Broiled garlic oysters

Ingredients

24 oysters, on the half shell
4 oz butter
3 cloves garlic
6 green onions
1 tbsp parsley, chopped fine
salt
pepper

How to prepare

Place the oysters on the broiler tray. Preheat the broiler. Crush the garlic. Chop the green onions very fine. Combine the butter, salt to taste, pepper to taste, crushed garlic, chopped green onions and chopped parsley in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the butter is melted. Spoon the mixture over the oysters. Place the broiler tray in the broiler until the oysters have been warmed through (2-3 minutes). Serve warm.

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Tomato, basil, and cheese tart

Ingredients

For the shell:
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 stick (6 tbsp ) cold unsalted butter, cut into bits
2 tbsp cold vegetable shortening
1/4 lb sliced lean bacon, cooked, drained, cooled, and crumbled
1/4 tsp salt
Raw rice for weighting the shell
For the filling:
4 lg (about 2 lb) firm-ripe tomatoes, sliced horizontally, 1/3″ thick
1 1/2 tsp salt plus additional for sprinkling the tomatoes
1 cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves plus 3 basil
Sprigs for garnish
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp whole-milk ricotta
2 lg eggs beaten lightly
1/4 lb whole-milk mozzarella, grated coarse
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan

Vegetable oil for brushing the tomatoes

How to prepare

Make the shell: in a lg bowl, blend the flour, butter, shortening, bacon, and salt until the mixture resembles meal add 3 to 4 tbsp ice water, or enough to form a dough, tossing the mixture until the water is incorporated knead the dough lightly with the heel of the hand against a smooth surface for a few seconds to distribute the fat evenly and form it into a ball flatten the dough slightly, dust it with flour, and chill it, wrapped in wax paper, for 1 hour roll the dough into a 1/3″ thick round on a floured surface and fit it into a 9″ tart pan with a removable fluted rim prick the shell lightly with a fork and chill it for 30 mins line shell with foil, fill foil with the rice, and bake shell in lower third of a preheated 425

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Spaghetti indiavolati – deviled spaghetti

Ingredients

1 lb spaghetti
6 cloves garlic
2 – 3 small, chile peppers
3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup grated reggiano
parsley for garnish
salt to taste

How to prepare

Grind up the garlic and the chile peppers in a blender with a pint of hot tap water. Bring a large pot of water (salted if desired) to a boil and add the mixture from the blender, and bring the pot back to a boil. Then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 15 minutes. Pour the contents of the pot through a fine sieve or strainer into a pasta pot, making sure there’s enough water to cook the spaghetti. Add more water if needed. Discard the spent garlic and chiles. Bring the pot to a boil and cook the spaghetti according to directions. Drain and dress with the olive oil, tossing well to coat. Top with the grated cheese and add the parsley.

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Saut

Ingredients

6 to 8 small zucchini
olive oil
2 finely chopped garlic cloves
1 tsp salt
1 tsp, or to taste, chopped fresh basil (or another herb)
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
2 tbsp chopped parsley

How to prepare

Cut the zucchini in quarters lengthwise. Heat the olive oil in a heavy skillet and add the zucchini strips. Saut

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Sirloin tips and mushrooms

Ingredients

1 1/4 lb sirloin, cubed
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/3 cup water or beef broth
1/2 cup dry red wine
1 1/2 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp dijon mustard

1 tsp cornstarch
1/2 cup whipping cream
chopped parsley

How to prepare

Coat a wide skillet with non-stick vegetable spray. Brown the meat. Add garlic as pieces brown, move them to a casserole dish that can be covered. Add 1/4 cup wine to the skillet. Saut’ mushrooms in the wine and add them to the casserole with the meat. Microwave the casserole, covered for 4 minutes, stirring each minute, on high. Remove from microwave, cover and bake in the conventional oven for 1 hour on 275

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Sweet Fire Chicken Recipe Like Panda Express – Chinese Food

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Sweet Fire Chicken Recipe Like Panda Express – Chinese Food Ingredients: 1 chicken breast sliced into 1 x 1/2 in. pieces Oil for cooking Sauce: 1/4 cup lemon juice 3 tablespoons plum sauce 1 cup sliced pineapple 1 medium sliced shallot 3 sliced sweet peppers 1 teaspoon chili paste Bowl #1 Egg wash: 2 eggs mixed 2 tablespoons milk Bowl #2 Dry mixture: 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon white pepper Bowl #3 1 – 1/2 cups Panko bread crumbs Preparation: 1. Mix chicken in bowl #1, then bowl #2, then back into bowl #1

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Sweet Fire Chicken Recipe Like Panda Express – Chinese Food

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Green bean pate with basil

Ingredients

1/2 lb fresh green beans, trimmed
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 small onion, coarsely chopped
3 hard-cooked eggs, cut up
3 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil
1 tsp lemon rind
mayonnaise, preferably homemade

Salt and pepper
crackers or pita toasts

How to prepare

Cook beans until tender by boiling or steaming them. In a skillet, heat oil; add onions and saut

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Buttermilk pie crust dough

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and diced
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening, chilled
6 tbsp buttermilk

How to prepare

Combine flour, sugar and salt in large bowl. Add butter and shortening. Cut in using hands or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk and stir with fork until moist clumps form. Press together to form dough. Divide dough in half. Gather dough into balls; flatten into disks. Wrap separately and chill 1 hour. Notes: dough can also be prepared in processor. Using on/on turns, cut butter and shortening into dry ingredients until coarse meal forms. Add buttermilk and process just until moist clumps form. Proceed as above. Can be made ahead. Refrigerate 1 week or freeze 1 month. Let dough stand at room temperature to soften slightly before using.

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Thai tea

Ingredients

8 cup water
6 tbsp thai tea (cha thai)
sugar
ice cubes
sweetened condensed milk

How to prepare

Bring water to boil. Add tea and steep 5 minutes. Strain and season to taste with sugar. Cool, then chill in refrigerator. When ready to serve, place ice cubes in each of 6 tall glasses. Pour tea over ice, leaving room to add half and half to taste. Yield: 6 servings

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LA FORCHETTA’S PUTTANESCA

Ingredients

2 cups Garlic – finely minced
2 tablespoons Olive oil – extra virgin
2 each Anchovies
4 each Capers
6 each Black olives – sliced
4 each Mushrooms – sliced
2 each Plum tomatoes – largely dic
Italian herb – blend to tas
1 tablespoonOregano
1 tablespoonRed wine

How to prepare

Greetings! While I eat anchovies in small, infrequent amounts but I do succumb to the temptation from time to time. For Susan, Carol and all anchovy with pasta lovers, here is my entry. A variation has been posted earlier but mine is the one which has earned me > rave reviews. Enjoy. (By the way, Susan, did you ever catch my posting of my mussel recipe?) (Each serves one to 1 1/2 persons so adjust accordingly, with individual taste in mind.) 1 serving a thick pasta, like fettacine or thick spaghetti or pasta of choice. In a large skillet, saut

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