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Italian Lasagna Recipe

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Recipe: Lasagna Image by Smaku (Flickr Creative Commons) Lasagna is such a  great pasta dish.  This recipe, adapated from the Flickr link above  is a combo of one of the standard lasagna box recipes and f improvisation for the sauce by using jarred sauce instead of making it from scratch.  This uses oven-ready, no cook lasagna noodles, which use the moisture ... Read More »

How to Cook Roasted Venison with Chocolate Sauce

Serves: 4 Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: over 5 hours Ingredients needed to make Roasted Venison with Chocolate Sauce: 1.5 kg venison, chopped into large chunks 2-3 beef bones, for the stock 400 gm plums, halved and stoned 30 gm dark (70% cocoa) chocolate 1 stick celery, chopped into small dices 1 red onion, peeled and diced 1 carrot, diced ... Read More »

How to Cook Pork Chops Alla Pizzaiola

Serves: 2 Preparation time: 7 mins Cooking time: 30 mins Ingredients needed to make Pork Chops Alla Pizzaiola: 2 ( 12 oze each) pork loin centre-cut chops, bone-in and each 1’’ thick 1 small onion, peeled and thinly sliced 1 tbsp fresh Italian parsley leaves, chopped 1 can (15 o) diced tomatoes, juice retained ¼ tsp dried red pepper flakes, plus ... Read More »

How to Cook Oven-Roasted Crabs

Serves: 2 Preparation time: 30 mins Cooking time: 12 mins Ingredients needed to make Oven-Roasted Crabs: 2 ( 4 ½ lb) large Dungeness crabs, cooked ¼ cup butter 1 tbsp shallots, minced 2 tbsp garlic, minced 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped 2 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped 1 tsp blood-orange zest, finely grated ½ cup freshly squeezed out blood orange juice ¼ ... Read More »

How to Cook Tagiatelle and Meatballs

Serves: 4-6 Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 1 hour Ingredients needed to make Tagiatelle and Meatballs: 1 lb 2 oz tagiatelle 9 oz ground pork 9 oz ground beef 3 streaky bacon slices, chopped 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped 1 can (14 oz) chopped tomatoes 3 large tomatoes, roughly chopped 1 ¾ oz white breadcrumbs 1 egg yolk ... Read More »

How to Cook Barley with Winter Greens Pesto

Serves: 4 Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 40 mins Ingredients needed to make Barley with Winter Greens Pesto: 2 cups barley, hulled 6 oz mustard greens, rinsed and tough stems chopped off 6 oz Swiss chard, rinsed and tough stems chopped off 2 medium garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped ½ cup raw almonds, toasted 6 tbsp walnut oil 3 ... Read More »

How to Cook Testaroli Al Pesto

Serves: 2-3 Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 20 mins Ingredients needed to make Testaroli Al Pesto: For the pesto: 1 bunch fresh basil, leaves picked ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more as required 1 tbsp pine nuts 1/3 cup Parmesan or Pecorino cheese, freshly grated 1 garlic clove, peeled and thinly sliced Salt to taste For the testaroli: ... Read More »

How to Bake Mushrooms and Kale Lasagna

Serves: 8 Preparation time: 25 mins Cooking time: 1 hr 10 mins Ingredients needed to make Mushrooms and Kale Lasagna: 9 sheets no-boil lasagna noodles 4 portobello mushrooms, stemmed and caps sliced into ¼’’ pieces 1 small bunch kale, stemmed and leaves roughly chopped One can (28 oz) whole plum tomatoes 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 tbsp fresh parsley, roughly ... Read More »

How to Cook Rose Veal Tonnato

Serves: 6 Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 20 mins Ingredients needed to make Rose Veal Tonnato: 1 lb 5 oz rose veal fillet, trimmed 2 banana shallots, peeled and halved longitudinally 2 tbsp baby capers, drained 1 celery stalk, trimmed and sliced into halves 1 carrot, halved 1 tsp flaked sea salt 6 black peppercorns Small bunch fresh thyme sprigs, ... Read More »

How to Cook Maiale Alla Montanara

Serves: 4 Preparation time: 5 mins Cooking time: 30 mins Ingredients needed to make Maiale Alla Montanara: 4 large pork chops 1 medium onion, finely chopped 5 oz round shiitake mushrooms, sliced 3 ½ oz oyster mushrooms, sliced 3 ½ o fresh porcini mushrooms, sliced 10 ½ oz taleggio cheese 20 thin asparagus spears 4 tbsp double cream Salt and freshly ... Read More »