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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Chicken Cacciatoria

Ingredients

1 Chicken – cut up
10 milliliters Garlic – peeled
1/4 cup Flour
2 teaspoons Salt
1/8 teaspoon Pepper
1/4 cup Oil
1 can Tomatoes (28 oz)
8 small White onions – peeled
6 ounces Tomato paste
2 teaspoons Sugar
1 Bay leaf

How to prepare

Rub chicken with garlic. Mince garlic and save. Combine flour, 1 tsp salt, and pepper in large paper bag; shake chicken pieces until coated. Heat oil in Dutch oven. Brown chicken a few pieces at a time on all sides; drain on absorbent paper. Pour off any oil remaining in pan. Return chicken to Dutch oven. Add garlic, tomatoes, tomato paste, onions, sugar, 1 tsp salt, and bay leaf. Cover. Basting occasionally with sauce in the pan, simmer 1 hour or until chicken is tender

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Cilantro pesto with peanuts

Ingredients

4 tbsp butter
3 tbsp roasted, unsalted peanuts
1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
1/2 fresh jalapeno chile
6 oz (3/4 cup) peanut oil
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
salt to taste

How to prepare

Place butter and peanuts in a food processor fitted with the metal blade and process until pureed. Add cilantro and jalapeno and process briefly until incorporated. Drizzle in all of the oil while the machine is running. Add parmesan and salt. Process briefly. Remove from work bowl and cover until ready to serve. Use on fresh pastas, in soups, or to flavor meat dishes. Makes 1 1/2 cups.

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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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Char- grilled polenta with rosemary sauce

Ingredients

1 tsp sea salt
3 oz polenta
2 oz salted anchovies
2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 oz extra virgin olive oil
rucola salad leaves

How to prepare

Bring 18 oz water and sea salt to boil in a heavy based saucepan. Reduce heat to a simmer and slowly add the polenta, stirring with a wooden spoon until it is completely blended. The polenta needs to be cooked for about 40 minutes with regular stirring until it falls away from the side of the pan until stiff. Spread the polenta onto a flat surface, 3/4″ deep and let it rest until cold, then cut into slices. Chop the anchovies and mix with the rosemary in a bowl. Slowly add the lemon juice and blend to a paste. Add the oil a little at a time. Heat the grill until very hot. Brush the polenta with olive oil and grill for 3 or 4 minutes on each side until lightly charred. Toss the rucola with some extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice. Place the polenta on the salad and pour over the sauce. Serves 4 as a starter

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Broccoli Lasagna

Ingredients

12 Ounces Lasagna Noodles – (wide)
2 Tablespoons Salad Oil
1 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
20 Ounces Frozen Broccoli – or spinach
2 To 3 Cups Tomato Sauce
1 Pound Creamed Cottage Cheese
1/4 Cup Sour Cream
12 Ounces Mozzarella Cheese – grated

How to prepare

Cook noodles according to directions on package. Drain, then toss with oil, salt and pepper until well coated. Cook broccoli according to package directions. Drain. Combine cottage cheese and sour cream. Arrange half of the noodles in a 12 x 8 baking dish. Cover with half of broccoli and sauce, then a layer of cheese. Add another layer of noodles, topped with
broccoli, sauce and cheese., then add all of the cottage cheese mixture. Top with remaining noodles and add sauce to cover. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

Cover tightly with aluminum foil and refrigerate.

About 30 minutes before serving, heat oven to 350 F and bake for 30 minutes or until cheese melts and is golden on top.

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Sea bass provencal

Ingredients

1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup onions, finely chopped
8 cloves garlic, finely chopped
4 cup tomatoes, chopped, seeded, and peeled
3 tbsp thyme, finely chopped
3 tbsp basil, finely chopped
3 tbsp nicoise olives, finely chopped
6 anchovy filets
1 pn saffron, optional
1/2 cup white wine
1 tsp chili flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
2 1/2 lb sea bass, boned and skinned, cut into 6 equal portions

How to prepare

Heat a heavy saucepan on high heat, add 1/4 cup olive oil, and saut

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