Updated: Nov 24, 2019
In honor of our incredible Tuscan Table Blend selling out for the second time in a row at last weekend’s Lucas Farmer’s Market, here are three easy and delicious ways to use this versatile seasoning blend.
1. Tuscan Chicken
This recipe could not be any simpler! Rinse and pat dry your boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or thighs). Place a skillet over medium heat and add just enough olive oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Drizzle the tops of the chicken breast with a little olive oil and sprinkle each with 1/2 tsp Tuscan Table Blend. Place the chicken breasts rib-side down in the pan. When bottom half of chicken has turned opaque (about 10 minutes, depending on cut/thickness), gently flip so that the seasoned side is facing down. Cook an additional 10 minutes or until juices run clear.
2. Tortellini Cacio
Grab your favorite packaged tortellini and cook according to package directions. When the pasta is "al dente," remove it from the stove and drain off water. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle in about a tablespoon of Tuscan Table Blend, then gently toss until pasta is evenly coated. Plate, then garnish with a good shaved Parmesan or Romano cheese.
3. Bold Tuscan Bruschetta
Last, but DEFINITELY not least, Tuscan Table Blend makes the most incredible bruschetta! Simply set your broiler to high and toast one side of your bread slices (we used an Italian loaf halved lengthwise, then cut into 1/2" slices horizontally). When they start to turn golden-brown, remove them from the oven and flip each slice so toasted side is facing down. In a medium bowl, mix 1/2 cup olive oil and 1 Tbsp Tuscan Table Blend. Generously brush the untoasted side of each piece of bread, then return to the oven until golden brown. Meanwhile, add the contents of one can of petite diced tomatoes to the remaining olive oil/Tuscan Table Blend mixture. Add additional oil/seasoning to taste.
When the bread is toasted, carefully remove from oven. Top with tomato mixture and serve! You can also garnish with a little shaved parm, if you wish.
We want to thank everyone who came out to see us at the November Lucas Farmer's Market! We especially loved hearing everyone's stories of how much they are enjoying the products they picked up last month. We will be at the December Lucas Holiday Market, too, and hope to see you there!