Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Orecchiette with Arugula and Cherry Tomatos

An excellent recipe from Lidia's Italian Kitchen!

Ingredients: (for 2 servings)

1 bag of cherry tomatos
1 box of baby arugula
1/2 lb of Orecchiette ("ear lobe" pasta, or substitute any small pastas)
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
4-5 medium sized garlic cloves
1-2 teaspoon crushed chili pepper (the kind you get with your pizza)

Boil water for the pasta. Slice cherry tomatos in half.

Peel and crush garlic cloves. Warm olive oil in pan on medium high heat, add garlic. Slice cherry tomatos in half. Add to pan. Turn heat down to medium. Add tomatos, salt, and crushed chili pepper. Stir.

Add pasta in boiling water. Cook for 9-10 minutes. Add arugula into the pot with the water and pasta. Let it cook for 2 minutes.

Take pasta and arugula out of the water. Add to garlic tomato mixture. Tomatos should be soft with the skin wrinkled.

The sauce shouldn't be too thick, and the pasta and arugula should just float in the mixture.

Can be served with parmesan cheese. For meat portion, you can choose to make parmesan chicken! And for dessert, may I suggest some store bought chocolate cake?

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Chicken Salad

Home made mayo: Refer to earlier post
Chicken breast
Lemon pepper (seasoning mix)
Granny smith apple (green)
Gala apple (red)

Season chicken with lemon pepper and salt (or AlsoSalt). Grill chicken breast on a frying pan with no oil on a nonstick pan. Cut chicken into .5 inch squares, and put aside to cool. Chop celery into small pieces, and cut apples into thin slices, halved. Make homemade mayo. Mix everything together and stick it in the fridge to cool.

Use egg bread or whatever bread you desire. Toast and butter. Let it cool.
Take salad out after it has been chilled and spread over bread to make sandwich. Lunch is ready!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Chicken Meatball Soup

a 5-minute recipe; easy to make; easy to eat

Ingredients: make about 20 meatballs
ground chicken - 1 lb
fine chopped onions - about 2 cups
green onion - optional
egg - 1 large
corn starch - 2 to 3 tbsp
seasoning - soy sauce, white pepper, salt,...
depend on your taste buds

How to:
1. boil 6~7 cups of water
2. mix all ingredients well but not over mix.
Suggestion: use fork to mix.
3. spoon the mix to boiling water one by one. Cook until done.