Penne Shrimp and Broccoli

Ingredients:

1 lb. penne

1/2 lb shrimp (uncooked)

1 large bunch of broccoli

3 cloves of garlic (chopped)

1 red bell pepper (chopped)

olive oil

sea salt and broccoli

Directions:

  1. In a pot of boiling water, cook broccoli for 5 minutes and drain well.
  2. In a large skillet, put garlic and 3 tbsp. of olive oil. Let garlic brown a minute and then add shrimp.
  3. Turn shrimp and cook for about 3 minutes.
  4. Add broccoli and red bell pepper to skillet. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper.  Stir frequently. Add a drizzle more of olive oil. Stir. Let cook for about 5 minutes.
  5. Serve over your favorite cooked pasta.
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Penne With Grilled Corn and Fresh Ricotta

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Ingredients:
1 lb. whole wheat pasta shells (mini)
3 ears of corn (*Canned corn, well drained is fine too.)
1/2 cup red onion (chopped)
1/4 cup red bell pepper (minced)
1 cup fresh ricotta
1 tsp.sea salt
3 tbsp. olive oil
2 pieces of fresh basil (chopped)
Directions:
1. Remove husks from corn. Brush with a little olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. On a grill/barbecue, grill ears of corn until a little golden brown. Turn while cooking. (about a total of ten minutes) *Or, open canned corned and drain very well. Grill in skillet for about 3 minutes.  Skip Step 2 if using canned corn.
2. Let corn cool for about 15 minutes and then shuck the corn off the cob.
3. Begin to boil pasta to your desired taste.
4. Drain pasta well. Put pasta in a large bowl. Add corn, red onion, red bell pepper, 3 tbsp. of olive of oil and 1 tsp. of sea salt. Mix well.
5. Pour pasta onto a serving  platter.
6. Place dollops of fresh ricotta on top. Put basil leaves on top.
Optional: Drizzle a little olive oil on top.
Note: Some enjoy this as a cold pasta dish as well as a warm one.

New Year’s Day Penne Pomodoro

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Ingredients:
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic (chopped))
1 medium onion (diced)
3 ripe large tomatoes (chopped)
1/4 cup basil leaves (chopped)
1 lb. pasta (cooked)
parmesan cheese
sea salt
Directions:
*You will add your cooked pasta to this tasty sauce.
1. Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Add olive oil.
2. Add the onion and garlic, and cook for 2 minutes.
3. Add tomatoes and cook, tossing, for 5-7 minutes, until they have broken down.
4. Add a pinch of sea salt.
5. Add cooked pasta to tomato sauce skillet. Add basil and toss together.
6. Finish with an extra drizzle of olive oil and parmesan cheese.
*Double the recipe, for those who like extra sauce.

Grilled Chicken Penne With Cherry Tomatoes

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Ingredients:
2 boneless chicken breasts
1 lb. rigatoni pasta
1 cup cherry tomatoes (cut in half)
2 cloves of garlic (chopped)
2 tbsp. fresh parsley chopped
olive oil
sea salt and black pepper
*Parmesan cheese
Directions:
1. Sprinkle chicken breasts with sea salt and black pepper. Grill for about 20 minutes.(turning over periodically) Brush with a drop of olive oil while grilling. Chicken should be well cooked. (cut open to make sure it’s cooked) Let cool for a few minutes and slice thin.
2. In a large skillet, put 2 tbsp. of olive oil. Brown garlic for 2 minutes. Add cherry tomatoes and cook for about 5 minutes until tender.
3. Boil pasta until desired consistency. (drain well)
4. Put tomatoes and chicken on top of pasta. Sprinkle with parsley and parmesan cheese.
Serve warm.

Penne Mozzarella and Basil

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Ingredients:

1 lb. pasta (your choice)

1/2 lb. piece fresh mozzarella (cut into bit size pieces) *room temperature

12 pieces of large basil leaves (torn into pieces)

4 large plum tomatoes (chopped)

3 cloves of garlic (minced)

1 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)

2 tbsp. olive oil

fresh grated parmesan cheese

Directions:

1. In a large skillet, put olive oil and garlic. Brown garlic for a minute and add tomatoes.

2. Cook tomatoes until tender. (about 5 minutes)

3. Cook pasta to desired taste. Drain pasta well.

4. Put tomatoes on top of pasta. Add mozzarella and basil. Mix well. *red pepper flakes optional

5. Put a generous helping of parmesan cheese. Stir together and serve.

Tomato Onion Penne With Garlic and Basil

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Ingredients:

1 lb. pasta

8 plum tomatoes (chopped)

1 small onion (minced)

2 cloves of garlic (minced)

1 tsp. sea salt

2 tbsp. fresh basil (chopped)

parmesan cheese

3 tbsp. olive oil

Directions:

1. In a large skillet, put 3 tbsp. of olive oil. Add onions and garlic. Sauté for a minute. Add tomatoes and sea salt. Stir. Cook on a medium heat for about 10-12 minutes or until tomatoes are soft.

2. Cook pasta to desired taste. Drain well.

3. Put pasta in a large bowl. Pour some sauce on top. Sprinkle with fresh basil and parmesan cheese.

Cranberry Chickpea Penne

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Ingredients:

1 lb. pasta (your choice) *ziti goes well with this recipe

1 can (10 oz.) chickpeas (drained and rinsed)

1 cup fresh edamame

1 cup dried cranberries

2 cloves of garlic (chopped)

2 tbsp. olive oil plus another 1 tbsp.

2 tbsp. red wine vinegar

1 tsp. sea salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

1 tsp. sugar

Directions:

1. Boil pasta to your desired consistency. (drain well when done)

2. Meanwhile, In a large skillet, put 2 tbsp. olive oil. Brown garlic for a minute and then add chick peas, edamame, cranberries, sea salt and black pepper.

3. Stir well. Cook for about 5 minutes. Then add 1 tbsp. of olive oil, red wine vinegar and sugar. Stir.

4. Cook for an additional minute and pour over pasta.

*Sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top.