Basil, Mozzarella & Tomato Pizza for One

Ingredients

1/2 8-ounce package Italian bread shells (one
4-ounce bread shell, about 6 inches in diameter)
1 plum tomato, very thinly sliced
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (2 ounces)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons sliced pitted ripe olives
1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place one 4-ounce Italian bread shell on ungreased cookie sheet. Arrange plum tomato slices over bread; sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese. Top with chopped fresh basil, sliced olives, and black pepper. Bake 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Each serving: About 510 calories, 14 g fat, 44 mg
cholesterol, 1005 mg sodium.

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CHICKEN ITALIAN

Ingredients

3 pounds Skinned chicken breasts
2 tablespoons Olive oil
2 tablespoons Lemon juice
2 Cloves garlic – crushed
1/4 teaspoon Oregano
2 tablespoons Dry white wine
pepper to taste

How to prepare

If using whole chicken, cut chicken in half. Blend marinade of all the remaining ingredients. Soak chicken for 10 minutes. Bake in greased pan @ 375 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until tender

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Deviled shrimp

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, room temperature
4 anchovy fillets, drained and minced
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
1 1/2 tsp tabasco sauce
1 1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp salt

40 lg shrimp, uncooked, peeled & deveined
1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced

How to prepare

Using the back of a spoon, mash butter, anchovies, garlic, mustard, tabasco, worcestershire, and salt in a small bowl. Preheat broiler. Place shrimp in a single layer in a large baking dish. Spread butter mixture over shrimp. Broil shrimp without turning for about 5 minutes or until cooked through. Sprinkle with parsley and serve. Serves: 8

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Linguini With White Clam Sauce

Ingredients

13 Ounces Clams, Canned – chopped (2 cans) *
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
4 Cloves Garlic – minced
1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley – chopped
Salt And Pepper

How to prepare

with juice from one can Heat olive oil in skillet. Add garlic. Add parsley, clams, juice and salt and pepper. Heat 2 minutes and serve with linguini noodles

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Vermicelli frittata with eggplant

Ingredients

1 lb eggplant, trimmed
1 tbsp salt
3 garlic cloves, minced
6 tbsp olive oil
1 red bell pepper, cut into small dice
1/2 cup brine-cured black olives such as gaeta, pitted and cut into slivers

1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
1/2 lb vermicelli
4 large eggs, beaten lightly

How to prepare

Cut eggplant into 1/4″ dice and sprinkle with the salt. Drain eggplant, weighted with a plate topped by several cans, in a colander 45 minutes. Rinse eggplant well and squeeze dry by handfuls. Drain eggplant on paper towels. In a heavy skillet cook garlic in 3 tbsp of oil over moderate heat, stirring, until golden. Add bell pepper and cook, covered, until softened. Add eggplant and cook 10 minutes, or until eggplant is tender. Stir in olives and basil. In a kettle of salted boiling water cook vermicelli until al dente and drain. In a large bowl toss vermicelli with eggplant mixture and salt and pepper to taste and cool 2 minutes. Add eggs and combine well. In a 12″ non-stick skillet heat remaining 3 tbsp oil over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking. Add pasta mixture and with 2 forks spread evenly. Reduce heat to moderate and cook frittata 3 minutes. Shift skillet so that one fourth of frittata is directly over center of burner and cook 1 1/2 minutes. Shift skillet 3 more times, cooking remaining fourths in same manner. Put a heat proof platter over skillet and invert frittata onto it. Slide frittata, browned side up, back into skillet and cook other side in same manner. Slide frittata onto platter and cool to room temperature. Serve frittata cut into wedges. Serves 6 to 8.

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Basic pizza sauce

Ingredients

1 can whole tomatoes (35-oz can)
1 tsp basil, oregano, or marjoram
1 clove garlic, crushed and minced
2 tbsp tomato paste, optional
Black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
Salt, to taste

How to prepare

1 pour the contents of the tomato can into a 2-quart, heavy non-aluminum saucepan and coarsely crush the tomatoes with a fork
2 add the herbs, garlic, tomato paste, salt, and pepper
3 bring to a bubble over med heat, stirring to mix the seasonings
4 as soon as the sauce begins to bubble, turn the heat to low and maintain the sauce at a gentle simmer
5 cook, uncovered, stirring from time to time, for a minimum of 15 minutes and a maximum of 1 hour

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Scalloped tomatoes

Ingredients

3 slices bacon, chopped
2 cups cubed french bread (1/2″ cubes)
16 ripe plum tomatoes, cut into 1/2″ cubes or 2 28 oz cans of whole tomatoes, drained and cubed
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp sugar
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup shredded fresh basil
1/2 (or more) cup of parmesan cheese

How to prepare

1. Preheat the oven to 350.
2. Cook chopped bacon until almost done over med heat, add bread cubes stirring to coat evenly with the fat. Saut

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Fettuccine with Smoked Salmon, Vodka, and Dill

Ingredients

1/4 cup Butter
1 1/2 cup 35% Real Whipping Cream
2 tbsp Vodka; optional
8 oz Smoked salmon; diced
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
2 tbsp Fresh dill; chopped
3/4 lb Fettuccine noodles
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese; grated

How to prepare

1. Melt butter gently in a lg deep skillet. Add cream. Bring to a boil. Add vodka. Reduce heat and cook on low 3-4 minutes until slightly thickened.
2. Add smoked salmon, salt, pepper and dill. Remove from heat.
3. Cook fettuccine in a lg pot of boiling salted water until tender.
4. Drain noodles well. Reheat sauce. Place drained noodles in the pan with the hot sauce. Toss gently over low heat until sauce coats noodles and is thick and creamy.
5. Sprinkle with cheese if desired. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary Yield: 6 servings

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1705 ad tomato sauce

Ingredients

3 tbsp extra virgin italian olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed & chopped
1 lb fresh, ripe whole tomatoes peeled and segmented
1/2 tsp salt
5 very large or 10 medium basil leaves, fresh and unbruised

How to prepare

Heat the olive oil over low heat in a heavy, non-reactive saucepan and add the chopped garlic and a grind or two (no more) of black pepper. Take care that the garlic doesn’t brown. After a minute (no more) add the tomatoes and stir with a wooden spoon. Break up the pulp evenly. Add the salt, stir, and let the sauce stew for about 6 – 7 minutes over a gentle heat. You don’t want to reduce the sauce at all. Wipe, but do not wash, the basil leaves. That may cause discoloration. Add them whole to the sauce and cook gently until the tomatoes are soft and the basil has released its flavor. Do not overcook. Remove from the heat, allow to cool and remove basil leaves. They should be dark and wilted. If you follow these directions exactly, and use only the finest ingredients, you will be very pleased with this sauce.

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