need Italian recipes that every one likes

Megan - posted on 04/21/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )

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hey my boy friend HATES noodles and stuff like that he is really a meat and potatoes kind of guy. me on the other hand was razed one Italian and am craving it so if there any thing that incorporates the both i would love to know. PLEASE HELP ME!! Thank you

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Wanita (Wendy) - posted on 05/11/2010

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Tomato and Scampi Salad (Insalta di Pomidori e Scampi)



4 large firm tomatoes

3-4 tablespoons cooked rice

2 Tablespoons chopped capers

2-3 gherkins, chopped (sweet pickels)

1 tblesppon chopped parsley

1/2 small red or green pepper, chopped

sampi- fresh, canned or frozen

mayonnaise

salt, pepper

4 large black olives

lettuce



Cut a slice from the top of the tomatoes and carefully remove the pulp. Discard the seeds and put the flesh into a bowl. Add the rice, capers,gherkins, parsley, chopped peppers and scamp. reserving a few for the garnish.

Bind all the ingredients together with mayonnaise and correct seasoning. (use your judegment on how much mayo)

Fill the tomatoe cases, cover with a little more mayonnaise and garnish with a black ovlive and the remaining scamp.



Serve on a bed of lettuce.

Juli - posted on 04/29/2010

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We have fresh basil now and made Caprese sandwiches on ciabatta rolls...Since my husband likes meat, he added salami to his. Both versions were so good.



Ciabatta spread with olive oil in oven to warm

Fresh, thin sliced tomatoes

Fresh mozzarella

Fresh basil

Augusta - posted on 04/27/2010

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What about a chicken carbonara?!?! All you have to do is buy boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes, saute in fry pan (pretty big one b/c everything ends up in it at finish) until done. In the mean time start a pot of water for the noodles, any kinds will do. Then cook about five to six pieces of bacon, usually one to two pieces per chicken breast. When chicken is done add Alfredo sauce to it, let warm to small boil. Add noodles to boiling water. follow directions on noodle package as everyone is different. When noodles are done add them to the chicken and sauce. During the noodle cooking time chop bacon up into small pieces. After adding everything place into serving dish and add bacon, give a quick stir and viola done! Maybe he will like this one because it has TWO meats! :) Just remember not to put bacon in until then because it will not be crispy! Hope this helps!! Good luck!

Teresa - posted on 04/27/2010

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i have a good chicken cacciatore recipe that i got out of my weight watchers cook book.
3 or 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (thawed if frozen)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3 tsp olive oil
2 tsp garlic( or to taste)
2 red bell peppers seeded and chopped
1/4 lb portabella mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped celery.. optional
1 chopped onion
1/2 dried oregano
pinch of cayenne
2 cups or 1 jar marinara sauce
sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. heat 2 tsp olive oil in pan and add chicken. cook until browned about 3-4 minutes on each side. remove chicken from pan and set aside. heat remaining tsp of oil in same skillet. add onion and garlic, stirring occassionaly until softened. add peppers, mushrooms, celery and cayenne and cook until softened stirring occassionaly. return chicken to skillet add marinara and spoon over chicken. bring to boil. reduce heat and cover until chicken is cooked thouroughly. about 20 minutes.
what's good about this is you can serve it by itself or over noodles! so you both can enjoy it!!

Kira - posted on 04/26/2010

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Take Chicken Breast, put in a baking dish and poor Italian dressing over it. Its a fav at my house.

Anne-Marie - posted on 04/25/2010

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you could try italian sausage with a bolognese sauce topped with cheese, you can serve this with pasta or potatoes even garlic bread too, yummy and filling too. Good luck x :)

Rachel - posted on 04/25/2010

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chicken parm would be good. or make a tomato sauce and add sliced/diced italian sausage and serve it over a fun macaroni like farfalle or wagon wheels



try epicurious recipes or liada's italy. pbs has alot of good cooks/recipes

Annamarie - posted on 04/25/2010

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what about raviolis? you can get meat inside instead of ricotta...its meat and a starch cant go wrong!

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My entire family is Italian and I love the food. The bad thing about it is that no one uses a recipe, so I have a hard time making recipes from my childhood.

*Gnocchi ( I recently tried sweet potatoe ones-yum!!),
*Can't remember what it is called, but as kids we called it "worm soup" (hope you know what I am talking about)- bread crumbs, eggs, nutmeg, parm cheese and then you'll need something to make the noodles. I have an attachment to my kitchen aid, but I have also seen hand presses at the kitchen stores
*Giada on the food network makes wonderful dishes!

Joelle - posted on 04/23/2010

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chicken parm...barefoot contessa has a great recipe...you can also add tomato sauce and from parm....bake in oven till melted

Erica - posted on 04/23/2010

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Cook 1 lb of spaghetti and after its cooked cool it completely with cold water. Take a couple pieces of celery and cut it up, then take some toaotoes diced up and take green onions and dice them and then take a bottle of Italian dressing and mix it all together and it makes a perfect salad that anyone will enjoy.

Chris - posted on 04/23/2010

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My families favorite is Italian Chicken--Boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a baking dish. Top with cheese (mozzarella or provalone), jarred sauce, more cheese and Italian Seasoning. Bake covered for about 30 minutes at 375F, remove top, and bake another 10.

You can serve it with noodles or on top of mashed potatoes!

My family hates veggies, but I put peppers and zucchini in the dish too--for me!

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good luck!!!!! An Italian restaurnt in my town serves steak with grilled onions and peppers on top and then the side is penne with marinara

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