Peppered Tenderloin of Beef with Gorgonzola Sauce

Ingredients

For limone sauce:
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp allpurpose flour
2 cup strong chicken broth
1/2 cup whitewine
Juice of 1 lemon
Pinch of ground white pepper
For tenderloin:
4 (6 oz) beef tenderloin fillets
2 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/4 cup cracked black pepper
For Gorgonzola sauce:
1 cup limone sauce
3 oz Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
2 tsp whole-grain or Dijon-style mustard
4 artichoke bottoms, sliced

How to prepare

First, prepare the limone sauce: Melt butter; add flour. Blend with wire whisk until smooth. Cook over low heat about 2 min.. In a skillet over low heat, warm broth, wine, lemon juice and white pepper. Once warm, combine with butter and flour. Cook over low heat an additional 3 min.. Let sauce cool before using.
To prepare tenderloins: Roll fillets in oil, garlic and cracked pepper. Saute, grill, or broil to desired doneness.
To prepare Gorgonzola sauce: Heat 1 cup limone sauce in skillet over med heat (Refrigerate remaining limone sauce for another meal.) Add cheese and mustard. Blend until creamy. Add artichoke bottoms and heat briefly. Pour finished sauce over tenderloin fillets.
Yield: 4 servings from “Great Meals of St. Louis”

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Crockpot boston baked beans

Ingredients

1 lb dried small white beans
6 cup water
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup molasses
2 tsp dry mustard
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 med onion, chopped

1/4 lb salt pork

How to prepare

Put beans and water in slow cooker. Soak 6 hours or overnight. Cover pot and cook on high for 2-3 hours, until beans are tender. Drain, saving liquid.
Mix 1 cup liquid with salt, molasses, mustard, sugar and onion. Cut salt pork into 2-3 pieces. In slow cooker, combine beans, molasses mixture, and pork. Cover and cook for 10-12 hours. Yield: 6 servings

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Roasted red snapper

Ingredients

2 fresh fennel bulbs, trimmed, chopped
6 large shallots or green onions, chopped
1/2 cup chopped italian parsley
2 cups fresh french bread crumbs
1/4 cup olive oil

3 1/2 lb to 4 lb red snapper
1/4 cup dry white wine
olive oil

How to prepare

Combine first 3 ingredients in medium bowl. Transfer 1 cup fennel mixture to large bowl. Add bread crumbs and 1/4 cup olive oil to 1 cup fennel mixture in large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. (can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover fennel mixture and bread crumb mixture separately and refrigerate.) Preheat oven to 450

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French fried mushrooms

Ingredients

30 medium mushrooms
1 egg
1 cup corn flake crumbs
1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
parmesan, grated

Lemon wedges

How to prepare

Preheat the deep fryer. Beat the egg with the milk and salt in a shallow dish. Place the flour in another shallow dish. Place the corn flake crumbs in a third shallow dish. Roll each mushroom in the flour. Dip each mushroom in the egg. Coat each mushroom with the corn flake crumbs. Fry the mushrooms until golden (1-2 minutes). Drain. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Sprinkle grated parmesan over. Serve with lemon wedges. Yields 30 appetizers

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Spaghetti & crab meat

Ingredients

1/4 cup olive oil (extra virgin)
1 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 cup chopped onions
2 tsp salt
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 cup chopped parsley

1 1/2 cup water
1/4 cup chopped celery
1 lb fresh crab meat (well picked)
14-oz solid pack tomatoes
1/4 cup spanish sherry
1 cup tomato sauce
parmesan cheese

How to prepare

Saut

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Shoofly Pie

Ingredients

1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup molasses
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup butter
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ginger
1 cup hot water
1 unbaked pie shell (9)

How to prepare

Combine flour, sugar, salt, and butter in bowl. Cut in butter until crumbly. In another bowl, stir baking soda and hot water. Add molasses, egg, and spices. Beat. Sprinkle 1/3 crumb mixture into pie shell. Pour molasses mixture on top. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs. Bake on bottom shelf of 350

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Pasta with pesto sauce

Ingredients

6 large cloves garlic, peeled
1 cup pine nuts
1 cup shelled walnuts
1/4 cup blanched almonds
1 cup freshly grated aged pecorino or parmigiano cheese
1/4 cup olive oil
6 oz cherry tomatoes,- optional
salt
freshly ground pepper fresh
pasta
16 med-size fresh basil leaves, optional

How to prepare

Place garlic, pine nuts, walnuts, almonds, cheese, olive oil and tomatoes in food processor or blender and blend until very smooth sauce forms. Transfer sauce to crockery or glass bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper, mix well and refrigerate, covered, until needed. When ready to use, remove sauce from refrigerator. Remove 3/4 cup boiling water from pot in which fresh pasta is cooking and stir into sauce. Ladle half of sauce onto large serving platter. Drain fresh pasta, place on prepared dish, add remaining sauce and mix gently but thoroughly. Sprinkle with basil leaves to garnish and serve hot. Makes 8 servings. Note. No extra cheese should be served with this dish.

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Baked Vermicelli

Ingredients

4 Oz. Vermicelli – cooked and drained
4 Tablespoons Butter
4 Tablespoons Flour
1/4 Cup Onion – finely diced
16 Oz. Evoporated Skim Milk – (3 small cans)
4 Oz. Colbyjack Cheese – grated
4 Oz. Parmesan Cheese – grated
1/4 Tsp. Black Pepper, Freshly Ground
3 Dashes Tabasco Sauce
1 Dash White Pepper
1 Dash Cayenne Pepper
1 Dash Ground Nutmeg
2 Eggs – beaten
1/3 To 1/2 Cup Breadcrumbs

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cook vermicelli according to package directions. Drain and place into a baking dish that has been buttered, oiled or sprayed with cooking spray.

Melt butter in a sauce pan, and add onions and saute until transparent. Add flour to make a roux and cook for about 3 or 4 minutes. Add the milk and stir until hot. Remove about
a cup of the milk and set aside. Add the cheeses to the saucepan and continue stirring untill the cheese has melted.
Add the spices. Gradually add the eggs to the cooled reserved milk and beat until the eggs are incorporated. Stirring continuously, add the eggs to the saucepan a little at a time. Continue stirring and cook until the sauce begins to thicken. Pour the cheese sauce over the vermicelli and sprinkle withe the breadcrumbs. Bake for 30 minutes or until brown on top.

For a really neat looking dish, do a crust of breadcrumbs by layering the bottom and sides of the baking dish with beaten egg followed by a layer of breadcrumbs. Repeat several times. Then bake and unmold onto a serving plate.

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