Shrimp & artichoke pasta salad

Ingredients

1 lb med pasta shells, cooked
2 9-oz pkg frozen artichoke hearts
1 1/2 lbs medium shrimp; peeled, deveined and cooked
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup dijon mustard
1/4 cup fresh chives, snipped

2 egg yolks
2 tbsp green onion, minced
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup vegetable oil
salt and freshly ground pepper

How to prepare

Cook artichoke hearts according to package directions. Drain and place in a large bowl. Add shrimp and place bowl in refrigerator. Combine vinegar, mustard, chives, egg yolks and onion in a blender or food processor. Combine oils. W/machine running, slowly add oil in a thin stream. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over artichoke hearts and shrimp. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Combine shrimp and artichokes with pasta and toss thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Serve cold. Makes 4 to 6 servings

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Pasta with squid

Ingredients

2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp safflower oil
1 lb squid, cut into 1/2″ strips
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
hot pepper flakes to taste
3/4 cup dry white wine
1 tsp dried oregano

Salt to taste
3/4 lb fresh spinach, picked over & well washed about
1 lb feathery greens from fennel tied in a bundle (optional)
3/4 lb pasta, such as penne

How to prepare

Heat the oils in a medium skillet, then add squid. Cook over high heat until liquid cooks out and squid begins to stick. Add garlic and hot pepper and cook about 1 minute. Then add the wine and oregano, lower heat, and cook until wine cooks out. Add salt and spinach. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, then set aside covered. In the meantime, bring 5 quarts water to a boil in a large pot, add fennel greens and cook for 20 minutes. Remove fennel and discard. Add salt and pasta and cook until done al dente. Drain. Toss the pasta with the spinach and squid and cook over high heat for several minutes, stirring constantly. Serve immediately. Serves 4-8

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Garlic Butter Scampi

Ingredients

Butter Sauce
3/4 cup butter
1 tbsp garlic, finely minced
1 cup clam juice
1/4 cup flour
1 tbsp parsley, minced
1/3 cup white wine
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tbsp basil, dry
1/4 tbsp nutmeg
salt and pepper
1/2 cup half and half or light cream
Scampi
2 tbsp butter
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tbsp garlic, minced
juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp parsley, chopped
1/2 tbsp red pepper, crushed
1 tbsp basil, fresh
1/4 cup white wine
1 ds vermouth, dry
salt and pepper
3 lb shrimp, deveined

How to prepare

MAKE SAUCE: Melt butter with garlic in saucepan over med heat; do not let the garlic brown.
In a separate bowl, mix clam juice, flour and parsley, blending until mixture is smooth. Pour flour mixture into garlic butter and stir until smooth and well blended. Stir in wine, lemon juice, herbs and spices, stirring constantly. Gradually add half and half and stir until thickened. Simmer for 30 to 45 min..
MAKE SCAMPI: Melt butter in lg saucepan on high heat and add oil.
Combine remaining ingredients keeping scampi aside until the last min.. Add scampi and saute until firm and slightly pink. Do not overcook. Pour scampi butter over scampi. from the “Garlic Lovers’ Cookbook,” published by the Gilroy Garlic Festival Yield: 8 Servings

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Baked clams

Ingredients

2 dozen clams
8 tbsp olive oil
10 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup flavored bread crumbs
1 tbsp oregano
Olive oil
Lemon wedges

How to prepare

Place clams in freezer for 15 to 20 minutes to stun them. You’ll see when you go to open them that they open easily. Save the juice and loosen each clam, leaving it in its bottom shell.
In a saucepan, heat the minced garlic gently until golden brown. Spoon a very little on each clam and mix the remainder with the bread crumbs, which you generously sprinkle to cover the clams in their shells.
Sprinkle with oregano and a few more drops of olive oil. Put them in a baking dish and then in a pre-heated 375-degree oven for 25 minutes. Serve hot with plenty of lemon wedges and hot (italian) bread. Serves 1- 24 people.

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Greek baked prawns with feta and tomatoes

Ingredients

1/2 cup + 3 tbsp olive oil, divided use
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 lb tomatoes, chopped
4 tbsp chopped parsley , divided use
2 clove garlic, minced
dash cayenne
freshly ground pepper

1 lb uncooked large shrimp, peeled
1/4 cup ouzo
4 oz feta cheese, crumbled

How to prepare

Heat 1/3 cup oil in a heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and saut

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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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Barbecued garlic shrimp

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups unsalted butter
12 green onions, chopped
15 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups dry white wine
6 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 lbs large unpeeled shrimp
1 cup + 3 tbsp minced fresh parsley
Bamboo skewers, soaked in water 30 minutes
3 tbsp minced green onion tops tabasco
lemon wedges

How to prepare

Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium-low heat. Add 12 chopped green onions and garlic and saut

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Linguine With Scallops In Curried Cream Sauce

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp minced ginger
1 tbsp curry powder
1 cup whipping cream
1 lb scallops
1 sweet red pepper, peeled, seeded and diced
1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken stock
1 lb linguine
1/4 cup chopped green onions
salt & pepper

How to prepare

In skillet, melt half of the butter over med heat; cook garlic and ginger for 2 min. or until fragrant and tender but not browned. Add curry powder; cook for 1 min., stirring constantly. Pour in cream; increase heat to med-high and bring to boil. Cook until sauce is reduced to about 3/4 cup. Meanwhile cut scallops crosswise into 1/4″ thick rounds; set aside. In separate skillet, melt remaining butter over med-high heat; cook red pepper, stirring occasionally, for about 2 min. or until softened slightly. Pour in wine; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; add scallops. Cover and simmer for 2 to 3 min. or until scallops are opaque. With slotted spoon, remove scallops and red pepper. set aside. Increase heat to med high; cook liquid for 2 min. or until reduced to 1/4 cup. Stir into cream sauce along with scallops and red pepper. Meanwhile, in lg pot of boiling salted water, cook linguine until tender but firm; drain well. Toss with scallop mixture and onions. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Makes about 6 servings.

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Grilled salmon

Ingredients

2 lb salmon fillets
1 sliced onion
2 sliced carrots
1 can peas
2 sliced potatoes
salt and pepper
2 tbsp lemon juice

How to prepare

Place fillets on large piece of doubled aluminum foil. Cover with rest of ingredients. Salt and pepper and dot with butter or margarine. Fold ends of foil together and seal. Cook on grill about 4″ above hot coals for about 40 minutes.

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