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Compiled Recipe – Arugula and Sausage Spaghetti

Arugula and Sausage Spaghetti

Ingredients:
* 500 grams spaghetti noodles
* ¼ cup olive oil
* 3 tsp garlic, minced
* 1 small red onion, chopped
* 1 fresh Italian sausage, crumbled
* 1 ½ cups canned whole peeled tomatoes
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)
* ½ cup feta cheese or ricotta cheese
* 1 handful arugula, leaves only
* 1 lemon , zest only
* lemon wedges (to serve)

Preparations:
1) Cook spaghetti in a pot of boiling salted water according to package directions.

2) Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Sauté garlic and onions. Add sausage and cook until brown, breaking up large chunks with a wooden spoon.

3) Add tomatoes and simmer over low heat until reduced, about 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

4) Toss cooked spaghetti into sauce then transfer to a serving dish. Top with feta, arugula and lemon zest. Season with freshly ground pepper. Serve lemon wedges on the side.

 

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Compiled Recipe – Salted Egg and Tomato Pasta

Salted Egg and Tomato Pasta

Ingredients:
* 250 grams spaghetti, cooked according to package directions
* 2 salted eggs, peeled and chopped
* 2 red tomatoes, seeded and chopped
* ¼ cup white onions, chopped
* 1 tbsp cilantro leaves (wansoy), chopped
* ½ tsp salt
* ½ tsp ground black pepper

Preparations:
1) Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain and set aside.

2) Combine salted eggs, tomatoes, white onions, cilantro (wansoy) , salt and ground black pepper in a bowl. Add pasta and toss until well coated. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.

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Compiled Recipe – Pan Fried Chicken in Cream Sauce

Pan-Fried Chicken In Cream Sauce

Ingredients:
* 7 chicken thighs, skin on, excess fat removed
* 2 tbsp oil, more for deep frying
* 5 cloves garlic, peeled , lightly crushed
* 4 sun-dried tomatoes, sliced thinly
* 1 cup all purpose cream
* 2 tbsp sun-dried tomato pesto
* ½ cup water
* ¼ cup basil leaves, sliced thinly, divided
* salt and pepper (to taste)

Preparations:
1) Add enough oil in a deep sauté pan for deep frying. Season chicken thighs on both sides with salt and ground black pepper to taste. Place chicken skin side down in the oil. Deep fry chicken until cooked through. Transfer to a plate, and set aside.

2) Remove excess oil from pan, leaving about 2 tablespoons. Add garlic and tomatoes, stirring, and cook until softened. Add cream, pesto, water, and half the basil. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3) Return chicken to the pan, and cook until just heated through. Adjust seasoning accordingly to taste. Serve while hot topped with more basil.

 

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Compiled Recipe – Tomato Soup with Pepperoni and Beans

Tomato Soup with Pepperoni and Beans

Ingredients:
* 2 tbsp oil, divided
* 1 cup pepperoni, chopped
* 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (use 400 gram can)
* 1 can white beans, drained and rinsed (use 400 gram can)
* ¼ tsp paprika
* 2 red onions, chopped
* 5 cloves garlic, chopped
* 4 cups beef broth
* ½ cup frozen green peas, thawed
* ¾ cup canned tomatoes, diced
* 1 cup day old rice
* salt (to taste)
* black pepper (to taste)

Preparations:
1) Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add then sauté pepperoni. Stir in chickpeas and white beans. Season with paprika, salt and pepper; sauté until heated through. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

2) In the same pot, heat remaining oil. Add onion and garlic; sauté until softened. Pour in beef broth, bring to a boil, and lower heat to simmer. Stir in tomatoes, peas, rice and pepperoni mixture into the pot. Simmer until heated through. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and serve while hot.

 

 

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Compiled Recipe – Baked Italian Rice

Baked Italian Rice

Ingredients:
* 2 cups white rice, steamed cooled
* 3 large tomatoes, diced and seeded
* ½ cup fresh basil, chopped
* 3 tbsp garlic, minced
* ½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil
* 1 pinch chicken powder or 1 cube chicken bouillon, crushed
* salt (to taste)
* freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
* 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
* 2 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated

Preparations:
1) Pre-heat oven to 450◦F.

2) Combine rice, tomatoes, basil, garlic, olive oil, chicken powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

3) Transfer rice mixture to a small baking pan and top with cheese.

4) Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese has melted and starts to turn golden brown. Serve hot.

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Compiled Recipe – Tomato and Spam Pasta

Tomato and Spam Pasta

Ingredients:
* 400 grams spaghetti
* 2 tbsp oil
* 1 medium red onion, sliced
* 3 cloves garlic, peeled, minced
* 1 (340 gram) can spam, cubed
* 1 (400 gram) can diced tomatoes
* ½ tsp dried basil leaves
* 1 tsp dried oregano
* ½ tsp dried chili flakes
* 1 tbsp sun-dried tomato pesto
* ½ cup all purpose cream
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)

Preparations:
1) Bring a pot of water, salted, to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain and keep warm.

2) In a large wok over medium heat, heat oil then sauté onion, then garlic, until softened. Add Spam and cook until heated through. Dump canned tomatoes, including juices, in the can, and herbs into the wok. Cook, crushing tomatoes, until mixture begins to simmer. Stir in tomato pesto and cream. Season to taste. Cook until heated through.

3) Divide cooked pasta into the bowls and top with chunky sauce. Sprinkle with basil leaves and Parmesan cheese. Serve hot.

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Compiled Recipe – Chicken Potato Frittata

Chicken Potato Frittata

Ingredients:
* 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
* 3 medium potatoes, peeled, cubed
* 1 medium red onion, peeled, sliced
* 2 cloves garlic, peeled, chopped
* 2 tomatoes, cored, chopped
* ½ tsp Spanish paprika
* 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
* 4 large eggs
* 2 tbsp mayonnaise
* 2 tbsp spring onions, greens only, chopped (to serve)
* sour cream (to serve)
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)

Preparations:
1) Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add potatoes and cook, stirring regularly to prevent sticking. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Fry until potatoes have browned and are tender. Transfer to a bowl. Set aside.

2) In the same pan, sauté onion, then garlic and finally, tomatoes. Cook until each has softened. Add chicken and sauté until cooked through. Season with paprika, salt and ground black pepper. Return potatoes to the pan and stir to mix with chicken mixture. Stir in peas.

3) Whisk eggs with mayonnaise until well combined. Pour over potatoes and chicken. Shake pan to distribute eggs evenly, then cover. Lower heat to low and cook until egg is just set in the middle of the pan. Remove from heat. Cut frittata into wedges and top with sour cream sprinkled with spring onion. Serve while hot.

 

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Compiled Recipe – Pulled Pork Stew

Pulled Pork Stew

Ingredients:
* 2/3 kilo pork, use pigue, cut into large chunks
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)
* 2 tbsp oil
* 1 tbsp butter
* 1 small onion, chopped
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 can chopped tomatoes (use 400 gram can)
* ½ pork bouillon cube
* ¼ tsp ground cumin
* 1 tsp hot sauce
* 1 tsp liquid smoke
* 1 ½ kilo potatoes, peeled
* ½ cup fresh milk
* ¼ cup butter
* ¼ parmesan cheese, grated
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)

Preparations:
1) Season pork chunks with salt and ground black pepper. Heat oil and melt butter in a pressure cooker over medium heat. Sweat onion and garlic until translucent and fragrant. Add pork cubes and sear on all sides. Pour in tomatoes, pork bouillon cube, cumin, hot sauce, liquid smoke and just enough water to cover pork pieces. Bring to a boil then cover and tighten lid. Reduce heat to medium-low once pressurized. Let cook for 45 minutes or until the pork is tender.

2) Meanwhile, place potatoes in a large pot. Pour in enough water to cover, add salt and place over high heat. Bring water to a boil, and cook until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Place milk and butter in a cup and microwave on “high” until butter is melted. Set aside. Drain, then transfer potatoes to a bowl when tender. Add milk and butter mixture and season with salt and ground pepper to taste. Stir in parmesan cheese. Mash until potatoes are smooth. Keep warm.

3) Turn off heat and release pressure from the pressure cooker. Open lid and scoop out pork pieces by batch into a large bowl. Using two forks, shred the pork. Return the shredded pork into the pot. Repeat until all pork is shredded. Bring the mixture back to a boil and reduce liquid. Season with salt and ground pepper, to taste.

4) Scoop mashed potatoes into shallow bowls. Top with a generous helping of pork ragu. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

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Compiled Recipe – Shakshouka

Shakshouka

Ingredients:
* 2 tbsp olive oil
* 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
* 3 cloves garlic, minced
* ½ tsp dried thyme
* 1 can diced tomatoes (800 grams)
* 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
* 6 large eggs
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)
* water as needed
* pan de sal (to serve)

Preparations:
1) Heat oil in a large cast iron pan over medium heat. Sauté onion until starting to brown slightly. Add garlic and cook until softened.

2) Sprinkle with thyme and stir until aromatic. Add tomatoes and balsamic vinegar and stir until just mixed. Cook until heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

3) Bring to a boil then simmer. Break eggs on top of tomato mixture then cover. Simmer until eggs are just set. Serve with pan de sals.

 

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Compiled Recipe – Mexican Taco Rice

Mexican Taco Rice

Ingredients:
* 2 tbsp canola oil
* 1 medium red onion, peeled , sliced
* 2 cloves garlic, peeled, chopped
* 3 tomatoes, chopped
* ½ kilo ground beef
* 1 pack taco seasoning (around 40 grams)
* 1 tsp Spanish paprika
* 1 pack black beans (around 100 grams), rinsed drained
* 1 can red kidney beans (around 400 grams), drained
* 1 can sweet kernel corn (around 425 grams), drained
* ½ cup water
*  3 cups day old rice
* 1 small head iceberg lettuce, shredded
* 1 quick melt cheese, grated
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)

Preparations:
1) In a large saute pan over medium heat, Saute onion , then garlic and finally, tomatoes until softened.

2) Add ground beef. Let brown before stirring. Once cooked through, remove excess fat from the pan. Stir in taco seasoning and paprika and season to taste.

3) Add both beans and corn. Pour in water. Let simmer until almost dry. Toss in rice. Stir in cheese and lettuce before serving.