Lemon Garlic Orzo with Spinach and Tomatoes

Ingredients:

  • 1 package Lemon Garlic Orzo, cooked al dente (about 5-7 minutes)
  • 1 lb. fresh Spinach, washed and dried, stems removed
  • 1 pt. Grape or Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Lemon, zested
  • 1 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Basil Leaves, thinly sliced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Thinly slice Spinach and place in medium-sized bowl.
  2. Halve Tomatoes and add to Spinach.
  3. Add Lemon zest.
  4. Add hot, cooked Lemon Garlic Orzo to bowl and drizzle Olive Oil over top. Toss to combine. (Hot pasta will wilt Spinach.)
  5. Add Basil, Salt, and Pepper, and serve.

Garlic Chive Pappardelle con Peperoni

Ingredients:

  • 1 package Garlic Chive Pappardelle, cooked al dente (about 6-8 min)
  • 1 Chicken, cut up (about 3 lbs.)

Marinate -

  • 3 large Lemons
  • 20 sprigs Italian Parsley, leaves only
  • 2 medium cloves Garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • Salt and freshly ground Pepper to taste

Sauce -

  • 3 Red Bell Peppers
  • 1/2 cup dry White Wine
  • Salt and freshly ground Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Marinate Chicken in refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 400º.
  3. Clean Peppers, removing stems, pulp, and seeds. Then cut into strips and soak in cold water for 30 minutes.
  4. Bake Chicken in oven for 35 minutes. Set marinate aside.
  5. While Chicken bakes, heat leftover marinate on medium heat. When hot, add drained Peppers and sauté for 10 minutes. Cover and simmer for another 15 minutes.
  6. Add White Wine and let evaporate uncovered for 5 minutes. (Start cooking Garlic Chive Pappardelle now.)
  7. Arrange Chicken around large platter. Drain Pappardelle and place in center of platter. Pour sauce over all and serve hot.