Basil Pesto Ricotta Spread

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh basil leaves
2 large cloves roasted
garlic
1/2 cup Hautly Grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup pine nuts or almonds (optional)
1/2 cup olive oil
15 oz Hautly
Ricotta
Salt & Fresh ground pepper

Directions

Combine basil, garlic, nuts and Parmesan in a food processor and mix. With the processor running, slowly add olive oil. Process to desired consistency. Blend in ricotta. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Jalapeño Pimento Stuffed Shrimp

Ingredients:

7 ½ oz Hautly Jalapeno Pimento Spread
3 oz Japanese breadcrumbs or very fine breadcrumbs
28 -(16-20) count
cleaned and deveined shrimp
1/2 oz fresh lemon Juice
salt and pepper
cooking spray

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Slice shrimp to butterfly, place on greased baking sheet, season to taste. Using a food processor or mixing bowl, add Hautly Jalapeno Pimento Spread and bread crumbs. Mix until both ingredients are equally distributed. Using a spoon, place equal amounts on top of the shrimp. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the stuffed shrimp. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Serve immediately.

Smoked Gouda Mushroom Soup

Ingredients:

6 oz onion medium diced
4 oz diced celery
8 oz Shitaki mushrooms
3 oz button mushrooms
6 oz sherry wine
½ qt. chicken broth
2 pt. heavy cream 40%
2 pt. milk
3 oz roux equal parts butter and flour
14 oz grated Hautly Smoked Gouda Cheese
salt, white pepper and thyme to taste
olive oil

Directions

To make roux: In a small skillet melt butter on low heat, add flour, stir until well mixed. Set aside.

Using a heavy bottom, 1 gallon pot, on medium heat, heat olive oil, sauté onion and celery stirring frequently. When soft add all mushroom and continue to stir to soften the mushrooms. Add sherry wine, let the sherry reduce by half. Add chicken broth, heavy cream, milk, and a pinch of thyme. Reduce heat to low. Let simmer for 20-30 minutes. Stir in roux a little at a time, making sure it dissolves completely. Let simmer 15 minutes with stirring. Turn off the heat. Stir in grated Hautly Smoked Gouda. Add salt and white pepper to taste.

Serve immediately. Top with Crispy Cheese Crackers.