Wednesday, February 23, 2011

ITALIAN SAUSAGE RIGATONI, ITALIAN LEAFY GREEN SALAD & TIRAMISU


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ITALIAN SAUSAGE RIGATONI

INGREDIENTS:

1 pkg. (19.76 oz.) Johnsonville® Italian Mild Sausage Links
1 pkg. (1 lb.) rigatoni pasta
3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lg. sweet red pepper, chopped
2 Tbsp. Italian parsley, chopped
1 jar
(26 oz.) of your favorite pasta sauce

DIRECTIONS:

Cook sausage links according to package directions.
Meanwhile, cook rigatoni according to package directions; drain and set aside.
In a large skillet, heat olive oil until hot.
Add garlic; sauté for 30 seconds or until golden.
Add red peppers; sauté for 2 minutes or until crisp-tender.
Cut sausage into 1/4-inch coin slices; add to skillet. Stir in pasta sauce; heat through.
Add pasta; toss to combine. Sprinkle with parsley.
Serve immediately

ITALIAN LEAFY GREEN SALAD

Grape seed oil is the secret to this salad. If you cannot find it, use olive oil. Preparation time is 15 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups romaine lettuce - torn, washed and dried
1 cup torn escarole
1 cup torn radicchio
1 cup torn red leaf lettuce
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced into rings
1/2 green bell pepper, sliced in rings
12 cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup grape seed oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

In a large bowl, combine the romaine, escarole, radicchio, red-leaf, scallions, red pepper, green pepper and cherry tomatoes.
Whisk together the grape seed oil, basil, vinegar, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Pour over salad, toss and serve immediately.

TIRAMISU

Classic Italian dessert made with ladyfingers and mascarpone cheese. It can be made in a trifle bowl or a spring form pan. Try this substitute for mascarpone in this recipe: 16 ounces of cream cheese combined with 1/2 cup heavy cream and 5 tablespoons sour cream.

INGREDIENTS:

6 egg yolks
1 1/4 cups white sugar
1 1/4 cups mascarpone cheese
1 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
2 (12 ounce) packages ladyfingers
1/3 cup coffee flavored liqueur
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting
1 (1 ounce) square semisweet chocolate

DIRECTIONS:

Combine egg yolks and sugar in the top of a double boiler, over boiling water. Reduce heat to low, and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and whip yolks until thick and lemon colored.
Add mascarpone to whipped yolks. Beat until combined. In a separate bowl, whip cream to stiff peaks. Gently fold into yolk mixture and set aside.
Split the lady fingers in half, and line the bottom and sides of a large glass bowl. Brush with coffee liqueur. Spoon half of the cream filling over the lady fingers. Repeat ladyfingers, coffee liqueur and filling layers. Garnish with cocoa and chocolate curls. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
To make the chocolate curls, use a vegetable peeler and run it down the edge of the chocolate bar.


5 comments:

Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

Oh my goodness it all looks so good!!! I think that sausage and rigatoni dish will be on my menu very soon!!:0) Thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

We bought half a side of pork and have been on a hunt for recipes to use up our italian sausage. Hubby loves noodles so this is perfect! That dessert looks fabulous. I could impress the whole family by creating that one. Thanks! :)

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Tiramisu is a great dessert. I did not know how to make a substitute for marscapone. Thank you!
★Linda★

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Look in the Nook said...

All looks yummy, even the dried carrots.
ENJOY!
Jany
Don't forget to "Look in the Nook".