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Hi all, Colette here!

Last week, Suzie and I joined executive Chef Brian von Eggers of Pendleton’s Wildhorse Casino at Portland’s Feast event downtown. Located in the “Oregon Bounty” pavilion in Pioneer Square, team “Eastern Oregon” served up some delicious eats for hungry attendees. The dish, featured above, claimed ingredients from all over Eastern Oregon- including gorgeous chanterelle mushrooms and juicy rib eye steak.

Now, I had no idea that Pendleton, Oregon had this “underground” Chinese influence. Suzie explained that back in the late 1800′s, there were many Chinese workers in Oregon whom had helped finish building railroads across the US, but their work was no longer needed. There was often violence against the Chinese in the West, and in Pendleton, there were often run-ins with drunken cowboys once the sun set. So, the Chinese built an entire system of underground tunnels to connect their business, and they even added buildings down there where both legal and illegal business (i.e. opium dens, brothels) took place. Today, you can take a tour of the tunnels, and I’ve officially added this to my bucket list! It was awesome to learn about Pendleton’s interesting, rich history. You can read more about it here.

So, the dish below is a mention to the Chinese culture that is part of Pendleton’s history, but it also features delicious Eastern Oregon flair, including two Saucy Mama products. Brian served it with fresh broccolini, mushrooms and ribeye steak (all from Eastern Oregon!), and boy, did the people LOVE it! Did you get the chance to try our dish at the Feast?

Under-Ground Fried “Wheat Berry” Rice
Yield: 4  servings

Ingredients: 

2 cups soft wheat berry, cooked
1/3 cup Char Sui Pork, diced
1/3 cup egg, mixed, cooked and diced
½ cup green garbanzo’s, blanched
½ cup diced carrot, blanched
2 tsp Saucy Mama Apricot Ginger Mustard 
1 Tbl Saucy Mama Sesame Ginger Dressing
1 Tbl Soy Sauce

Directions:

Precook soft wheat berry in seasoned broth until soft.

Sauté vegetables in hot peanut oil. Add eggs and cook.

Next, add wheat berries to the veggies and eggs and stir-fry. Add mustard, dressing, and soy sauce. Serve immediately, or chill and serve cold.

Saucy Mama at Feast Portland 2014 - Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting!

Saucy Mama at Feast Portland 2014 – Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting!

We’re excited to announce that Suzie “Saucy Mama” Barhyte will be collaborating with Chef Brian von Eggers (read his bio at the end of this post) at this weekend’s Feast Portland 2014! If you’re not familiar with the Bon Appetit-sponsored event: “Bon Appétit presents Feast Portland: A Celebration of Oregon Bounty is the flagship food and drink festival of the [Read More]

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Jammin’ Honey Barbecue Chicken Sandwich

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Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza with Blue Cheese

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Fresh Summer Corn and Tomato Salad with Balsamic and Basil Vinaigrette

*By Suzie “Saucy Mama” Barhyte* Jan and I have a group of friends that we get together with for dinner whenever possible.   That’s not always easy given peoples busy schedules, but we were able to find a time when everyone was in town and made plans.  Jan and I  were responsible for an appetizer and salad.  [Read More]

Show Us How You Celebrate for a Chance to Win!

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National Mustard Day is THIS weekend – August 2nd- and we want to see how you celebrate! We’re giving away a six pack of your favorite mustards (that’s right, you can choose them!) to one lucky winner! The National Mustard Museum in Wisconsin holds an entire event dedicated to mustard filled with music, games and [Read More]

Fried Mozzarella & Balsamic Heirloom Tomato Crostini

Fried Mozzarella & Balsamic Heirloom Tomato Crostini

The countdown to the weekend is ON! And to celebrate, we wanted to share this yummy appetizer from our 2014 recipe contest- a submission from Lisa at Jersey Girl Cooks. This is the perfect appetizer to whip up for a dinner party…seriously, who doesn’t like fried cheese?! The key ingredient is our Saucy Mama Four [Read More]

Jamaican Jerk Buffalo Joes Stuffed Pretzel Rolls

Jamaican Jerk Buffalo Joes Stuffed Pretzel Rolls

As a tribute to Germany winning the 2014 World Cup, we thought it was a great time to share this German-Jamaican (Germaican?) recipe from our saucy friend, Merry Graham. Merry submitted this creation for our recipe contest this year, and we absolutely loved it’s uniquely delicious flavor! The burst of sweet pineapple on top of [Read More]

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