Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Sutton's Marketplace and Layered Mexican Dip
Sutton’s Marketplace on Route 9 in Queensbury (just south of Lake George, between I-87’s exits 19 & 20) is home to a beautiful gift shop and restaurant with a full bakery and confectionery. You can go for a delicious breakfast or lunch (the food is really good) and at the same time find a special gift for any occasion, even if it’s a gift to yourself! The marketplace also offers an exclusive furniture store (pricey, but a visual treat and well worth a walk-through) and a women’s clothing store. In the gift shop building, there’s a charming section with old-fashioned toys you won’t find in any department store. I like to make an afternoon of it with lunch, browsing, and finally, a little treat to take home. They are famous for their cider donuts, and that season is upon us now.
Sutton’s carries the Stonewall Kitchen line of specialty foods including jams, salsas, dressings, and mixes. There are always samples available and recipe cards for inspiration. The recipes are good and, of course, feature SK products, though you can certainly create these dishes with your own substitutions.
Today I’m highlighting Stonewall Kitchen’s recipe for layered Mexican dip, from one of the free recipe cards in Sutton’s gourmet section. With Labor Day right around the corner, this is a dish that family and friends will dive right in to.
Layered Mexican Dip
• 1 15 oz. can refried beans
• 1 4.5 oz. can green chilies, chopped
• ½ c. sour cream
• ½ c. mayonnaise
• 2 avocados, peeled and diced
• 1 cup STONEWALL KITCHEN Black Bean or Mango Lime Salsa (or your own salsa)
• 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
• 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
• 4 green onions, chopped
1. Preheat oven to 350˚ F.
2. In a greased deep pie dish, spread the refried beans and then layer the chopped green chilies on top.
3. For the next layer, combine the sour cream and mayonnaise. Continue layering the avocados, lemon juice, salsa, and top with the two cheeses and green onions.
4. Bake for 20-30 minutes until heated through and bubbly.
5. Serve with tortilla chips.
Photo credit: suttonsmarketplace.com