Fast & Easy Ways to Use Our Products
Sicilian Sauce is wonderful straight out of the bottle but you can also thin it down. Just add one cup of quality olive oil, a half cup of red wine vinegar to full cup of Sicilian Sauce in a shaker bottle or blender. It will go farther and you will love it just as much. For a real treat, add a cup of crumbled Gorgonzola (blue cheese) to the mix. If you like Blue cheese, you will LOVE this version.
Sicilian Sauce over hot pasta and add some fresh, sautéed shrimp, chicken or your choice of vegetables for instant scampi. Or, for a light Summer version, chop up some tomatoes and fresh basil. Mix gently in the pasta and add Sicilian Sauce. Top with fresh grated Parmesan or Romano cheese. You can also use our “Herbal Dip Mix” to zip up your marinara.
Most people use our Sauce straight, especially for vegetables. You can also pour quality olive oil on a plate, add Sicilian Sauce in center, add a few drops of Balsamic vinegar, swirl and top with grated Parmesan. Dip with crusty Italian bread. This is a wonderful quick hors d’ oeuvre.
Herbal Dip Mix in sour cream, cottage cheese, cream cheese or Hummus is also a great Dip or Spread and a great alternative to Ranch Dressing.
Sicilian Sauce can be used on any meat as a marinade or even as a finishing sauce. Try tossing vegetables in the sauce for grilling or roasting them. Brush Sicilian Sauce on Kebobs. After cooking shrimp or fish, use the product as a finishing sauce for added flavor. (Be gentle with fish or shrimp, you don’t want to “cook it” with the sauce.) The vinegar in Sicilian Sauce will help tenderize Lamb, Steaks, Roasts, Chicken or Turkey. Replace your steak sauce with the Sicilian Sauce. To marinade, use only enough to cover the meat and seal in a ziploc-style bag for at least 30 minutes. Over night is better for lamb and tougher cuts of meat. You might want to add a little wine as well.
If you are into Rubs for meat, Grandma’s RUB is REALLY GOOD! Letting it sit overnight is the best method for the flavor. Grandma’s RUB works well for grilling, roasting , broiling or baking. The RUB does not tenderize, it is for flavor only. Try the RUB on ribs. Coat them with the RUB, pat it in and let rest for about an hour. Place them in a pan covered with foil and cook slowly at 275° for 2 hours. Then cook uncovered for 30 minutes to an hour or finish them on the grill. You may not even need BBQ sauce. One little packet of RUB is enough for 4 Pork Roasts or 5 Baby Back Racks.
Shrimp & Seafood
For shrimp, you can also use the Garlic Bread Mix after it has been mixed with Butter. It is exceptional on Grilled Bacon Wrapped Shrimp. Our Fish Sprinkle is an outstanding seasoning for Fish and Seafood. We call it “Sprinkle” because most fish is delicate and a little of this goes a long way. You can also add it to fish or seafood based soups and stews.