Sunday, June 26, 2005

Quick and easy Italian summer meal

This is quick and tasty. You can do it outside on the grill in a matter of minutes.

2 TBS olive oil
2 TBS butter
1/4 Cup Marsala Wine
1 Green Pepper Sliced in 1/2 " slices
2 Large Portabella mushrooms sliced in 1/2" slices and halved
1 Large onion sliced in rounds - 1/2" slices
2 Italian sausages sliced lengthwise OR a grilled B/S chicken breast
2 Kaiser or Hoagie rolls
Garlic powder for veggies and rolls

Grill sausages then slice in half lengthwise. In the mean time, sautee veggies in oil,butter, and wine until fairly soft. Split rolls in half lengthwise and toast on grill with a tad of garlic powder.
Place sliced sausages on bottom half of roll.

Drain and distribute veggies on roll - close roll with the top. You might want to spread a little marinara sauce on it too if you have it in the fridge. Also great on pasta.

Mangiare buono! Piacere!

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Hot and Spicy Marinade

This is guaranteed to 'tickle' your fancy if you like tender and spicy.

Blend together:

4 minced green onions
2 seeded jalapeno or habanero peppers
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves (or 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
a pinch of nutmeg.

Put meat in a sealable plastic bag, then pour in the marinade. Turn over from time to time. Best if marinated 4-hours or over night for an EXTRA surprise.

Blend all until smooth in a blender. This is good with chicken, beef, or pork. WARNING!! Be prepared for the morning after.