This is inspired by Eating Well! Love the crispy sage and proscuitto on top!
3 tbsp olive oil, divided
16 fresh sage leaves
2 slices prosciutto, coarsely chopped
1 medium shallot, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
¾ cup creme fraiche
¼ c grated Parmesan
½ tsp ground pepper
⅛ tsp salt
1 lb whole-wheat gnocchi
1 tsp truffle oil
Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add sage and cook until crispy, 2 to 4 seconds per side. Leaving the oil in the pan, transfer the sage to a paper-towel-lined plate. Add prosciutto to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until crispy, 1 to 2 minutes. Leaving the oil in the pan, transfer the prosciutto to the plate with the sage. Set aside.
Add the remaining 1 tbsp olive oil to the pan. Add shallot and garlic and cook, stirring often, until translucent, 30 to 60 seconds. Add creme fraiche and bring to a boil. Adjust heat to maintain a simmer. Whisk in parmesan, pepper and salt. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm.
Cook gnocchi in the boiling water until they float to the surface, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon or sieve, scoop out the gnocchi and add to the sauce, along with truffle oil. Stir to coat. Top the gnocchi with the reserved sage and pancetta and more cheese, if desired.
Toss tomatoes with oil on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast the tomatoes, shaking the pan halfway through, until blistered, 15 to 17 minutes. When cool enough to handle chop coarsely.
Put a large pot of water on to boil.
Cook pancetta in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until crisp, about 8 minutes. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the fat. Add onion, mushrooms, and serranos to the pan, increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add wine and cook until reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Add marinara sauce and the roasted tomatoes and bring to a boil. Adjust heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
While the sauce simmers, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to the pot. Add the sauce, parsley and basil; toss to coat. Serve with Parmesan, if desired.
This comes from Ottolenghi’s Plenty. It is fairly quick and so yummy! A mandolin makes quick work of the slicing.
1/3 c sunflower or avocado oil
2 medium zucchini, cut 1/4 inch thick
1 1/2 tbsp red wine vinefar
2 c basil
1/4 c parley
1/3 c olive oil
Salt and pepper
8 oz pasta
Zest of 1 lemon
1 1/2 tbsp capers, deaines
4 oz buffalo mozzarella
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Fry zuks over medium heat, don’t crown them, about 3 minutes per side or until lightly browned. Transfer to a bowl and drizzle with the vinegar. Set aside.
Combine 1 c basil, parsley and olive oil in a food processor or blender, blitz until smooth.
Cook pasta al dente; drain and toss with the zuks. Stir in the capers, zest, basil and torn mozzarella. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Chiffonade the 1 c basil and sprinkle on top.
This was inspired by Eating Well. I had some langoustines so used them instead of shrimp. I added asparagus and swapped out dill for lots of fresh chives that came in my CSA. It is a delightful salad, great for picnics and tastes better the next day.
8 oz orzo or small pasta
1 lb langoustines, shrimp or bay shrimp cooked
4 c snap peas, cut into bite size pieces
1 lb asparagus, steamed and cut into small pieces
1/4 c olive oil
1/4 c minced chives
1 tbsp dijon
Zest and juice of one large lemon
Salt and pepper
Cook orzo according to package.
Combine oil, lemon juice, mustard,chives and salt and pepper in a large boil and whisk to combine. Add veggies and shrimp, toss to combine. Drain orzo and stir to combine. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Turn multicooker on medium sauté, add pancetta, onion, celery, carrots and cook until soft about 5 minute. Stir in beef, using the back of wooden spoon to break it up, cook until browned. Add tomatoes, nutmeg and bay leaf, stir to combine.
Seal and cook on high pressure for 6 minutes. Once pressure is released, add gnocchi and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
I love cauliflower and cheese so I made a few changes to the Skinny Girl recipe and it was delish! The béchamel took a bit of work and was well worth it. It’s about 15 hands on and 40 min total time.
12 oz cauliflower florets
12 oz pasta
1 1/2 tbsp butter
1/4 c flour
2 c milk
1 c low sodium veggie broth
2 c grated lite cheese – I used TJs Mexi blend
1/4 c panko
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 375. Spray a 9×13 pan.
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook cauliflower for 3 minutes, remove and drain. Add pasta to the water and cook according to package. Drain and set aside.
In a large skillet over medium low heat, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the broth and Mik, whisking until flour/butter mixture dissolves. Increase heat to medium high, whisking until mixture comes to a boil. Continue to whisk for 7 – 8 minutes until smooth and thick.
Remove from heat and stir in cheese, until smooth. Add the pasta and cauliflower and stir to coat. Pour into prepared pan. Top with Parm and panko.
Bake for 18 minutes. Turn oven on the broil and cook until the panko is crispy.
This dish is perfect for summer! I love the angle hair setting on my spiral cutter! Another winner from Patricia Wells!
1 lb zuks, spiral cut
1 tsp salt
1/4 c Garlic Tahini Dressing
Espelette pepper or Aleppo
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c tahini
1/4 c whole milk yogurt
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp sea salt
Combine in a blender. And chill if not using right away.
Toss zuks with salt and place in colander to drain for 15 minutes. Then gentle squeeze out any excess water. Place in a bowl and toss with 1/4 c tahini dressing and sprinkle with Espelette or Aleppo pepper.