Chipotle Chili, Lime Butter

  • ½ pound (8oz) butter, unsalted at room temp
  • 1 fresh lime
  • 1-2 chipotle chilies
  • ½ t chopped garlic
  • 1T fresh herbs (be creative, oregano is good, rosemary too)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1T honey
  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.
  • Refrigerate in desired shape for at least 1 hour. May also be frozen.
  • We pipe out the mixture into individual portions so it is easy to serve.

Makes approximately 10 1oz portions. Preparation time is 10-15 minutes. Gives a nice smoky kick on a thick cut pork chop or steak. Enjoy!

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Caramel Orange Bread Pudding

  • 3 qt cubed bread
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 5 eggs
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1t cinnamon, ground
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 T vanilla flavoring
  • 1 orange, Zest and Juice
  • In baking dish, toss cubed bread with melted butter and set aside.
  • In bowl, combine eggs, sugars, cinnamon and vanilla with whisk.
  • Mix for about 1 minute until sugar begins dissolving.
  • Add heavy cream and mix thoroughly.
  • Add juice and zest from orange.
  • Pour egg mixture over bread in baking dish.
  • Press down bread with hands to allow bread to soak up batter.
  • Set aside for 30 minutes before baking.
  • Press bread again every 10 minutes or so, allowing it to be fully and more evenly saturated with batter before baking.
  • Bake at 325F for 45 min to 1 hour or until top is golden brown and middle is set.

Allow cooling slightly before serving. Cut and serve with caramel sauce. Recipe serves approximately 20.

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