Saturday, July 28, 2012

Marx Foods Fire and Ice Chile Recipe Contest: Spicy Citrus Herb Gravy Aspic

I'm at it again creating a recipe using chiles from Marx Foods! This time around is their Fire and Ice Chile Recipe Challenge where we were asked to create a recipe using their chiles and either chilling or freezing the dish. I took inspiration from Next Food Network Star, Justin, Werner, when he made a caesar dressing aspic that melted over grilled romaine and made a unique aspic of my own...

Spicy Citrus Herb Gravy Aspic

 ~ Marx Foods De Arbol Chilies~

 ~ Mixture before chilled~

 ~ Mixture poured into dish to mold~

~ Final product!~

Makes: 3 cups
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

1 t. olive oil
1/4 c. onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pinch salt, to taste
1 pinch pepper, to taste
3 c. beef broth, 1 cup reserved and cold
2 Marx Foods De Arbol Chilies, stemmed, seeded and minced
1 T. fresh thyme
1 t. lemon zest
1 T. lemon juice
1 t. Worcestershire
2 packets gelatin

In a medium pot heat oil over medium and add onion and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste and cook until almost tender about 5 to 7 minutes. Add 2 cups beef broth, Marx Foods De Arbol Chilies, thyme, lemon zest and juice, Worcestershire. Mix well and bring to a boil, reduce heat to a low simmer and let flavors meld for about 10 to 15 minutes.
While whisking add gelatin and continue stirring until completely dissolved. Remove from heat and add remaining cup of cold beef broth then pour mixture into a dish of your choice that's lined with plastic wrap to mold.
Place into refrigerator to chill for 4 hours or until set. Once set turn out aspic onto a plate and peel off plastic wrap.

Now what can you do with this savory jello you ask? There are a number of ways to use this special condiment such as...
~ slather it onto fried chicken or country fried steak
~ dollop it on top of some mashed, baked or roasted potatoes
~ drizzle it over stuffing
~ finish off anything you would normally put gravy on

~ Fried Chicken, Mashed Spuds with Spicy Citrus Herb Gravy Aspic & Roasted Brussel Sprouts~

For more information about Marx Foods and their gourmet food products visit!


  1. This looks and sounds wonderful !

  2. I LOVE the sauce on the mashed potatoes... excellent job, Good Luck


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