CHICKEN TONNATO D’ESTE

Ingredients

4 1/4 cups Chicken stock
6 Chicken breast halves – skinned
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/4 cup Dry white wine
4 Flat Anchovy fillets
1 tablespoonOil from anchovies
1 can Water packed tuna, (7 oz.) – drained
2 tablespoons Lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon Oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoonCapers – drained (garnish)
2 tablespoons Chopped fresh parsley – (garnish)
1 Lemon – sliced (garnish)

How to prepare

Bring 4 cups chicken stock to boil in covered saucepan. Poach chicken breasts 15 minutes and allow to cool in stock For tonnato sauce, in blender or processor, combine mayonnaise, wine, 1/2 cup stock, anchovies, oil from anchovies, tuna, lemon juice amd oregano and process until well blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper Remove bones from chicken breasts and cut meat into 1/2″ thick slices Layer on serving platter, so that they overlap slightly. Pour tonnato sauce over all. Sprinkle capers and parsley on top and garnish with lemon slices Serve cold or at room temperature

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HONEY MUSTARD CHICKEN

Ingredients

1 can pineapple rings in juice
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 largegarlic cloves – pressed
1 teaspoon thyme – crumbled
1/4 cup honey
1 cup Dijon mustard
1 tablespooncornstarch

How to prepare

Drain pineapple; reserve juice. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper to taste. Rub with garlic and thyme. Brown in hot oil in nonstick skillet. Combine 2 tablespoons reserved juice with cornstarch. Combine honey and mustard; stir into skillet with remaining juice. Spoon sauce over chicken. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir cornstarch mixture into pan juices. Add pineapple. Cook, stirring, until sauce boils and thickens.

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Cacciatore With A Twist

Ingredients

1 Cup Uncooked Rotini (Spiral Pasta) – I had multicolored.
2 Teasp Olive Oil
1 Medium Onion – sliced
1 Small Green Bell Pepper, Seeded – cut into strips
2 Garlic Cloves – minced
1/2 Pound Turkey Breast – cut into strips
15 Oz Can Garbanzo Beans
15 Oz Can Tomato Sauce
3/4 Teasp Dried Oregano Leaves

How to prepare

Cook rotini to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; keep warm.

Meanwhile, heat oil in large non-stick skillet over medium hear until hot. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, and turkey; cook and stir 5 to 10 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink. ( I cooked the onion for awhile first, added the meat and pepper and then finally in the last few
minutes added the garlic…I don’t like over done garlic).

Add tomato sauce, beans and oregano; mix well. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simer 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Serve over rotini.

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Salsa rustica – tuscan country sauce

Ingredients

3 xlarge eggs, hard boiled, shelled
8 fillets anchovy, in oil, drained
10 sprigs italian parsley, leaves only
3 oz capers, in wine vinegar, drained
3 cloves garlic, peeled
1 cup white bread, w/o crust
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 cup water
Salt
Black pepper, ground
1/3 cup olive oil

How to prepare

Chop the eggs finely along with the anchovy fillets, parsley, capers and garlic. Place in a crockery bowl. Set aside. Soak the bread in the first measure of vinegar and the water for 20 minutes. Squeeze out the liquid. Add the bread to the egg and anchovy mixture. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Add the oil a bit at a time, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Add the second measure of vinegar after all the oil has been incorporated. Mix very thoroughly (the sauce should have a smooth texture). Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving with boiled meats and fowl or on potatoes. Yields 6 servings.

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BAKED SPAGHETTI

Ingredients

1 cup Chopped onion
1 cup Chopped green pepper
1 tablespoon Butter or margarine
28 ounces Can tomatoes with liquid – cut up
4 ounces Can mushroom stems and – pieces, drained
2 1/4 oz can sliced ripe – olives, drained
2 teaspoons Dried oregano
1 pound Ground beef – browned and opt.
12 ounces Spaghetti – cooked and
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded cheddar – cheese
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) condensed cream – of Mushroom soup – undiluted
1/4 cup Water
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

How to prepare

“Every time that I make this cheesy dish, I get requests for the recipe. It puts a different spin on spaghetti and is great for any meal. The leftovers, if there are any, also freeze well for a quick meal later on in the week.” – Ruth Koberna

In a large skillet, saute onion and green pepper in butter until tender. Add tomatoes, mushrooms, olives and oregano. Add ground beef if desired. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Place half of the spaghetti in a greased 13x9x2″ baking dish. Top with half of the vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Repeat layers. Mix the soup and water until smooth; pour over casserole. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.

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Bruschetta w/ grilled shrimp and sweet basil mustard

Ingredients

16 lg shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tbsp chopped thyme
1 1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup olive oil
8 basil leaves
4 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp honey
3 tomatoes (about 6 oz each)
1 sm onion
1 bunch sweet basil
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
8 slices sourdough bread (1/2″ thick)
2 cloves garlic
Salt and pepper
1 bunch watercress or arugula

8 skewers (rosemary or wood), soaked in water

How to prepare

Marinate shrimp with thyme, pepper, and 1/4 cup olive oil skewer shrimp (2 on each Skewer), cover with foil, and keep refrigerated until ready to cook in a blender, Puree basil leaves with 1/3 cup olive oil, dijon mustard, and honey until mixture Is light green and smooth cut tomatoes into 1/2″ cubes coarsely chop onions and Basil combine tomatoes, onions, and chopped basil in lg bowl, season mixture with Balsamic vinegar, 1 cup olive oil, salt, and pepper brush bread slices with 1/4 cup Olive oil and grill until brown on both sides rub with garlic cloves and place on a Serving plate toss watercress or arugula with 1/2 of the sweet basil-mustard Mixture and place on top of the bread slices arrange tomato salad on top of the Bread slices salt shrimp lightly and barbecue arrange 2 shrimp on top of each slice Of bread, and drizzle the remaining sweet basil mixture on top of the shrimp c 1994 by wolfgang puck.

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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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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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CHICKEN WITH ARTICHOKES

Ingredients

2 largeskinless boneless chicken breast halves – 3/4″ pieces
1 package frozen artichoke hearts
4 medium green onion – 1/2″ slices
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup white wine
fresh ground black pepper
salt

How to prepare

Microwave artichoke hearts for only 3-4 minutes, and set aside. Heat olive oil in large stir-fry pan. Add chicken and cook until done, about 8 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add butter and wine, and saute on medium-low heat until half the wine is evaporated. Add artichokes and green onions and continue to saute, stirring often, until the wine is completely evaporated, about 3-4 minutes

Suggested Wine: White Rhine
Serving Ideas : Serve with a small side of Fettucine Alfredo

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