Tomato – basil shrimp with wine

Ingredients

12 oz shelled shrimp
1 cup chopped onion
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup white wine
1 tbsp instant chicken bouillon
1 tsp dried basil
2 med tomatoes peeled, seeded and chopped
10 oz hot cooked pasta
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup parsley, fresh, chopped

How to prepare

Thaw shrimp, if frozen. In saucepan cook onion in 2 tbsp butter and the olive oil till tender but not brown. Stir in wine, bouillon granules, basil, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, for 12 to 15 minutes or till about 2/3 of the liquid is evaporated. Halve shrimp lengthwise; add to wine mixture. Cover and simmer about 5 minutes or just until shrimp is tender. Stir in chopped tomatoes and heat through. Toss pasta with 1/4 cup melted butter. Add shrimp mixture, cheese and parsley; toss till pasta is coated. Serving size : 4
serve with a lg green salad and some crusty french bread and it’s just about the perfect meal.

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Wolfgang Puck’s Meat Loaf

Ingredients

1 lb (about 4 lg), preferrably Japanese, eggplants
5 to 6 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground white pepper
2 shallots
1/2 lb mushrooms, minced
2 lbs medium ground lamb, veal, or pork, or meat combination
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tbsp minced garlic
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
Mushroom Sauce
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 lb mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/2 cup port
1 cup Brown Veal Stock
6 tbsp (3 ounces) unsalted butter
Salt
Freshly ground pepper

We don’t serve this in any of my restaurants, but I prepare it at home for my friends during the cooler months of the year. The recipe may look complicated, but even a novice in the kitchen will have excellent results and win rave reviews.
– Wolfgang Puck

1. Preheat the oven to 450

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Braised Beef In Beer

Ingredients

4 slices bacon
2 onions, sliced
1 cup chopped celery
2 cup sliced carrots
1 lb mushroom , sliced
3 lb round steak
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp grated lemon rind
2 cup beer
1 tbsp flour
2 tbsp water

How to prepare

Place the bacon on the bottom of a heavy saucepan. Spread the onion, celery, carrots and mushrooms over it. Add the meat and sprinkle with the salt, pepper and lemon rind. Cover and cook over a low heat for 1/2 hour, turning the meat several times. Add the beer, recover and cook for 2 1/2 hours longer. Skim the fat from the gravy. Mix the flour with the water and stir into the gravy until thickened. Cook five min. longer. Slice the meat and serve with the gravy. Serves 3-4

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Breakfast casserole

Ingredients

24 oz pkg frozen hash browns, thawed
5 eggs
2 chopped green onions
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp tabasco sauce (or other pepper sauce)
8 slices cooked and crumbled bacon

How to prepare

In mixing bowl combine hash browns, eggs, cottage cheese and spices and mix very well. Pour into lg casserole dish. Cover and refrigerate over night. Add bacon and cook at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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Beef Brisket With Fresh & Dried Mushrooms

Ingredients

1/2 ounce sliced dried porcini mushrooms (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 pound shiitake mushrooms
1/2 pound small white mushrooms
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 fresh beef brisket (4 pounds), trimmed
4 medium red onions, sliced
2 garlic cloves, sliced
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 can (13 3/4 to 14 1/2 ounces) beef broth
1 cup dry red wine
1/4 cup brandy
4 large whole fresh sage leaves
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
thyme sprigs for garnish

How to prepare

1. In small bowl, soak dried mushrooms in 3/4 cup boiling water 30 minutes. Meanwhile, cut off and discard stems from shiitake mushrooms; trim stem ends from white mushrooms. Wipe both kinds of mushrooms to remove any sand.

2. With slotted spoon, remove porcini mushrooms from soaking liquid, reserving liquid. Rinse porcini mushrooms to remove sand; chop. Strain soaking liquid through sieve lined with paper towel. Set aside.

3. In 8-quart Dutch oven, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add brisket and brown on both sides, about 10 minutes. Remove brisket and set aside. Add onions to Dutch oven and cook over medium heat until lightly browned, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in garlic and cook 30 seconds. Stir in flour and cook until browned, about 2 minutes.

4. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Return brisket to Dutch oven. Stir in chopped porcini mushrooms, mushroom liquid, whole shiitake and white mushrooms, broth, red wine, brandy, sage, bay leaf, thyme leaves, salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons chopped parsley. Heat to boiling over high heat. Cover; place in oven and cook 2 1/2 hours or until brisket is fork-tender.

5. Remove meat from Dutch oven to large platter; let stand 15 minutes. Skim fat from sauce in Dutch oven. Discard sage and bay leaf. Heat sauce to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook, uncovered, 15 minutes to thicken sauce slightly. Stir remaining 2 tablespoons parsley into sauce. Slice brisket across the grain. Serve brisket with sauce. Garnish with thyme sprigs.

Each serving: About 330 calories, 34 g protein, 10 g
carbohydrate, 16 g total fat (4 g saturated), 98 mg
cholesterol, 320 mg sodium.

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Baked Artichokes

Ingredients

6 each Medium Artichokes
6 tablespoons Finely minced fr rosemary
1 each Dried red chile – minced
1 each Olive oil
1 each Lemon
6 tablespoons Finely minced fr sage
1 each Salt and pepper to taste

How to prepare

Snap the bottom outer leaves off each artichoke and discard. Put the
artichokes in water acidulated with a few drops oflemon juice to keep them
from discoloring. Using a small sharp knife, trim the stems to their
tender corres and cut the tops off the leaves. Spread the leaves and scoop
and scrape out the choke and any prickly inner leaves with a spoon. To
make the filling, mix the herbs, peperoncino (red dried pepper), salt,
pepper and a little olive oil. Divide the mixture evely and pack it in the
artichokes. Stand them in a single layer in a baking pan filled to 1″
height with equal amounts of water and olive oil. Sprinkle olive oil
liberally over the tops. Heat the oven to 350 F and bake unti tender,
about 45 min. Serve hot, at room temperature, or cold.

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Shrimp and scallop saut

Ingredients

3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp olive oil
6 large garlic cloves, minced
1 lb mushrooms, sliced
2 tbsp tomato paste
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1 lb med shrimp, peeled, deveined
1 lb bay scallops
1 bunch green onions, sliced
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley

How to prepare

Melt butter with olive oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add minced garlic cloves and saut

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Autumn Chicken Dinner

Ingredients

4 medium-size ears of corn
2 medium-size zucchini (about 10 ounces each)
4 large plum tomatoes
4 medium-size chicken-breast halves (about 2 1/2 pounds)
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
salt
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive or salad oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon
dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

How to prepare

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Remove husks and silk from corn. With serrated knife, cut each ear of corn crosswise into 3 pieces. Cut zucchini into 3-inch chunks. Cut each tomato lengthwise in half.

2. Place chicken breasts in large roasting pan (17″ by 11 1/2″); sprinkle with oregano and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Arrange corn and zucchini around chicken. Bake chicken and vegetables 30 minutes. Add tomatoes and bake 15 minutes longer or until juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a knife and vegetables are tender.

3. Meanwhile, in cup, with fork, mix lemon juice, olive or salad oil, chopped basil, sugar, crushed red pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

4. Arrange chicken and vegetables on large platter. Brush chicken and vegetables with lemon mixture. (Remove skin from chicken before eating if you like.)

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Penne alla Bolognese

Ingredients

1 lb chopped beef
1 lb chopped veal or lamb
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1 lg onion, chopped
4-6 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup red wine
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
16 oz can whole tomatoes w/ juice
salt & pepper to taste
1 lb penne pasta
grated parmesan cheese

How to prepare

In a lg sauce pot, brown the chopped beef and (veal or lamb), drain fat and reserve meat for later. In the same pot, saut

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Crabmeat Ravioli

Ingredients

Sauce Bechamel —
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1 1/4 cup heavy cream scalded
salt and white pepper to taste
Crabmeat Filling —
1 lb lump crabmeat
1 tbsp butter
1/4 cup green onion minced
1/2 cup cracker crumbs
salt and white pepper to taste
Ravioli Dough —
1/2 cup flour or more
1 lg egg slightly beaten
1 tbsp water
1 tbsp olive oil
Sauce —
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 oz butter softened
salt and white pepper to taste
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated

How to prepare

SAUCE BECHAMEL In a sm saucepan, over med heat, melt butter, whisk in flour, salt and pepper. Cook, whisking, 2 3 min.. Gradually add cream, whisking to avoid lumps. Continue to whisk until sauce thickens. reduce heat and allow to reduce to 1 cup. Place in a mixing bowl, set aside to cool.

CRABMEAT FILLING Add crabmeat to cooled sauce bechamel. In a sm skillet, over med heat, melt butter and saute onion until translucent. Stir into crabmeat mixture. Add cracker crumbs, mix well, set aside to cool. Form filling into golf ball sized balls when cooled.

RAVIOLI DOUGH Put flour into a lg mixing bowl and add, egg, water and olive oil. Mix well until a dough forms. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 min.. Allow to rest for 1 hour. Place rested dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out 1/8″ thick.

ASSEMBLY Place crabmeat balls about 1 1/2 inches apart on one sheet of pasta dough. Paint areas between crabmeat balls with water and place a second sheet of dough over. Form ravioli by pressing around each ball to form a seal, making sure you remove all trapped air. Cut into squares.
SAUCE Reduce heavy cream by 1/3 and season with salt and white pepper. Whisk in butter. Place ravioli in rapidly boiling salted water and allow to cook for 5 min.. Drain. Serve with sauce poured over and topped with grated Parmesan cheese. Recipe By : Great Chefs of New Orleans Serving Size : 4

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