Green Beans with Lemon Sauce

Ingredients

2 cups chicken broth
2 cups water
1 poundgreen beans
2 tablespoons margarine
1 vegetable cooking spray
1 tablespoononion – thinly sliced
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 egg – beaten
1 tablespoonparsley – chopped

How to prepare

Heat chicken broth and water to boiling. Add green beans. Cover and boil for 8 minutes or until tender. Drain Coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Add margarine until it melts at medium heat. Saute onion in margarine. Add beans and lemon juice. Stir in egg. Cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until egg is cooked. Sprinkle with parsley

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Aioli

Ingredients

2 garlic cloves, pounded into a paste
2 egg yolks
1/2 tsp salt
pinch pepper
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 cup olive oil
4 tsp wine vinegar

How to prepare

In a blender or food processor cream the garlic egg yolks, salt and pepper and mustard. With the machine running add the oil in a slow, thin stream. Add the vinegar. Pour into a serving bowl or use as required. Yields 1-1/2 cups.

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LINGUINE W/MUSHROOMS & GARLIC

Ingredients

1 poundLinguine – cooked al dente
1 poundMushrooms – thinly sliced
4 cups Garlic – sliced thin
4 tablespoons Butter
3 tablespoons Olive oil
Salt & pepper

How to prepare

Saute garlic in 1 Tblsp butter & 2 Tblsp olive oil until wilted. Add mushrooms & saute until they are beginning to dry out a bit. Add the remaining butter and oil and allow to melt. Season w/salt and pepper and toss with cooked, drained linguine to thoroughly incorporate ingredients. Taste, adjust seasoning & enjoy!

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Lasagna, northern italian style

Ingredients

12 oz lasagna noodles
2 cups shredded mozzarella
1/2 cups grated parmesan
6 tbsp butter or margarine
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp white pepper
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
2 1/2 cups milk
bolognese meat sauce 888
1/4 cup finely chopped pancetta,
1 1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 lb mild italian sausage
1 28 oz can tomatoes, cut up
1 cup chopped onions

1/4 cup finely chopped carrots
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup snipped parsley
6-12 oz tomato paste
1/2 tsp chicken boullion granules
1 cup white wine
garlic, oregano and basil to taste.

How to prepare

Cook pasta in boiling salted water just till tender (do not overcook); drain. Rinse in cold water; drain. Next combine cheeses. For white sauce in saucepan melt butter stir in flour, white pepper, nutmeg, and 1/2 tsp salt. Add milk; cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Arrange a single layer of pasta in bottom of greased 13x9x2″ baking dish. Spread with 1/3 white sauce 1/3 meat sauce, and 1/3 cheese mixture. Repeat two more times. Cover and bake in 350

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Tomato, bread and basil soup

Ingredients

6 cloves garlic
1 small dried red chili pepper
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 1/2 lb red ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped
3 tbsp shredded basil leaves
1 tbsp shredded mint leaves
1/2 tsp salt
freshly ground pepper
4 cups hot veggie stock
1 lb day old bread, whole wheat, torn into pieces
freshly grated parmesan cheese

How to prepare

Crush peeled garlic and dried chili in mortar and pestle. Heat olive oil in lg soup pot over low heat. Add crushed chili and garlic and soften over low heat for 4-4 minutes. Add tomatoes, basil and mint and cook over med low for 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste and cook 1 more minute. Add the stock and bring to boil. Add all bread at once and stir well over med heat till all bread is moistened. Cover and remove from heat, let stand for 1 hour
before serving taste and season as needed, serve in bowls drizzled with a little olive oil and garnish with freshly grated parmesan.

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Italian vegetarian lasagna

Ingredients

12 uncooked lasagna noodles
1/2 cup dry sherry
1 medium onion, finely chopped
8 oz sliced fresh mushrooms
4 cups zucchini, coarsely grated
2 medium red or green bell peppers, seeded & chopped

2 cup fresh spinach
1 tsp dried basil leaves
1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
15 oz light ricotta cheese
1 cup nonfat cottage cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
8 oz can tomato sauce

4 oz (1 cup) shredded low moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese

How to prepare

Heat oven to 425f. Spray 13 x 9″ (3 quart) baking dish with non stick cooking spray. Cook lasagna noodles to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; keep warm. Meanwhile, bring sherry to a boil in large non stick skillet or dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms, zucchini and bell peppers; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add spinach, basil and oregano; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat; drain well. In medium bowl, combine ricotta cheese, cottage cheese and parmesan cheese; mix until well blended. Place 3 cooked lasagna noodles in bottom of spray-coated dish. Top with 1/3 of ricotta mixture and 1/3 of vegetable mixture. Repeat layering 2 more times. Top with remaining 3 lasagna noodles, tomato sauce, and mozzarella cheese. Cover dish tightly with spray-coated foil. Bake at 425f for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly around edges. Remove foil; bake an additional 5 minutes or until top is light golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 10 servings

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Linguine frittata with clams

Ingredients

6 garlic cloves, minced
6 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup fresh italian parsley, minced
3/4 tsp hot red pepper flakes
24 small hard-shelled clams, shucked, reserving liquor, and chopped
1/2 lb linguine

4 large eggs, beaten lightly

How to prepare

In a small heavy skillet cook garlic in 3 tbsp of oil over moderately low heat, stirring, until softened but not browned. Add parsley and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes. Stir in clams and 1/4 cup of reserved liquor and cook 1 minute. In a kettle of salted boiling water cook linguine until al dente and drain. In a large bowl toss linguine with clam 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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Fettucine with lemon and vodka sauce

Ingredients

Fettucine
4 quarts – water
2 tbsp kosher salt
1 lb fettucine
sauce
2 lg lemons – rind washed
1 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup vodka
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cup parsley, chopped for garnish
3/4 cup parmesan fresh grated, for serving
cooked scallops (optional)
cooked asparagus (optional)

How to prepare

Bring the water to a boil, add the salt, and cook the pasta at a rapid boil until ‘al dente’, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain. While the pasta cooks, prepare the sauce. Finely grate the rind of 1 lemon, then squeeze the juice out of this lemon and reserve. Combine the cream and vodka in a 10-” skillet and simmer for 5 minutes, or until the sauce thickens a little. Add the lemon juice and rind to the hot sauce and cook for 1 minute, stirring. Add the drained hot pasta to the sauce and toss. Season with pepper, garnish with parsley, and serve immediately on warmed plates. Serve the parmesan separately. Variations: add cooked scallops, and/or cooked asparagus, cut in 1″ pieces, into the sauce, just before tossing with pasta.

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Mediterranean lemon and garlic dressing

Ingredients

1/2 garlic clove, crushed and coarsely chopped
1 tsp fine sea salt
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
freshly ground black pepper to taste

How to prepare

In clean dry salad bowl mash garlic and salt together with spoon to make smooth paste. Add lemon juice, stir until salt is dissolved, then add olive oil and pepper. Mix dressing well. Toss with or drizzle over greens just before serving.

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A 20-MINUTE CHICKEN PARMESAN

Ingredients

4 Boneless and skinless – chicken breast halve
1 Egg – slightly beaten
1/2 cup Seasoned bread crumbs
2 tablespoons Butter or margarine
1 3/4 cups Spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup Shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon Grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup Chopped fresh parsley

How to prepare

Using palm of hand flatten chicken to even thickness. Dip chicken into egg then into crumbs to coat. In skillet over medium heat, in hot margarine, brown chicken on both sides. Add sauce. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cheeses and parsley. Cover; simmer 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

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