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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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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Linguine with Shrimp

Written by Chacha on Jul 21st, 2013 in Anchovy, Italian, Pasta, Shrimp, Tomatoes | No Comments

Ingredients 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined Extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 8 large cloves garlic, smashed, peeled, finely minced 1 large shallot, finely minced 3 anchovy fillets, chopped 2 tablespoons tomato paste Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste 1/2 cup good-quality white wine 1 28-ounce can good-quality crushed tomatoes ¼ cup lightly packed chopped […]

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Spaghettis Meat Sauce with Shrimp

Written by Chacha on Jul 21st, 2013 in Beef, Italian, Onions, Peppers, Sausage, Shrimp, Tomatoes | No Comments

Ingredients 1 pound ground sirloin ½ pound hot Italian sausage, removed from the casing and crumbled ½ pound large shrimp, deveined 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoon unsalted butter ½ pound white mushrooms, sliced 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and finely chopped 1 poblano or banana pepper, cored, seeded and finely chopped ½ […]

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Spaghettis with Simple tomato Sauce

Written by Chacha on Aug 18th, 2012 in Cheese, Meatless Main Dish, Pasta, Recipe, Side Dishes, Tomatoes | No Comments

Ingredients 10 to 12 large cloves of garlic, minced 1/2 cup olive oil 6 tablespoons butter 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste Kosher Salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leave ½ teaspoon Mexican or Greek dried oregano, crumbled 1 pound spaghetti 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, for serving […]

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Dijon Chicken Salad

Written by Chacha on Jul 20th, 2012 in Bone-In Breast, Broccoli, Poultry, Recipe, Tomatoes | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients 2 cups broccoli florets 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved Toasted walnuts or Almonds, optional For the Chicken: 4 split chicken breasts, bone-in, skin-on 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons unsalted soft butter 2 tablespoons dry sherry, (preferably Jerez) 2 tablespoons lemon juice Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper For the Dressing: 1 1/2 […]

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Pasta with Fresh Corn and Tomatoes

Written by Chacha on Jul 10th, 2012 in Cheese, Corn, Meatless Main Dish, Pasta, Recipe, Tomatoes | No Comments

Servings: 4 to 6 Ingredients 1 pound wide egg noodles or fettuccine 3 ears corn, shucked 5 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large shallot, thinly sliced Pinch crushed red pepper 3 cups grape tomatoes 4 large cloves garlic, finely minced Kosher salt and freshly ground black  pepper 2/3 cup good white wine 1/2 cup chicken broth, […]

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Chicken Rice Pilaf

Written by Chacha on Jun 28th, 2012 in Chicken broth, Main Dish, Meats, Onions, Peppers, Poultry, Recipe, Rice & Grains, Spanish, Tomatoes | No Comments

Servings:  4 Ingredients A generous pinch 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) 1/4 cup good-quality […]

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Argentine Beef Empanadas

Written by Chacha on May 23rd, 2012 in Appetizer, Ground Beef, Onions, Peppers, Recipe, Tomatoes | No Comments

Empanadas, are pastry shell turnovers made by folding dough over a filling, sealing it, and cooking it, either by baking or frying. You can enjoy empanadas as an appetizer, a main dish, or even after your main course. Just about every South American country and Caribbean island has a recipe for sweet or savory fillings. This empanada recipe features a delicious […]

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