Sugo's Savory Eggplant Salsa
(with grilled Ciabatta toasts)
Yields: 2 ½ Cups
Ingredients:1 Tbls Shallots (Diced)
1 Tbls Garlic (Diced)
2 Tbls Olive Oil
1 Cup Eggplant (Sliced, Grilled & Diced)
¼ Cup Roasted Red Peppers (Diced)
2 tsp Capers
3 Tbls Kalamata Olives (Diced)
2 Jalapenos (Grilled & Diced)
1/3 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
¼ Cup Sugar
¼ Cup Water
3 Tbls Toasted Pine Nuts
3 Tbls Basil
Grilled Ciabatta Toasts
Directions:Sauté shallots & garlic with olive oil in a sauté pan. Add eggplant, roasted red peppers, capers, Kalamata olives and jalapenos. Cover and cook for approx. 5 minutes.
In a separate pan, bring red wine vinegar, sugar and water to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 5-7 minutes. The liquid should reduce by half. Add to eggplant mixture, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
Let mixture cool than add pine nuts and basil. Mix & serve with Ciabatta toasts.
'Petaluma Blu' Chipotle Chili
by Johnny Slowik
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 240 minutes
Ingredients:3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
6 lbs uncooked stew meat
2 lbs pork breakfast sausage with sage
2 large white onions chopped fine
1 can beef stock
2 (small) cans chipotle peppers in adobe sauce chopped fine
2 squares bittersweet chocolate
14 ounces canned salsa verde
2 bottles Lagunitas IPA beer
1 ounce tequila
2 limes juiced
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons liquid smoke
6 tablespoons chili powder
6 tablespoons ground cumin
1 bunch green onions sliced (as garnish)
2 cups cheddar cheese (as garnish)
Directions:Heat olive oil in large cast iron pot on high heat.
Add beef and cook until browned stirring occasionally.
When browned remove from pot and set aside then drain well.
Brown sausage and chopped onions until sausage is browned then drain well.
Return beef to pot along with remaining ingredients then stir well.
Cover and simmer on medium heat for 4 hours stirring occasionally.
Serve in bowls with cheddar cheese and green onions as garnish.
Blu American Eatery
140 2nd St. suite 100
Petaluma CA 94952
Owners: Annette & Peter White
5 Petaluma Blvd. South #B
Petaluma, CA 94952