Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

Written by Chacha on May 21st, 2016 in Butter, Canned Soup, Cheese, Chicken, Main Dish, Mushrooms, Olive oil, Onions, Pasta, Peppers, Spaghetti | No Comments

Servings: 6 to 8 Ingredients For the casserole: 4 cups cooked, shredded, chicken, recipe follows 1 pound spaghetti, broken into 2-inch pieces 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, plus more, for greasing the baking dish 1/2 green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and finely chopped 1/2 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and finely chopped 1 small onion, finely […]

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Linguine with a Creamy shrimp-mushroom Sauce

Written by Chacha on May 21st, 2016 in Lemon, Main Dish, Mushrooms, Olive oil, Onions, Pasta, Seafood, Shrimp, Uncategorized | No Comments

Servings: 6 Ingredients 1 pound linguine 2 tablespoons of table salt, for cooking the pasta For the Shrimp: 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined 4 tablespoons unsalted butter The zest and juice of 1 lemon 4 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled and minced, Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Kosher salt, to taste Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste 3 […]

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Pure de Yuca (Mashed Yucca)

Written by Chacha on Mar 24th, 2014 in Butter, Dominican, Milk, Side Dishes, Yucca | No Comments

Yuca, which is also called cassava and mandioca, is a potato-like starchy root vegetable native to South America. It can be boiled, mashed and fried similar to the potato. Yuca is available fresh and frozen. It can be found in the produce aisle and the frozen vegetables department of your local Hispanic supermarkets. Mashed Yuca is a delicious dish that […]

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Poblano Rice

Written by Chacha on Mar 22nd, 2014 in Chicken stock, Cilantro, Gluten Free, Latin, Onions, Poblano pepper, Rice | No Comments

This rice is creamy, tasty and wonderful. Full of flavor, balanced and delicious. Servings: 4 Ingredients 3 tablespoons Canola oil, divided 1/2 white onion, finely chopped 2 Poblano peppers, roasted, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped 3 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled and finely chopped ½ teaspoon freshly ground cumin Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Good-quality hot chicken stock (preferably homemade) […]

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Yellow rice with Chicken and Pork

Written by Chacha on Mar 12th, 2014 in Casseroles & One-Dish Meals, Chicken, Main Dish, Onions, Peppers, Pork, Rice, Spices, Tomatoes | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients A generous pinch of toasted saffron threads (Note: You can use 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder or 1/2 teaspoon bijol if saffron is not available. The recipe will taste as good and you will get the yellow color called for. Bijol is a condiment found in stores catering to Hispanics.) 1/4 cup hot chicken broth (preferably homemade) ¼ […]

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Sausage, Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

Written by Chacha on Mar 3rd, 2014 in Casseroles & One-Dish Meals, Main Dish, Poultry, Rice, Sausage, Shrimp | No Comments

New Orleans’s version of Spanish Paella, Jambalaya, is a Cajun recipe for Country-style pot cooking at its best. Every cook and every home has its own Jambalaya recipe. This recipe is my creation I often prepared at home and my family loves it. Servings: 4 Ingredients 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, shells reserved for the shrimp stock 3 […]

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Spaghettis with Simple Meatless tomato Sauce

Written by Chacha on Nov 3rd, 2013 in Carrots, Italian, Meatless Main Dish, Onions, Pasta, Recipe, Tomatoes | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients •    10 to 12 large cloves garlic, minced •    1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil •    6 tablespoons butter •    1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes •    Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste •    Kosher Salt •    Freshly ground black pepper •    ½ teaspoon Mexican or Greek dried oregano, crumbled •    3 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley •    1 carrot, […]

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Spaghettis with Simple Marinara Sauce

Written by Chacha on Nov 3rd, 2013 in Carrots, Italian, Meatless Main Dish, Onions, Pasta, Recipe, Tomatoes | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 6 to 8 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled and minced ½ cup good-quality red wine 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes 3 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste ½ teaspoon Mexican or Greek dried oregano, crumbled 1 carrot, cut into 3 pieces 1 bay leaf Kosher […]

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Ensalada Rusa (Rusian Potato Salad)

Written by Chacha on Nov 1st, 2013 in Beets, Carrots, Eggs, Latin, Potatoes, Recipe, SideDish | No Comments

Ingredients For the vinaigrette: ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar ½ small onion, grated 1 large clove garlic, smashed, peeled and ground in a mortar and pestle to a paste. ½ teaspoon Kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper For the salad: 2 pound potatoes 2 carrots 1 beet 1 cup steamed peas 2 hard […]

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Simple Spaghetti Sauce

Written by Chacha on Sep 22nd, 2013 in Beef, Meat Sauces, Pasta, Recipe, Tomatoes | No Comments

Ingredients 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for serving 2 medium onions, finely chopped 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped 2 celery rib, finely chopped 1 1/2 pounds 85% lean ground beef ½ cup good-quality red wine 1 28-ounces can of tomato sauce 1 28-ounces can crushed tomatoes 2 teaspoons garlic powder ¼ teaspoon […]

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