Here are the recipes for the delicious things Michael cooked this weekend!
It's not as hard as it looks/sounds. They took about 35-40 minutes together. YUMM YUMM!!
Grilled Chicken with Basil and Mozzarella
8oz mozzarella cheese
4lg chicken breasts
8 basil leaves
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 Tbs olive oil
salt & pepper
Cut mozzarella into 8 thick slices, set aside.
Slice each chicken breast horizontally without cutting all the way though (butterfly the chicken). Open the chicken and season wih salt and pepper.
Put 2 basil leaves, a few garlic slices, and 2 slices of cheese in each breast, then fold back over, pressing firmly together. Secure with toothpicks.
Brush with olive oil and cook on grill or grill pan for about 8 minutes or until the chicken is cooked and the cheese is oozing.
Linguine with Pancetta & Sage
1 cup peas
4-5 Tbs olive oil
1/3 cup bread crumbs
16 oz linguine
3 oz thinly sliced panchetta
3 garlic cloves, crushed
5-6 sage leaves, finely chopped
1/3 cup white wine
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Cook peas, drain and set aside.
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in skillet. Add bread crumbs and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Set aside.
Cook pasta and drain. Set aside.
Heat 1 Tbs oil in a saucepan large enough to hold all the pasta later. Add the pancetta and cook, stirring, until browned, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring for 1 minute, don't let the garlic burn. Stir in sage and wine. Cook, stirring, until liquid has evaporated, about 1 minute.
Add pasta to the pan with the pancetta. Add the peas and 1-2 tablespoons of oil over low heat. Toss well to mix. Stir in cheese and bread crumbs.