Mixed Peppercorn Recipes

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Peppercorn Cheese Spread
1 14-ounce can whole tomatoes, drained and chopped
8 ounce container soft cream cheese
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Spice Barn Mixed Peppercorns, coarsely cracked

Stir together first 8 ingredients; shape into a log. Roll in coarse cracked mixed pepper.  Cover and chill 8 hours.  Serve with crackers.

Mixed Peppercorn Roast Beef
1 cup soy sauce
3/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon tomato paste
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon Spice Barn Paprika
1/2 cup ground Spice Barn Mixed Peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon Spice Barn Ground Cardamom
5-6 pound eye of round roast
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch

Stir together first 5 ingredients.  Combine peppercorns and cardamom; press into roast.  Place roast in shallow dish; pour marinade over roast.  Cover and chill 8 hours, turning occasionally.  Remove from marinade.  Wrap roast in aluminum foil, sealing well; lace in pan.  Bake at 300° for 2 hours or until done.  Remove from oven, unwrap and drain, reserving juices.  Increase oven temperature to 350°; return roast to pan.  Bake 15 minutes.  Remove from oven, let stand 5 minutes.  Slice and serve with reserved juices.

Grilled Pork Chops with Peppercorn-Herb Rub
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon Spice Barn Rosemary
1 teaspoon Spice Barn Thyme
2 teaspoons Spice Barn Oregano
1 tablespoon ground Spice Barn Mixed Peppercorns
8 12-ounce bone in pork loin chops

Stir together first 6 ingredients. Rub evenly over sides of chops.  Grill, covered with lid, over medium high heat, 12 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 160 degrees, turning once.

Grilled Red Onions
12 wooden skewers
3 medium red onions
1 1/2 cups dry white wine
2-4 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon Spice Barn Thyme
1/8 teaspoon Spice Barn Mixed Peppercorns

Insert 4 wooden skewers, 1 at a time, through each onion about 1/2" apart to create horizontal segments.  Cut onions into slices between skewers.  Place in a shallow container; add wine.  Cover and chill 8 hours, turning occasionally.  Drain.  melt butter in saucepan, stir in seasonings.  Brush onion slices with butter mixture.  Grill onions, covered with lid, over medium high heat 6-10 minutes, turning and basting often with remaining butter mixture.

Smoked Mozzarella Salad
3 cups mixed baby salad greens
1 head of radicchio, cut into thin strips
1/2 cup thinly sliced, drained, oil packed sun dried tomatoes
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
6 tablespoons roasted pine nuts
8 ounces smoked mozzarella cheese
cherry tomatoes, quartered
Spice Barn Mixed Peppercorns

Mix greens, radicchio, and tomatoes in a bowl.  Whish olive oil and lemon juice; season with salt and fresh ground peppercorns. Add to salad and toss.  Divide salad among salad plates; sprinkle with nuts.  Attractively slice cheese and place on salad; arrange cherry tomatoes on and around greens.