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Recipes from "My Family Recipe Rocks!"

Appetizers: Antipasti

Antipasti is a true Italian tradition! Grab a platter or cutting board for serving guests and load it up with a variety of your favorite small bites for a fabulously appealing flavor array.

We Recommend:

World Market® sausages, olives, peppers, cheeses, crostinis, and more of your personal faves. Add parsley and grapes to platter for a great presentation.


Main course: Chicken Piccata with World Market® Strozzapreti Pasta

This primo pasta dish combines the best of Italian favor inspiration. Delicious, delightful and completely irresistible - we say "bravo!"

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts, cut in half
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 chopped shallot
  • 1/2 cup of white wine
  • 1/2 cup of chicken broth or stock
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 teaspoons of capers
  • 1/4 cup of cream
  • 1 handful of chopped parsley
  • World Market® Strozzapreti Pasta
  • Yellow and red cherry tomato halves
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • Dry roasted pine nuts
  • 1 handful of freshly chopped basil

Directions:

Chicken: Dredge chicken breasts, each side seasoned with salt and pepper, in seasoned flour. Sautée in olive oil and butter each side 3-4 minutes, until each side is golden brown. Set aside and cover with foil.

Sauce: In the same pan, add chopped garlic (2-cloves) and 1/2 chopped shallot sautéed. Add white wine and chicken broth or stock, dash of sea salt to taste. Reduce a bit with 3-4 lemon slices in liquid. Add lemon juice from 3 lemon halves, 2 teaspoons of capers, cream, add 2 additional pats of butter, a dash of chopped parsley. Add a pinch of flour for preferred thickness, taste and adjust as needed.

Pasta: Boil pasta for 15 minutes or so, or until fully cooked to your preference, with salted water and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Once cooked and drained, put back in pot, add a splash of olive oil so pasta won't stick together, cover and set aside. Quickly flash stir in med/hot pan for 2-4 minutes Add yellow and red cherry tomato halves, dash of fresh chopped, parsley 2 pressed garlic cloves, shallots (the other half from the Piccata sauce), 1 teaspoon of olive oil, a dab of sea salt. Set aside.

Once chicken is complete and ready to plate, mix the pasta ingredients together: Sauté tomato in pasta, grated parmesan cheese, olive oil (2 tablespoons), sea salt, dry roasted pine nuts, 1 handful of fresh chopped basil (larger pieces). Plate pasta and chicken side by side, add sauce over chicken and garnish with parsley.


Dessert: Tiramisu Parfaits

Tiramiso means "pick me up" in Italian, and aptly so! This sweet treat is a true pick-me-up dessert that's become wildly popular from Rome to Reno.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of Danesita Lady Fingers
  • 1 container of mascarpone cheese (8 oz)
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 2 dashes of cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of ground espresso

Topping:

  • 4 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon of World Market® Dark Chocolate Cocoa Mix
  • World Market® Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans
  • Mint leafs
  • Cookies

Directions:

Grind package of Danesita Lady Fingers in food processor, set aside. Mix remaining ingredients together. Layer the lady fingers and mascarpone, alternating with 1/2 tablespoon of crumbs to 1 1/2-2 tablespoons of the mascarpone. Add ground espresso over crumbs prior to layering the mascarpone. Refrigerate for 3 hours.

Topping before serving: Sprinkle cinnamon, cocoa powder and World Market® Dark Chocolate Cocoa Mix. Add World Market® Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans, a mint leave and cookie for garnish. Makes 4-6 servings.


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