Tag: crushed red pepper

Spaghetti with Tapenade, Tomatoes, Spinach, Arugula, and Feta

Spaghetti with Tapenade, Tomatoes, Spinach, Arugula, and Feta

by Pam on September 25, 2012

This is my new favorite pasta and I can’t wait to make it again.  I found this in an old Everyday Food and decided to finally give it a try – I am so glad I did.  I made my own tapenade[1] because it is ridiculously expensive and I like my homemade version better anyway.  I couldn’t decide between using arugula or spinach so I ended up using a little of each. This dish was a hit with all of us, especially me!  I had the leftovers for lunch today and it was just as good!  I highly recommend this recipe.

Make the tapenade[2].  Set aside for the flavors to mingle.

Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, per instructions.  Drain pasta.  Return the empty pan to the stove and heat the olive oil over medium heat.  Add the tomatoes, crushed red pepper, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.  Cook, stirring often, for 4-5 minute or until the tomatoes are bursting; add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Return the pasta back to the pan, add the tapenade, spinach, and arugula then mix until evenly coated.  Drizzle a bit more olive oil then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.  Place into serving bowls then top with feta cheese.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

 

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Spaghetti with Tapenade, Tomatoes, Spinach, Arugula, and Feta




Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 15 min.

Total Time: 25 min.



Ingredients:

1 lb of whole wheat spaghetti, cooked per instructions
1/2 tbsp of olive oil (plus more for drizzling)
1 1/2 cups of grape tomatoes
Dash of crushed red pepper flakes
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/2 cup of tapenade (recipe link above)
1 cup of baby spinach
1 cup of arugula
Feta cheese

Directions:

Make the tapenade. Set aside for the flavors to mingle.

Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, per instructions. Drain pasta. Return the empty pan to the stove and heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the tomatoes, crushed red pepper, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring often, for 4-5 minute or until the tomatoes are bursting; add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Return the pasta back to the pan, add the tapenade, spinach, and arugula then mix until evenly coated. Drizzle a bit more olive oil then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place into serving bowls then top with feta cheese. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking
Original recipe inspired by Everyday Home

References

  1. ^ tapenade (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ tapenade (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Lemon-Garlic Kale Sauté

Lemon-Garlic Kale Sauté

by Pam on January 8, 2013

I wanted to make a healthy and easy side dish to go along with the chicken I was making. I decided to sauté some kale with some olive oil, garlic slices, crushed red pepper, and lemon juice. It took only minutes to make and tasted wonderful! I really loved how the lemon brightened up the flavor of the kale. My kids didn’t love this side dish but my husband and I did.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the thinly sliced garlic; sauté for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add the kale to the skillet along with 2 tablespoons of water. Cook, stirring often for 2-3 minutes. Season with crushed red pepper, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Stir in the lemon juice and toss to coat evenly before spooning the kale into a serving dish. Top with shaved Parmesan cheese.  Serve immediately. Enjoy.



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Lemon-Garlic Kale Sauté




Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 5 min.

Total Time: 10 min.



Ingredients:

2 tsp olive oil
1 clove of garlic, sliced thinly
1 bunch of kale, washed & chopped
2 tbsp water
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
Parmesan, shaved

Directions:

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the thinly sliced garlic; sauté for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add the kale to the skillet along with 2 tablespoons of water. Cook, stirring often for 2-3 minutes. Season with crushed red pepper, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Stir in the lemon juice and toss to coat evenly before spooning the kale into a serving dish. Top with shaved Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



 

References

  1. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli topped with Asparagus and Tomato Sauté with Fresh Crab and Parmesan

Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli topped with Asparagus and Tomato Sauté with Fresh Crab and Parmesan

by Pam on March 10, 2014

We spent the weekend camping in our motor home at the coast. Unfortunately, we endured a massive rain and wind storm that kept us cooped up in the motor home instead of playing on the beach. We made the best of it by playing games, watching movies, and reading. On Sunday, we headed to Garibaldi for the crab races. Sadly, the races ended early and they were packing up to leave. My friend Currié managed to get us an amazing deal on whole cleaned & cooked dungeness crab. Once we got home, I steamed some of the crab a bit to until warm then served it with melted garlic butter and lemon. The crab was so tasty we didn’t need the butter! Fresh crab is hard to beat!

There was plenty of leftover crab meat so I decided to throw together this pasta for dinner. A simple veggie sauté with crushed red pepper flakes, garlic, olive oil, and a bit of butter tossed together with spinach and ricotta ravioli topped with crab meat, Parmesan, Pine Nuts, and basil. It was a delicious dinner that we all devoured. I still have crab leftover so I foresee eggs, asparagus, and crab in my future.

Cook the ravioli in salted water, per instructions. Drain ravioli reserving 3 tablespoons of pasta water.

While the ravioli is cooking, heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the asparagus and grape tomatoes along with the crushed red pepper flakes then cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes, until the asparagus is crisp tender and the tomatoes are ready to burst. Add the minced garlic, remaining olive oil, and butter. Toss to mix well then gently add the cooked & drained ravioli to the pan along with a few tablespoons of pasta water; season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Pour into a serving bowl then top with shredded Parmesan, toasted pine nuts, and fresh basil. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



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Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli topped with Asparagus and Tomato Sauté with Fresh Crab and Parmesan




Yield: 4



Ingredients:

10 oz Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli, cooked in salt water, per instructions
1 tbsp olive oil, divided
1 small bunch of asparagus, wooden ends removed, cut into thirds
1 cup of grape tomatoes
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
2 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp butter
Parmesan cheese, shredded, to taste
1 tbsp toasted pine nuts
2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped

Directions:

Cook the ravioli in salted water, per instructions. Drain ravioli reserving 3 tablespoons of pasta water.

While the ravioli is cooking, heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the asparagus and grape tomatoes along with the crushed red pepper flakes then cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes, until the asparagus is crisp tender and the tomatoes are ready to burst. Add the minced garlic, remaining olive oil, and butter. Toss to mix well then gently add the cooked & drained ravioli to the pan along with a few tablespoons of pasta water; season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Pour into a serving bowl then top with shredded Parmesan, toasted pine nuts, and fresh basil. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

References

  1. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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