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2 5 oz. Salmon Filets
¼ cup Tequi-Lime Gourmet Sauce
Marinate salmon filets for 1 - 2 hours prior to cooking


1 Fresh Mango - peeled and diced

1 Red Pepper - diced freshly squeezed lime juice to taste approximately
1 tbls. white sugar to taste - approximately 2-3 tsp.
Mix all ingredients and serve at room temperature with Tequi-Lime ™ Salmon.


Grill salmon, basting frequently with additional sauce (presentation side first - skin up) for about 2 minutes over a high heat, turn on an angle to achieve grill marks, for about another 2 minutes. Flip over and finish grilling, about another minute. Do not over cook. Salmon will continue to cook when removed from grill. Serve with Mango Salsa.

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2 tbls. vegetable oil
1 red pepper, julienne
1 yellow pepper, julienne
1 orange pepper, julienne
12 local spot prawns or tiger prawns or scallops
½ cup Tequi-Lime Gourmet sauce
*1 tsp. cornstarch moistened in cold water
cilantro for garnish & toasted sesame seeds
Heat wok or saute pan to medium. Add 1 tbls. of vegetable oil and heat. When oil is hot, stir-fry prawns for about 1 minute. Remove immediately. Add remaining oil and add peppers, tossing until slightly softened but still crunchy. Add ½ cup Tequi-Lime ™ sauce and continue to cook. Add prawns to wok. Add cornstarch mixture and toss until prawns and peppers are glazed. Serve immediately with cilantro and sesame seeds.

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2 oz. fresh goat cheese, crumbled
2 oz. Monterey Jack Cheese, grated
1 tsp. roasted garlic
¼ cup chopped onion
1 tsp. chili garlic sauce, or fresh chiles to taste
1 roasted red pepper, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 tsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp. fresh lime juice
5 oz. Fresh shrimp
1 papaya seeded and chopped
4 flour tortillas, at room temperature
2 tbls. unsalted butter, melted
1 Cup Mango Cream
In a large bowl, combine the cheeses and stir in the garlic, onion, chile sauce, roasted pepper, cilantro, salt & limejuice. Blend in shrimp and papaya. Spread ¼ of the mixture over 1 tortilla and top with a second. Brush tortilla with melted butter and grill or cook over medium heat in a large non-stick skillet. Cook until crispy and cheese melts inside. Turn over and cook other side. Slice into 6 pieces and serve with Mango Creme drizzled over.


2 ripe mangoes
½ cup sour cream
juice of 1 lemon
Peel and chop mango and puree in food processor. Add sour cream and lemon juice. Drizzle over grilled Quesadillas.

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Marinate 2 frenched racks of lamb in a zip-lock freezer bag with 1 cup Tequi-Lime ™ bbq sauce, for 2-4 days, in the fridge. Remove and discard marinade. Preheat grill and bbq for about 13 minutes in total, about 6 on each side. Remove from grill and let rest at least 8 minutes. Heat extra sauce and serve with carved lamb. If roasting in the oven, brown rack on stove top and finish in 400 oven for 10-12 minutes. Let rest as above and serve.

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4 Slabs Baby Back Ribs, 8 ribs each

2 cups Tequi-Lime ® BBQ Sauce
On the underside of the ribs is a tough white skin or membrane; using a pointed knife, loosen the membrane along the bone at one edge, then grip the membrane with a paper towel and pull away. *Never boil ribs - you loose all the flavor! Marinate the ribs in zip-lock freezer bags with 1/ ½ cups of Tequi-Lime ® Sauce, for up to 4 days. Discard marinade when ready to cook. Using remaining sauce to baste while grilling If using a gas or indoor grill, preheat to medium (350* F).

If using charcoal, prepare a fire. When bbq's or grills are ready, brush extra Tequi-Lime ® sauce on ribs, cover bbq and grill, about 30 minutes, turning every 10 minutes and continuing to baste.

Serves 4 as a main entrée
Or 12 as an appetizer

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Quick Jazzy Beans

2 398 ml cans baked beans with tomato sauce, drained well
(OR 1 398 ml can baked beans in tomato sauce and
1 398 ml can black beans, rinsed and drained well)
½ cup Tequi-Lime Sauce
Tabasco Sauce (optional, use more or less as desired)

Mix beans and Tequi-Lime Sauce together in a medium pot. Cook over medium
heat until heated through. If using, add Tabasco Sauce to

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MMMMM Meatloaf!

2/3 cup Tequi-Lime Sauce
½ lb each ground beef, ground pork and ground veal
1 cup bread crumbs
½ cup finely chopped onions

Preheat oven to 350º. In a medium bowl, combine 1/3 cup Tequi-Lime Sauce
with meat, bread crumbs, onions and a sprinkling of salt and freshly ground
black pepper. (To test seasoning, fry a small bit of the mix and taste –
add more sauce, salt and pepper if desired.) Place in a loaf pan and bake
for 40 minutes. Pour remaining 1/3 cup Tequi-Lime Sauce over meatloaf and
bake another 15 minutes.

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Serves 4-6.

Southwestern Sweet Potato Gratin

2 lbs tan-skinned sweet potatoes (not yams), peeled and thinly sliced
½ cup Tequi-Lime Sauce (more if stronger flavour desired)
2 cups whipping cream
½ tsp Tabasco Sauce (optional, use more or as desired)

Preheat oven to 350º. Spray a medium casserole dish with cooking spray.
Layer a third of sweet potatoes over bottom of dish; sprinkle with salt and
pepper. Repeat with two more layers. Mix whipping cream, Tequi-Lime Sauce
and Tabasco Sauce, if using, in a measuring cup. Slowly pour into casserole
dish until it rises just to the top of the potatoes. Press gently to ensure
cream gets into all the nooks and crannies. Bake until cream is absorbed
and potatoes are brown on top, about 1 hour.

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Serves 4-6.

Kickin’ Quesadillas

6 8” flour tortillas
2 tbl vegetable oil or melted butter
5 oz grated jalapeno Jack cheese (or a mix of goat and Jack cheese)
¼ cup finely chopped red onion
½ roasted red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 tsp minced fresh cilantro (more or less as desired)
5 oz cooked shrimp or shredded cooked chicken
1 papaya, seeded and finely chopped
Tequi-Lime Sauce

In a medium bowl, mix together cheese, onion, red bell pepper, cilantro,
shrimp or chicken, papaya and salt and pepper to taste. Generously brush
Tequi-Lime Sauce over tortillas. Place filling in a half circle on each
tortilla – do not put filling any closer than ½” to the outer edge; fold
tortillas in half.

Brush tortillas with oil or butter. Place on a BBQ preheated to
medium-high (lightly oil rack just before cooking) or in a preheated lightly
oiled grill pan or nonstick skillet. Cook each tortilla 2-3 minutes on each
side or until golden brown. Serve with additional Tequi-Lime Sauce.

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Low-Fat Tequi-Lime Turkey Breast

3 lb. turkey breast
2 large onions, sliced
1 – 1½ cups Tequi-Lime Sauce (may be more or less, depending on pan size)

In a nonstick roasting pan prepared with cooking spray, arrange turkey, skin
side up. Bake, unseasoned in a preheated 425º oven for 20-30 minutes –
until skin is crisp. Drain and discard melted fat.

Spread onions under turkey. Pour Tequi-Lime Sauce over turkey. Lower
temperature to 350º. Cover and bake for 1 hour or until turkey is tender,
basting frequently with pan fluid (it may be necessary to add 1-2
tablespoons of water). Uncover and bake until skin is crisp.

Serves 8-10.

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The Best Grilled Pizza

prepared pizza dough
Tequi-Lime Sauce
goat cheese
prepared grilled vegetables (see below)
basil or cilantro

Clean BBQ grill well; peheat BBQ grill to medium. Roll pizza dough into 9”
circles. Just before grilling lightly oil grill. Working one at a time,
place raw pizza dough directly on grill; shut lid. After a minute or so
open lide and check; use tongs to turn pizza 180º to ensure even cooking and
achieve grill marks. Close lid again. Check after a minute or so; when
nicely browned flip pizza over with tongs. Brush top surface generously
with Tequi-Lime Sauce. Crumble goat cheese sparingly on top then add
grilled vegetables. Close lid for a minute or so; check pizza bottom and
rotate 180º. Close lid and cook until bottom is nicely browned and cheese
is melted. Remove from grill sprinkle with basil or cilantro to taste.

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Grilled Vegetables:

Suggested vegetables: red and yellow bell pepper strips, sliced red onions,
mushroom quarters, zucchini slices,
asparagus pieces

In a bowl, toss vegetables with just enough olive oil to barely coat.
Carefully place on preheated medium-high grill. Close lid; check after a
few minutes, if desired brush with Tequi-Lime Sauce. Turn vegetables and
continue cooking until tender-crisp.

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Juicy Lean Tequi-Lime Burgers

1 lb lean or extra-lean ground beef
1/3 cup Tequi-Lime Sauce

In a medium bowl, Gently work Tequi-Lime Sauce into ground beef. Divide
into four equal patties. Fry over medium heat until dark brown on one side;
turn and continue frying until fully cooked (should be 160º). Place on
toasted hamburger buns and garnish with favourite condiments and trimmings.

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O’Rumba Yam Fries

orange-fleshed yams (not yellow sweet potatoes)
O’Rumba Sauce
sesame seeds, optional

Preheat oven to 375º. Line a baking sheet with foil; lightly spray with
cooking spray. Wash yams; do not peel. Cut yams into long fries about 1”
wide. Brush cut sides with O’Rumba Sauce; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
If using, sprinkling with sesame seeds. Bake until soft, about 40 minutes.

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Awesome O’Rumba Ribs

2 lbs sweet & sour style pork spareribs, cut into individual pieces
O’Rumba Sauce

Line a roasting pan with a double thickness of foil. Place ribs in pan and
seal top tightly with foil. Bake @ 350º for 45 minutes. Unwrap ribs and
pour off drippings.
Pour O’Rumba Sauce over ribs; brush until well-coated. Return to oven and
bake for 1-1½ hours (depends on size of ribs) until meat is tender, turning
ribs occasionally and basting with additional O’Rumba Sauce.

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O’Rumba Dried Plum Stuffed
Pork Tenderloin for 2

1 Tbl vegetable oil
½ cup finely chopped onion
¼ cup finely chopped celery
½ cup chopped dried plums
¼ cup finely chopped pecans
¼ cup O’Rumba Sauce
1 Tbl finely chopped parsley
¾ - 1 lb pork tenderloin

To prepare stuffing, heat a large skillet over medium heat; add vegetable
oil. Add onion and celery and cook until tender, stirring frequently. Stir
in dried plums, pecans, O’Rumba Sauce and parsley. Set aside.

Cut tenderloin almost in half – spread open and lay flat. Cover with wax
paper or plastic wrap. Pound to ½“ thickness with a meat mallet or rolling
pin. Spread stuffing over pork leaving a 1” border. Roll up tightly
lengthwise; secure at ½” intervals with twine. Place on a baking sheet.
Rub pork with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 425º for 20
minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in the pork (not the stuffing)
registers 155º. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes then
slice diagonally into ½-1” slices.

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Tropical Chicken Salad with Caramelized Macadamia Nuts & Coconut O’Rumba Dressing

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (1½ lbs.)
O’Rumba Sauce

Place chicken breasts in a resealable bag; pour in enough O’Rumba Sauce to
coat well. Refrigerate for 4-24 hours. Shortly before serving, broil or
grill chicken over a medium-high BBQ until just done. Set to rest for 10
minutes before cutting into slices diagonally.

6 cups mixed greens
1 mango, peeled and cut into ¼” thick matchsticks
6 slices peeled, cored fresh pineapple OR canned pineapple rings, cut
into ¼” thick matchsticks
½ cup rinsed hearts of palm, cut into ¼” dice
1 cup red seedless grapes, halved
2 carrots, cut into ¼” thick matchsticks
2 red, yellow or orange bell peppers, cut into ¼” thick

Toss mixed greens with enough Coconut O’Rumba Dressing to just barely coat;
divide greens between 4 plates. Top with mango, pineapple, hearts of palm,
grapes, carrots and bell peppers and Caramelized Macadamia Nuts. Top with
chicken slices.

Caramelized Macadamia Nuts:
1 Tbl dark brown sugar
2 Tbl water
¾ cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts

Heat the sugar in a heavy skillet until it melts. Stir in water, add the
nuts and cook, stirring constantly, until the nuts are coated and the water
has evaporated. Cool to room temperature.

Coconut O’Rumba Dressing:
¼ cup each O’Rumba Sauce and coconut milk (shake can well)

Stir O’Rhumba Sauce and coconut milk together in a small bowl.

Serves 4 meals.

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O’Rumbaked Ham

fully cooked bone-in ham
O’Rumba Sauce

Position oven rack in bottom third of oven and preheat to 325º. Trim any
tough rind and fat from upper side of ham, leaving ¼” layer of fat. Using a
long sharp knife, score fat in a 1”-wide diamond pattern. Place ham in
roasting pan; bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven and brush top and sides
generously with O’Rumba Sauce. Bake until a thermometer inserted into the
thickest part of the ham registers 140º, brushing with O’Rumba Sauce every
15 minutes. (It may be necessary to add 1 cup water to bottom of roasting
pan if pan juices dry up or start to smoke.) If browning too quickly tent
with foil. When the temperature reaches 140º remove from oven and let stand
15 minutes before carving.

Approximate cooking times for a variety of cooked hams:

Whole bone-in 10 – 14 lbs 2½ - 3½ hours
Half bone-in 5 – 7 1½ - 2
Boneless whole 7 – 10 2½ - 3
10 – 12 3 – 3½
12 – 14 3½ - 4
Boneless half 5 – 7 2 – 2½
Boneless portion 3 – 4 1½ - 1¾
Semi-boneless whole 10 – 12 3 – 3½
Semi-boneless half 4 – 6 1¾ - 2½

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O’Rumba Fried Ham Steak:

Slash fat all around edge of a ½”-thick ham steak to prevent curling. Brush
one side with O’Rumba Sauce. Melt 1 Tbl butter in a large skillet over
medium heat. Add ham steak, sauce side down, and cook until well browned.
Brush top of ham steak with additional O’Rumba Sauce; turn and continue
cooking until bottom is well browned.

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Company Worthy Veggie Stir-fry

This great side dish goes with any type of entrée.
1 Tbl butter
¼ cup O’Plum Sesame Sauce
2 Tbl water (may be more, depending on how long veggies take to cook)
4 cups any one or a combination of the following:
* sliced water chestnuts
* thinly sliced carrots
* asparagus pieces
* quartered mushrooms
* snow peas, ends trimmed, whole or halved
* any other favourite vegetables!

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add O’Plum Sesame Sauce and
water; mix well. Add vegetables and cook, stirring continuously until
tender crisp. Additional water may need to be added to keep the mixture
from sticking.

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Oriental Chicken Salad with O’Plum Sesame Peanut Dressing

6 cups mixed salad greens
3 small carrots, cut into long thin matchsticks
1 cup fried dry chow mein noodles
10 oz can mandarin orange segments
2 green onions, finely sliced
½ cup roasted salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
4 cooked chicken breast halves, sliced diagonally into ¼”
toasted sesame seeds

Toss greens, carrots, orange segments and chow mein noodles with enough
dressing to just barely coat. Divide between 4 dinner plates. Top with
green onions, peanuts and chicken. Garnish with sesame seeds.

O’Plum Peanut Dressing:
¼ cup each O’Plum Sesame Sauce and peanut oil
1 tsp unseasoned rice vinegar (use 1 more tsp if tarter flavour desired)

Mix ingredients together in a small bowl

Serves 4 meals.

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O’Plum Sesame Cocktail Nuts

2 cups favourite unsalted nuts
¼ cup O’Plum Sesame Sauce (O’Rumba Sauce works well too)
kosher salt

Line a baking sheet with foil; spray with cooking spray. Preheat oven to

In a medium bowl, toss together nuts with O’Plum Sesame Sauce until well
coated. Spread nuts over baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes, stirring
occasionally until nuts are looking quite dry. Remove from oven and
immediately sprinkle generously with kosher salt. These are best at room

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Quick & Easy Grilled O’Plum Sesame Lamb Racks

rack(s) of lamb
O’Plum Sesame Sauce

Trim fat from top of rack(s). Slice rack into small chops by carefully
starting cuts between the bones then cutting through the meat. Place in
resealable bag; add enough O’Plum Sesame Sauce to coat well. Seal and
refrigerate for 1-4 hours.

Preheat BBQ lightly oiled grill to medium-high. Place chops on grill and
cook, watching carefully, for about 2 minutes per side. Chops may be
broiled in oven as well.

Goes well with O’Plum Sesame Dipping Sauce.

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O’Plum Sesame Dipping Sauce

Peanut butter and O’Plum are a match made in heaven This is a great all
round dipping sauce.
peanut butter
O’Plum Sesame Sauce

Mix equal parts of peanut butter and O’Plum Sesame Sauce together.
Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well.

Variation: Mix as above and add coconut milk to taste. Delicious!

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All 3 Sauces

Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

24 large scallops
12 slices bacon, cut in half
any of the 3 sauces

Place bacon in a pot of boiling water; cook for 3 minutes. Drain, rinse and
pat dry. Brush bacon with sauce of choice. Wrap scallops with bacon;
secure with a toothpick. Broil until bacon is sizzling and crispy.

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Chicken Wings

2 lbs chicken wings
any of the 3 sauces
sesame seeds (optional)

Chop off wing tips then cut wings into two pieces at joint. Wipe with a
paper towel. Place wings in a resealable bag; pour in sauce of choice until
wings are well coated. Marinate in fridge 4-24 hours. Bake @ 350º oven for
35-45 minutes (depends on size of wings) until skin is browned and chicken
is no longer pink inside. If using, about 5 minutes before wings are
finished sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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Cedar Planked Salmon

untreated (important!) cedar planks slightly large than salmon
pieces – can be purchased from a lumber or a cookware store
salmon filets
any of the 3 sauces
spray bottle filled with water

Soak the cedar plank in a sink or large container of water for 4-24 hours.
You may have to place a heavy object on it to keep it submerged. About an
hour before cooking, place salmon in a resealable bag; pour in enough sauce
of choice to coat well. Refrigerate until cooking.

Preheat BBQ to high. Place salmon, skin side down, on plank and place plank
on grill away from flame (indirect cooking method). Close lid and
plank-bake for 20-30 minutes until opaque in the centre and flakes easily
with a fork. Check periodically to make sure plank is not on fire; use
spray bottle to extinguish any flames. Carefully remove planks from grill
and transfer salmon to serving platter.

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Bon Appetit!
Chef Ann Kirsebom

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