Lemon bay tortellini
Prep time: 10 minutes, Cook time: 15 minutes, makes 6 servings
1/2 preserved lemon
2 McCormick Bay Leaves
1 package (12 ounces) cheese tortellini
2 cups frozen leaf spinach, unthawed
4 strips bacon
1 medium shallot, finely chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
8 ounces sliced assorted mushrooms
1 teaspoon McCormick Minced Garlic
Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
1. Remove and discard pulp from preserved lemon. Rinse peel to remove excess salt. Coarsely chop peel (about 2 tablespoons). Set aside.
2. Bring water and bay leaves to boil in large saucepot. Stir in tortellini. Cook as directed on package, adding frozen spinach during last minute of cooking. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking water. Discard bay leaves.
3. Meanwhile, cook bacon in large skillet on medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon; set aside. Add shallots to bacon drippings; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add oil, mushrooms, garlic and preserved lemon peel; cook and stir 3 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Add tortellini mixture and reserved cooking water; toss to mix well. Sprinkle with bacon. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired./FamilyFeatures.
To prepare with fresh spinach: Cook tortellini as directed, omitting the frozen leaf spinach. Cook bacon and mushrooms as directed. Stir in 1 package (6 ounces) baby spinach leaves until slightly wilted. Continue as above.
Nutrition Information per Serving: 416 Calories, Fat 24g, Protein 13g, Carbohydrates 37g, Cholesterol 46mg, Sodium 729mg, Fiber 5g
Although preserved lemons can be found at some specialty food stores, making your own requires just three basic ingredients - lemons, salt and time (it takes at least three weeks before the lemons are ready to use). For added dimension, bay leaves can even be included in the preserving salt. It is the supple rind of preserved lemons that is most valued - sliced, chopped or minced to complement the texture of the dish. For step-by-step instructions, visit mccormick.com.
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons water
1 jar (1 lb. 10 oz.) Ragu Old World Style Pasta Sauce
3 tablespoons olive oil
6 cups assorted cut-up fresh vegetables (broccoli florets, red and/or green bell pepper, onion, zucchini and/or yellow squash)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 box (12 ounces) fettuccine, cooked and drained
In 2-quart saucepan, heat pasta sauce until heated through; set aside and keep warm.
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2 teaspoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup frozen okra cut, thawed
1 14.5-ounce can stewed tomatoes, undrained
12 ounces chicken breast, cut into strips (tenders)
12 ounces fully cooked Cajun-style andouille sausage or smoked turkey sausage
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
2 cups cooked brown rice
1/4 cup Hidden Valley Original Ranch Light Dressing
8 ounces rigatoni pasta
1/4 cup Italian or Greek dressing
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup sweet onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
5 ounces baby spinach
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup toasted pecans
Cook pasta in 2 quarts boiling, salted water until al dente, 7 to 8 minutes. Transfer pasta to large bowl and toss with dressing. Keep warm.