield and order that sometime soon.
Now back to the Garlic Gold Products. When I finally made up my mind, I chose the Garlic Gold Nuggets and Garlic Gold Oil. I was very excited when I received my Garlic Gold for this review… I did however have to wait until I was well enough to play around in the kitchen (I had pneumonia and even after I felt better I was still quite weak until this past week). I tried Garlic Gold Nuggets alone (yummy!) and on a few things, on my Salad (instead of Bacos) yummy, I love Love it in my mashed potatoes, loved it even better on top of the mashed potatoes where the crunch really shines for me. At that time, after trying the Nuggets O’ Gold (as I now call them) several different ways, I decided to develop my own recipe for using with them.
Finally having time and strength to cook creatively, last weekend I invented a recipe for using my Garlic Gold Nuggets and adjusted the way I used to make Bruschetta and for that I used both Garlic Gold products.
I feel terrible sharing first recipe because of recent events, as I did use my pressure cooker… but pressure cooker recipes can be hard to come by and this turned out so tasty. I am sorry if even saying pressure cooker upsets anyone out there and brings back memories of the terror at the marathon, truly I am… skip this recipe and wait for the next one to show up for your reading (later in this post), and check out the coupon code just before the second recipe.
Mariah’s Pressure Cooker Garlic Gold Nugget Pot Roast:
Here is the Recipe that I developed for my slow cooker, now my slow cooker is the kind that sits on the burner (not the type you plug in) and so I felt I could make it all in my pressure cooker. This doesn’t mean that if you pressure cooker is the plug in kind that you cannot try to do the same.
1 (3 pound) Beef Bottom Round Roast – Cut into 2 inch cubes
2 packages of Onion Soup Mix
2 ½ Cups Water
1 Tablespoons of Garlic Gold Nuggets
1 Tablespoon of Parsley
2 teaspoons of dried Thyme
1 teaspoon of dried Rosemary
½ teaspoon of Crushed Red Pepper
½ Cup of Milk
4 Tablespoons of All-Purpose Flour
Spray the bottom of my pressure cooker (or fry pan) with non-stick spray.
Place Pressure Cooker on Burner (or fry pan), turn burner on high.
Place your Beef Cubes into the Pressure Cooker a little at a time, so you won’t over crowd them and you leave enough time to turn them as you put a nice sear on all sides of the beef. Set aside each batch and put in more until you have all your beef cubes browned/seared nicely.
At this time I added the water, then all the herbs, then added the Onion Soup Mix and gave it a good stir until dissolved. Then I added the beef. (at this time all your ingredients will be in the Pressure Cooker except for the Milk and Flour which will come later).
I then covered and locked the lid on my pressure cooker, once the pressure cooker developed enough steam to start coming out the top, I then turned the burner down to medium and cooked for 20 minutes. When the 20 Minutes were up I turned off the burner and let the pressure cooker rest for 5 minutes then I slowly released the pressure (I could lift the valve on top, where the steam comes out with a carving fork) slowly with little spurts at a time, until no more steam was released.
I took the pressure cooker lid off and then mixed up the milk and flour by slowly adding the milk to the flour mixing briskly. Then set it aside.
Turn the heat up to high, waiting for the liquid in the pressure cooker to start boiling. Then add, the milk & flour mixture stirring constantly.
Stir while waiting for the mixture to thicken, when thickened you’re ready to serve.
This tasted great with Mashed Potatoes on the side, would have been even better over noodles though. And next time I make it I will add some carrots to the mix. But hey, it was a made up recipe and hard to tell what will happen on the first try. 🙂
While I am thinking about it there is currently a fantastic deal on the Garlic Gold Nugget Sampler – just enter gg25 when you checkout from their online store and you will receive 25% off the regular price… that is just like getting 4 bottles for the price of three! To buy the Sampler CLICK HERE.
– NEXT RECIPE –
Mariah’s Garlic Gold Oil Bruschetta:
I love Bruschetta especially in the Summer time, on a hot summer day it can really cool you off! I adapted my recipe for Bruschetta to use with Garlic Gold Oil.
Here is what I did:
(Since it was just 2 of used the this below, however we pigged out on the bruschetta, having 2 pieces each… about equal to 4 pieces if french bread were used instead of wide italian bread like I used.)
3 plum tomatoes. I cut the tomatoes into small chunks, use you judgement, mine were cut into about ½ inch chunks.
Add Fresh Basil about 2 or 3 Tablespoons (add more or less to your taste, this isn’t an exact science as I go by what “looks good” and even when I ran out of basil before it “looked good” to me, it has never tasted bad.)
and then I mixed in 1 Tablespoon of Garlic Gold Oil
and one Shake of Garlic Gold Nuggets
Then I set this aside.
Cut Wide Italian Bread into about 4 pieces or 6 if you want more bread and less topping, or if using french bread double the amount of slices (since it’s not as wide a bread). I used Italian Bread for my Bruschetta, it was however bigger in width than I am used to making Bruschetta with, I usually use Italian Bread, but wanted to make it slightly softer than usual.
Cut the Bread into about ¾ to 1 inch thick slices.
Toast one side of the bread under the broiler (I placed mine on a cookie sheet), turn the bread then before toasting that side:
Use a pastry brush and spread a light coat of Garlic Gold Oil on one side of the bread. I shook on a little bit of Parmesan cheese and a tiny little bit of Garlic Gold Nuggets (optional).
Now toast this, the other side, of your bread.
Once toasted place the tomato mixture on top of the toasted bread and eat! Enjoy!
I served my Bruschetta with homemade Creamy Broccoli Soup, yummy!
I had so much fun with these products and I simply cannot wait to experiment with more recipes to see what else I can come up with for using Garlic Gold!
And Garlic Gold doesn’t have to be for Adults only, children & toddlers love it too! Check out what the President of Seven Oaks Farm has to say about his Toddler’s Favorites: http://garlicgold.com/about-garlic-gold/kids-love-garlic-gold/
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