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Artisanal Provisions: 5 Must-Use Ingredients for 2021

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A new year calls for trying new things and Shamrock Foods Artisanal Provisions Specialist Jonathon Merrick hand-picked his top five products and accompanying recipes to inspire you. You can trust his over 18 years of culinary experience to steer you towards new ideas that will delight your customers. 

Brioche Truffle Stuffing

With truffles, a little goes a long way. In this recipe, good ol’ fashioned stuffing gets elevated by incorporating minced Sabitino Truffles. By pressing the stuffing using a waffle maker and serving under fried chicken, the familiar and nostalgic Chicken and Waffles gets a trendy twist, and the addition of truffle combined with unique presentation warrants a higher dish price point.

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Sicilian Chicken Calabrese

The sneaky star of this Sicilian Calabrese is the Castelvetrano Olives. The dish showcases Middle Eastern spices using simple cooking fundamentals that translate into a delicious plate with standout flavors.

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Fried Mozzarella Caprese

This play on traditional cold caprese features Belgioioso Mozzarella fried to melty perfection. By covering the cheese with a bread crumb mix and flash frying, the dish is winterized into a warm and comforting start to a meal.

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Chocolate Pearl Tarte

This chocolate tart layers the sweetness of milk chocolate ganache with naturally pink ruby chocolate, and notes of floral and citrus. We like it topped with glazed strawberries and Barry Callebaut Dark Chocolate Pearl garnish for texture and crunch, but the sky is the limit. Consider incorporating alternate fruits, whipped cream, pastry cream and more.

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Prosciutto Wrapped Risotto

Wrap a familiar risotto dish with Danielle Prosciutto to create an entirely new experience. The crispy prosciutto adds texture and helps contain the warm cheesy risotto making a clean presentation that holds up particularly well as a take-out dish.

Each of these highlighted Artisanal Provisions products are made in small batches to reflect high-quality craftmanship and care. For more information about these expertly-sourced products and others, reach out to your Shamrock Foods Sales Representative.  

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