Mushroom Risotto, creamy mushroom rice

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Risotto (read here other news) that favourite of Italian dishes made into a creamy classic can be served with a variety of accompaniment including meat, vegetable, or fish. This is the Mushroom Risotto.

To make you need 1 tablespoon olive oil, 3 small onions, finely chopped , 1 clove garlic, crushed , 1 teaspoonminced fresh parsley, 1 teaspoonminced celerysalt and pepper to taste ,  1/2 cupssliced fresh mushrooms, 1 cup whole milk , 1/4 cup heavy cream , 1 cup rice, 5 cups vegetable stock , 1 teaspoon butter , and 1 cupgrated Parmesan cheese.

To prepare, first heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high flame heat. Saute the onion and garlic in olive oil until onion is tender and the garlic is lightly browned.

Remove the garlic and add the parsley, celery, salt, and pepper and cook until the celery is tender. Next add the mushrooms and reduce the heat to low, and continue cooking until the mushrooms are soft.

Pour in the milk and cream into a saucepan and add the rice. Heat until it simmers and then stir in the vegetable stock into the rice 1 cup at a time, until it is absorbed.

After the rice has been cooked, add the butter and Parmesan cheese, and remove from heat.

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Tortellini with Peas and Prosciutto, a dish with a difference

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What could be more eye catching than ring-shaped pasta? Tortellini (read here other news) those little circles of meat or cheese-filled pasta – livens up any plate.

They are sometimes called belly-button pasta and can be an interesting switch from spaghetti and fettuccine and regular shaped pasta choices

To make the tortellini you need salt, 1 pound meat-filled tortellini, 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 4 ounces prosciutto, finely chopped, 3 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced, 1 tablespoon tomato paste, ¼ cup heavy cream, 1 cup peas, 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, and ½ cup grated parmesan cheese.

To prepare you first heat a large skillet over a medium flame and heat oil and prosciutto and cook until it’s crisp.

Add 1 cup of pasta water and simmer for about 3 or 4 minutes and add cream continuing to simmer until thickened.

Just before the tortellini is done add the peas to eater and cook until they are tender. Drain the pasta and the peas and place in a skillet and coat with the sauce and add parsley and sprinkle with cheese.

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Meatball Submarine, filling

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Meaty, saucy, bready, and filling – this is the meatball submarine sandwich. To make the sauce, take 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1/2 small onion, finely chopped 1 stalk celery, finely chopped, 1/2 medium carrotchopped, salt, 1 28-ounce can whole plum tomatoes, crushed, 1 bay leaf, 2 fresh basil leaves.

 

For the meatballs take 4 ounces russet potato, peeled, salt,1 pound ground veal shoulder, 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese, 2 tablespoons whole milk, 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic, 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, ground pepper, and 4 to 6 pieces baguette.

 

To make the sauce heat the oil in a saucepan over medium flame and add onion, celery, carrot, and salt and cook. Stir occasionally, until soft. Stir in tomatoes and their juices, the bay leafbasil and 1/2 cup water.

 

Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens. Season. Make the meatballs by putting the potato in a saucepan with salted water and bring to a boil. Cook until the potato is tender. Cool then grate.

 

Mix the ground veal, parmesan, milkgarlic, thyme, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and salt with your hands until combined. Form the mixture into 1-inch meatballs.

 

Heat the remaining olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and cook until browned. Add sauce and cook for a further 5 minutes. Fill the baguettepieces with meatballs and add more sauce.

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Chicken parmesan

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Cheese, especially parmesan cheese (read here other news) adds a little touch of flavor to just about every meal. It spices up chicken, beef, or pork.

To make chicken parmesan, you need 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, salt, black pepper, 2 eggs, 4 cups bread crumbs, 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, 1 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, 1/4 cup fresh mozzarella, cut into cubes, 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, 1/2 cup grated provolone cheese, and 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Put chicken breasts between two sheets of heavy plastic on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound the chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet to pieces ½ inch thick; season with salt and pepper. Next beat eggs and set aside. Then mix bread crumbs and 1/2 cup Parmesan in a separate bowl and set aside. Sift flour and sprinkle over chicken breasts, evenly coating both sides. Dip in beaten eggs and transfer to breadcrumb mixture, pressing the crumbs into both sides.

Repeat for each breast and set aside for about 15 minutes. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over a medium flame and cook chicken until golden for about 2 minutes on either side.

Place chicken in a baking dish and top with about 1/3 cup of tomato sauce. Then layer each breast with mozzarella, basil, and provolone. Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is browned and bubbly, and chicken breasts are no longer pink in the center, 15 to 20 minutes.

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Creamy Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken and Parmesan Cheese

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For a meal with a taste of Italian try Fettuccine Alfredo (read here other news). This is a dish to which one can add a variety of meats or seafood such as chicken and shrimp.

The recipe requires 12 ounces dried fettuccine,3 tablespoons butter, 12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces, 2 large red or yellowbell peppers, cut into bit-size strips, 3 cloves garlic, minced, 1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream,1/2 teaspoon salt,1/8 teaspoon black pepper 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, and Fresh basil.

To prepare, first cook the fettuccine in a large pot and according to directions on the package, then drain and return to the pot and cover to keep warm. You can add a few teaspoons of vegetable or olive oil t the salted water to prevent pasta from sticking together.

Next melt butter over medium flame in a large skillet and add chicken. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until cooked through and no pink remains. Remove the chicken from the pot with a slotted spoon.

Add bell peppers to pan and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Then add whipping cream, salt, and black pepper and bring to a boil.

Boil gently, uncovered, for 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat; add the 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese and cooked chicken. Add the cooked fettuccine to the pan, stir gently and serve with additional Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.

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Ravioli, magnific italian food

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To make the pasta use 6 cups all-purpose flour, 6 eggs, 3/4 cup water, and 2 teaspoons olive oil.

For the sauce use 1 can crushed tomatoes, 1 cup tomato puree, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1/3 cup water, 1/3 cup tomato paste, 3 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons minced basil, 1 tablespoon minced parsley, 1 tablespoon minced oregano, 1 garlic clove, minced, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

For the filling use 1 carton of ricotta cheese, 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1 egg, lightly beaten, 2 teaspoons minced basil, 1 teaspoon minced parsley, 1 teaspoon minced oregano, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Place flour in a large bowl, make a well in the center and add beaten eggs, water and oil. Stir to form a ball. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes.

In a pot combine the sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. In a bowl, combine the filling ingredients and refrigerate until ready for use.

Divide pasta dough into fourths, place teaspoonfuls of filling 1 inch apart over half of pasta sheet. Brush around filling with water, ffold sheet and press down to seal. Cut into squares with a pastry wheel.

Boil salted water and add ravioli. Simmer and cook until ravioli float to the top and are tender. Drain. Cover with sauce and serve.

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