Tuna Casserole

Written by Chacha on Jun 21st, 2012 in Casseroles & One-Dish Meals, Fish, Main Dish, Nuts, Pasta, Recipe, Seafood | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients 2 cups wide noodles 2 tbsp. each unsalted butter and extra-virgin olive oil 1 stalk celery, finely minced 1/2 small onion, finely minced 1/4 red pepper, finely minced 1/4 green pepper, finely minced 3 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 cup baby frozen peas 1 can […]

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Breaded Grilled Chicken Thighs

Written by Chacha on Jun 20th, 2012 in Main Dish, Meats, Poultry, Recipe | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients 1/2 cup good mayonnaise (preferably homemade) 1/2 tablespoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper Hot sauce (recommended Tabasco) 1 teaspoon Garlic powder Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 8  chicken thighs 1 1/2 cups fresh breadcrumbs 3 large tomatoes, halved crosswise Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing tomatoes Canola oil, for brushing grill grates Directions Combine the mayonnaise, […]

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Garlic Lemon-Oregano chicken with Rice and Corn

Written by Chacha on Jun 20th, 2012 in Main Dish, Meats, Poultry, Recipe | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients Plain long-grain white rice, cooked For the chicken: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 chicken drumsticks 4 bone-in chicken thighs Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 8 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon dried Greek or Mexican oregano leaves, crumbled 2 lemons, zested and juiced 1/3 cup good chicken broth For the corn: 2 […]

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Pasta Primavera

Written by Chacha on Jun 19th, 2012 in Main Dish, Meatless Sauces, Pasta, Recipe, SideDish | No Comments

Servings: 4 to 6 Ingredients 1 pound linguine 4 tablespoon each unsalted butter and extra-virgin olive oil 4 cloves garlic, finely minced, divided 1/2 small onion, chopped 4 ounces mushrooms, sliced 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips 1 cup broccoli florets 1/4 pound thin asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces 1 […]

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Braciole and Meatball

Written by Chacha on Jun 19th, 2012 in Main Dish, Meat Sauces, Pasta, Recipe | No Comments

Servings: 6 Ingredients • 1 (2-pound) flank steak • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste • 1 clove garlic, finely minced • 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil • ½ cup good dry white wine • Meatballs, recipe follows • Simple tomato sauce, recipe follows Directions Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F. Lay the […]

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Chicken Divan

Written by Chacha on Jun 15th, 2012 in Broccoli, Casserole, Cheese, Cream, Main Dish, Meats, Poultry | No Comments

Servings: 6 to 8 Ingredients 3 pounds broccoli crowns, broken into florets and steamed Sliced almonds, optional For the chicken: 8 chicken breast 2 1/2 quarts water 1/2 small onion, quartered 1 sticks of celery, trimmed and quartered 2 sprigs of thyme 1/2 tsp. black peppercorns Salt to taste 2 large cloves garlic, crushed For the Sauce: 6 tbsp. unsalted […]

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Spicy Shrimp Kebabs

Written by Chacha on Jun 9th, 2012 in Appetizer, Main Dish, Recipe, Seafood, Shrimp | No Comments

Servings: 2 to 4 Ingredients 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined Marinade: 1/2 cup rice vinegar Zest of a lemon Juice of 1/2 lemon 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 Serrano pepper, finely minced 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon red Chile paste 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar 2 cloves garlic, finely minced Kosher salt and freshly ground black […]

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Shrimp with Pasta

Written by Chacha on Jun 9th, 2012 in Main Dish, Pasta, Recipe, Seafood, Shrimp | No Comments

Servings: 4 to 6 Ingredients 1 pound linguine or fettuccine 4 tablespoons each unsalted butter and extra-virgin olive oil 1 shallot, finely chopped 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 8 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 cup sour cream The zest of a medium lemon 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 cup freshly […]

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Butter-me-Up Scampi Bucatini

Written by Chacha on Jun 9th, 2012 in Main Dish, Pasta, Recipe, Seafood, Shrimp | No Comments

Recipe courtesy Rachel Ray Servings: 4 to 6 Ingredients Kosher Salt 1 pound bucatini pasta 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 tablespoon seafood seasoning (recommended Old Bay) 2 lemons, 1 sliced and 1 juiced 1 stick unsalted butter 8 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 cup lightly packed flat-leaf parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons […]

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Spaghetti with Red Clam Sauce

Written by Chacha on Jun 9th, 2012 in Clams, Main Dish, Pasta, Recipe, Seafood | No Comments

Recipe courtesy Food Network Ktichens Servings: 4 to 6 Ingredients Three 6 1/2-ounce cans minced or whole clams 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 9 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes or more to taste One 28-ounce can whole tomatoes packed in juice, drained, and chopped 1 pound spaghetti or linguini 10 fresh basil leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons finely […]

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