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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Eggplant Manicotti

Ingredients

1 md Eggplant
Vegetable Cooking Spray
20 milliliters Garlic – Sliced
3 cups spinach leaves
1 Red Pepper
3 lg Plum Tomatoes
1/2 cup cottage cheese, lowfat
1 tablespoonDried Thyme
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoonLemon Juice
8 manicotti – cooked
3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese – grated

How to prepare

Make Several 1/2 in. Slits On Eggplant. Insert Garlic Slices. Bakeat 350 For 1 Hour. Let Cool. Peel & Cut Into 1-Inch Cubes. Cut Pepper in Half Lengthwise. Place Pepper, With Skin Side Up On A Baking Sheet Flatten With Palm Of Hand. Broil 3 in. From Heat 10 Min OR Until Charred. Place in Ice Water, Let Stand 5 Min. Remove From Water, Peel
& Discard Skins Knife Blade in Processor; Add Eggplant, Pepper, Tomatoes, Thyme & Salt Process Mixture Until Chopped. Stuff Each Shell With 1/3 C. Mixture. Put in Baking Dish Coated With Spray. Cover & Bake At 350 For 30 Min Wash Processor Bowl & Blade. Combine Spinach Cottage Cheese, Lemonjuice,& Pepper in Processor & Process Until Smooth. Spoon Spinach Mixture Over Shells And Sprinkle With Parmesan. Cover And Let Stand 5 Min Yield: 4 Servings ( About 203 Cal. Per 2 Shells And 1/3 C. Sauce.)

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Pasta with tomatoes, pine nuts & artichoke hearts

Ingredients

1/4 cups olive oil
1/2 cup pine nuts
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 6-oz jars marinated artichoke hearts, drained
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

2 tsp chopped fresh oregano or 1/2 tsp dried, crumbled
salt and pepper
9 oz angel hair pasta, freshly cooked
grated parmesan

How to prepare

Heat oil in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add pine nuts and garlic and saut

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Cream Of Artichoke Soup

Ingredients

1 can artichoke hearts
1 cup juice from artichokes
water (add if necessary)
10 oz can chicken broth
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/4 tsp thyme
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
2 cup light cream

How to prepare

Simmer artichoke hearts, broth, lemon juice, onion, green onion, thyme and pepper with one cup fluid from artichokes, approx. 20 min. Blend in cream and correct seasonings if necessary. Serves 4 to 6

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Fettucine frittata with prosciutto

Ingredients

1 small onion, sliced thin
6 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 lb fettucine
1/4 lb thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped coarse
1 cup coarsely grated emmenthal cheese (about 3 ounces)

1/3 cup fresh italian parsley, minced
4 large eggs, beaten lightly

How to prepare

In a 12″ non-stick skillet cook onion in 3 tbsp of butter over low heat, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes, or until softened but not browned. In a kettle of salted boiling water cook fettucine until al dente and drain. In a large bowl toss fettucine with onion, prosciutto, walnuts, cheese, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste and cool 2 minutes. Add eggs and combine well. In skillet heat remaining 3 tbsp butter over moderately high heat until foam subsides. 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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Marinated calamari

Ingredients

1 lb calamari, cleaned and trimmed red onion, sliced
1/2 cup celery, sliced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
6 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil salt & pepper
1 medium red pepper, sliced
1 medium bell pepper, sliced
3 cloves garlic
4 anchovy filets, chopped finely

How to prepare

Clean calamari and cook in salt water for approximately 45 minutes. Check for doneness. Cut in 1/2″ rings and leave tentacles whole. Place in a bowl. Make marinade of oil, vinegar, anchovies, garlic, salt and pepper. Add to calamari while still warm then add remaining ingredients. Check seasonings, then let marinate for several hours. Serves: 6

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Peas, bacon, and ricotta sauce for pasta

Ingredients

1 lb fresh, young peas unshelled weight, or 1/2 of a 10 oz package of tiny frozen peas, thawed
1/4 lb bacon, lean, slab bacon
Salt
1/4 lb fresh ricotta
1 tbsp butter
1/3 cup freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese, plus additional cheese at table
Black pepper, ground fresh
1 lb pasta fusilli or rigatoni

How to prepare

1 if using fresh peas: shell them, discard the pods, rinse them in cold water, and cook them in a sm amount of simmering water until they are just tender the time varies greatly depending on the freshness and youth of the peas if using thawed frozen peas: begin the sauce at step 2
2 cut the bacon into short, narrow strips put it into a sm saut

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Angel-Hair Pasta with Shrimp & Escarole

Ingredients

1 pound large shrimp
3/4 16-ounce package angel-hair pasta or capellini
2 13 3/4- to 14 1/2-ounce cans chicken broth
1 1/2 cups spicy hot vegetable juice
1 cup dried tomatoes, thinly sliced (about 1 1/2 ounces)
4 cups lightly packed sliced escarole (about 1/2 small head)
1 medium-size tomato, seeded and chopped

How to prepare

1. Shell and devein shrimp. Slice each shrimp horizontally in half.

2. In saucepot, prepare angel-hair pasta as label directs but do not add salt to cooking water.

3. Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan over high heat, heat chicken broth, spicy hot vegetable juice, sliced dried tomatoes, and 1 1/2 cups water to boiling. Add shrimp; heat to boiling. Cook 1 minute or until shrimp turn opaque throughout.

4. Add escarole to shrimp mixture; cook just until escarole wilts.

5. Drain angel-hair pasta; return to saucepot. Add shrimp mixture to pasta; toss well.

6. Spoon pasta into large bowl; sprinkle with chopped tomato.

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