Thursday, November 22, 2007

Black Friday Sale Already In Progress

Holiday specials on include a five dollar off coupon, FREE jalapeño hot sauce, and FREE shipping on any order totaling $99 or more.

Newly launched is the RoJo's Gourmet Food Gift Certificate. These gift certificates can be purchased in any value from $5 up and can be emailed to your recipient instantly or we can print the gift certificate and mail it to you or your recipient. Either way the RoJo's Gourmet Foods Gourmet gift certificate is the easiest and most versatile gourmet gift available.

With all the insanity of Black Friday and Cyber-Monday RoJo's Gourmet Foods has launched it Holiday Sales promotions on Thanksgiving day. Now you can save yourself from the turkey and stuffing induced coma by hopping on your computer and doing a little holiday shopping from the comfort of your home.

Make the foodie, home cook, tailgater, or anyone excited about their gourmet gift this year. No standing in long lines, no worries about returns. Everyone loves to get a gourmet gift!

Shipping is automatically credited to your order when you reach $99. Use coupon code 5OFF to get five dollars of any order of $50 or more. Use Promo code NL0907BAJ on check out to get your FREE bottle of Gourmet Jalapeno Hot Sauce.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Surfing and Hot Sauce Meet at Scorpion Bay

Warm up your chilly winter night with the taste of Baja Mexico.

Upon returning home from numerous surfing adventures, they'd often find themselves craving that spicy, robust flavor synonymous with the Baja palette. So, with the knowledge amassed from the many adventures, complemented by a hearty dose of experimentation, three unique gourmet-style hot sauces that echoed the true taste of Baja were created. Enter Scorpion Bay Hot Sauce.

So, what makes Scorpion Bay unique, you ask? For starters, the gourmet-style sauces are unmistakably thick. As in T-H-I-C-K! Instead of making them easier to pour by thinning our sauces, they simply redesigned the bottles with a wider opening. And Scorpion Bay Hot Sauces can be used in a variety of ways: as a marinade, a delicious spike for chili, soups and salad dressings, and of course, all of your favorite Mexican foods. Better yet, come up with your own recipe and let us know. After all, variety is the spice of life!

Chocopotle Chipotle Hot Sauce Smoky. thick. Sweet. And a slight hint of chocolate. We combined them all, and added a few sprinkles of our own secret ingredients to bring you Chocopotle! A perfect as a marinade for pork or Portobello mushrooms. Thinking about a BBQ? Brush it on tofu, meat or whatever you have grilling over the coals. Once you've tasted this unforgettable hot sauce you'll find yourself saying, Chocopotle, where have you been all my life!

De Arbol Hot Sauce. Close your eyes and picture the quintessential hole-in-the-wall Baja taco shop. See that bowl of fresh homemade hot sauce on the table? Yep, that's what we've made. We took those De Arbol chili peppers people love, added creamy tomatillos and soon had a thick, fiery, authentic taco shop style hot sauce literally brimming from the bottle. Go ahead introduce it to chili, pizza, chips, fish tacos,the list is infinite as the flavor!

Like nothing you have tasted before, Hotacado Avocado Hot Sauce, this tasty original combines two staples of Baja--Haas avocados and fresh, sun-ripened jalapeno to create an unmistakably thick and creamy green sauce. Of course, you'll also taste that signature Scorpion Bay kick! Spike up your salad dressing, pour it into a bowl as a chip dip, add a splash to your eggs and be sure to have it on hand when the fish tacos are on the table.

Follow the link to find even more interesting gourmet gift on sale now!

Surf the Flavors of Baja...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Monty's Gourmet Score FIVE More Awards

Gourmet Sauce maker Monty Fritts has done it again at this years Scovie Awards. The Scovie Awards are the National Fiery Foods competition that all spicy food and barbecue manufactures look to as an industry standard of excellence. This competition is held each year at the National Fiery Food Show in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Monty has been winning awards at this competition for years and this year is no exception. He has brought home four awards for 2008.

This years winning products are:

Monty's Smokin' Roasted Garlic Barbecue Sauce - 2nd Place
Monty's Fire Lizard Hot Sauce - 2nd Place
Monty's Party Picante Roasted Garlic - 2nd Place
Monty's Party Picante Cranberry - 3rd Place
Monty's Party Black Bean & Corn Chipotle - 3rd Place

You can get more details at or even buy these awesome sauces there!

If you would like to try any of Monty's award winning simply follow the link and start shopping. You can get an additional 10% off your order by entering the code: SCOVIES08 upon checking out.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Holiday Recipe: Brined & Smoked Thanksgiving Turkey

Smoking your holiday turkey is a way to bring some new life and flavor to a favorite family tradition. Brining your bird will ensure that it is both flavorful and juicy upon serving.

1 gal water
1 cup fresh lemon juice

3/4 cup orange juice
1 cup kosher salt
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup chopped yellow onions
2 jalapenos, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon hot sauce (your favorite)

1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano

½ cup Dry Rub or Cajun Seasoning
Vegetable Oil

1 Whole Turkey 12-16 lbs (not larger)


  1. Mix all brine ingredients in a clean pail that will accommodate your turkey and the brine solution. Stir brine until well mixed.
  2. Remove giblets and wash turkey under running cold water.
  3. Place turkey in brine and allow soaking for 12-24 hours.
  4. Preheat smoker to 225 to 250 degrees F (110 to 120 degrees C).
  5. Rinse turkey under cold water, and pat dry. Rub the vegetable oil and Cajun seasoning or your favorite BBQ rub over the outside and cavity of the bird. Place in a disposable roasting pan.
  6. Smoke at 225 to 250 degrees F (110 to 120 degrees C) for 10 hours, or until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C) when measured in the thickest part of the thigh. Baste the bird every 1 to 2 hours with the juices from the bottom of the roasting pan.

Note: We recommend apple wood or other sweet fruit woods for smoking turkey as they impart a milder flavor than hickory or mesquite.

It is not suitable to stuff a turkey for smoking. Prepare your favorite stuffing and serve it along side this wonderful bird.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Holiday Shopping Done Right

Hello Gourmet Food Enthusiasts, does this scene look familiar? Are you ready to do it again this year?

Remember last year when you saddled up and toughed it out. You found yourself in endless line in overcrowded stores battling for the last whatever was on the shelf. You only got the pleasure of that experience if you found parking. Hours of frustration; driving around in circles to get beat out of a spot by someone who could care less that they just cut you off to get the spot you were turning into. Then when you finally get back to you car you find a shopping cart and your car have become intimate while you were gone. Does any of that sound familiar.

This year do your shopping from your computer, in your warm house, enjoying a beverage or snack and saving yourself the frustration, the cost of gas and parking, not to mention the cost of dent removal, and possibly weeks of therapy to follow.

RoJo's Gourmet Foods
is here to help with your holiday shopping. Over the next week we will be completing two new phases that will make things even easier for you. Currently we have started adding Cost Comparison prices to each of our items. This will allow you to see two or three other popular shopping spots for that particular item without having to bounce around the net. With comparative pricing offered you will be sure that RoJo's Gourmet Foods is not only offering you the best gourmet food products available, they are also offering you the best prices.

We will also be offering gift wrapping and gift packaging services so that you can have your gourmet food gift delivered right to the person it is intended for with out having to wrap and re-ship the package. There will be different levels of wrapping service available to accommodate your varied needs.

As always we guarantee all of our products and services. If you have any suggestions, questions, or comments, please let us know via the contact information area at

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Holiday Recipe: Green Chile Cornbread Stuffing

An excerpt from the cookbook “Crazy from the Heat”, written by the spicemeister himself; Dave Hirshkop, creator of the world famous Insanity Sauce. This recipe may not cause, or cure any mental illness, it is sure to wake up your bland Holiday side dishes.

Serves 8

Heat Rating – 2/8 Chiles



2 C yellow corn meal
2 C all-purpose flour
½ C Sugar
2 TBS baking powder
2 TSP salt
2 C milk
2/3 C vegetable oil
2 LG eggs


1 LB chorizo, casings removed
2-1/4 C onions, chopped
2 red bell peppers, seeded chopped
1 fresh Anaheim Chile, seeded chopped
¼ C fresh cilantro, chopped
1-1/2 TSP dried oregano
2/3 C low sodium chicken broth


To prepare the cornbread, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Butter a shallow nine inch square baking dish. In a large bowl combine the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a medium bowl whisk the milk, oil, and eggs. Add the milk mixture the dry ingredients and stir just until blended. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking dish. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool. (The cornbread can be prepared up to two days in advance. Cover and refrigerate until serving or using in stuffing.)

To prepare the stuffing, preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cut the cornbread into ½ inch cubes ( you’ll need 12 cups). Transfer to a baking sheet and bake until cornbread cubes are dry but not hard, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.

Butter a 9 X 13 inch glass baking dish. Cook the chorizo in a large skillet over medium heat until brown and crumbly, about 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, and add onions, bell peppers and chiles and sauté until tender, about 15 minutes. Stir the chorizo mixture, cilantro, and oregano into the cornbread. Mix in enough of the broth to moisten the bread. Spoon into the prepared baking dish. Cover with buttered foil, buttered side down. (The stuffing maybe prepared to this point 1 to 2 days ahead and chilled.) Bake in a preheated 375 degree F oven until heated through, about 50 minutes. Serve Warm.

You will find this and other favorites made fiery in Dave’s Insane cookbook; Crazy from the Heat!