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December 07
Healthy holiday entertaining from Milliken Executive Chef Jim McCallister

To celebrate the season, we’re sharing a selection of delicious recipes for healthy holiday entertaining from Milliken Executive Chef Jim McCallister. If you follow us on Facebook, you’ve probably seen the recipes below marked #HolidayHospitality. We’re excited to share them with you once more here.

These artichokes will be a delicious addition to your holiday meal!

  23 baby artichokes cooked*

  2 shallots

  1 cup olive oil

  1/2 tsp sugar

  5 tbsp champagne vinegar

  1 tsp thyme

  1 tsp parsley

  1/8 tsp red pepper flakes

  Salt and pepper to taste

Directions: Sautee shallots in small amount of oil. Halve the cooked artichoke hearts. Assemble remainder of vinaigrette and mix all together. *To cook artichokes, trim, cover with water, season with salt, lemon, & garlic. Cook until tender.


Below is a dip that is sure to spice up all sorts of appetizers – and is simple to whip up!

  1 cup mayonnaise

  1  lemon, juiced

  1/2 clove garlic, minced

  1 tbsp parsley

Directions: Stir all ingredients together.


These sushi rolls are an excellent appetizer and are certain to dazzle friends and family.

  5 sheets of nori

  1 cup sushi rice

  1 1/2 cup water

  1/4 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar

  1 carrot, cut into strips & cooked

  1 avocado

  1 red bell pepper

  1 cucumber

  Wasabi, pickled ginger, soy sauce

  Fresh tuna or smoked salmon

Directions: Rinse rice for 15 minutes. Cook with water. Spread out to cool. Season with rice wine vinegar. Roll as desired.

Stay tuned as we continue to share more delicious gourmet recipes from Executive Chef Jim McCallister.