Chile Tuna Sea Shells

Ingredients

6 Green chiles, skinned
Seeds removed – chopped
2 tablespoons Prepared chile sauce
1 can White tuna – drained and
Flaked
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Prepared horseradish sauce
4 Green onions – chopped
1/4 cup Green olives – sliced
1/2 poundSea shell macaroni
1 Avocado, peeled – pit
Removed – chopped
2 Sprigs cilantro – chopped

How to prepare

Cook the macaroni in 4 quarts of salted water until just done but still firm. Drain and rinse in cold water. Combine all the ingredients, except the avocado and cilantro, and allow to sit for 2 hours to blend the flavors. Garnish with the avocado and cilantro and serve Chili Bows

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Crostini with beans

Ingredients

4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, peeled and chopped fine, divided use
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1 lb broccoli rabe, swiss chard or spinach, washed and trimmed
salt to taste

1 1/2 cups cooked and drained tuscan-style beans (see recipe)
6 1/2″ slices italian bread, lightly toasted

How to prepare

In a large saucepan, heat two tbsp of the olive oil, half the garlic and all of the red pepper over medium heat 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the greens and salt. If the greens are dry, add 2 tbsp water. Cover and cook until tender, about 10 minutes for broccoli rabe and swiss chard or 5 minutes for spinach. Meanwhile, in a medium-size saucepan, heat the remaining oil and garlic 1 minute. Stir in the beans, cover and cook over low heat until heated through. Coarsely mash the beans. Spread the beans over the toasted bread. Top with the greens and a spoonful of their cooking liquid. Serve immediately. Yield: makes 6 servings. Crostini with beans

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Gazpacho

Ingredients

3 pounds tomatoes, peeled and roughly cut up
1 onion cut in chunks
1/2 cup green pepper chunks
1/2 cup cucumber chunks
2 cups tomato juice
1 garlic clove
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tbsp salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar

How to prepare

Puree everything in a blender or food processor. Chill and serve with garlic croutons.

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Chicken Tettrazini

Ingredients

4 cooked chicken breast
1/4 cup margarine
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup whipping cream
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup chicken broth
1 can mushrooms
2 tbsp cooking sherry(opt)
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
34 slices grated swiss cheese
8 oz cooked & drained spaghetti noodles
1 cup grated parmesan cheese

How to prepare

Cook and debone chicken. Break into bite size pieces. Set aside. Cook and drain spaghetti noodles. Set aside. Mix remaining ingredients except for p.cheese in lg sauce pan. Begin with melting margarine and making sure cheese melts. Combine chicken, noodles and sauce in a very lg container. Transfer to a very lg casserole dish or 2 smaller casserole dishes. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake at 350

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Warm bean salad with grilled shrimp

Ingredients

12 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 large garlic cloves, chopped fine
2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
kosher or coarse salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste

3 cups cooked and drained tuscan-style beans (see recipe)
1 lg tomato, seeded and chopped
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
rosemary sprigs, for garnish

How to prepare

In a bowl, combine the shrimp, half the garlic, 1 tbsp of the rosemary and 2 tbsp of the olive oil with salt and pepper. Stir well. Cover and chill 1 hour. In a saucepan, heat the remaining oil, garlic and rosemary over medium heat just until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the beans. Cover and cook over low heat 5 minutes or until warm. Remove from the heat. Stir in tomato, lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Grill the shrimp until lightly browned and just opaque in the thickest part, about 5 minutes. Spoon the beans onto 4 plates and surround with shrimp. Garnish with additional rosemary. Yield: makes 4 servings.

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Caesar salad

Ingredients

1 very fresh egg yolk
1/4 tsp salt
6 tbsp divided olive oil
1 cl garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp dijon style mustard
3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Fresh ground black pepper
1 cup homemade croutons
3 tbsp fresh grated parmesan cheese
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 heads romaine lettuce

How to prepare

The lettuce is de-ribbed and torn into bite size pieces, rinsed and thoroughly patted or spun dry in a salad spinner, you may need 3 heads large enough for a big salad homemade bread in 1″ cubes sauted in butter until golden brown, served warm on chilled crisp green. In a large salad bowl, combine the egg yolk, lemon juice, salt and 1 tbsp of the olive oil. Whisk in garlic, worcestershire and mustard and blend until thoroughly combined. With a gentle rolling motion, incorporate the romaine. Add the vinegar and the remaining olive oil in the proportions of 1 part vinegar to 2 parts oil, until you have the consistency and flavor you desire. Roll the salad again, adding black pepper to taste. The salad can be chilled at this point, but not for too long. Just before serving, finish by placing warm croutons in the center of the salad and the parmesan in a ring around the circumference. Roll gently to serve. Yield: 1 servings

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Filet mignon in madere sauce

Ingredients

4 1/2 lb filet mignon
3/4 cup beef broth
2 tbsp olive oil
3 tsp butter
2 tbsp shallots, finely chopped
1 tsp flour
1/4 cup maderia wine

2 tsp parsley, chopped

How to prepare

1. Sprinkle the meat on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a skillet and when very hot add the meat. Cook over high heat about 5 minutes. Cook longer if you want medium or well-done meat. 2. Turn the meat and continue cooking over high heat about 5 minutes, or longer if desired. Remove the meat to a warm platter and keep warm. Pour off the fat from the skillet. Add the shallots. 3. Add the wine and cook over high heat about 30 seconds. Add the broth and bring to a full rolling boil, stirring to dissolve the brown particles that cling to the bottom and sides of the skillet. Add salt and pepper. 4. Cook until reduced by half. 5. Meanwhile, blend 2 tsp of butter and flour in small mixing bowl. Stir it into the simmering sauce and cook briefly. 6. Swirl in the remaining tsp of butter. Strain the sauce over the meat and dot the center of each filet with a dab of parsley. Serve immediately. Servings: 4

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Italian Bread 1

Ingredients

2/3 C Water
3/4 Tsp Salt
2/3 Tsp Sugar
2 C Bread Flour
1 1/2 Tsp Active Dry Yeast

How to prepare

You didn’t mention the size of your breadmaker, so I’m going to figure
it’s the 1lb loaf (I have a panasonic). Anyway, I’ve used this recipe
at least a dozen times and I’ve never had a failure. I USE ONLY
PILSBURY BREAD FLOUR . . . and it has nothing to do with the fact my
father and brother work for the company. Here goes:

allways put water in first and then add the dry ingredients with the
yeast on top. I use the NORMAL setting (3.5 hours) on mine

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Fennel and prosciutto soup

Ingredients

2 tbsp olive oil
2 fennel bulbs (about 2 pounds), trimmed, thinly sliced
1/2 large onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped prosciutto
3 tbsp chopped green onions
5 garlic cloves, chopped

2 tbsp fennel seeds, chopped
8 cups chicken stock
3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

How to prepare

Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add fennel bulbs, onion, prosciutto, green onions, garlic and fennel seeds. Cover and cook until vegetables are tender, stirring often, about 20 minutes. Add stock and simmer 45 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and chill. Rewarm before using.) Ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle with parsley and serve. 8 servings

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