Suan’s® Oil and Vinegar Salad Dressing

Photo includes mixed greens, red onions and fresh strawberries with Suan's® Oil and Vinegar Dressing

In small bowl or the bottom of salad bowl mix:

4 cloves of minced garlic
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon sugar
Freshly ground pepper to taste

Mix well and add:

1/3 cup vinegar or your choice, red wine, apple cider, red raspberry, balsamic, champagne, or any vinegar of choice,

Mix well and add:

1 cup extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, walnut oil or other oil of choice, drizzle into vinegar mixture very slowly, dressing will begin to thicken as the correct amount of oil is incorporated.  Check flavor and correct salt, pepper, sugar and spices to taste.  

The combinations are limitless depending on your own creation.  Using any combination of fresh herbs which can also be minced or crushed into the vinegar mixture can change your dressing dramatically. 

Suan’s® Jamaican Rice and Peas

This is a staple in Jamaica and most of the islands have their own take on this tasty dish. I have made a few short cuts in my preparations. Traditionally you would use fresh beans (peas), seasoned as they cooked. 

In the bottom of a large heavy sauce pan, cook 1-2 slices of bacon that have been cut into small pieces.

In-the-meantime, pour 15.5 ounce can of kidney beans in strainer over large 4 cup measuring bowl. Rinse out can with water, reserving liquid. Continue to rinse beans in strainer, saving the water until you have 4 cups.

Pour reserved water into heavy sauce pan with cooked bacon. Add 2 tablespoons coconut milk, strained beans, 3 to 4 sprigs of fresh thyme, 3 scallions finely chopped, 1 scotch bonnet pepper, 1 to 2 smashed cloves of garlic and salt to taste. Bring quickly to boil.

Add 2 cups Uncle Bens Converted rice. Stir, bring back to boil and then reduce heat to simmer. Cover tightly and simmer for 20 minutes. DO NOT LIFT LID, turn off heat, leave on cooling burner for an additional 20 minutes. Remove scotch bonnet pepper and discard, being careful not to break the pepper in the rice and peas. (I recommend not to serve or eat pepper, if more heat and flavor is desired add Suan’s® Scotch Bonnet Flavor Sauce to finished dish, toss lightly to mix thoroughly.) Fluff with fork and serve.

Tasteful tip: I always make extra, as this keeps well and can be frozen for future use. If you don't use coconut milk often, you can freeze it by storing in re-sealable bag and laying flat. This way, it is easy to break off the desired amount for future recipes.

Suan’s® Salmon Fillet and Tartar Sauce

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Using damp paper towels, wipe off salmon. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over fish; ‘wash’ fish in juice and towel off. Spread Suan’s® Scotch Bonnet Flavor Sauce over salmon (amount depends on your personal taste).  Place on cookie sheet and broil 3 to 5 minutes per side depending on thickness of fish.  Let cool 10 minutes, remove from cookie sheet and place on platter, garnish with greens and lemon slices.


Tartar Sauce

In medium bowl, combine 2 to 3 tablespoons each of finely minced onion and dill pickle.  Equal parts mayonnaise and sour cream, salt and pepper to taste.  Add smoked paprika to taste.  Cover and refrigerate until serving time.

Suan’s® Fiery Mango Lemon Angel Food Cake

To make a perfect angel food cake, preheat oven to 250 degrees, mix cake per package directions (this is the only recipe for which I use a cake mix and I use a 2-step mix), gently fill ungreased tube cake pan with batter, run knife through batter to break-up any air pockets.  Bake for 1 hour at 250 degrees, at the end of hour, turn oven up to 350 degrees and finish baking for 15 minutes.  Using this method your cake will rise above the pan, having a light golden crust and be the lightest, moistest angel food cake you have ever had!  Remove from oven and invert pan to cool cake, if pan does not have ‘legs’ to be raised place a slender bottle, such as empty wine bottle, in tube to hold pan upside down off counter for cooling.  Allow cake to completely cool in pan before removing.  Run sharp knife around edge and center tube, gently remove cake from pan, place on cake pedestal or plate, run your hands over cake to remove crumbs, wrap in plastic wrap until ready to ice or serve.

Suan’s® Scotch Bonnet Mango Lemon Buttercream icing

Can substitute Suan’s® Scotch Bonnet Pineapple Cinnamon Jam for Mango Lemon Fruit Butter

Soften 3 tablespoons each butter and cream cheese.  Cream together, add ¼ cup Suan’s® Scotch Bonnet Mango Lemon Fruit Butter, ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract and ¼ teaspoon pure almond extract, mix well, start adding sifted confectioner’s sugar to desired consistency. 

These are just basic portions; you may add more of each ingredient to get desired quantity, if you want a glaze finish, add more of Suan’s® Scotch Bonnet Mango Lemon Fruit Butter. 

Serve topped with strawberries in Suan’s® Scotch Bonnet Pepper Jelly and Lemoncello Liqueur Dressing.

Suan’s® pork loin roast

Pork Loin Roast with Suan’s® Scotch Bonnet Pepper Jelly

Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees. 

Sliver 3 to 4 cloves of garlic. Make slices into fatty part of roast and insert slivered garlic into pockets.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Roast for 20 minutes, remove from oven, reduce heat to 250 degrees and let roast rest for 20 minutes. Return to cooled oven and continue to roast until internal temperature reached 170 degrees. Glaze with Suan’s® Scotch Bonnet Pepper Jelly glaze every 15 minutes for the final hour of roasting. Remove from oven, and let rest 20 minutes before slicing.  Serve with additional Suan’s® Scotch Bonnet Pepper Jelly on the side.

Pork Loin Roast with Suan’s® Scotch Bonnet Pineapple Cinnamon Jam

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Using damp paper towels wipe down roast, sliver 2 to 4 garlic cloves, make slits in fatty parts of roast forming pockets evenly throughout meat, press garlic into pockets, salt and pepper.  Place roast in preheated oven for 15 minutes, remove from oven and let rest for 20 minutes, reduce heat to 250 degrees, return to oven for 45 to 60 minutes.  Remove from oven and slather on Suan’s® Scotch Bonnet Pineapple Cinnamon Jam, return to oven, repeat every 15 minutes until roast has reached 170 degrees on meat thermometer, remove from oven and let rest in roasting pan 20 minutes, remove from roasting pan and slice to desired thickness. 

Quickly heat drippings in roasting pans and serve on the side.

For added flavor and heat add Suan’s® Scotch Bonnet Flavor Sauce to Suan’s® Scotch Bonnet Pineapple Cinnamon Jam to taste.