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Linguine with White Clam Sauce September 25 2010, 0 Comments

Linguine with White Clam Sauce
Ingredients for two:

1 dozen little neck clams
1 dozen cockle clams (or 2 doz little necks if cockles are n/a)
1/2 lb linguine
3 garlic cloves
crushed red pepper (couple of pinches)
extra virgin olive oil
fresh parsley
pine nuts
1/4 cup dry white wine (optional)
Locetteli cheese (always and never use anything but)

Directions:

Soak clams in a bowl submerged with a dash of salt or white vinegar
for 15 mins.

Empty water, and add fresh water and soak again for another 15 mins.
This helps clams spit out sand.

Rinse clams and set aside.

Boil water for pasta and follow cooking directions on the box.

Meanwhile,
In a deep saute pan, coat bottom with olive oil, add clams, chopped
garlic, pinch of crushed red pepper, pine nuts, white wine and cover
with lid.

Flame on medium heat for about 5 minutes, checking clams to see when
they open. When all clams open it is ready.

Drain pasta and put in a large bowl.

Add the clam sauce and juices from pan and mix in pasta, 1 lb may be
too much pasta, so watch as you go so it isn't too dry.

Add chopped fresh parsley when done.

I like Locetelli grated cheese on it, though Italians say don't use
cheese with fish :)


Ms. Angiel's Famous 'Marinara & Shrimp' For Two <3 September 06 2010, 0 Comments

Marinara and Shrimp: For two

Ingredients:

1/2 lb. of Penne
12 medium shrimp, shelled and cleaned
1 can of whole peeled tomatoes ( I like Muirs organic)
2 garlic cloves
crushed red pepper
parsley
basil
small onion
Extra virgin olive oil


Instructions:
In a deep sauce pan, coat pan with oil.
Add onions and sauté until translucent.
Add garlic and heat a minute or so, don't brown.
Squash can of tomatoes in a bowl with your clean hand and add to pan.
Add herbs.
Cover on high until it bubbles rapidly, stir and simmer covered for
another 15 minutes.

Add raw shrimp, bring sauce back to a boil for two minutes, and it’s done.

I assume you boiled your pasta water during and followed the
directions for cooking time?

If not do while cooking the marinara sauce : )

Drain pasta, mix in sauce and balance sauce to pasta so it’s not dry.

Top with freshly grated locetteli cheese.


Catherine's Broccoli Rabe August 18 2010, 0 Comments

Broccoli Rabe:

A great veggie side dish, especially with grilled fish, or to add
into pasta dishes.

Ingredients:
One head of Broccoli Rabe (try and get one with the most broccoli heads)
Crushed red pepper
Extra virgin olive oil
1 Clove chopped garlic

Instructions:
In a deep pot, coat bottom lightly with olive oil
Add a dash of crushed red pepper to taste
Add 1/4 cup of water
Add garlic
Cut stems off broccoli rabe, rinse and add to pot

Over Medium heat cover, and stir every few minutes.

When rabe is bright green, but the stems are not too hard it’s done!