Fish and Broccoli Pasta, tasty health

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There aren’t many dishes that are as healthy as those that involve fish. Fish is light and low in calories and mixed with pasta can be also easy to prepare.

To make the Fish Broccoli pasta you will need 700g haddock, skinned and boned, 375g linguine, 250g broccoli, broken up into small floret, salt and black pepper, 125g cream, 125g stock, 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped, 2 chillies, deseeded and finely chopped, juice and grated rind of 1 lemon, 1 handful parsley, chopped, and 2 handfuls watercress or spinach leaves, roughly torn.

To prepare, cook the pasta in a large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water as per the instructions on the packet.  Add the broccoli.  Drain and return to the saucepan, along with a couple of tablespoons of the cooking liquid.  Keep warm the fish cooks and you make the sauce. Heat the grill.  Lightly oil a baking tray and place the fish on it and season with salt and pepper.

Cook under the hot grill for 5 to 6 minutes or until the fish flakes easily. Put the cream and stock in a saucepan along with the garlic, chillies, lemon juice and rind and season with salt and pepper.  Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and let it simmer for 4-5 minutes.  Stir the mixture and the watercress and parsley through the pasta.  Then flake the fish and gently stir it in.

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Beef Bourgogne, Burgundy beef

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Beef Bourgogne is a specialty dish from the French region of Burgundy.

To make this meal you will need 3 cups dry red wine, 2 cups beef stock, 2 tablespoons brandy, plus 1/4 cup brandy, 1 large onion, peeled and cut in quarters, 2 carrots, peeled and cut in large chunks, 4garlic cloves, peeled and sliced, 12 parsley stems, 1 teaspoon dried thyme, 1 teaspoon driedrosemary, 10 black peppercorns, 4 whole cloves, 4 allspice berries, 1 bay leaf, 3 pounds well-marbled beef chuck, cut into 2-inch pieces, 1/2 pound slab bacon, 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus 1 tablespoon softened unsalted butter, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoons tomato paste.

In a large bowl combine the wine, stock, brandy, onion, carrots, garlic, parsley, thyme, rosemary, peppercorns, cloves, allspice, and bay leaf, stirring well. Add the beef and continue to sir. Refrigerate overnight.

Next day drain the beef and reserve the marinade and vegetables. Dry the beef with towels, and season with salt and pepper. Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Cut the bacon the long way into slices and then slice them 1/2-inch long. Cover with cold water and boil. Lower the heat and simmer. Remove the bacon.

In a large pot use butter and olive oil over a medium heat and fry the bacon until golden. In the same pot , over high flame brown the beef in the bacon fat. Once done pour off all but 1 tablespoon of fat and return the browned beef to the pot. Add the vegetable and herbs and cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Add the marinade and tomato paste and boil. Cook in the oven covered for 3 hours. After 3 hours. Remove meat and strain the sauce and remove the fat.

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Genovese-style artichokes, stuffed thistles

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Artichokes are a real interesting way to spice up any kind of meal. The interestingly shaped vegetable is really a thistle that is grown as food.

The Genovese-style artichoke is one good way to enjoy this food. To make it you will need 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus 1/4 cup, 1 pound button or Roman mushrooms, trimmed and chopped, 1 onion, diced, 4 garlic cloves, chopped, 4 slices prosciutto, chopped, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 4 fresh artichokes, trimmed and cleaned, and 2 cups white wine.

To prepare, first in a large skillet heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil over a medium high flame and add the mushrooms, onions, and garlic.

Cook them stirring often and until the mushrooms are tender and the onions gold. Place the mushrooms in a bowl and allow to cool then add the prosciutto, parsley, Parmesan, salt, and pepper and stir to combine.

Pull the artichoke leaves apart and widen the spaces. Then stuff the mushroom mixture between the leaves and place them in a pan. Add the wine and 1 cup of water and olive oil. Cover the pan and allow to simmer for 45 minutes until he artichokes are tender. Remove from the flame and serve hot.

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Garbanzo Bean and Tripe soup

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Buseca or Garbanzo Bean and Tripe soup is one of those special tastes of Milan visitors can enjoy. There are several varieties from parts of Europe and Spanish South America.

To make the soup you will need 1 pound honeycomb tripe, 1 cup white vinegar, 7 bay leaves, 1 tablespoon red-pepper flakes, 1 tablespoon dried thyme, 1 tablespoon dried oregano, 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 onions, diced, 4 plum tomatoes, diced, 6 cloves garlic, minced, 1/4 cup chopped parsley leaves, 1 gallon beef stock, 1/2 cup dried garbanzo beans,1 c up dried white navy beans, 2 turnips, diced, 4 carrots, sliced, 1/2 head white cabbage, shredded, 1 cup long-grain rice, 12 ounces chorizo sausage, thinly sliced, 12 ounces morcilla sausage, thinly sliced, 1 cup grated queso blanco, 5 sprigs basil.

Rinse the tripe under cold running water and fill a large bowl with ice water and add vinegar. Place the tripe in the bowl and soak for 30 minutes. Remove from the water and cut into small cubes.

In a large pot combine the tripe, bay leaves, pepper flakes, thyme, oregano, 1 gallon water and the remaining vinegar. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook at a full boil for 1 hour. Drain the tripe and rinse. In another pot over a high flame, combine the oil, onions, tomatoes, garlic, parsley and remaining bay leaves and cook for 5 minutes. Add the stock, reserved tripe, garbanzo beans, white navy beans and turnips, and boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 1 hour. Add the carrots, cabbage and rice and simmer for another hour. Add the chorizo, morcilla, cheese and basil. Stir and simmer 10 minutes.

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Sausage and Spinach Orecchiette

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The orecchiette is a small ear-shaped pasta from Italy that would be ideal for certain recipes.

The Sausage and Spinach Orecchiette is one such dish. To prepare the orecchiette you will need /2 pound uncooked orecchiette or small tube pasta, 3 hot Italian turkey sausage links, 1/4 cup chopped onion, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, 3 cups fresh spinach, 1/2 cup shreddedAsiago cheese, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup rinsed and drainedwhite kidney or cannellini beans, 1/4 cup chopped roasted sweet red pepper, and ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning.

First cook the pasta in a pot of lightly salted water until al dente. Add olive oil to the water to prevent the pasta from sticking.

The prepare first cook the sausage, onion, garlic, and pepper flakes in a large skillet over a medium flame for 6-8 minutes or until the sausage is well done and drain.Add the spinach and the cheese as well as beans, peppers, and Italian seasoning and continue to cook until the Spinach is done. Drain the pasta and add the sausage and toss and add extra cheese.

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Classic Baked Ziti

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The idea that any recipe which includes pasta is totally Italian is completely false. Some dishes, like the Baked Ziti has also an American twists and is a mainstay of the Italian-American diet. The mix of ziti pasta, in tomato and cheese sauce has stuck around for years.

This dish requires 1 lb lean ground beef, olive oil, 1 cup onion, chopped, 2 cloves of garlic, chopped, 1 jar meatless sauce, 1 cup chicken broth, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 package ziti pasta, cooked and drained, shredded mozzarella cheese, salt, 1 cup grated Parmesan, red pepper flakes, rosemary, basil leaves, and Italian seasoning.

To prepare, preheat and oven to 400 degrees F. In a large skillet, sauté the ground beef, onions, and garlic with olive oil over a medium to high flame for about 8 minutes or until the beef is browned, stirring often. Add salt to taste. Once the meat is browned, cook for a minute adding the rest of the spices including the rosemary, basil, and Italian seasoning.

Next spread a thin layer of the sauce on a baking dish and add the mozzarella cheese. Add pasta and layer some more sauce, continuing like this until the pasta is finished. Top with a final layer of sauce and cheese. Bake until the dish is browned or four about 20 minutes.

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Zuppa Toscana, Tuscan soup

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When one thinks of Italian food pasta, pizza, and antipasto most readily come to mind. But Italian cuisine also includes an interesting array of soups. One such soup is the Zuppa Toscana.

As the name suggests, Zuppa Toscana is soup indigenous to the Italian region of Tuscany. To make this soup you will need 1 package smoked sausage, 2 potatoes, cut into small slices, 3/4 cup chopped onion, 6 slices bacon, 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic, 2 cups kale– shredded, 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon powder, 1 quart water, and 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream.

To prepare first preheat an oven to 300 degrees F, place the sausage on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes. Cut each in half, lengthwise.

Cook the onions and bacon in a large skillet over a medium flame until the onions are translucent. Crumble to bacon and add the garlic, to the onions and cook for another minute. Add the chicken base and water, potatoes, and simmer for around 15 minutes. Add the bacon, sausage, kale, and cream and cook for a further 4 minutes. Serve when hot.

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