|My Summerfest Demo Table|
|Pasta Perfect, Oodles of Noodles, Lotsa Pasta Menu of Parties!|
The weekend I brought my sample home from SummerFest, I made Shrimp Fra Diavolo. The "Everyday Marinara" recipe is kicked up (cheers, Emeril!) with crushed red peppers and served with sautéed shrimp, over pasta. I used gemelli. It was delicious, and got two thumbs up from the husband and daughter!
Last night, I made the Chicken Picatta from the cookbook, and served over shell pasta. This was a very easy recipe. I took some photos along the way. I hope you'll enjoy them!
|Ingredients were easy and I keep most on hand.|
|Sauteed chicken breast slices; EVOO, salt & pepper.|
|Chopped a shallot & garlic - love my Tupperware Santoku knives!|
|Pasta & cold water in the microwave pasta maker, nuked for about 16 minutes while I made the white wine sauce.|
I forgot to take a photo of the sauce prep, and I was so busy getting the food plated, I didn't get a photo of the them either. I promise, they looked pretty with the chicken composed over the shells and the chopped Italian parsley & lemon slices.
I loved it! The white wine sauce is delicious. My husband was less impressed. His comment was "it's okay". I'll qualify that by telling you that in his world, pasta should have gobs of red meat & red sauce! I have plan-overs for another couple of meals for my daughter and myself. He'll get tube steaks! :)
The pasta maker worked like a charm. No boil over, and no watching and NO additional heat in the kitchen. I'm hooked!