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Zesty Cheese Balls

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Cheese Balls

Elegant Entertaining Made Easy! Our selection of crowd pleasing favorites will have you creating tasty appetizers with little or no effort; so you can enjoy the party too! Three ingredients…Three delectable flavors… |Toasted Onion n’ Chive | Bleu Cheese Peppercorn | Chipotle Herb n’ Cheddar.
Toasted Onion n’ Chive
2 T. Zesty Moose Toasted Onion n’ Chive Blend
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 T. pistachios, coarsely chopped or (substitute with your favorite nut)
2 sheets of wax paper

Method:

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Measure out 2 Tablespoons of The Zesty Moose Toasted Onion n’ Chive Blend. Place 8 oz. cream cheese into a bowl and add the Toasted onion n’ Chive, blend well.

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Place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to set up.

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Using two pieces of wax paper; form the cheese into a round ball.

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Place the chopped pistachios onto the wax paper and roll the cheese ball in the nut mixture until fully coated. Refrigerate again for 1 hour before serving.

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Serve with assorted crackers.

Bleu Cheese Peppercorn

2 T. Zesty Moose Bleu Cheese Peppercorn Blend
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 T. walnuts, coarsely chopped or (substitute fresh parsley)
2 sheets of wax paper

Method:

Measure out 2 Tablespoons of The Zesty Moose Bleu Cheese Peppercorn Blend. Place 8 oz. cream cheese into a bowl and add the Bleu Cheese Peppercorn, blend well. Place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to set up. Using two pieces of wax paper; form the cheese into a round ball. Place the chopped walnuts or chopped fresh parsley onto the wax paper and roll the cheese ball until fully coated.
Refrigerate again for 1 hour before serving. Serve with assorted crackers.

Chipotle Herb n’ Cheddar

4 tsp. Zesty Moose Chipotle Herb n’ Cheddar Blend
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2-3 T. pecans, coarsely chopped or (substitute with your favorite nut)
2 sheets of wax paper

Method:

Measure out 4 teaspoons of The Zesty Moose Chipotle Herb n’ Cheddar Blend. Place 8 oz. cream cheese into a bowl and add the Chipotle Herb n’ Cheddar, blend well. Place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to set up. Using two pieces of wax paper; form the cheese into a round ball. Place the chopped pecans onto the wax paper and roll the cheese ball until fully coated. Refrigerate again for 1 hour before serving. Serve with assorted crackers.

NOTE: Our Cheese Ball Blends can also be made into tasty dips by adding sour cream. All of our Dip/Cheese Ball Packages Make 3 Recipes or More. Recipes are included on each package.

 

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Chili Lime Shrimp & Avocado Deviled Eggs

Plated Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs or Eggs Mimosa (French) are hard-boiled eggs, shelled, cut in half, and the yolks are then mashed and mixed with a variety of other ingredients. The flavorings and seasonings vary from the traditional mayonnaise and mustard version to the more sophisticated and contemporary versions that include a wide range of ingredients such as shrimp, smoked salmon, sardines or caviar. Here is my contemporary version of Deviled Eggs seasoned with our Chili Lime Finishing Salt. The avocado adds a rich and smooth texture to the palate. This “devilicious” hors d’ oeuvre is finished with a sweet and delicate piece of roasted, seasoned shrimp. This would be a perfect side or starter to serve up for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration!

Ingredients

Chili Lime Shrimp & Avocado Deviled Eggs
• 6 eggs, hard boiled
• 6 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
• 1 avocado
• 1 ½ tsp. lime juice
• 3 T. mayonnaise
• 1 tsp. Zesty Moose Chili Lime Finishing Salt
• 2-3 tsp. olive oil
Method:

Peel and devein the shrimp, set aside.

Cut in half

Slice hard boiled eggs in half

Scoop out Yolks

and scoop out yolks into a bowl.

Mashed Ingredients

Add the avocado to the bowl and mash the eggs together with the avocado. Add in the lime juice, mayonnaise and Zesty Moose Chili Lime Finishing Salt. Blend to a smooth consistency. Generously fill each egg with the mixture and place directly into the refrigerator until firm. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with a non-stick cooking spray.

Seasoned Shrimp

Place shrimp in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil, season with Chili Lime Finishing Salt and gently toss to combine. Place the shrimp in the oven and roast until pink, firm and cooked through, about 6 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool, then cut shrimp in half. Remove the eggs from the refrigerator and place one cut piece of shrimp on top of each egg to garnish. Lightly season each egg with the Chili Lime Finishing Salt.

Plated Deviled Eggs

Yield: 4 Servings
Total Time: 47 Min.
Prep Time: 25 Min.
Cook Time: 22 Min.

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