Microwave Recipe: Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes

This microwave recipe featured by GE (courtesy of EatingWell) is sure to be a crowd pleaser! (And it’s so packed with nutrition, we doubt anyone will believe you if you tell them it was made in the microwave.)

Ingredients:
2 medium-sized sweet potatoes
1 can of black beans (15 oz., rinsed)
1 medium-sized tomato (diced)
2 tsp EVOO
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp reduced-fat sour cream
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

Directions:
1. Pierce sweet potatoes in several places using a fork. Microwave on High 12-15 minutes, until tender.
2. While sweet potatoes are cooking, combine beans, tomato, oil, cumin, coriander, and salt in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High for 2-3 minutes, until heated through.
3. Slice each sweet potato open lengthwise. Press open, forming a well in the center. Spoon the bean mixture into the well. Top sweet potatoes with sour cream and cilantro. Enjoy!

See the original recipe with nutritional information here: Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes

Weber Grill Recipe: Spicy Lamb and Eggplant Kabobs

This recipe for Spicy Lamb and Eggplant Kabobs was recently featured by Weber (recipe by Jamie Purviance). Give it a try for a delicious and daring way to kick off the grilling season!

  • Marinade Ingredients
    • 1/2cup minced scallions (white and light green parts only)
    • 1/3cup hoisin sauce
    • 2tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
    • 2tablespoons dry sherry
    • 1tablespoon chili oil
    • 1tablespoon rice vinegar
    • 1tablespoon peeled, minced fresh ginger
    • 1tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
    • 1-1/2teaspoons minced garlic
  • Additional Ingredients
    • 1-1/2pounds boneless leg of lamb, cut into 1-1/4-inch cubes
    • 1globe eggplant, about 8 ounces, cut into 1-1/4-inch cubes
    • Kosher salt
    • Vegetable oil
  1. Whisk the marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Add the lamb to the mixture and coat thoroughly. Cover and chill in refrigerator for 2 hours.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the eggplant with 1/4 teaspoon salt and just enough oil to coat them lightly.
  3. Remove the large bowl of coated lamb from the refrigerator. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and stir. Alternatively thread the marinated lamb and eggplant onto skewers.
  4. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over high heat (450° to 550°F) and brush the      cooking grates clean. Grill the skewers over direct high heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, turning four times to brown all sides. Cooking times vary based on your desired doneness (about 8 minutes total for medium rare).
  5. Remove the skewers from the grill and season with salt. Serve warm. Enjoy!

Recipe source: http://www.weber.com/grillout/recipes/lamb/spicy-lamb-and-eggplant-kabobs

Karl’s Appliance Supports Go Red Day for Women’s Heart Health

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Friday February 1st is National “Wear Red Day” to raise awareness for women’s heart health.
Karl’s Appliance employees showed their support by dressing in red. Photo taken in our corporate headquarters and flagship appliance store located in Fairfield, NJ.

National Wear Red Day is in its 10th year and is aimed at raising awareness of heart disease, the leading killer of women. Across the country, landmarks and buildings will be dressed in the color as well. The American Heart Association estimates that the Go Red for Women campaign has already raised awareness and saved more than 627,000 lives since its inception.

Wall Oven Fit System Revolutionizes Re-Installations into Existing Cabinets

Whirlpool Appliances, makers of the Maytag, Kitchen Aid, and Whirlpool brands of home and kitchen appliances, has introduced a new system that is included with all their new wall ovens and microwave combination ovens dubbed the “Fit System.” The video simply explains how this system works – using four adjustable legs and two trim options the ovens may be used in multiple cutout sizes which Whirlpool dubs small, medium, or large. Watch the video to learn more and call or visit one of Karl’s appliance stores to see these ovens in person.

Enter to Win an Electrolux Range!

“Like” Karl’s Appliance for an opportunity to enter to win an Electrolux gas or electric 35 series free standing range. Follow these two simple steps:

1. “Like” Karl’s Appliance on Facebook

2. Follow the registration process on the contest tab to enter

Contest runs now thru December 21st, 2012. One winner will be chosen shortly after the end of the contest and notified via the email address provided. The winner will have the choice of either a gas (Model EI30GF35JS) or electric (Model EI30EF35JS) Electrolux 35 series range. Contest open to U.S. residents who reside in the following states: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or Connecticut. See contest page for official rules. Good luck!

Visit http://www.karlsappliance.com to shop for Electrolux Appliances.

Electrolux 35 Series Gas Range

GE Monogram Recipe for Bacon Avocado Potato Skins

GE Monogram runs an excellent food blog entitled All in Good Food. Just in time for football season, we present to you their recipe for delicious Bacon Avocado Potato Skins. Check out the recipe on the GE appliance blog and be sure to visit any of Karl’s Appliance NJ appliance stores to see GE Monogram appliances in person.

4 medium russet potatoes
1 large avocado, medium diced
6 pieces bacon
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup pepperjack cheese, small diced
4 ounces sour cream
1 jalapeno, sliced
2 green onions, sliced
6 pork rinds, crumbled for garnish
salt and pepper

Preparation
  1. Bake potatoes at 375 degrees F until fork tender, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven and allow the potatoes to cool.
  2. Cook bacon until golden brown, drain and allow the bacon to cool. Crumble or slice bacon into bite size pieces.
  3. Cut the potatoes in half lengthways. Remove the potato from the center leaving 1/2 thick shell.
  4. Melt the butter and then add the garlic. Cook the garlic for 1 minute. Toss the potatoes in the butter garlic mixture until well coated.
  5. Cook the potato skins in a medium hot skillet with the extra garlic butter after tossing the potatoes. Cook cup side down until crusty and brown. Then do the other side. Cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side. You may need a little olive oil to brown the potatoes if the butter runs short.
  6. Place the potatoes cup side up. Season each with salt and pepper then divide the bacon, cheese, avocado in each shell. Garnish with sour cream, green onions, sliced jalapenos and crushed pork rinds.

GE Monogram Recipe

GE Appliances New Slate Finish

GE Appliances has introduced a new kitchen appliance finish called Slate. The new slate finish is low gloss, warm metallic gray that is finger print resistant and easy to clean unlike stainless steel. Beginning in October 2012 GE will manufacture two french door refrigerator models, two free standing gas range models, two free standing electric range models, two built in dishwasher models, and an over the range microwave vent in the new Slate finish. We cannot wait to see these in person in our NJ appliance stores!

Weber Genesis Grill Give Away at Karl’s Appliance

Weber Genesis EP330
Beginning Thursday, July 26, 2012 Karl’s Appliance is kicking off it’s Weber Genesis Grill giveaway. This promotion runs through Monday, August 27, 2012, close of business. The Weber Genesis Grill (EP-330, black) with side burner will be fully assembled and ready for the winner to fire-up on Labor Day!

Weber Genesis Grill (EP-330, black) with side burner is one of Weber’s premium gas grills. Model No. 6531301. The Manufacturers list price is $999.00. This grill has the following features:

Sear Station® Burner: Maximize the heat without minimizing grilling space. This high-powered sear burner is designed to step up the heat on demand for searing.

Side Burner: A flush-mounted side burner lets you multitask while grilling.

Premium Stainless Steel Cooking Grates: 7 mm-diameter stainless steel cooking grates serve double duty…they retain heat evenly and create beautiful sear marks.

Premium Stainless Steel Flavorizer® Bars: Say good-bye to grease-covered ceramic briquettes that cause meat-charring flare-ups. Weber’s unique, angled Flavorizer® bars smoke and sizzle when cooking juices drip down, adding flavor to the meal.

Enclosed Cart: The enclosed cart discreetly hides the LP tank (tank is not included). A precision fuel gauge lets you know exactly where you stand on fuel at all times.

To enter please visit www.karlsappliance.com, print and fill-out the entry form. Bring the Weber Genesis Grill entry form into any one of Karl’s six NJ appliance stores.

COME EXPERIENCE… The Thermador Masterpiece Series Steam and Convection Oven

Saturday, June 30th 11:00am – 3:00pm at Karl’s Appliance, Paramus NJ appliance store

Watch Chef Eric Morales, from Thermador, prepare a variety of delicious foods in the Masterpiece Series Steam and Convection Oven…then sample the mouth-watering results! The menu includes: Steamed dumplings, Pomegranate glazed spare ribs, Cornbread and, for dessert, Brownies.

The Masterpiece Series Steam Oven offers Steam, True Convection and Steam and Convection cooking modes. Also includes 40 EasyCook food programs and pre-programmed modes that automatically set the oven temperature and humidity to ensure perfect cooking results.

Thermador Combi Steam Oven

Wood Stone Pizza Oven Cooking Demonstration Hosted by Karl’s Appliance

Saturday, June 16, 2012
11:00AM – 3:00PM
Karl’s Appliance Fairfield, NJ appliance store

Watch Chef Michael, from the Wood Stone Factory, prepare a variety of artisan pizzas and other delicious foods on the Wood Stone Hearth Oven…then sample the mouth-watering results!

Wood Stone Outdoor Pizza Oven

Wood Stone outdoor pizza ovens make great pizzas. But they also make great steaks, chops, fish, veggies, desserts and more! Outdoors or indoors, gas and/or wood, plus a selection of sizes, styles and finishes means there’s a Wood Stone right for every chef!

For 2000 years Stone hearth cooking has been the choice for flavorful cooking. Temperatures of 700+ degrees radiate off the space age ceramic providing intense heat which sears in moisture.

For over 20 years Wood Stone has been the #1 choice for the Restaurant Industry, Corporate Kitchens and Celebrity Chefs. Karl’s Appliance is your source for these unique cooking products in the Tri State area.