I normally don’t write to companies but I thought I’d write to
you about a neat way to use your spice mixes.
My sister gave me your Gobs of
Garlic and WOW Awesome spice mixes for Christmas and
I was at a loss with what
to do with them.
Then I decided to try using them as a curing flavor for my
bacon (I cure and smoke my own bacon).
I made two slabs of Gobs of Garlic, two
of Wow Awesome and 2 more with a mixture of both.
I have to say your spices
live up to their names. The bacon was great!!
Everyone who had one basically
said “Wow what did you flavor this bacon with it is Awesome.”
Best use of Gobs
of garlic Bacon - BLTs , it cannot be beat.
Thank you for making this
great product. I’ll have to try your Yikes as a bacon cure next time.
Original Recipe Ideas Submitted To: Awesome Specialty
by Bryant DeBruyne on 09/26/11
My wife brought home some Gobs of Garlic from a festival and we have been enjoying it very much. I am a big fan of simple, easy cooking and I thought I would share a couple of simple recipes I have been enjoying with Gobs.
Garlic Turkey Loaf
1 pkg. ground turkey 97% lean (1 lb.)
2 tsp soy sauce
2 tbsp Gobs of Garlic
In large bowl combine all ingredients and mix with hands until well
blended. Press into a loaf pan and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F
for approximately 1 hour or until top is nice and brown and and the
internal temperature is 170°F.
Garlic Grilled Chicken Breast
1 boneless/skinless chicken breast (fresh or frozen)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp Gobs of Garlic
Combine the ingredients in a large zip top freezer bag. Shake until
the chicken breast is well covered by the olive oil and Gobs of
Garlic. Squeeze as much air out of the bag as possible and leave it in
the refrigerator to marinade for 30-60 minutes. Cook on a hot grill,
first searing both sides, then turning as few times as possible.
Personally, I use a George Forman type grill so I don’t have to turn
the chicken at all.
Thanks for the delicious product!
Original Recipe Ideas Submitted To: Awesome Specialty
by Joshua M. Hoffman on 04/25/11
This Awesome recipe can be made with all
28 of Our Awesome Dip and Spread Mixes!
Dare to imagine the Flavors!
It’s sooo easy!
Just add 2-3 tablespoons of hot tap water to our mix.
Let ingredients rehydrate for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Gently add 8 ounces or 2 sticks of slightly softened butter or margarine.
Also add 8 ounces of slightly softened cream cheese.
Blend well and refrigerate for about a half an hour or so.
Serve over steamed veggies or scoop a tablespoon or two and slowly stir into your own saute recipes!
Store refrigerated according to your cream cheese date.
Gobs Of Garlic Buttered Broiled Sea Scallops!
Just add about a tablespoon of Gobs Of Garlic!
To 1 tablespoon of butter and 1/3 cup of olive oil!
Gently mix with 12 ounces of fresh or frozen baby sea scallops!
Broil about 10 minutes until golden brown….
Serve with cocktail sauce and a lemon wedge on a bed of crisp lettuce!
Drizzle pan juices on lightly toasted French bread.
New Idea for the upcoming Holidays!!!
AWESOME Cream Cheese and Butter Blends with All of our Dip and Spread Mixes!
Just add 3 tablespoons of hot tap water to dry ingredients…
Let stand for about 10 minutes.
Then slowly blend one pound of your favorite butter or cream cheese!
Serve with veggies, bagels, fine crackers, or even better warm…
Crusty French or Italian Bread!!!
It is absolutely Awesome!!!
Look what Loraine found while surfing the web one day!
OUR OWN GOBS OF GARLIC!!! IN AN AWESOME RECIPE!!!
Garlic Pasta w/Chicken Submitted by: MERCEDES3414.
Thank You! MERCEDES3414,
…You are truly An Official Awesome Specialty Gourmet!!!
Original Recipe Idea Submitted To: Awesome Specialty
by Bud & Polly of Connecticut
A very heartfelt welcome to our newest Official Awesome Specialty Gourmet Sondra Keesler!
Sondra recently wrote this Awesome letter:
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Gobs of Garlic!, Yikes! and WOW! Seasoning Blends!!
I use them all the time now - I make my own garlic toast with Gobs of Garlic!, toss red-skinned potato wedges with oil and Yikes and make my own roasted potatoes, and I use WOW! to make my chili. I’ve used the blends in salads and homemade salad dressing, as rubs for chicken, and more. I’ve always got them handy to just toss in to whatever dish I’m making. I’ll toss fresh veggies with a little olive oil and any of the Awesome Specialty blends and grill them in my stovetop grill pan.
I’ve just ordered more of each, because I’ve used them so much - and I’ve shared them with my sister and her husband.
Your seasoning blends are perfect for someone like me, who enjoys food but doesn’t know much about which herbs and spices to use for what dishes.
Thanks for making my time in the kitchen easier and for making me look good when family and friends think I’ve worked harder than I have on meals!
I’m so glad I found you!
Have a great weekend!
Sondra Keesler, Saugerties, NY
I forgot to mention two of my faves: I mix in Yikes! with ground turkey to make both chili and turkey tacos.
No more little seasoning envelopes!
Original Letter Submitted To: Awesome Specialty by
Sondra Keesler, Saugerties, NY on 05/23/10
15 oz. can of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 tsp. plus 3 tbsp. olive oil
1 c. raw pistachios (shelled)
1 c. raw almonds (halved)
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. rosemary
1 tbsp. thyme
1 tsp. coarse sea salt
1/2 tsp. cayenne (optional: chipotle)
Preheat oven to 400.
Place garbanzo beans onto foil lined baking sheet with 1 tbsp. olive oil.
Spread single layer approximately 30 minutes until golden brown.
Remove from oven, mix with remaining ingredients,
Spread back onto baking sheet,
Single layer and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
Let cool and serve.
Original Recipe Submitted To: Awesome Specialty by Chipotle Mike
I just wanted to share a recipe with you.
I made a marinade/ injection sauce for my Deep Fried
3 tbsp of Gobs of Garlic-finely ground
(an attempt to make it small enough for the injector)
1 Cup of Oil
1 Cup of White Zinfandel wine
1 tbsp of Worcestershire Sauce
In a small sauce pan, warm the Oil and wine over a low heat.
Add the Worcestershire Sauce and the ground up Gobs of Garlic.
Allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and allow to cool.
(I let it sit over night)
Pour mixture through some cheese cloth to separate the larger parts of seasoning.
Use the liquid to inject the turkey, rub some of the separated seasonings
on the outside of the turkey, refrigerate overnight.
Rub the turkey again and then place 3 gloves of garlic,
2 smashed and one whole into the cavity of the turkey
along with one whole large onion.
Place turkey into the deep fryer.
The flavor was fantastic, the onion was tasty also.
You should have tasted the turkey.
It was the 1st time there was no turkey left over.
It was literally picked clean.
Wappinger’s Falls, NY on 11/30/09
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WOW! Marinated Chicken Tenders
1 Tbsp. of Wow!
I added EVOO to the spice until it made a semi thick mixture.
(probably about 1/3 cup of the oil)
Once the spices activated it seemed to thicken
so I added about 3 Tbsp. of water.
I mixed the mixture until all the spices were saturated.
I bought chicken breast tenders and put them in a Tupperware container
with the Wow! Marinade.
I let it sit overnight and then baked it for about 30 min at 350.
It was tender and juicy and full of flavor.
I can’t wait to try other recipes.
I took some of the leftovers to work and everyone raved about my cooking.
I knew it had nothing to do with my cooking, it was the Wow!
Original Recipe Submitted To: Awesome Specialty by Felicia B. on 1/16/10
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