Roasted cornish hen, by pierre franey

Ingredients

4 cornish hens (about 1 lb each)
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
4 sprigs fresh rosemary or 2 tbsp dry
4 garlic cloves peeled
2 tbsp olive oil
1 med onion peeled and quartered
1/4 cup dry white wine

3/4 cup fresh or canned chicken broth

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 450

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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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Fettucine with lemon and vodka sauce

Ingredients

Fettucine
4 quarts – water
2 tbsp kosher salt
1 lb fettucine
sauce
2 lg lemons – rind washed
1 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup vodka
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cup parsley, chopped for garnish
3/4 cup parmesan fresh grated, for serving
cooked scallops (optional)
cooked asparagus (optional)

How to prepare

Bring the water to a boil, add the salt, and cook the pasta at a rapid boil until ‘al dente’, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain. While the pasta cooks, prepare the sauce. Finely grate the rind of 1 lemon, then squeeze the juice out of this lemon and reserve. Combine the cream and vodka in a 10-” skillet and simmer for 5 minutes, or until the sauce thickens a little. Add the lemon juice and rind to the hot sauce and cook for 1 minute, stirring. Add the drained hot pasta to the sauce and toss. Season with pepper, garnish with parsley, and serve immediately on warmed plates. Serve the parmesan separately. Variations: add cooked scallops, and/or cooked asparagus, cut in 1″ pieces, into the sauce, just before tossing with pasta.

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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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Garides kokkiyia me feta – shrimp and feta in shells

Ingredients

2 lb large shrimp
1/2 lemon (juice only)
1 onion or shallot; minced
3 tbsp vegetable oil or butter
1/2 cup tomato sauce
3 tomatoes – peeled, chopped & drained

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil or dill
2 garlic cloves; crushed
salt & freshly ground pepper
1/2 lb feta cheese
fresh basil leaves
(or parsley) for garnish

How to prepare

Shell and devein shrimp. Wash and drain, then sprinkle lightly with lemon juice. Heat the oil or butter in a frying pan and cook the onion until soft. Add the tomato sauce, chopped tomatoes, herbs, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 25 minutes, then remove from the heat and strain.
Butter large scallop or other shells, or individual oven proof dishes, and spoon a little sauce into each. Fill with the shrimp and spoon the sauce over, then crumble the feta over the top. Set into a baking pan and bake for 15 or 20 minutes in a moderate oven (350 f), or until the shrimp is cooked and the cheese melted. Garnish with fresh basil or parsley and serve hot.

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Chicken sate

Ingredients

1/8 cup olive or vegetable oil
1/4 cup 100 per cent coconut milk*
2 tbsp curry powder
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
2 tsp garlic powder

1 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
2 chicken breasts (7-8 ounces each) skinned, boned and cut into 2×1 1/4×1/4″ pieces
* set aside 3 tbsp of coconut milk for basting

How to prepare

1. Combine marinade ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk until blended.
2. Add chicken pieces and toss gently until well-coated.
3. Thread 8 chicken pieces lengthwise on each of eight 9″ bamboo skewers, covering skewers. Place in refrigerator container, cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.
4. Prepare charcoal grill.
5. Remove skewers with chicken pieces from container, reserving marinade that has drained off. Stir 3 tbsp coconut milk into marinade and use mixture as basting sauce.
6. Grill sates, basting frequently, for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes on each side.

Serve with peanut dipping sauce which can be purchased in oriental supermarkets or the gourmet section of your local supermarket.
Prepared 12/8/94 by tommy tang, restaurateur and cookbook author. From: mike n maty

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Penne with escarole & bacon

Ingredients

1 thick slice bacon, diced
1 tbsp olive oil
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 large red onion, diced
4 cups torn escarole
1/2 lb penne, cooked
3/4 cup low-salt chicken broth
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp salt
parmesan cheese

How to prepare

Cook bacon in 12″ non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until well browned. Use slotted spoon to transfer bacon to paper towels. Set aside. Pour off fat and add oil to pan. When hot, add garlic and red onion, cook until just heated through and fragrant, about 2 minutes, stirring often. Stir in escarole and cook until just tender, about 1 minute. Stir in penne and broth. Bring to boil. Add bacon, cheese, red pepper flakes and salt. Toss well. Remove from heat. Adjust seasonings to taste, top with parmesan cheese. Serve hot. Makes 2 to 3 servings.

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Spiced black beans

Ingredients

2 lb onions, chopped
2 tbsp oil
1 1/2 qt. Broth from carnitas (or chicken stock)
1 quart chicken stock
3/4 lb dry black beans, rinsed
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
6 cardamom pods (use seeds removed from pods)
2 tbsp mustard seed
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp cumin seed
1 cinnamon stick

How to prepare

In a 4 to 5 qt. Pan over med heat, cook onions in fat until they are limp and lightly browned (about 20 minutes), stirring frequently. Add remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer until beans mash easily (about 3 hours). Uncover and boil on high heat until reduced (about 30 minutes), stirring frequently, as beans will tend to stick.

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Turkey and eggplant meatloaf

Ingredients

2 lb turkey; ground
1/2 cup eggbeaters or
2 eggs or 4 egg whites
8 oz tomatoes ;canned undrained
1 lb eggplant :pared and shredded
1/2 cup onion ; chopped
2 garlic cloves ;minced

1/8 tbsp nutmeg
lemon ; juiced
1/4 tbsp cinnamon
salt and pepper to taste

How to prepare

Combine ingredients in a large bowl and mix well .Shape into a loaf on a shallow baking pan. Bake 350 degrees for one hour . Makes eight servings

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Toasted pecan stuffing

Ingredients

5 cup fresh bread cubes crusts removed
5 cup corn bread, crumbled
1/2 cup butter
1 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
3/4 tsp poultry seasoning

Salt to taste
1/4 tsp nutmeg, ground
1/8 tsp black pepper, ground
1/2 cup pecans, chopped, toasted
3/4 cup giblet or chicken stock
1 egg

How to prepare

Combine bread cubes and cornbread in large bowl. Melt butter in medium skillet. Saut onion, green pepper and red pepper until tender. Stir in poultry seasoning, salt, nutmeg and black pepper. Add vegetable mixture, pecans, stock and egg to bread mixture. Toss. Stuff turkey . Makes enough stuffing for 12-14 lb turkey.

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