Herbed focaccia

Ingredients

1 pkg dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 cup warm water (105-115f)
2 1/3 cups bread flour
1/3 cup cornmeal
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup light-tasting olive oil

2 lg garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
kosher salt
1 tbsp fresh chives, snipped
1 tbsp fresh parsley, minced

1 tbsp red pepper flakes

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 450f. Fifteen minutes before baking focaccia, put rack in center of oven. If you have 2 ovens, preheat both; otherwise bake focaccias in sequence, one after the other. Generously oil 2 lg baking sheets, preferably black steel. Stir yeast and sugar into warm water. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Mix flour, cornmeal and salt in food processor fitted with metal blade (can also be kneaded with mixer dough hook or by hand). Turn on processor. Slowly pour yeast mixture through feed tube. Also pour 2 tbsp oil through. Process until dough cleans inside of work bowl but is still moist. If it sticks, add a little flour; if it’s dry, add a little water. Once dough is moist but not so wet that it sticks to sides of bowl, process until uniformly kneaded, elastic and supple, about 40 seconds. Transfer dough to lg plastic food bag, squeeze out air and seal at top, allowing room for dough to expand. Let dough rise in warm spot until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch down; use immediately or refrigerate overnight. Combine remaining 6 tbsp oil, garlic and dried herbs. Gently heat until warm (not hot) on stove top or microwave oven. Divide dough in half. Let rest 5 minutes. On floured board, roll each piece into about a 12″ round. Transfer to prepared baking sheets. Prick surface with fork. Brush with oil mixture, including edges. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake, one at a time, until very lightly browned around edges only, about 8-10 minutes. Do not overbake. Check after 2 minutes in oven; prick any air pockets with fork. Brush with any remaining oil, including edges. Sprinkle with fresh herbs and pepper flakes. Can be baked in advance and frozen. To do so, cool completely, freeze and then wrap airtight. Let thaw in wrapping. To reheat, place in cold oven and set at 300f. Bake until hot, about 5-7 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve hot. Yield: 2 12″ focaccias.

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Citrus- mint salsa

Ingredients

2 large pink grapefruit
2 large oranges
2 large limes
1 medium jalapenos
2 tbsp minced fresh mint
2 tsp finely minced shallots
1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

How to prepare

Cut a slice off the ends of each grapefruit down to the pulp. Sit grapefruit on one end. With a sharp knife, cut away the peel and white pith in slices from top to bottom. Cut between the membranes to remove the segments. Cut each section in half and place in bowl. Follow the same procedure with the oranges and limes. Add to grapefruit. Stir in rest of ingredients and refrigerate for about an hour. Pour off some of the liquid if salsa is too runny. Serve with fish or chicken. Makes 6 servings.

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Cacciatore With A Twist

Ingredients

1 Cup Uncooked Rotini (Spiral Pasta) – I had multicolored.
2 Teasp Olive Oil
1 Medium Onion – sliced
1 Small Green Bell Pepper, Seeded – cut into strips
2 Garlic Cloves – minced
1/2 Pound Turkey Breast – cut into strips
15 Oz Can Garbanzo Beans
15 Oz Can Tomato Sauce
3/4 Teasp Dried Oregano Leaves

How to prepare

Cook rotini to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; keep warm.

Meanwhile, heat oil in large non-stick skillet over medium hear until hot. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, and turkey; cook and stir 5 to 10 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink. ( I cooked the onion for awhile first, added the meat and pepper and then finally in the last few
minutes added the garlic…I don’t like over done garlic).

Add tomato sauce, beans and oregano; mix well. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simer 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Serve over rotini.

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Savory marinade for pork

Ingredients

1 cup dry white wine
3 lg cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp salt

How to prepare

Combine all ingredients. Pour over 6 lean boneless pork chops, at least 3/4″ thick (stab pork chops with a sharp knife several times). Marinate at least 2 hours. Grill or broil (or bake) pork chops, brushing with marinade during cooking. Serves 6.

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White bean & wheat berry soup

Ingredients

1 lb dried white beans, picked over
2 ham hocks
2/3 cup wheat berries
8 cups water
2 cups chicken broth
2 medium onions, chopped
3 carrots, chopped

3 celery ribs, chopped
1 bay leaf
1 tsp dried rosemary, crumbled
1 head escarole, chopped coarse
3 garlic cloves, minced

How to prepare

In a bowl soak beans in water to cover by 2″ overnight or quick-soak and drain. In a heavy kettle (at least 5 quarts) simmer ham hocks and wheat berries in water and broth, covered, 1 hour. Add drained beans and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and skim froth. Add onions, carrots, celery, bay leaf and rosemary and simmer, covered, until beans are tender, about 1 hour. Transfer ham hocks with a slotted spoon to a cutting board. Discard fat and bones and chop meat. In a blender or food processor puree 3 cups soup. Stir puree into soup with chopped meat and escarole and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes. Stir in garlic and salt and pepper to taste. Soup may be made 4 days ahead (cool uncovered before chilling covered). Makes 15 cups.

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Sweet Fire Chicken Recipe Like Panda Express – Chinese Food

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Sweet Fire Chicken Recipe Like Panda Express – Chinese Food Ingredients: 1 chicken breast sliced into 1 x 1/2 in. pieces Oil for cooking Sauce: 1/4 cup lemon juice 3 tablespoons plum sauce 1 cup sliced pineapple 1 medium sliced shallot 3 sliced sweet peppers 1 teaspoon chili paste Bowl #1 Egg wash: 2 eggs mixed 2 tablespoons milk Bowl #2 Dry mixture: 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon white pepper Bowl #3 1 – 1/2 cups Panko bread crumbs Preparation: 1. Mix chicken in bowl #1, then bowl #2, then back into bowl #1

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Sweet Fire Chicken Recipe Like Panda Express – Chinese Food

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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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Cranberry tea scones

Ingredients

2 cups plus 2 tbsp all-purpose flour 3 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter, cut into small pieces and chilled
1/2 cup cranberries
1/2 cup skim milk
1 egg, lightly beaten

How to prepare

Combine 2 cups flour and next 3 ingredients in a bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in currants. Stir in milk and egg, forming a soft dough. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough gently 12 times, adding remaining 2 tbsp flour to prevent dough from sticking. Roll dough into a 12″x 8″ rectangle; cut into quarters. Cut each quarter diagonally twice to make 4 triangles. Place scones on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 425

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