Sensational Shrimp Boil Recipe

shrimp boil in stockpot If you are looking for a fun outdoor recipe with little cleanup, look no further! We have a delicious recipe for the easiest shrimp boil ever…so good, we are calling it the “Sensational Shrimp Boil.” Cooking it right here at Chantal was a total hit. Our Enamel-on-Steel is one of the best products we have, in my opinion, when it comes to clean-up time. You would think after shrimp, potatoes, and corn were cooking for over half an hour, it would be difficult to clean. Nope! It took about 5 minutes to get the pot looking like it had never been used.
There are no utensils needed for this one. In fact, most shrimp boils are served on some newspaper or parchment paper, so you can leave the plates out too. Celebrate 4th of July with this great recipe that the kids and adults alike will love! All of our stockpots are on sale from now until July 6th, 2020, so celebrate the savings as well! Happy Independence Day to all of our Chantal Customers!

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Beer-braised Pork sliders and Skillet Mac N’ Cheese For Dad

They say the best way to a man’s heart is  through his stomach, so you can’t go wrong making Dad happy with these yummy recipes. Perfect for Father’s Day celebrations are the Beer-braised Pulled Pork Sliders and our Skillet Mac n’ Cheese.  The pork is braised by searing first and then cooking in beer at a low oven temperature for 4 hours. This makes the meat just fall apart, so it saves time on shredding. Add a little of Dad’s favorite BBQ sauce and you are done! We put the pulled pork on slider buns and topped with coleslaw. The recipe only calls for 1 cup of sauce, so if saucier is your thing, spread a little extra on the buns before serving. This is a great recipe for picnics and perfect for the summertime. Make it a meal with Skillet Mac n’ Cheese. This creamy, cheesy recipe is full of all of his favorite ingredients and the cookware is gorgeous enough to go straight from stove/oven to table! Chantal’s 3-Piece Cast Iron Set comes with the 5 Qt Dutch Oven and 10 Inch Skillet. I was pleasantly surprised after making these recipes by how EASY they are to clean. I was nervous at first, because most of the time after something has been in the oven for 4 hours or has anything to do with cheese, it sticks …Not with these pieces. They were hand washed in under 5 minutes! Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there; and happy eating!

     

Chorizo & Bean Stew Recipe

We love cooking for you and coming up with creative recipes to make in our cookware. This week’s recipe is the Chorizo & Bean stew. There are two cooking times included in these step-by-step instructions that allow you to make a soup or a hearty stew…it’s all about the cook time! We used kidney beans for this recipe based on what was available at the grocery store, but the traditional Spanish version of this yummy dish requires white beans. Whichever you use, it will come out great! Also, the recipe calls for chorizo sausage, hence the name! This is what gives it is bright red, vibrant hue and spicy flavor, however, you can always use ground turkey or even just regular pork sausage. Feel free to substitute however you like! It is a very forgiving recipe to most substitutions. Our 6 Qt. Induction 21 Steel Casserole is great for this stew. It cooks beautifully and is a gorgeous piece of cookware to serve in. Click links to view recipe and purchase piece! If the 6 Qt. is not going to be enough, you can simply double the recipe and purchase our 12 Qt. Induction 21 Stockpot!! Happy Cooking!

Ginger Onion Tea

When trying to stay healthy in times of sickness, it is always a good idea to have some homeopathic solutions! We here at Chantal heard of an onion ginger tea… at first, no one was real keen on the idea, so we made it and tried it. Although it is probably not something you would crave as a refreshing beverage on a normal day, this one is great for congestion and sore throat. It tastes just like onion broth.  Onions are an excellent source of antioxidants and also contain antibacterial properties.  Ginger is also known for its ability to help with the common cold. It too is a powerful antioxidant and helps with inflammation. The recipe is below. Please note that we are not giving medical advice, just sharing what we do during cold/flu season to help ease symptoms. Visit https://www.motherearthliving.com/health-and-wellness/fresh-ginger-garlic-and-onions to learn more.

ginger teaOnion & Ginger Tea
5 thin slices of ginger root
4 thin slices of the white ends of scallions
2 teaspoons of brown sugar

Add all of the ingredients to a tea pot or other serving container that can hold 2 cups.
Using our Mia Ekettle, boil 2 cups of water. Pour into the teapot with ingredients, cover for 5 minutes.

Strain before serving.

Serve hot.

A Little Help For Our Supplier Friends in China

We wanted to share this with all of you! With the coronavirus outbreak in China, face masks have become scarce. We here at Chantal helped out where we could!
Some happy faces here. Below is the grateful response we received! I hope we can help in other ways in the near future.
“Dear Heida & Randy. Face mask thank you
We are glad to let you know that we had get the masks this morning. And we got totally 200 pcs. All are here.
I hereby on behalf of Our Team , We wish to take this opportunity to express sincere gratitude to our Chantal Partners. We very appreciated for your love to us.”

Should I Cast Out My Cast Iron

“Should I cast out my cast iron?” No way! This was probably your Mom’s and her Mom’s favorite pan or pot for those yummy gravies, chicken fried steak, and pork chops…I can smell it now! So, keep with the tradition and don’t make an outcast of it, puns completely intended. And if you are worried
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about the upkeep with seasoning the pans, no problem, get yourself some enamel coated cast iron cookware. Be on the look out for the Chantal cast iron later this year, and feel free to respond to this post with any delicious family recipes for cast iron.

Back To Blogging!

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Summer break is over, and it’s back to school…well, back to blogging for us. So, the Chantal blog is back in session!! We are excited to let you guys know that we will be posting blogs more regularly. This is a perfect opportunity for us to communicate with you, share some stories, cooking tips, recipe links, anything! And we would like to welcome any comments, feedback, jokes, quotes…whatever you’d like (within reason,) to our blog posts. Happy blogging!

Williams Sonoma Wedding Expo in Houston

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This weekend will be highlighted by the Williams Sonoma Wedding Expo in Houston, TX. on March 25, 2018 and we’re thrilled to be part of the festivities. The inaugural event will be held at Silver Street from 11 AM to 4 PM and tickets ($10 per person) can be purchased at Eventbrite.

As one of Houston’s most beloved housewares brands, we’re looking forward to being part of the selected gift registry programs at the expo. In addition to showcasing our “Performs. Beautifully.” teakettles, Cookware and Covered Casserole dishes, we will be doing raffles for prizes. So stop by and check us out!

For tickets, please visit: www.silverstreethouston.com/event-calendar

Chantal At 2018 IHA Show!

Chantal is excited and proud to be attending the International Home + Housewares Show for the 39th consecutive year this March!

In addition to more than a thousand exhibitors showcasing thousands of new products, the International Home + Housewares Show provides education and insight into business practices and trends that help shape our industry. Chantal helps lead the way and will be debuting the 2018 Catherine Teakettle at the show. The IHA Show is owned and operated by the not-for-profit International Housewares Association, which our founding CEO, Heida Thurlow, has helped refine & lead over the years.37-CAT GB

2017 BRIDES Registry Award!

Chantal is pleased to announce that we have received a 2017 BRIDES Registry Award.
The Ceramic French Press in aqua will be featured in the December/January issue of BRIDES magazine, and is now featured on Brides.com.

“If brewing a perfect cup (or two) is not enough – do so in a colorful, eye-catching French Press,” shared Brides magazine. 92-FP28 AQ
“The stoneware walls and tight-fitting stainless-steel lid keeps heat and flavor in for longer.”

The BRIDES Registry Award is given to the Top 50 Products and Services that BRIDES believe every couple should include on their wedding registry. The accomplished staff reviews hundreds of products from the most popular wedding-registry categories (housewares, china, bedding and more) before cementing the Top 50 Products each year.

We’re honored to make the list this year!

All the Top 50 Awards are live at: https://www.brides.com/gallery/best-wedding-registry-items