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Apr 02 2008

Broccoli Rabe

Published by under Italian,Sides

Ingredients: Serves 6
Broccoli Rabe 2 Bunch of Broccoli Rabe
1 tbsp Olive oil
1/4 tsp Red Chili Flakes
2 big cloves of garlic
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/4 cup Chicken broth
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp ground pepper
Salt to taste

Wash, trim and chop the Broccoli Rabe. In a skillet heat the olive oil. Add the chopped garlic and the red chili flakes. Allow it to infuse for about 30 seconds. Add the chopped broccoli rabe, salt and pepper. When it starts to wilt down, add the vinegar, broth and sugar. Allow it to braise till all the liquid evaporates.

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Apr 02 2008

Roasted Potatoes

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Ingredients: Serves 6
Roasted Potatoes15 baby potatoes (red or yellow)
2 tbsp Olive Oil
2 tbsp Italian Seasoning
1/4 tsp Red Chili Flakes
1/2 tsp ground pepper
Salt to taste

Preheat the oven at 400 degrees. Wash and cut the potatoes in half. Put them in 13x9x2 baking pan. Drizzle the olive oil and sprinkle all the seasonings. Bake for about 40-45 mins.

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Apr 02 2008

Garlic Bread

Published by under Italian

Ingredients: Serves 6
Garlic Bread6 individual Ciabatta bread or 1 big loaf
1 tbsp Olive oil
2 tbsp butter
2 big cloves of garlic
3 tbsp Pesto

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a small microwave safe bowl add the oil, butter and crushed garlic. Microwave for 30 seconds. Crush the garlic in the oil and butter with the back of a spoon. Cut the breads in half. On the bottom halves spread the pesto and on the top half spread the oil and butter. Wrap the breads in a aluminum foil and bake in the oven for about 15 mins. Unwrap them and bake for another 10 mins.

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Feb 26 2008

Chicken Cacciatore

Published by under Italian

Ingredients: Serves 6
Chicken Cacciatore 2lbs Chicken
3 Tbsp Olive oil
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Green Bell Pepper
8 oz Crimini mushrooms
2 medium onions
1/4 cup Basil
1/2 cup crushed tomatoes
3 tbsp. chopped black olives
2 tbsp. Capers
3 big cloves of Garlic
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup chicken broth
3 tbsp all purpose flour
2 tbsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp red chili flakes
1 tsp ground pepper
Salt to taste

Cut the chicken into 2 inch pieces and sprinkle salt, pepper and 1tbsp italian seasoning on it. In a large skillet heat 2 tbsp olive oil. Lightly dust the chicken with the flour. When the oil is heated, add the chicken to the pan in a single layer. Allow the chicken to brown on one side before turning. Meanwhile slice the onion, peppers and mushrooms. Crush the garlic.

When Chicken is browned on both side take it out of the skillet and allow it to rest on a plate. Add the remaining oil to the skillet. Add the onions, peppers and garlic. Allow them to cook for 5 mins. before adding the mushrooms. Add salt and the reamining 1 tbsp italian seasoning and the red chili flakes. Cook for another 5 mins. Add the wine and allow the alcohol to cook off. Add the crushed tomatoes,chicken broth, olives and capers. Cover and cook for 5 more minutes. Return the chicken to the pan and allow to simmer for a few minutes. Add the chopped Basil when ready to serve.

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