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Ingredients:

8 chicken cutlets (thinly sliced)

1/2 lb. string beans (ends trimmed and rinsed)

1 cup sundried tomatoes in olive oil (chopped)

1 (8 0z.) can of artichoke hearts (chopped)

1/3 cup olive oil plus 1 tbsp.

3 cloves of garlic (chopped)

sea salt and black pepper

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, boil string beans in boiling water for 12 minutes. Drain well.
  2. In a large skillet, put olive oil. Add garlic. Brown for a minute and then add string beans, artichoke hearts and sundered tomatoes. Stir well. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes (keep stirring) and remove from heat. Keep covered in a bowl.
  3. Use same skillet. Add a tablespoon of olive oil. Add cutlets. Sprinkle with a little sea salt and black pepper. Cook on both sides.
  4. When all cutlets are cooked add string bean mixture back to the skillet. Make sure all is heated well. Serve hot.
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Cold Zucchini and Shrimp Salad

Ingredients:

1/2 lb. medium shrimp (boiled and cooled)
3 large zucchini (sliced thin)
2 cloves of garlic chopped
1 tbs. fresh mint (chopped)
4 tbs. of olive oil
3 tbs. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
Directions:
1. In a large skillet, put olive oil. Saute thin zucchini slices until cooked. Let dry briefly on paper towels.
2. In a deep serving dish, put zucchini and shrimp. Sprinkle sea salt and black pepper.
3. Drizzle red wine vinegar on top.
4. Put chopped garlic and mint on top.
5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. (Overnight is even better.)
Serve cold.

Crispy Garlic Eggplant and Cashews

Ingredients:

2 large whole eggplants (peeled and cubed)

1 cup cashews

2 cloves of garlic (chopped)

olive oil

sea salt and black pepper

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet, put a 1/4 cup of olive oil. Add garlic.  Heat for a minute and then add cubed eggplant. Stir well. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper.
  2. *The eggplant will absorb the olive oil quickly. Stir frequently. Add another tbsp. of olive oil if you feel the eggplant is dry.
  3. After about 8 minutes, add cashews. Mix them with the eggplant. When the eggplant is soft and crispy remove and serve. *Some people like a little lemon squeezed over it.

Grilled Butter and Garlic Prawns

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Ingredients:

2 lbs. prawns

1/2 cup butter (softened)

3 cloves of garlic (chopped)

1 tsp. sea salt

1 tsp. black pepper

bamboo skewer sticks

Directions:

1. Put bamboo skewer through each prawn.

2. In a small bowl, mix butter, garlic, sea salt and black pepper.

3. Put prawns on grill. Brush with butter while grilling. Turn over after 4 minutes and butter the other side.

4. Cook for a total of about 8 minutes.

*You can use any type of marinade, if you don’t want to use butter and garlic.

Ingredients:

4 slices orange roughy

2 zucchinis (sliced thin)

2 cloves of garlic (chopped)

12 uncooked large shrimp (tails removed)

olive oil

sea salt and black pepper

1 large lemon

1 tsp. dried thyme

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  1. In a large skillet, put 1 tbsp. of olive oil. Add garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes and then add zucchini. Sprinkle with a little sea salt and black pepper. Stir frequently. Cook for about 5 minutes.Remove from skillet. Set to the side.
  2. Put shrimp into same skillet and grill on both sides. (No more than 4-5 minutes) Remove from skillet and set to the side.
  3. In a large baking pan, coat the bottom with a tbsp of olive oil. Put the orange roughy in pan. Squeeze a whole lemon over fish. Sprinkle with thyme. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper.Bake in oven for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven. Add zucchini and shrimp on top of fish and return to oven for 5 minutes. Serve hot.

Grilled Aspragus and Peppers

Ingredients:

1/2 lb. asparagus (stalk tips cut off)

2 red bell peppers (sliced thin)

2 orange bell peppers (sliced thin)

2 cloves of garlic (minced)

olive oil

sea salt and black pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  1. In a large baking pan, coat the bottom with 1 1/2 tbsp. with olive oil.
  2. Layer asparagus and peppers in pan. Scatter garlic on top.
  3. Drizzle a little olive oil on top. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper.
  4. Bake in oven for about 10 minutes.
  5. Stir vegetables around. Put back in the oven for another 10 minutes.                               *Vegetables should be tender when done.

Penne With Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

Ingredients:
1 lb. of your favorite pasta
1 lb. broccoli rabe
1 lb. sweet sausage (sliced)
3 cloves garlic (chopped)
olive oil
salt and pepper
grated cheese
1/2 cup white wine (optional)
Directions:
1. In a skillet, put 2tbs. of olive oil. Add sliced sausage. Drizzle a little more olive oil. Cook for 15 minutes. Set to the side.
2. In a pot of boiling water, throw in broccoli rabe. Cook for 5 minutes and drain well.
3. Set up a pot of water. When water begins to boil, throw in pasta. Depending on the pasta you are using, do a taste test before it’s done.
4. In a skilet, put 2 tbs. of olive oil. Add garlic. Once garlic browns, add broccoli rabe. Drizzle a lttle olive oil and salt and pepper. After 5 minutes, add sausage. Stir together. If you decide to add white wine, add it now. Cook for additional 3 minutes on a low simmer.
5. Drain pasta well. Add sausage and broccoli rabe on top. Sprinkle your favorite grated cheese on top. Serve warm. Serves 4 people.

Pesto Tortellini

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Ingredients:

1 lb. frozen or fresh tortellini (tricolor is nice)

2 cups fresh basil leaves (no stems)

2 tablespoons pine nuts or walnuts

2 large cloves garlic

½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Combine basil leaves, pine nuts or walnuts and garlic in a food processor and process until very finely minced. With the machine running slowly drizzle in the oil and process until the mixture is smooth. Add the cheese and process very briefly, just long enough to combine.
  2. Boil tortellini according to directions. Drain well when done.
  3. Pour pesto sauce on top and mix well. Serve warm.

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Ingredients:

5 red peppers (cut in half, seeds removed)

2 cups flavored bread crumbs

1 can (6 oz.) pitted black olives (drained and chopped)

1 cup pignoli nuts

olive oil (1/2 cup plus extra)

2 cloves of garlic (chopped)

lemons (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  1. In a large bowl, mix bread crumbs, black olives, pignoli nuts and garlic. Mix well. Add 1/2 cup of oil. Stir. (If it’s a little dry, add a little more olive oil.)
  2. In a large baking pan, brush a little olive oil on the bottom of the pan.
  3. Stuff each pepper with bread crumb mixture.
  4. Cover pan with aluminum foil and make a hole on top. Bake in oven for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove tin foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes. (You want peppers to be tender and bread crumbs a little crunchy.)                                                                                                                                    * Optional: You can squeeze a little lemon on top when serving.

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Ingredients:

2 large green zucchini

1 large yellow zucchini

2 large carrots

2 bulbs of garlic

1 1/2 cups vegetable stock

olive oil

1 whole lemon

sea salt and black pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  1. Cut zucchini and carrots into 1/4 inch circles.
  2. Peel garlic bulbs and separate into cloves.
  3. Get a large baking pan. Coat the bottom of the pan with olive oil. (about 1 tbsp.)
  4. Put zucchini, carrots and garlic in pan. Drizzle olive oil (another tbsp) on top.
  5. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper. (to your liking) Mix all together.
  6. Pour vegetable stock into pan.
  7. Bake in oven for about 40 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  8. Vegetables should be tender and easy to pick up with a fork. When done, remove from oven and squeeze a whole lemon on top.   *Makes a great side dish or meal.