Peas with prosciutto, roman style

Ingredients

1 medium sized red onion, cleaned
1 tbsp lard or sweet butter
4 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 lb fresh peas or 1 1/2 lb fresh frozen peas not defrosted
1 cup chicken or meat broth
salt and ground black pepper

Pinch of saffron
3 oz. Prosciutto, cut very thin

How to prepare

Finely chop the onion. Place a medium sized casserole with the lard and olive oil over medium hat and when the lard is melted, add the onion and saut

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Spinach and rice in dill tomato sauce

Ingredients

2-10 oz packages frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1/4 cup regular (not extra-v) olive oil
3 cups onions, finely chopped
6 scallions, thinly sliced, including some of the green tops
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill

1/3 cup converted raw rice
1/4 cup water
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper

How to prepare

Trim away any tough stems from the spinach leaves. Rinse the leaves in several changes of cold water and drain in a colander. Heat the olive oil in a large pot with a tight-fitting lid. When it is hot, add the onions, scallions, and 1/4 cup of the dill and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until the onions are softened. Add the rice and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in the water, tomato paste, salt and pepper. Add the spinach and stir to combine. Cover and cook over low heat for several minutes, stirring occasionally, until the spinach has wilted down. Continue to cook over very low heat for about 30 minutes, or until the rice is nearly tender. Stir in the remaining dill and cook for about 5 minutes, or until the rice is tender. Cover and set aside until ready to serve.

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Garlic rubbed rib roast

Ingredients

1 standing rib roast
1 tsp of salt
4 cloves of garlic minced
2 tbsp of paprika
1 tbsp of thyme
1 tsp of fresh cracked black pepper
2-3 tbsp of olive oil (or vegetable)

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all spices together. Dry rib roast with paper towels
rub all over top and sides with oil. Rub spice mixture all over top and sides of roast. Cover loosely with foil and refrigerate overnight. Cook the roast 20 minutes a pound. Use a meat thermometer to check. The meat should register about 130-140 degrees for med rare
notes: if you are serving a lg roast, 4 – 5 ribs, you will want to double the spice recipe.

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Greek meatballs with egg and lemon sauce

Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs ground lamb or beef
1 medium onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp minced parsley
1 tsp dried basil or mint
1/3 cup uncooked rice
1 tsp dried oregano

Salt and pepper to taste
3 eggs
chicken or beef stock
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
minced parsley
cooked rice

How to prepare

Put meat into a bowl with onion, garlic, uncooked rice, herbs, salt and pepper. Beat two of the egg whites until they froth and add them as well. Reserve yolks and the other egg for the sauce. Gently mix with a fork or your hands, and form walnut-size balls. Fry meatballs in vegetable oil over low heat. When lightly brown, remove with a slotted spoon to a saucepan. Add enough stock to cover meatballs, and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Pour off stock through a sieve, and measure it. You will need 1 1/2 cups for the sauce. To make the sauce, beat reserved egg yolks and the whole egg together until quite frothy. Whisk in lemon juice bit by bit, then whisk in hot stock bit by bit, beating steadily. Pour over meatballs, and cook, stirring, over low heat until sauce thickens. Do not let it come to a boil, or it will separate. Serve on a bed of rice, sprinkled with parsley. Makes four servings.

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Italian-Style Red Sauce

Ingredients

1 14 Oz Can Chopped Plum Tomatoes
1 6 Oz Can Tomato Paste
2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tsp Dried Oregano
1 Tsp Dried Basil
1 Tsp Dried Parsley
2 Medium Cloves Garlic
1 Cube Beef Bullion
1/4 Tsp Ground Ginger
1/8 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
Salt – to taste

How to prepare

Mix everything together in a small saucepan on medium heat until it
starts bubbling. Reduce to simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour, stirring
occassionally

This recipe works well as a spagetti sauce, a pizza sauce, a topping for baked chicken, or just about anything else you need a red sauce for. Easy to make and much better than anything from the store

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Angel-Hair Pasta with Shrimp & Escarole

Ingredients

1 pound large shrimp
3/4 16-ounce package angel-hair pasta or capellini
2 13 3/4- to 14 1/2-ounce cans chicken broth
1 1/2 cups spicy hot vegetable juice
1 cup dried tomatoes, thinly sliced (about 1 1/2 ounces)
4 cups lightly packed sliced escarole (about 1/2 small head)
1 medium-size tomato, seeded and chopped

How to prepare

1. Shell and devein shrimp. Slice each shrimp horizontally in half.

2. In saucepot, prepare angel-hair pasta as label directs but do not add salt to cooking water.

3. Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan over high heat, heat chicken broth, spicy hot vegetable juice, sliced dried tomatoes, and 1 1/2 cups water to boiling. Add shrimp; heat to boiling. Cook 1 minute or until shrimp turn opaque throughout.

4. Add escarole to shrimp mixture; cook just until escarole wilts.

5. Drain angel-hair pasta; return to saucepot. Add shrimp mixture to pasta; toss well.

6. Spoon pasta into large bowl; sprinkle with chopped tomato.

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Shrimp and crab jambalaya

Ingredients

1 cup fresh claw crab meat
1 cup small shrimp chopped peeled and deveined
2 tbsp reduced-calorie margarine
1 cup very finely chopped onions
1/4 cup very finely chopped green bell pepper

1/4 cup very finely chopped celery
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground oregano
1/4 tsp ground white pepper
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 1/3 cups chicken stock

1/3 cup very finely chopped green onion
1 tbsp very finely chopped parsley
2 cups cooked rice

How to prepare

In a medium saucepan over high heat, melt margarine. Add the onions, bell pepper, and celery and saut

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Thai shrimp

Ingredients

1 lb shrimp
1 tbsp cooking oil
1 cup chopped onions
3 large cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp minced fresh ginger root
1-2 fresh or dried chili peppers, seeded and chopped

2 tbsp ground coriander
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 cup coconut milk
1 stalk lemon grass, or grated rind of one lemon
1 tsp brown sugar, or palm sugar
2-4 tbsp tamarind juice, or lemon juice

How to prepare

1. Shell shrimp, devein if necessary .
2. In a wok or skillet, heat oil and saut

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