Saturday, December 25, 2010

Steamed Pomfretin Sauce

Just 4 u

Ingredients
1 large pomfret (clean, cut slants and across)

Pounded ingredients:
1 lemon grass
4 kaffir lime leaves
2 nips garlic
1" ginger

Eggplant with Prawns

Just 4 u

Ingredients
2-3 eggplant (cut into 4cm long and halve it)
8 fresh prawns (leave the tail intact)
2 cm shrimp paste (belacan)
2 clove garlic (chopped)
1 large onion (chopped)
2 tsp chilli paste/ chilli boh
1 cm fresh turmeric (pounded)/kunyit basah
salt and sugar to taste

C h i n e s e S t y l e N o o d l e

Just 4 u

Ingredients
150 gm egg noodle
150 gm boneless chicken meat
1/2 a fish cake (sliced thinly)(optional)
5 fish balls(halved)
100 gm prawns(with or without shells)
2 cloves garlic(minced)

Seasoning:
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp light soya sauce

Wajik Pulut

Just 4 u

Ingredients
500gm glutinuous rice (soaked overnight)
750ml coconut milk (from 1/2 or 1 coconut)
1 tsp lime paste (air kapur)
2 screwpine leaves
a pinch of salt

ingredients (b):
350gm brown sugar/gula melaka/gula merah
150ml water

Method
Wash glutinuous rice and soak overnight with 1 tsp lime paste water.
Then toast and steam with coconut milk, knotted screwpine leaves and salt for 30 minutes
or until the milk evaporates.
Once cooked take a fork and turn anti-clock wise and loosen the rice. Leave it to cool.
Meanwhile, mix brown sugar and water and cook in a pan.
For those who are using gula merah sieve it first.
Leave the sugar syrup to boil at least 5 minutes
Lower the flame and mix in the glutinuous rice and mix it thoroughly.
Stir constantly for 3 minutes and close the flame.
Pour it into a cake pan and leave it to cool before serving.

O a t s V e g e t a b l e P u f f s

Just 4 u

Ingredients
2 tbsp white quaker oats (or any other brand)
5 french beans - shredded
1/2 carrot - grated
2 potato (boiled and mashed)
2 tbsp cooked rice
1 beaten egg
2 tbsp cornflour
2 sprig spring onions(chopped)
1 large onion-chopped
1 red chilli - chopped
salt to taste

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Zuppa d'Aglio

Just 4 u

3 heads Garlic; fresh
1/4 Cup Olive oil
1 Medium Onion; cut up
2 Celery ribs; cut up
1 Cup White wine; dry
1/4 Cup All−purpose flour
1 Gallon Chicken stock
1 Medium Potato; peeled and cut up
1 Cup Whipping cream

Zucchini Ripiene Al Prosciutto

Just 4 u

6 medium zucchini
3 eggs
5 to 6 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
1 tablespoon butter, melted
6 ounces Prosciutto, cut into strips
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil

Zucchini Lasagna

Just 4 u

1 lb. lasagna noodles, cooked
1 16 oz. can (1 lb.) stewed tomatoes
3 or 4 lg. zucchini
grated parmesan cheese
1/2 lb. mozzarella cheese, shredded
3/4 Cup chopped onion
4 to 6 cloves garlic, chopped or minced
1 sm. can tomato paste
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. thyme
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
ground pepper

White Clam Sauce

Just 4 u

2−7 1/2 cans minced clams
4 cloves garlic, minced or chopped
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tbls. chopped parsley
Grated Parmesan cheese
1 Teaspoon salt

Veal Scaloppine

Just 4 u

6 veal scallops, about 5 ounces each
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups dry breadcrumbs
4 ounces butter or oil
6 ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded, chopped
3 tablespoons fresh basil
2 tablespoons olive oil

Torzelli

Just 4 u

8 sm. chicory heads, still in each bunch
1/2 cup virgin olive oil
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Zest of 2 lemons

Bring 6 quarts water to boil and add 2 tbsp. salt. Drop chicory into water
and cook until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove and refresh in cold water
bath. Drain well on towels.

Torta Di Spinaci

Just 4 u

10 oz. spinach, blanched 1 minute, drained, dried and chopped
2 cups all purpose flour, extra for kneading dough
1/2 cup unsalted butter(4 oz.)
1 egg yoke plus 3 whole eggs, beaten
3 tbs milk
1/4 cup golden raisins, soak 30 minutes in water, drain
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt and ground pepper
2 1/2 tbs (1 oz.) Pine nuts

Tonno In Padella

Just 4 u

1/2 ounce dried porcini mushrooms
2 garlic cloves
2 tbls. of parsley − chopped
dash of marjoram
6 anchovy fillets
1 tbl. capers
6 tbls. olive oil
1 tbl. flour
1/4 cup of white wine
Salt
dash of black pepper
4 tuna steaks − skinned
Juice of 1/2 lemon

Tomato Bruschetta

Just 4 u

1 Loaf Italian bread, halved lengthwise then cut
crosswise diagonally, into 1−in slices
1 Garlic clove; minced
2 Tablespoon Olive oil
2 Large Tomatoes; peeled, seeded, and chopped
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
1/2 Cup Chopped fresh basil

Tiramisu

Just 4 u

4 tablespoons espresso coffee
1 tablespoon Grappa
3 eggs, separated
1/2 cup sugar
8 ounces Marscapone cheese
24 Savoiardi biscuits
1 ounce sweet chocolate, grated

Stuffed Roasted Peppers

Just 4 u

4 − 7 oz. cans roasted peppers
1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
8 oz. shredded fontina cheese
3 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup imported grated romano cheese
A few sprigs of fresh
parsley, chopped fine

Straciatella

Just 4 u

2 eggs
4 teaspoons finely grated Parmesan cheese
a pinch of kosher salt, plus 1−1/2 teaspoons
a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
1 tablespoon all−purpose flour
4 cups chicken stock or beef stock
1 pound spinach or Swiss chard, stemmed and leaves cut
across into narrow strips, optional

Steak Alla Pizzaiola

Just 4 u

2 lb. rib roast (4 steaks or club steaks)
2 oz. lard or 3 tablespoons oil
1 clove garlic
red pepper (optional)
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped fine
1 teaspoon salt
freshly ground tomatoes (Italian plum)
1/4 cup dry red wine
2 tablespoon oil

Spumone Di Zabaglione

Just 4 u

6 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup marsala
3 tbsp. dark rum
1−1/2 cup heavy cream

Spaghetti E Scampi

Just 4 u

1 lb. Italian Spaghetti, Taglinini, or Linguine
10 oz. Shrimp, peeled and de−veined
4 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1 tbs. tomato sauce
1 dry hot red chili pepper, crushed
1 cup heavy cream
1 tbs. Curry powder
1 lg. red bell pepper, seeded and diced

Sottoaceti

Just 4 u

1 Head Cauliflower, cored and broken into florets
4 Med. Carrots, peeled and sliced
1 Med. bunch of Celery, washed and sliced
24 Cipolline or pearl onions, peeled
12 Cloves of Garlic, peeled
3 − 4 Cups water
2 − 3 Tbs. Salt
1/2 − 1 Tbs. Sugar
2 Tbs. Pickling Spices
3 − 4 Cups White Vinegar

Shrimp Oreganato

Just 4 u

2 lbs. medium shrimp, cleaned and shelled
2 cups bread crumbs
2 cloves of garlic−minced
2 tbls. of parsley
1 tsp. paprika
1 teaspoon oregano
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups chicken broth
2 lemons

Scallops In Creamy Pesto

Just 4 u

1 tbl. unsalted butter
1 clove of garlic − minced
1 small onion−diced
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup fish or chicken stock
1 tbl. fresh basil− minced
1 lb. large scallops
1/3 cup half−and−half

Risotto alla Parmigiana

Just 4 u

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 pound Arborio rice
6 cups chicken stock, hot
2 tablespoons butter
3 ounces Parmagiano Reggiano cheese, coarsely grated

Risotto A L'asparigi

Just 4 u

2 cups Italian rice (Risotto Arborio)
1/2 cup salted butter, or 1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tablespoon dried parsley
1 whole red onion (chopped)
5−6 cups chicken stock
20 asparagus spears
1/4 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic (minced)
8 Tablespoon parmigano cheese (grated)

Ribollita

Just 4 u

1 Cup dried cannellini, great northern or navy beans
1 Lb. Savoy cabbage, roughly chopped
1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 Tbs. tomato paste
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped

Ratatouille Nicoise

Just 4 u

1/3 cup olive oil
2 or more cloves of garlic, chopped
1 large onion, sliced
2 zucchini, scrubbed
1 small eggplant
3 tablespoons flour
2 green peppers, seeded & cut into strips
1 #2 can Italian plum tomatoes
salt and pepper

Ragu Alla Bolognese

Just 4 u

1/3 pound of ground veal
1/3 pound of ground beef
1/4 pound bacon
1 tablespoon butter
1 onion, 1 carot, 1 celery stalk
1/4 cup of red wine
tomato sauce
1/2 cup broth
milk
salt and pepper

Porchetta

Just 4 u

6 fresh Sage leaves
4 sprigs fresh Rosemary, leaves only
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1 Bay leaf
Salt & freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbs. Olive Oil
3 1/2 Lb. Boneless loin of pork
Salt
4 Tbs. Olive Oil

Pollo alla Griglia

Just 4 u

1 whole chicken
1 tablespoon coarse sea salt (Kosher salt will work fine)
3−4 leaves of fresh sage
2 cloves garlic
A 10−inch sprig of rosemary
Pepper to taste (go easy)

Pollo Alla Cacciatora

Just 4 u

2 lbs. chicken parts
6 Tbs. olive oil
1 small carrot
1 stalk celery
1 lb. tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
salt, pepper
bay leaf
juniper berries

Pesto Sauce

Just 4 u

4 cups fresh basil
1/2 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic
6 sprigs parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
Place the basil in a blender. Add the oil, garlic parsley, salt, pepper, and
pine nuts. Blend until all are chopped very fine. Remove from the blender
and add the Parmesan or Romano cheese. Toss with pasta.

Peperoni Al Vaso

Just 4 u

6 1/2 Pounds Green peppers
12 Basil leaves
4 Cup White−wine vinegar
4 Cup Balsamic vinegar
1 Teaspoon Sugar
4 Teaspoon Salt
4 Clove Garlic, cut in half
4 Clove Garlic, chopped
3 1/2 Ounce Capers
7 Ounce Canned anchovy fillets

Penne Rigate Con Salsiccia

Just 4 u

6 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, peeled and chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
1 lb. Italian sausage
1 sprig of fresh rosemary
2/3 cup white wine (only one you would drink)
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
Pinch of ground cloves
Salt

Pasta with Wild Mushrooms

Just 4 u

1 oz. (two small packages) dried porcini mushrooms
1/2 Cup dry white wine
4 oz. Pancetta, finely diced
2 Tbs. Unsalted butter
2 Lb. assorted mushrooms (Portobello, Crimini, Common
White, etc.), thinly sliced
2 Shallots, peeled and finely diced
4 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only
salt & freshly ground black pepper
1/2 Cup heavy cream
1 Lb. long pasta (Spaghetti, linguine, etc.)
4 Tbs. flat leaf Italian parsley, finely chopped


Pasta Faguli

Just 4 u

1 can whole tomatoes (32 oz.)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
3 Tablespoon dried oregano
3 Tablespoon dried parsley
salt to taste
2 cups elbow pasta (cooked)
1/2 can white kitney beans

Pasta E Fagioli

Just 4 u

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
2 cans (15 ounces each) cannellini beans, undrained
2 teaspoons dry basil leaves
3−4 cups boiling water, divided usage
2 cups beef broth
1/3 cup dry red wine
12 ounces ditalini, elbow macaroni, or any short tubular pasta
Salt and pepper to taste

Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

Pasta Dough

Just 4 u

8 eggs
2 tsp. salt
4 cups all purpose flour

In a large bowl, combine eggs & salt. Beat well. Add flour, 1 cup at a time
until dough sticks together but is still soft.
Spread flour on a board, knead dough for 15−20 minutes. Cover and let stand
in a warm place for about 1 hour.
Knead for another 5 minutes.

Pasta con Limone e Pignoli

Just 4 u

1/4 pound angel's hair pasta or capellini
3/4 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted golden
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1−1/2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
1/4 cup minced flat−leafed parsley leaves

Pasta Asciutta

Just 4 u

1 pound fettuccine, tagliatelle or trenette pasta noodles
3/4 cup virgin olive oil
12 cloves fresh garlic
1 medium white onion
6 medium Idaho potatoes
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly

Pasta Alla Caruso

Just 4 u

2 Tbs. Olive Oil
1 Cup Flour, seasoned with a pinch of salt & freshly ground black pepper
1 Lb. Chicken Livers, separated into individual lobes,
all visible fat removed
2 Tbs. Unsalted Butter
1 Lb. assorted mushrooms, Shiitake (stems removed), Portobello, Crimini,
  White button, sliced thinly
1 Cup dry red wine

Pasta al Forno

Just 4 u

2 lbs. rigatoni
1/4 cup pancetta, very thinly sliced
(if you can't find pancetta, use regular bacon)
2−1/2 lbs. Italian sausage, casing removed (hot or sweet, your preference)
1 onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
8 Ounce mixed mushrooms, sliced (variety your preference)
3 tbsp. julienne basil
3 tbsp. chopped parsley
3 lbs. ricotta

Panzanella

Just 4 u

4 3/4" slices stale Italian bread
1 clove garlic, peeled and halved
4 vine−ripened tomatoes, cut into 1" chunks
1 large Bermuda onion, peeled and thinly sliced
1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced into 1/4" rounds
2 − 4 Tbs. red wine vinegar
4 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
salt & freshly ground black pepper
4 Tbs. flat leaf Italian parsley, finely chopped
2 Tbs. fresh tarragon, finely chopped

Panettone

Just 4 u

1 Cup Flour, plus 2 Tbls.
1/8 Teaspoon Salt
1 Package Yeast, dry fast−rising
2 tb, Water, lukewarm
3 Tablespoon Sugar, divided
2 Eggs
8 Teaspoon Margarine
1/2 Teaspoon Orange peel, grated
1/2 Teaspoon Brandy extract
3 Ounce Mixed dried fruit, coarsely chopped

Osso Buco

Just 4 u

8 Large Veal shanks, patted dry
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Flour
7 Teaspoon Unsalted butter
3 Teaspoon Olive oil
1−1/2 Cup Dry white wine
1−1/2 Cup Onion, finely chopped
3/4 Cup Carrots, finely chopped
3/4 Cup Celery, finely chopped
1 Teaspoon Garlic, minced
4 Cup Beef broth
1−1/2 Cup Plum tomatoes, chopped
Bouquet garni
1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Mostaciolli With Fennel, Mint And Bread Crumbs

Just 4 u

6 tbsp. virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic
2 fennel bulbs
1−1/2 cups toasted breadcrumbs, divided
1 tbsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup loosely−packed fresh mint leaves
3 to 4 tbsp. extra−virgin olive oil
1 pkg. mostaciolli

Minestrone

Just 4 u

1 Medium carrot, peeled and chopped roughly
1 Celery stalk, chopped roughly
1 Medium onion, peeled and chopped roughly
2 Cloves garlic, peeled
4 Tbs. flat leaf Italian parsley
2−4 fresh sage leaves
Olive oil
2 1/2 quarts water
1 Celery stalk, finely diced
1 Medium carrot, quartered lengthwise and diced
1 Medium onion, peeled and thinly sliced lengthwise
3 Medium all−purpose potatoes, peeled and diced
1/4 head of broccoli, cut into small florets
Rind from a piece of Parmigiano (if available)
1 small zucchini, quartered lengthwise and diced
1 small yellow squash, quartered lengthwise and diced
1 cup peas
Approx. 4 oz. green beans, cut into 1 inch lengths
Approx. 4 oz. yellow beans, cut into 1 inch lengths
1/2 lb. spinach, washed and stems removed
1 19 oz. can Red Kidney Beans, washed and drained
1 19 oz. can Canelinni Beans, washed and drained
1 19 oz. can Chick Peas, washed and drained
Salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 Cup Tubettini, Orzo, or small shell pasta
Freshly grated Parmigiano

Meatballs (Polpette Alla Casalinga)

Just 4 u

2 slices Italian bread, torn into small pieces
1/2 Cup milk
2 Tblsp. finely chopped fresh Italian parsley
2 cloves finely chopped garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg lightly beaten
1 pound beef chuck, ground twice
6 Tblsp. freshly grated Romano cheese
1 Tblsp. olive oil
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 Tblsp. oregano

Marinara Sauce

Just 4 u

2 cans of Italian plum tomatoes
2 small cans of sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
1 medium onion − chopped
3 garlic cloves − crushed
1/4 cup fresh basil
1 tbl. parsley
Salt & pepper

Heat olive oil in sauce pan − add garlic and chopped onion and saute until
onions are transluscent. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, basil, parsley, and
salt & pepper and cook slowly for 45 minutes to an hour.

Manzo Brasato

Just 4 u

2 1/2 lb. Boneless chuck roast, rolled and tied
4 Tbs. flat leaf Italian parsley, roughly chopped
2 Celery stalks, washed and roughly chopped
1 Med. carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
1 Med. yellow onion, peeled and roughly chopped
4 Cloves garlic, peeled
3 − 4 Cups dry red wine
2 − 4 Tbs. olive oil
2 Tbs. tomato paste, dissolved in several Tbs. red wine
   salt & freshly ground black pepper
4 Tbs. flat leaf Italian parsley, finely chopped

Manicotti

Just 4 u

1 lb. ricotta cheese
1 1/2 lbs. mozzarella cheese (grated), divided
1/4 cup romano cheese (grated)
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup provolone cheese (grated)
Parsley (chopped)
3 eggs
2−3 cups tomato sauce

Lasagna With Prosciutto

Just 4 u

8 oz. Italian Prosciutto, chopped
8 oz. Lasagna pasta noodles, cooked
16 oz. can whole peeled tomatoes, chopped
1 cup Ricotta cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 lb. Mozzarella cheese, sliced thin
1 medium onion, chopped
1 lb. lean ground beef
4 tbs. fresh basil, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped or minced

Italian Tomato Sauce

Just 4 u

2 − 28 ounce cans diced or ground tomatoes or whole
tomatoes NOT packed in puree or sauce
3 tablespoons high−quality olive oil
1 large, thick pork chop or 1−1/2 pounds beef chuck,
steak preferred
1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 medium carrot, peeled and finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
1/2 cup red wine
1−1/2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons fresh basil or Italian parsley, chopped

Italian Pepper Sausage

Just 4 u

4 1/2 Pound fresh lean pork
1−1/2 Pound fresh pork fat (fresh pork's)
1 med. onion, chopped
1 large clove garlic, minced
3 Teaspoon salt
1−1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1−1/2 Teaspoon paprika
2 Teaspoon crushed dried red peppers
2 Teaspoon fennel seeds
1/2 Teaspoon crushed bay leaf
1/4 Teaspoon thyme
1/3 Cup red wine or water

Italian Cookies

Just 4 u

3 eggs
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup sugar
1 cup oil
1 Teaspoon salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 3/4 cups flour
2 tbsp. baking powder
almonds chopped (optional)

Insalata Caprese

Just 4 u

4 large fresh tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
16 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1/3 cup packed whole leaf fresh basil
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
fine sea salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup imported olives
On a large platter, arrange tomato and mozzarella slices and basil leaves,
alternating and overlapping each. Drizzle salad with olive oil; Sprinkle
with salt and pepper. Garnish with imported olives.

Gubana

Just 4 u

1 Recipe strudel pastry
1 Cup walnuts, chopped roughly
1/2 Cup hazelnuts, chopped roughly
Zest of 1 lemon
Zest of 1 orange
1/4 Cup candied citron
1/4 Cup semi−sweet chocolate pieces, roughly chopped
1/4 Cup currants, soaked 1 hour in 1/2 Cup Verduzzo Wine
2 eggs separated
yolks beaten until stiff
1/4 Cup sugar, plus 3 Tbls.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a cookie sheet.
In a large mixing bowl, combine walnuts, hazelnuts, lemon zest, orange zest,
candied citron, chocolate pieces, currants, soaking liquid and stir to
combine.

Gnocchi Alla Giordano

Just 4 u

2 pounds Baking potatoes
1 cup All−purpose flour
1 Whole egg plus
1 Egg yolk, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons Unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon Salt
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Tomato sauce

Boil the potatoes in their jackets, drain, peel and put through a ricer or
food mill.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fusilli Chicken

Just 4 u

1−1/2 lbs chicken breast
1/3 cup Olive oil
1/4 cup butter
2 Tablespoon butter
2 onions finely chopped or 2 shallots
1 stem of fresh fennel
2 whole garlics − crushed
1 cup white wine
1 3/4 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 lb. fresh peas − cooked
fresh parsley − chopped
red pepper flakes
1 lb. fusilli

Funghi al Olio e Limone

Just 4 u

2 Tbs olive oil.
1 Lb. white baby mushrooms, stems sliced off even with the
base of the head
2 − 3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped.
Juice of 1/2 lemon.
Salt & freshly ground black pepper.
2 Tbs. flat−leaved Italian parsley, finely chopped.
2 − 4 Tbs. Extra Virgin olive oil.

Frittelle De Corleone

Just 4 u

1/4 Cup Raisins, golden
1/2 Cup Marsala OR 1/2 Cup Sherry
1 Cup Flour, all purpose
1 Pinch Salt
2 Large Egg yolks
1/2 Cup Milk
Oil, vegetable
Sugar, powdered

Frittata Di Zuchine

Just 4 u

4 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped; or 1/2 tsp. dry
1−1/2 pounds zucchini
2 tablespoons Italian parsley or fresh basil, chopped
5 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
freshly milled black pepper
1/2 cup Parmigiano, freshly grated

Focaccia Versiliese

Just 4 u

2 Teaspoon dried yeast
1 Cup warm water
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Tablespoon rosemary, chopped
4 sage leaves, torn
3 1/2 Ounce olives, pitted
2 Tablespoon garlic, minced
2 Cup unbleached all−purpose flour
1 Cup corn flour
2 Teaspoon salt
2 Teaspoon olive oil

Focaccia Florentine

Just 4 u

3 Tablespoon olice oil
2 − 10 Ounce pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed/squeezed dry
3 Ounces Canadian bacon, diced
1 1/4 Teaspoon salt
3 Cup all−purpose flour
1 env quick−rise yeast
1 Cup water
1−1/2 Cup shredded Fontina Cheese
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in skillet.

Add spinach, bacon and 1/4 tsp salt;
saute until softened, 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Combine 1 cup flour,
yeast and remaining salt in bowl.

Fettucini Romano Ala Fratelli

Just 4 u

1 Tablespoon Olive oil
3 Cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 Cup White wine
3/4 Cup Half−and−half
1 Cup Romano cheese, grated
1 pound dry spinach fettucini, Cooked
Chopped parsley for garnish

Fettuccine With Cream, Basil, and Cheese

Just 4 u

4 Bacon slices; chopped thick
4 Green onions; chopped
1 Cup Whipping cream
1/2 Cup Parmesan; freshly grated
1/2 Cup Romano; freshly grated
1/3 Cup Basil; chopped fresh
1/2 Pound Fettuccine
Salt and freshly ground pepp

Parmesan; freshly grated
Romano; freshly grated

Fettuccine Alla Genovese

Just 4 u

1−1/2 cups heavy cream
4 cups spinach leaves, rinsed well, drained, and cut into
1 1/2−inch−wide strips
1/2 cup golden or dark raisins, plumped in warm water and drained
1 teaspoon (or to taste) grated lemon zest covered with 2 teaspoons fresh
lemon juice
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
Salt and freshly ground pepper
6 to 8 ounces fresh fettuccine

Heat a large pot of salted water to boiling for the pasta.
Heat the cream in a large skillet over medium heat to simmering. Add the
spinach and cook, stirring constantly, until just beginning to wilt. Stir in
the raisins, lemon zest and juice, a few of the pine nuts, and salt and
pepper to taste. Cook, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened. Be
careful the sauce doesn't reduce too much.

Fennel Gratinata

Just 4 u

3 large or 4 to 5 small fennel bulbs
3 Tbs. butter
salt
black pepper, freshly ground
1/4 cup parmigiano−reggiano, freshly grated

Cut the fennel tops where they meet the bulb and discard them. Pare away
any bruised or brownish parts from the bult and cut off a thin slice from
the bottom. Cut the bulb in lengthwise slices about 1/4 inch thick and wash
by soaking them in cold water.

Fagioli E Gabmeri

Just 4 u

1 Pound Dried White Beans, cannellini, Great Northern or navy beans
1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil −− Divided
2 Large Garlic Cloves, peeled & Chopped
1 Ounce Pancetta, chopped fine
6 Large Fresh Sage Leaves, −or− 1 Teaspoon Dried Whole Leaf Sage

Salt And Black Pepper, to Taste
1 Tomato, cored/peeled/chopped Fine
1 Pound Medium Shrimp, peeled & deveined

Eggplant Parmigiana

Just 4 u

2 Small Eggplants; unpeeled cut into 1/4−inch rounds
2 Eggs; lightly beaten
1−1/2 Cup Bread crumbs
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/8 Teaspoon Pepper
1 Garlic cloves peeled and halved
3/4 Cup Olive oil
20 Ounce Tomatoes, canned
1/3 Cup Tomato paste
2 Tablespoon Minced basil
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/8 Teaspoon Pepper
1 Cup Grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 Pound Mozzarella cheese; thinly sliced

Duck Scallopine With Dried Cherries And Grappa

Just 4 u

1 magret of duck, double−sided (approximately 1 lb.)
1/2 cup seasoned flour
4 tbsp. virgin olive oil
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup grappa
1/2 cup dry red wine
1/2 cup chicken stock
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 bunches chives, snipped into 1−inch pieces

Creamy Champagne Risotto

Just 4 u

2 Tablespoon unsalted butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cups arborio rice
1/2 bottle champagne
3 cups hot beef or chicken stocks
1/2 cup double cream
5 Tablespoon freshly grated parmesan cheese
salt

Crab Cioppino

Just 4 u

2 medium sized Dungeness Crabs, 1−1/2 lbs. each
1 lb. Lg. Shrimp, in shells
12 medium sized fresh clams
1 lg. onion, sliced
6 green onions, sliced using part of tops
1 bell pepper, seeded and diced
3 cloves fresh garlic
1 can (16oz) tomato puree
1 can (8oz) tomato sauce
1/3 cup olive oil, extra virgin
1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 cup dry red or dry white wine
2 cups water
1 bay leaf
1 tbls. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 Teaspoon dried rosemary
1/8 tsp. thyme

Cozze A Raganati

Just 4 u

4 lbs. of mussels−scrubbed, and cleaned
1−1/2 cups of bread crumbs
1 tsp. of oregano
1 tsp. of black pepper
1/2 cup of parsley−chopped
1/3 cup of olive oil
1 cup of crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup of white wine

Coniglio Alla Cassia

Just 4 u

3 Pound Rabbit with liver
3 Tablespoon Olive oil
2 Tablespoon Butter; melted
2 Ounce Salt pork; diced
1/3 Pound Onions; peeled and diced
2 Garlic cloves; mashed
2 Bay leaves; crumbled
1/4 Teaspoon Black pepper
6 Tablespoon Dry red wine
1 Large Ripe tomato or
1/2 Cup Canned peeled plum tomatoes; chopped
3/4 Cup hot water
Salt (optional)

Conchiglie Tutto Giardino

Just 4 u

1−1/2 Cups Carrots, sliced
1 Cup Chopped Onion
1 Red Onion, chopped
7 Tomatoes, sliced
3 Cups Zucchini, sliced
1 Bell Pepper
1−1/2 Cups White Wine
2 Tablespoons Basil
3 Cloves Garlic
1 Dash Salt
1 Dash Pepper
1 Dash Sugar
1 Tablespoon Flour
6 Oz. Tomato Paste
1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese
1 Cup Light Cream, (or half and half)
1−1/2 Pounds Shell Pasta

Clams Oregana Basilico

Just 4 u

36 Clams
2 tablespoon Grated Romano cheese
2/3 tablespoon Dry white wine
2 tablespoon Minced fresh Italian parsley

Stuffing:
3 1/2 cup Fresh bread crumbs
Juice of 1/2 Lemon (approx. 2 Tab)
1 tablespoon Fresh basil
1 tablespoon Oregano
1 tablespoon Minced garlic

Cioppino

Just 4 u

3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
1 cup olive oil
2 cups tomato sauce
1 (28 oz.) can tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
Salt and pepper to taste

Cicerchiata

Just 4 u

3 cups all purpose flour
4 extra large eggs
1 tbsp. lemon rind (grated)
4 cups vegetable oil
1 cup honey
2 cups whole hazelnuts
4 squares (4 oz.) semi−sweet chocolate

Chicken Vesuvio (Pollo Alla Vesuvio)

Just 4 u

1 fryer chicken (cut up)
1−1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pinch of Rosemary and sage
3 baking potatoes, cut in lengthwise wedges
3 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/3 Cup flour
3/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon each − thyme & pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup dry white wine

Chicken Valdostano

Just 4 u

2 tablespoons all−purpose flour
6 boneless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/4 inch thickness
1/4 cup unsalted butter or margarine
10 mushrooms, thinly sliced
3/4 cup dry white wine
3/4 cup veal stock (OR chicken stock OR turkey stock)
2 to 3 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
freshly ground white pepper to taste
6 thin slices prosciutto ham
6 thin slices fontina cheese

Lightly flour chicken breasts, shaking off excess flour. In a large skillet
over low heat, melt butter/margarine. Add chicken and saute until lightly
browned, about 2 minutes each side. Remove with slotted spatula and set
aside.

Cheese Ravioli

Just 4 u

8 squares of 4 x 4 squares of fresh pasta
3/4 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup goat cheese
2 cloves garlic, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Tomato Broth:
2 teaspoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped
3 shallots, chopped
1/2 cup red wine
1−1/2 cup strong chicken stock
4 very ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons minced sundried tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon chopped basil
1/3 cup parmesan cheese

Cavatelli Sausage With Broccoli

Just 4 u

1/2 lb. or 2 cups dried Cavatelli or other small
shell−shaped Italian pasta
1/2 lb. or 3 links sweet Italian Sausage
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch broccoli
1 1/4 cup low−salt chicken broth
1/4 cup raisins
1 tbls. unsalted butter
Parmesan cheese

Squeeze sausage from casings and saute in a heavy skillet or cast iron
frying pan.

Carote in Crema con Funghi

Just 4 u

1/3 Ounce dried porcini mushrooms
2 Tablespoon unsalted butter
2 Pound small to medium−size carrots, sliced
juice of 1/2 lemon
a pinch of grated nutmeg
salt and pepper
l cup whipping cream
2 Tablespoon chopped fresh chives

Soak the mushrooms in warm water for 30 minutes. Remove, squeeze dry and
chop.

Carbonara Sauce

Just 4 u

4 Tablespoon Butter
8 Slice Bacon; cut in 1/4" strips
2 Eggs
2 Egg yolks
1 Teaspoon Red pepper flakes
1 Cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 Cup Heavy cream
1 Teaspoon Salt
Black pepper
1 Pound Spaghetti
8 Quarts water

Cream soft butter. In another bowl, beat eggs & yolks and whisk until
blended, add 1/2 cup cheese.

Caponata

Just 4 U

2 LARGE EGGPLANTS
1 Teaspoon SALT
3/4 Cup OLIVE OIL
2 CLOVES GARLIC, CRUSHED
2 ONIONS, CHOPPED
1 Pound PLUM TOMATOES, Quartered
3 CELERY STALKS, DICED
1 Pound CAN PITTED BLACK OLIVES
12 Ounce JAR OLIVE SALAD
1/4 Cup CAPERS
1/2 Cup PINE NUTS
1/4 Cup RED WINE VINEGAR
2 Teaspoon SUGAR

SALT AND PEPPER TO TASTE

Cantucci

Just 4 u

4 1/2 cups all−purpose flour
1−1/2 cups caster sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
4 eggs
2 egg yolks
8 oz. chopped almonds (unblanched)
2 more egg yolks
Keep a little milk around to use in the glaze.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cannoli

Just 4 u

1 3/4 Cups Flour, approximately
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
3 Tablespoons Wine Vinegar
1 Egg
1 Tablespoon Butter Or Margarine, at room temperature
1 Pound Ricotta Cheese
1/2 Cup Confectioner's Sugar
1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 Tablespoons Finely Minced Candied Orange Peel (optional)
3 Tablespoons Chocolate
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
2 Tablespoons Orange Curacao (optional)
1 Egg White, to brush
1/4 Cup Chopped Pistachio, or
Other Nuts To Garnish (optional)
1 Tablespoon Confectioner's Sugar, to sprinkle

Oil, for deep frying

Cannelloni

Just 4 u

1 lb. ground beef
salt & pepper to taste
2 cloves of garlic (minced)
1 egg
1/4 cup grated romano cheese
1/4 cups chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 cup cooked, chopped spinach
2 cups tomato sauce

Fry ground beef with a little oil. As beef is cooking, break it up in small
pieces.

Cannellini Bean Salad

Just 4 u

Dressing:
1 cup olive oil
2 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
Salt & pepper to taste
Pinch of oregano
1 clove garlic, slightly broken
Salad:
2 cans cannellini beans
2 red onions, chopped
1 bell pepper
Minced parsley

Dressing: Mix all ingredients together and let set at room temperature to
blend flavors.


Calamari Imbottiti

Just 4 u

8 small squid
1 small onion,chopped
2 tablespoons raisins
1−1/2 cups bread crumbs
1 teaspoon minced parsley
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper
1 egg ,well beaten
1 #2 can tomatoes
4 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic

Have fish dealer clean squid thoroughly, removing eyes, outside skin and
intestines.

Calamari Fritti

Just 4 u

3 lbs. squid−cleaned, and cut into rings
oil for frying
1 cup of flour
salt
lemon wedges
Heat 1 inch of oil in a deep skillet. Dip calamari in flour, and shake off
excess. Fry until golden, drain on paper towels, and serve with lemon wedges.

Cacciuco alla Livornese

Just 4 u

4 Tbs. Extra Virgin olive oil
1 Med. onion, finely chopped
1 Stalk celery, finely chopped
1 Med. carrot, finely chopped
4 − 8 Calamari, cleaned and chopped into rings
1 Cup dry red wine
1 28 oz. can Italian plum tomatoes
1 Lb. mussels, cleaned and de−bearded
1 Dozen littleneck clams
1 Cup water
1 Doz. medium shrimp, peeled and de−veined
1 Doz. sea scallops (optional)
2 Lb. assorted firm fleshed fish (Haddock, schrod, cod, monkfish, etc.) cut
into large chunks
4 Tbs. flat leaf Italian parsley, finely chopped

Freshly ground black pepper
Heat the olive oil over moderate heat in a four to six quart pot, then add
the onion, celery and carrot, stirring as they go in. Saute the vegetables
until they become soft and slightly browned−−about ten minutes.
Raise the heat to high and add the calamari. Saute, stirring constantly,
until they become purple and begin to brown slightly−−two or three minutes.
With the heat still on high, add the red wine, scraping the bottom of the
pot for any bits of vegetables that may have caramelized. Boil for a minute
or two in order to evaporate the alcohol. Reduce the heat to low, and, with
the pot off the stove, add the tomatoes, crushing them with the back of a
fork as they go in.

Return the pot to the stove and bring the calamari/tomato/wine mixture to
the simmer. Simmer gently while you prepare the mussels and clams. In a
separate four to six quart pot, add the mussels, clams and water, then bring
to the boil. Cover the pot, lower the heat to medium and allow the shellfish
to steam for about five minutes, or until their shells open. Discard any
that have not opened. When they have finished steaming, remove the pot from
the stove and remove the shellfish with a slotted spoon, reserving the
steaming liquid. When the shellfish are cool enough to handle, remove them
from their shells.

Add the shrimp and optional scallops to the simmering tomato mixture
raising the heat if necessary to maintain the simmer. Cook for approximately
three minutes, until the shrimp begin to turn pink. Add the clams and
mussels and their reserved steaming liquid, being careful at the end not to
add any sand that may have precipitated to the bottom of the pot. Simmer for
an additional three minutes, stirring gently once or twice.
Add the fish, but do not stir the pot this time as it will cause the fish to
break apart further. You're seeking a finished dish with large chunks of
fish in addition to the other seafood. Simmer for five minutes, then remove
the pot from the heat.
If using bruschetta, place a piece in each of four bowls, then ladle the
soup over the bread, being careful to include a sample of each type of
seafood you've cooked. Garnish each bowl with the freshly chopped parsley
and a few grinds of black pepper. Serve at once.

Braciole Balsamico

Just 4 u

1−1/2 pound Top round, VERY thin sliced
1/2 cup Fresh basil, minced
2 Roasted red peppers, diced
4 tablespoon Parmesan, fresh grated
2 tablespoon Parsley, minced
Salt and pepper
6 Slice Proscuitto, very thin
2 tablespoon Olive oil
2 tablespoon Parsley, minced
1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoon Pepper, black fresh ground
2 Cloves garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup Olive oil

Place beef slices on counter or flat surface.

Basic Polenta

Just 4 u

9 Cups Water
1 Teaspoon Salt
3 Cups Cornmeal; coarse−grain

Bring water to a boil in a large heavy pot. Add salt and reduce heat until
water is simmering. Take cornmeal by the handful and add to water very
slowly, controlling the flow to a thin stream through your fingers. To avoid
lumps, stir quickly with a long handled wooden spoon while adding cornmeal.
If necessary, stop adding cornmeal from time to time and beat mixture
vigorously. Cook, stirring constantly, 20 to 30 minutes. Polenta will become
very thick while cooking. It is done when it comes away cleanly from the
sides of the pot. Pour polenta into a large wooden board or a large platter.
Wet your hands and smooth out polenta evenly, about 2 inches thick. Let cool
5 to 10 minutes or until polenta solidifies. Cut cooled polenta into slices
1 inch wide and 6 inches long. Place slices in individual dishes. Serve hot,
covered with your favorite sauce. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Basic Italian Bread

Just 4 u

Biga:
1/2 Teas. Active Dry Yeast
1 Cup Lukewarm water
2 Cups Unbleached, All−purpose Flour
Mix the yeast and water together, and then slowly start adding the
flour, mixing well. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit at room
temperature for up to 6 hours. Refrigerate overnight.

Bread:
2 Cups Warm Water (about 90 degrees F.)
1 Pkg. Active Dry Yeast
5−6 Cups All−purpose, Unbleached Flour
2 Ts. Salt

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Barchetta Endivia Belga E Taleggio

Just 4 u

4 Belgian endive heads
1/2 Pound Taleggio cheese, room temp
1/4 Pound Smoked Salmon, thin slice
15 Prosciutto or bresaola − cured beef slices
2 Tablespoon Fennel leaves, finely chop
2 Tablespoon Parsley, fresh, fine chop
1 Tablespoon Sun−dried tomatoes, pureed
1 cup Roasted peppers, cut in thin strips

Fresh ground black pepper
Extra virgin olive oil

Baked Lasagna

Just 4 u

1 lb. Lasagna pasta noodles, cooked
2−16 oz. jars meatless sauce
2 cup cottage cheese, lg. curd
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 lb. Mozzarella cheese, sliced thin
3/4 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped or minced
2 tsp. salt
2 eggs, beaten
2 lbs. ground beef
1 tsp. Italian seasoning

1. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions or until tender but
still firm. Drain, keep warm.

Asparagus Pasta col Pesto

Just 4 u

3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 to 1/2 cup olive oil (do not substitute)
1 cup chopped or sliced asparagus (use only the tender half
or tips)(asparagus can be substituted with broccoli,
string beans (green beans) or zucchini)
1/8 cup chopped onion (red or yellow)
1/4 to 1/2 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
8 ounces pasta noodles of your choice
grated Parmesan cheese

Quick Pesto Sauce: Saute garlic, onion, and basil in olive oil until the
garlic and onion turns light brown. Do not over cook. Set aside and keep
warm.
Prepare the pasta of your choice according to package directions except for
the following:

Asparagi Di Campo

Just 4 u

3/4 Small Onion, minced
Salt
1−1/2 Teaspoon Capers, rinsed & chopped
1 Teaspoon Lemon juice
Salt & pepper
1 Mint leaf
1 Pound Thin asparagus

Place onion & salt in a bowl large enough to hold the asparagus. Mix well &
let steep for 30 minutes.

Arancini Di Riso

Just 4 u

1 lb. rice
2 eggs
1/4 lb. grated parmesan cheese
3/4 lb. ground beef
1/4 lb. ground chicken
1 onion and 1 stalk of celery, chopped
1/4 tsp. sage
1 tsp. oregano
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup white wine
Oil for fying
Some flour and dried breadcrumbs
1 beaten egg

Cook the chopped onion and celery with a soupspoon of oil in a pan and cook
over a moderate fire.

Antipasto

Just 4 u

1/2 Pound sliced Genoa salami
1 slicing tomato
1 large white onion
2 roasted red bell peppers
1 Pound sliced provolone
2 cans black pitted olives
1 can baby corn on the cob
1 small jar of Pepperoncini peppers
2 stalks of celery
1 can of rolled anchovies
extra virgin olive oil

Use a long platter, and arrange in the following order:

Angel Hair With Balsamic Tomatoes

Just 4 u

1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon olive oil
5 to 6 Roma tomatoes, chopped, (28−ounce. can plum tomatoes)
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
salt & pepper to taste
1/4 Cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 Pound angel hair pasta, (uncooked)

Saute the garlic in olive oil until lightly browned. Do this in a skillet
large enough to hold the tomatoes later.

Amaretto Cookies

Just 4 u

1/2 Cup Butter
2 Tablespoon Molasses
2 Eggs
1 Cup Almonds, ground toasted
1/2 Teaspoon Lemon rind; grated
1 Teaspoon Almond extract
1/2 Cup Amaretto liqueur
2 Cup Pastry flour, whole wheat

Cream together butter and molasses.

Almond Biscotti

Just 4 u

3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons Anise seed
3 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup chopped Almonds (can substitute with Walnuts)

To prepare the biscotti, cream butter, sugar and 1 tablespoon anise seed.
Add eggs and vanilla.