Thursday, January 21, 2010


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.



  1. Yum Yum Yum! Thanks for the recipe! It was sure tasty:)

  2. I can't wait to try your recipe! Thanks for posting!