Sunday, May 31, 2009

Cooking Club: May

Italian with Red Wine Tasting







Shauna: Stuffed Eggplant Rolls
Sarah: Focaccia bread - Meat and Cheese Platter
Linda: Tiramisu
Summer: Italian Stuffed Jalapeno
Ashlin: Cauliflower with Pasta
Jodi: Baked Ziti w/Bolognese sauce - Spumoni
Dana: Spaghetti Carbonara
Cheryl: Italian Crème cake
Chris: Chicken Parmesan


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We started off with a fabulous red wine tasting, 7 bottles to be exact!! And the winner was...



Dana's bottle of Pinot Noir! On sale for $8.99 Now onto the food!!!
Italian Stuffed Jalapenos.







Cauliflower and Pasta






The Best Ever Focaccia Bread!! Tomato, Pesto and Kalamata Olive and Green Olive and Caramelized Onion.










Focaccia, Cheese and Meat Platter



Chicken Parmesan, Yum!

Spaghetti Carbonara


Stuffed Eggplant Rolls






Onto dessert! We kicked it off with shots of limoncello, an Italian lemon liqueur (as if the 7 glasses of wine weren't enough!)



Then we dove into some delicious Italian Cream Cake and...




Tiramisu.




And of course, some spumoni.







Italian night wouldn't be complete without the stunning vocals of Andrea Bocelli.








Recipes!!!




Italian Stuffed Jalapenos / Guy Fieri


15 jalapenos, preferably red, cut in 1/2, seeded and deveined
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 pound mild Italian
sausage, casings removed
1/4 cup minced red onion
1/4 cup minced red bell pepper
3 tablespoons minced garlic
2 cups mascarpone or
cream cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish
Salt and pepper *
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
cheese


Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and set a rack in the middle of the oven.
Place jalapenos on a sheet tray and roast for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. Turn broiler on medium.


Heat the oil in a medium saute pan. Add the sausage and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Add the onions, peppers, and garlic and cook to soften for about 5 minutes. Remove and place in a large bowl. Cool to room temperature, then add mascarpone, and Parmesan. Mix ingredients thoroughly and season with salt and pepper.


Place approximately 1 tablespoon of mixture into each jalapeno half, and top with 1/2 teaspoon of mozzarella cheese.


Place the sheet tray of stuffed peppers in oven and broil until mozzarella cheese melts.


* The mixture is salty enough without adding any extra salt.




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Spaghetti Carbonara / Emeril Lagasse
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Stuffed Eggplant / Marguerite Henderson - Savor the Memories
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All the other recipes have to be hand typed, so if you would like one let me know in the comments sections! :)

1 comment:

shauna said...

Great post! You take fabulous food photos. Thanks for posting the recipes also.

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