Salsa rustica – tuscan country sauce

Ingredients

3 xlarge eggs, hard boiled, shelled
8 fillets anchovy, in oil, drained
10 sprigs italian parsley, leaves only
3 oz capers, in wine vinegar, drained
3 cloves garlic, peeled
1 cup white bread, w/o crust
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 cup water
Salt
Black pepper, ground
1/3 cup olive oil

How to prepare

Chop the eggs finely along with the anchovy fillets, parsley, capers and garlic. Place in a crockery bowl. Set aside. Soak the bread in the first measure of vinegar and the water for 20 minutes. Squeeze out the liquid. Add the bread to the egg and anchovy mixture. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Add the oil a bit at a time, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Add the second measure of vinegar after all the oil has been incorporated. Mix very thoroughly (the sauce should have a smooth texture). Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving with boiled meats and fowl or on potatoes. Yields 6 servings.

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BAKED SPAGHETTI

Ingredients

1 cup Chopped onion
1 cup Chopped green pepper
1 tablespoon Butter or margarine
28 ounces Can tomatoes with liquid – cut up
4 ounces Can mushroom stems and – pieces, drained
2 1/4 oz can sliced ripe – olives, drained
2 teaspoons Dried oregano
1 pound Ground beef – browned and opt.
12 ounces Spaghetti – cooked and
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded cheddar – cheese
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) condensed cream – of Mushroom soup – undiluted
1/4 cup Water
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

How to prepare

“Every time that I make this cheesy dish, I get requests for the recipe. It puts a different spin on spaghetti and is great for any meal. The leftovers, if there are any, also freeze well for a quick meal later on in the week.” – Ruth Koberna

In a large skillet, saute onion and green pepper in butter until tender. Add tomatoes, mushrooms, olives and oregano. Add ground beef if desired. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Place half of the spaghetti in a greased 13x9x2″ baking dish. Top with half of the vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Repeat layers. Mix the soup and water until smooth; pour over casserole. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.

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Tangy oriental barbecue sauce

Ingredients

1 1/2 tbsp peanut oil
2 tbsp finely chopped shallots
2 tbsp finely chopped green onions
1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
3 tbsp finely chopped fresh chiles

2 tbsp rice wine or dry sherry
3 tbsp hoisin sauce
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp sesame oil (the dark toasted type)
1 tbsp grated orange zest
2 tbsp chinese chili sauce
2 tsp tomato paste

1 tsp chinese white-rice vinegar
1/2 cup orange juice
1 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

How to prepare

Heat wok or large skillet and add peanut oil. Quickly add shallots, green onions, ginger and garlic. Stir-fry 20 seconds and add cilantro, chiles, wine, hoisin sauce, sugar, sesame oil, orange zest, chili bean sauce, tomato paste, vinegar, orange juice, soy sauces, salt and pepper. Reduce heat and simmer gently for 15 minutes. Allow sauce to cool before using to baste grilled pork ribs during the last 5- 10 minutes per side. Makes enough for about 3 1/2 lbs of ribs, serving 4-6.

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Bruschetta w/ grilled shrimp and sweet basil mustard

Ingredients

16 lg shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tbsp chopped thyme
1 1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup olive oil
8 basil leaves
4 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp honey
3 tomatoes (about 6 oz each)
1 sm onion
1 bunch sweet basil
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
8 slices sourdough bread (1/2″ thick)
2 cloves garlic
Salt and pepper
1 bunch watercress or arugula

8 skewers (rosemary or wood), soaked in water

How to prepare

Marinate shrimp with thyme, pepper, and 1/4 cup olive oil skewer shrimp (2 on each Skewer), cover with foil, and keep refrigerated until ready to cook in a blender, Puree basil leaves with 1/3 cup olive oil, dijon mustard, and honey until mixture Is light green and smooth cut tomatoes into 1/2″ cubes coarsely chop onions and Basil combine tomatoes, onions, and chopped basil in lg bowl, season mixture with Balsamic vinegar, 1 cup olive oil, salt, and pepper brush bread slices with 1/4 cup Olive oil and grill until brown on both sides rub with garlic cloves and place on a Serving plate toss watercress or arugula with 1/2 of the sweet basil-mustard Mixture and place on top of the bread slices arrange tomato salad on top of the Bread slices salt shrimp lightly and barbecue arrange 2 shrimp on top of each slice Of bread, and drizzle the remaining sweet basil mixture on top of the shrimp c 1994 by wolfgang puck.

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Spaghetti mizithra

Ingredients

1 lb spaghetti
1/2 lb kasseri cheese, grated
1/4 lb roman cheese, grated
1 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup chopped parsley

How to prepare

Cook spaghetti until tender but firm to the bite. Drain. Melt butter in large skillet until it turns brown. Meanwhile, combine cheeses. Place spaghetti on warm platter, sprinkle with mixed cheeses, then drizzle with browned butter. Sprinkle with parsley.

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Roast tenderloin with dijon-anchovy sauce

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb beef tenderloin
2 tbsp butter
1 clove garlic
2 tsp dijon mustard
1/4 cup water
1 3/4 oz can anchovies, drained & minced

3/4 cup whipping cream
pink peppercorns, optional
salt, pepper

How to prepare

Place tenderloins in small roasting pan. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Melt butter in a small pan and add garlic. Brush tenderloin all over with garlic butter, then brush tops and sides with mustard. Roast at 475

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Spaghetti indiavolati – deviled spaghetti

Ingredients

1 lb spaghetti
6 cloves garlic
2 – 3 small, chile peppers
3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup grated reggiano
parsley for garnish
salt to taste

How to prepare

Grind up the garlic and the chile peppers in a blender with a pint of hot tap water. Bring a large pot of water (salted if desired) to a boil and add the mixture from the blender, and bring the pot back to a boil. Then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 15 minutes. Pour the contents of the pot through a fine sieve or strainer into a pasta pot, making sure there’s enough water to cook the spaghetti. Add more water if needed. Discard the spent garlic and chiles. Bring the pot to a boil and cook the spaghetti according to directions. Drain and dress with the olive oil, tossing well to coat. Top with the grated cheese and add the parsley.

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Saut

Ingredients

6 to 8 small zucchini
olive oil
2 finely chopped garlic cloves
1 tsp salt
1 tsp, or to taste, chopped fresh basil (or another herb)
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
2 tbsp chopped parsley

How to prepare

Cut the zucchini in quarters lengthwise. Heat the olive oil in a heavy skillet and add the zucchini strips. Saut

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LA FORCHETTA’S PUTTANESCA

Ingredients

2 cups Garlic – finely minced
2 tablespoons Olive oil – extra virgin
2 each Anchovies
4 each Capers
6 each Black olives – sliced
4 each Mushrooms – sliced
2 each Plum tomatoes – largely dic
Italian herb – blend to tas
1 tablespoonOregano
1 tablespoonRed wine

How to prepare

Greetings! While I eat anchovies in small, infrequent amounts but I do succumb to the temptation from time to time. For Susan, Carol and all anchovy with pasta lovers, here is my entry. A variation has been posted earlier but mine is the one which has earned me > rave reviews. Enjoy. (By the way, Susan, did you ever catch my posting of my mussel recipe?) (Each serves one to 1 1/2 persons so adjust accordingly, with individual taste in mind.) 1 serving a thick pasta, like fettacine or thick spaghetti or pasta of choice. In a large skillet, saut

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CHICKEN WITH ARTICHOKES

Ingredients

2 largeskinless boneless chicken breast halves – 3/4″ pieces
1 package frozen artichoke hearts
4 medium green onion – 1/2″ slices
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup white wine
fresh ground black pepper
salt

How to prepare

Microwave artichoke hearts for only 3-4 minutes, and set aside. Heat olive oil in large stir-fry pan. Add chicken and cook until done, about 8 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add butter and wine, and saute on medium-low heat until half the wine is evaporated. Add artichokes and green onions and continue to saute, stirring often, until the wine is completely evaporated, about 3-4 minutes

Suggested Wine: White Rhine
Serving Ideas : Serve with a small side of Fettucine Alfredo

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