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One of San Franciscans' favorite dining spots since 1993, Restaurant LuLu features a seasonal Provençal menu that showcases the products of our wood-fired oven, rotisserie and grill. The rustic, unpretentious fare is served family-style, encouraging a festive and communal atmosphere of good food in comfortable surroundings. In 1997, the LuLu philosophy – that fresh, seasonal ingredients and authentic flavors are the key to eating well – led to the conception of our extensive line of gourmet products targeting home chefs. LuLu product line started with humble beginnings, a few vinegars selling at the local farmers market, to today where a multitude of products are readily available at markets nationwide. A two-time winner of the National Association for Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) award for Outstanding Product Line, these preparations embody the essence of the Provençal palate, with recipes that spark everything from a simple sandwich or bowl of pasta to an entire multi-course meal, without hours of fussy preparation. Attractively packaged, all of these gourmet concoctions contain suggestions and ideas for use right on the label, yet are versatile enough to inspire improvisation. And because they work so well together, LuLu gourmet products have become popular gift items for people who love to cook and eat good food.

Yummy Red Plum and Onion

A Conserve is usually a jam made of fruit stewed in sugar. LuLu Red Plum and Onion Conserve is a lively combination of sweet plums and red onions slowly cooked with brandy, brown sugar, herbs and spices. Due to its sweet and savoriness, there are many various methods of using this conserve. The easiest way is to use the conserve straight out of the jar.

Try it as a barbecue sauce for grilling or as a piquant accompaniment on pork or steak. Salmon may not come to mind with this conserve but it is a great pairing of flavors. Slather the conserve on sandwiches, burgers, and sausages and taste the flavor it adds. Creating vinaigrette with this conserve is also very simple; just add olive oil and perhaps a small amount of vinegar. Another suggestion for this would be a flavorful sauce for poultry. Mix chicken stock with the conserve, boil and reduce to thicken it. LuLu Red Plum and Onion Conserve’s versatility and flavors will surprise everyone who tries it.

Red Plum & Roasted Onion Conserve is a sweet and savory spread that complements pork, poultry and beef. Can be used as a marinade or paired with cheese and crackers for hors d’oeuvres. Made from flavorful, wholesome ingredients by Restaurant Lulu in San Francisco.

Serving size: 2 Tbsp. (30g); Servings per container: 5.6; Calories: 40; Fat: 1.5g (sat. 0.5g; trans. 0g); Chol: 0 mg; Sodium: 65mg; Carb: 6g; Protein: 0g


Harissa is a chili pepper paste commonly found in North African cooking, mainly Moroccan, Algerian, and Tunisian cuisine. In those regions, it is a kitchen staple used on a daily basis. However, the recipe for Harissa varies from region to region.

 LuLu’s Harissa bursts with peppery flavor and is made with fire-roasted tomatoes, red peppers, spices and herbs.

Harissa is so versatile that it can be used to enhance soups, stews, appetizers and main dishes. Marinate meat and seafood with it before grilling. Rub Harissa onto poultry before baking to give it a spicy kick as it cooks. Mix harissa into scramble eggs for extra zing. Blend it into aioli and mustards for creative spreads to brighten up burgers and sandwiches. The possibilities are endless because harissa works so well with vegetables, meats, and seafood. Use harissa as an ingredient. Use it as a condiment. Harissa will prove to be a staple in everyone’s kitchen.

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Grilled Chicken Skewers with LuLu Sweet & Spicy Tomato Grilling

Bamboo skewers

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

½ cup LuLu Sweet & Spicy Tomato Grilling Glaze

LuLu Mustard with Harissa

Soak bamboo skewers in water for an hour before preparing recipe. (This will prevent them from burning during grilling.)

Heat grill or pre-heat broiler.

Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry. Cut chicken into 1/2-inch pieces.

Thread 2-3 pieces of chicken onto each skewer. Brush LuLu Sweet & Spicy Tomato Grilling Glaze over chicken and grill (or broil) for about 2 minutes on each side until cooked through.

Serve chicken on skewers with LuLu Mustard with Harissa on the side as a dipping sauce.

Makes 8 appetizer servings.

NOTE: To adjust recipe into entrée portions, cut chicken into 1-inch pieces and cook a minute or two longer on each side. Serve over Rice Pilaf. Recipe yields 4 entrée servings.  *Harrisa is chapped garlic, chiles, cumin, and caraway in a base of olive oil—that is used to flavor traditional North African soups, stews, and couscous. LuLu adapted the concept, creating peppery mustard that’s rusty red from fire-roasted tomatoes, red peppers, beets, and carrots, plus the classic harissa spices.




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