Fresh Strawberry Risotto

Fresh Strawberry Risotto

Fresh Strawberry Risotto Ingredients: 2 cups Arborio rice 4 cups chicken stock, hot 1/4 cup Asiago cheese 2 tablespoons mascarpone cheese 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup fresh strawberries, sliced 1/4 cup pine nuts 1 tablespoon oil 1/4 cup shallots, diced 1/4 cups sauterne wine salt and pepper to taste Procedure: In a large saute pan,…

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Rigatoni with Caramelized Onions & Baby Shrimp

Rigatoni with Caramelized Onions & Baby Shrimp

Rigatoni with Caramelized Onions & Baby Shrimp Ingredients: 1 lb rigatoni pasta 1/2 cup olive oil 2 medium sweet onion, julienned 1/4 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1/2 cup asparagus, steam cooked tips 1 bag baby shrimp, cooked 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped Parmesan to taste salt, pepper, red…

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Chicken Carbonara Risotto

Chicken Carbonara Risotto

Chicken Carbonara Risotto Ingredients: 1 cup arborio rice 2 cups chicken stock 1/2 cup pancetta, diced 8 oz chicken cutlets, 1/2 inch dice 1 tablespoon garlic 1 tablespoon shallots 1/4 cup white wine 4 oz heavy cream 1/2 stick butter 1/2 cup peas 1/4 cup Parmesan, grated salt, pepper, red pepper seed to taste Procedure:…

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Eggplant, Mozzarella, & Arugula Bruschetta

Eggplant, Mozzarella, & Arugula Bruschetta

Eggplant, Mozzarella, & Arugula Bruschetta Ingredients: 1 eggplant, skin off 4 large eggs 2 cups flour 2 cups breadcrumbs 2 each mozzarella 2 cups arugula 1 French bread, sliced 1/2 cup olive oil 1 stick butter salt, pepper, to taste Procedure: Slice the eggplant into 1/2 inch thick pieces and place them in a bowl…

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Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup Ingredients: 1 1/2 pound ground beef 1 cup carrots, diced 1/2 cup onions, diced 1 cup celery, diced 1 can stewed tomatoes 1 lb elbow macaroni 2 quarts beef stock 1 tablespoon flour 2 cans kidney beans oregano, basil to taste salt, pepper, red pepper seed to taste Procedure: In a large stock…

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Rigatoni with Lemon Artichoke Pesto Cream Sauce

Rigatoni with Lemon Artichoke Pesto Cream Sauce

Rigatoni with Lemon Artichoke Pesto Cream Sauce Ingredients: 1 lb rigatoni 1 can artichoke quarters 1 pint heavy cream 1 stick butter 1 jar Bella Cucina Lemon Artichoke Pesto 1 tablespoon shallots, chopped 1 teaspoon Lemon Olive Oil 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1/4 cup ricotta cheese 2 tablespoons pine nuts Procedure: Place pasta in…

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Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup Ingredients: 1 lb Ground Beef 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup onion, diced 1 cup carrot, diced 2 cups chicken stock 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons flour 2 chicken breasts, cubed 1 1/2 cups escarole, washed and chopped 1 cup pasta salt and pepper to taste Procedure: Form the ground beef…

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Seafood Risotto

Seafood Risotto

Seafood Risotto Ingredients: 1 cup Aborio rice 1 quart seafood stock, hot 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped 1/4 cup shallots, chopped 1/4 cup white wine 1/4 stick butter 1/2 lb shrimp 1/4 lb scallops 1/2 lb baby clams 1/2 cup stew tomatoes 1 teaspoon dried chili pepper 2/3 cup frozen peas salt, pepper, dill to taste…

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Pumpkin Macaroni & Cheese

Pumpkin Macaroni & Cheese

Pumpkin Gouda Macaroni & Cheese Ingredients: 1 lb elbow macaroni 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon flour 1 pint heavy cream 2 cups chicken stock 5 oz pumpkin Gouda, shredded 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped 1/2 teaspoon sage 1/4 cup Parmesan 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs, seasoned salt, pepper to taste Procedure:…

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Roasted Garlic Potatoes with Sausage

Roasted Garlic Potatoes with Sausage

Roasted Garlic Potatoes with Sausage Ingredients: 5 lb russet potatoes 2 tablespoons garlic, chopped 3 lbs mild sausage 2 large vidalia onions, cut 2 large red peppers 1 large green pepper 1/2 lb roasted tomatoes 1/2 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons oregano 1/4 cup basil, dry 1/4 cup grated parmesan salt, pepper, red pepper seed…

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