Crisp Coastal Salad and Italian Sausage & Broccolini from Spice & Tea Exchange | Suncoast View

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Crisp Coastal Salad 


  • ¼ cup TSTE® Coastal Blend, divided
  • 1 tsp TSTE® Habanero Sugar
  • ¾ cup TSTE® Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter
  • 12 oz pkg medium cooked shrimp (tail-off, peeled, deveined, thawed if frozen)
  • 10 oz pkg spring salad mix
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • ½ cup baby carrots, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 pt grape tomatoes, washed and halved
  • ½ cup cooked fresh sweet corn (about 1 cob)
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar


  • IN a medium frying pan, melt the unsalted butter over low heat.
  • ADD shrimp and 2 TBS TSTE® Coastal Blend into the pan with the butter.
  • Sauté on medium heat until shrimp are cooked through and the majority of the butter has been absorbed (approx 3-5 mins).
  • EMPTY spring mix into a large salad bowl.
  • Layer with avocado, carrots, cucumber, grape tomatoes, sweet corn, onion, and then shrimp mixture.
  • MIX remaining TSTE® Coastal Blend, TSTE® Habanero Sugar, and apple cider vinegar.
  • While vigorously whisking, drizzle in TSTE® Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  • Pour over salad before serving.

Italian Sausage & Broccolini 


  • 1 tsp TSTE® Fennel Seed
  • 2 TBS TSTE® Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp TSTE® Fleur de Sel Sea Salt
  • ½ tsp TSTE® Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 TBS TSTE® Garlic - Minced
  • 8 links (Italian) pork sausage (leave casing on)
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 8 leeks
  • 1 lb broccolini, trimmed (bottom 1/3 of stems)


  • PREHEAT oven to 450°F.
  • BAKE 7 of the sausage links until golden, flipping over once (10 mins in the oven total).
  • REMOVE the sausages from the oven and place them in a shallow container with the white wine and TSTE® Fennel Seed. Let sit for 10 mins.
  • MEANWHILE, heat TSTE® Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a large frying pan and cook leeks, TSTE® Fleur de Sel Sea Salt, TSTE® Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, TSTE® Garlic - Minced, and ONE sausage link (chopped) until soft and golden.
  • Add broccolini and cook until tender.
  • DRAIN the sausage links, chop them (or leave whole if desired), and return to the frying pan with the broccolini mixture.
  • Cook another 10 mins.
  • SERVE warm with a side salad, crusty bread, and a glass of red wine!

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