[notes // linguine w/ herb broth & clams: cooking the linguine among a white-wine broth with all of these herbs is a treat // chicken marsala: mushrooms in this cream sauce, rich & smooth // recommended recipe, would make both again]
// linguine w/ herb broth & clams //
// ingredients //
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 onions, chopped
- 6 garlic cloves, peeled, smashed
- 2 medium tomatoes, cored, chopped
- 3 cups dry white wine
- 1 cup (or more) water
- 3 pounds Manila clams or small littleneck clams, scrubbed
- 1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh oregano
- 2 pinches of dried crushed red pepper
- 8 ounces linguine
// preparation //
Melt butter with olive oil in heavy large pot over medium heat. Add onions and cook until soft, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and stir 1 minute. Add tomatoes and cook until beginning to soften, stirring often, about 2 minutes. Add white wine and 1 cup water and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes to blend flavors. DO AHEAD: Broth can be made 1 day ahead. Cool slightly, then cover and refrigerate.
Bring broth to boil. Add clams, cover, and cook until clams open, 3 to 5 minutes (discard any clams that do not open). Transfer clams to large bowl; tent with foil to keep warm.
Stir basil, parsley, oregano, and crushed red pepper into broth in pot. Add linguine. Boil until pasta is almost tender but still very firm to bite, stirring often and adding water by tablespoonfuls if too dry. Return clams with any accumulated juices to pot. Cover and simmer until clams are heated through and pasta is tender but still firm to bite, about 3 minutes longer. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Transfer linguine and clam mixture to large shallow platter and serve.
Read More http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Linguine-with-Herb-Broth-and-Clams-242502#ixzz1fAHdJ7q4
// chicken marsala //
- 1 3/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth (14 fl oz)
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 10 oz mushrooms, trimmed and thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh sage
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves (2 lb total)
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons dry Marsala wine
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
// preparation //
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 200°F.
Bring broth to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan over high heat, then boil, uncovered, until reduced to about 3/4 cup, about 20 minutes.
Cook shallot in 3 tablespoons butter in an 8- to 10-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat, stirring, until shallot begins to turn golden, about 1 minute. Add mushrooms, 1 teaspoon sage, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid mushrooms give off is evaporated and mushrooms begin to brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat.
Put flour in a wide shallow bowl. Gently pound chicken to 1/4 inch thick between 2 sheets of plastic wrap using the flat side of a meat pounder or a rolling pin.
Pat chicken dry and season with salt and pepper, then dredge in flour, 1 piece at a time, shaking off excess. Transfer to sheets of wax paper, arranging chicken in 1 layer.
Heat 1 tablespoon each of oil and butter in a 10-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until foam subsides, then sauté half of chicken, turning over once, until golden and just cooked through, about 4 minutes total. Transfer cooked chicken to a large heatproof platter, arranging in 1 layer, then put platter in oven to keep warm. Wipe out skillet with paper towels and cook remaining chicken in same manner, then transfer to oven, arranging in 1 layer.
Add 1/2 cup wine to skillet and boil over high heat, stirring and scraping up brown bits, about 30 seconds. Add reduced broth, cream, and mushrooms, then simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce is slightly thickened, 6 to 8 minutes. Add lemon juice and remaining 2 tablespoons wine and 1/2 teaspoon sage.
Serve chicken with sauce.
Read More http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/bestof/toprecipes/bestchickenrecipes/recipes/food/views/Chicken-Marsala-232152#ixzz1fAHzp1C3
// cheers! //