Crouton’s Quick Fettuccini Alfredo w/Shrimp

Ingredients

1 lb fettuccini 3/4 stick butter 1/2 cup half & half 4-5 cloves garlic, sliced 12-24 large shrimp (21/25 count), deveined, heads & tails removed dried parsley flakes white pepper grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Put a large pot of water on to boil. Melt butter in frying pan over low temperature. Add […]

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Crouton’s Scallopini al Limone

Ingredients

6-8 veal scallops flour, salt, pepper 2 tbsp olive oil 3 tbsp butter 1 can beef stock 1 lemon, thinly sliced

Directions

Pound veal scallops, dredge in a mixture of flour, salt, and pepper, shake off excess, set aside. Heat 2 tbsp each of olive oil and butter in medium hot skillet. Brown […]

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Crouton’s Fettuccini Alfredo

This is a great side dish for richly-flavored meat dishes, like scallopini al limone, veal marsala, or grilled Italian sausage.

Ingredients

1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 stick butter white pepper grated Parmesan cheese fettuchini fresh parsley if desired

Directions

For the Alfredo sauce, melt butter over low heat in a small saucepan. Add the […]

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Ditalini’s Linguini w/White Clam Sauce

Ditalini made her version of linguini with white clam sauce tonight, based on a Food Channel recipe that has long been one of our favorites.

Ingredients

Ingredients

1/4 cup olive oil 1 tsp red pepper flakes 4-6 cloves garlic, chopped 1 small can anchovy filets 2 tbsp fresh thyme (1 1/2 […]

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Italian Family Barbecue Revisited

Here’s the original recipe, if you want the details.

Grilled artichoke, polenta with onions & peppers, Italian sausage

A few variations this time around. We recently bought a new gas grill, and in my zeal to protect it and make it last forever, I’m using grilling pans and sheets. You can see them in […]

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Back in the Saddle

Crouton’s Chicken & Shrimp Fettucini Alfredo

Home from vacation and restaurant meals, back in the kitchen and hard at work. Tonight’s dinner? Crouton’s Chicken & Shrimp Fettucini Alfredo. Fast, easy, and satisfying.

It’s good to be home.

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Apparently, Whoring Runs in the Family

Twenty years or more ago I started making a simple pasta dish for those nights we wanted something light and basically meatless: I’d fry some garlic and anchovies in olive oil, then mix it with spaghetti. At some point I thought it would be more flavorful with a little onion. In time I began to […]

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Grilled Polenta, Italian Sausage, & Peppers

Yeah, I know, I’ve posted about these things before, here and here. But I felt like photoblogging last night’s dinner and, this time around, presenting it in recipe format. My method is to put the peppers on the grill first, since they take the longest to cook (about 15 minutes), then the sausage (about 5 […]

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Parmesan Chicken with Sautéed Green Beans & Tomato/Mozzarella Salad

I was on deck for dinner last night so I decided to prepare one of Ditalini’s favorites: Parmesan chicken. Sautéed green beans and tomato/mozzarella salad seemed like they would go well with the chicken, and you know what? They did. This is an easy little dinner to prepare, and one I’ve long promised to add […]

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Ditalini’s Lasagne Rolls

This is Ditalini’s adaptation of a Giada De Laurentiis Food Channel recipe. The original recipe called for mixing chopped prosciutto in with the ricotta/spinach mixture, but since Ditalini uses Italian meat sauce rather than meatless marinara sauce, she skips the prosciutto.

We usually have a few containers of Italian meat sauce in the freezer, so […]

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