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Showing posts from March, 2011

Roasted Shrimp with Feta

***Shrimp have always been one of my favorite kinds of seafood.  Growing up, I can remember always ordering fried popcorn shrimp when we went out to eat.  Those mini little pieces of yumminess were always so much fun to eat as a kid.  While my taste in shrimp dishes have become a little more refined over the years, it's hard to deny that an occasional fried shrimp isn't still delicious. Now, if you've visited my blog before, you may know that I also love greek-inspired food.  This dish from Ina Garten is a clear choice...The roasted shrimp in this dish are perfectly accented by the feta and tomatoes.  It's a fairly easy dish that is a great remedy when you need a dish to impress your dinner guests.  They'll think you spent a lot more time in the kitchen than you actually did.  ;-) Ina's presentation of this dish also gives it that extra special "something." Arranging the shrimp upright in a circle around the saute pan makes it so pretty. Bon Appeti

Chicken Brasciole

Filled with yummy stuffing... ***There aren't many recipes that I make more than once in one week, but this recipe made its way onto our dinner table twice somehow.  This can be explained by 2 perfectly good reasons: 1.  It was delicious, of course! 2.  I ended up with lots of extra stuffing, and it was so fabulous that throwing it away would simply be a travesty!  After all, the stuffing consists of such wonderfulness as plump golden raisins, toasted pine nuts, fresh parsley, lemon zest, flavorful garlic, bread, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheesy goodness.   The chicken is butterflied and pounded out into thin pieces and then then stuffed with the stuffing.  The chicken is simmered to perfection in a white wine and tomato sauce, which all comes out finger-licking good.   Try this soon, and you'll see what I'm talking about. Bon Appetit!*** Chicken Cutlets Brasciole Source:  Look + Cook by Rachael Ray Ingredients: 1/2 cup hot water Handful golden raisins 1/4 cup pine

Pasta with Chicken, Almonds and Creamy Mascarpone Sauce

***My friends, this is not a pasta dish for lightweights!  This is the ultimate pasta - toasted almonds, baked chicken, sauteed mushrooms, onions, garlic, and fresh parsley, all coated in a creamy and decadent Mascarpone cheese sauce...O.M.G.!  It's the perfect ending to a long, hard day at work, or maybe even the perfect dish for a delicious celebration.  Serve it alongside a crusty loaf of French bread, and you'll be in business! The sauce is lusciously thick and cheesy, and the sauteed mushrooms are perfectly sauteed   to a golden brown. The toasted almonds add just the right little crunch and the parsley adds a bit of pretty color.   Be careful...This is one of those dishes that might just cause you to lick your plate... Just don't get caught!  :) Bon Appetit!*** Pasta with Chicken, Almonds and Creamy Mascarpone Sauce Source:  Me!  :) Ingredients: 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp unsalted butter 1/2 yellow onion, diced 3