PENNSYLVANIA, USA — The Olivia's gang hopes you had a great Christmas and in the holiday spirit, they will be preparing a "good luck" meal to help you start your New Year off satisfied.
The two main ingredients found in this meal meant to help bring you good luck, according to Olivia's, are a sprinkle of black eyed peas served on top of the dish, and the green coloring of the kale to represent prosperity.
Without further ado, join Olivia's as they cook their Figgy Grilled Rosemary Pork Chops with a hearty heirloom tomato reduction, served over a Gorgonzola and Asiago polenta.
This dish comes with a side of kale and bacon and pairs well with a Jack Frosty cocktail to top it all off.
Check out the recipes above and below.
Heirloom Tomato Reduction
1/2 cup, cherry tomatoes, halved
1 teaspoon, kalamata olives, diced
1 tablespoon, Asiago cheese, shaved
1 teaspoon, garlic, minced
1 ounce, extra virgin olive oil
6 ounces, au jus
1 teaspoon, Romano cheese, grated
A pinch of black pepper
2 ounces, Red Wine
3 tablespoons, shallots, diced
1 teaspoon, rosemary, finely chopped
1 tablespoon, garlic buttet
In a pan on medium to high heat, add sauté shallots, garlic butter, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil. Deglaze the pan with red wine. Add the tomatoes, olives, and rosemary. Cook for approximately one minute. Then add the remaining ingredients, cooking to reduce to approximately 1/3. This step is now complete!
1 and 1/2 cups, heavy cream
1 and 1/2 cups, chicken stock
1 cup, polenta
2 tablespoons, garlic butter
4 ounces, Gorgonzola cheese
2 ounces, Asiago cheese
A pinch of black pepper
1 tablespoon, rosemary, finely chopped
1/4 cup, dried figs, thinly sliced
In a pan placed on medium heat, cook heavy cream, chicken stock, and polenta for one to two minutes, stirring constantly. Then add figs and let it cook for an additional one to two minutes. You'll know the polenta is ready when it starts to thicken and pull away from the sides of the pan. Then, turn off the heat source and fold in the remaining ingredients. Your "good luck" dish is now ready to eat. Enjoy!
Cocktail: Jack Frosty
What you'll need:
St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
Cream of Coconut
Rim: Sugar and coconut
First, fill a glass with ice. Then add vodka, hypnotic, blue curaçao, elderflower, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice. Shake and pour into glass, rimmed with a sugar and coconut mix. Top it off with champagne and you got yourself a "Jack Frosty." Cheers!