Bohemia, NY / http://www.myprgenie.com/ / ACCESSWIRE / April 06, 2014 / Flavor Your Life, a European Union funded campaign that is dedicated to providing the latest in olive oil news, shares a recipe for mini kale, scallion, and spicy chorizo cups prepared with extra virgin olive oil. These small kale cups are similar to a crustless quiche, but with a more smoky flavor. They make for perfect finger food for an Easter feast. The recipe yields 24 mini cups.
Ingredients required are:
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1-1/2 cups of packed finely chopped fresh kale
¼ cup sliced scallions
3 oz. finely chopped spicy chorizo
1 tbsp. chopped cilantro
½ cup finely shredded cheddar Jack cheese blend
6 large eggs
½ cup half and half
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of nutmeg
First, preheat the oven to 350degF. Generously spray 2 12-section mini non-stick muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add kale, scallions, and chorizo. Cook ingredients for 4-5 minutes or until the kale is wilted. Transfer cooked ingredients into a bowl to cool.
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half, salt, pepper, and nutmeg until well combined. Evenly divide the kale-chorizo mixture among prepared muffin tins. Carefully pour the egg mixture over the chorizo mixture in each cup so the ingredients are just below the rims. Sprinkle the tops of each with about 1 teaspoon of the cheese. Bake mini cups for 15-20 minutes or until the tops are puffed and begin to turn golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Using a small offset spatula or a small fork, carefully lift cups out of the pans and serve warm. Garnish each with a sprinkle of additional chopped scallion, if desired. Try the recipe with Tuscan olive oil for a taste of Tuscany.
The Flavor Your Life campaign supported by the European Union, Unaprol and the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, is dedicated to providing the latest in industry news and health information about European extra virgin olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil enhances the flavors of your recipes while providing health benefits. Flavor Your Life campaign, the voice of olive oil production quality control, aims to educate consumers so they can make informed decisions when purchasing olive oil.
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