Tuscan Ribollita Soup Recipe

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Authentic Tuscan recipe for ribollita, a wonderful bread sou straight from Italy!

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Soup, Tuscan Ribollita Recipe
Cuisine Italian
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Cuisine Italian
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  1. Peel and roughly chop the onion, kale or spinach, Savoy cabbage, chard, leek, potatoes, carrots, zucchini and celery.
  2. Saute' the onion in a little extra virgin olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat until tender.
  3. Add the rest of the chopped veggies to the pot and cook about 10 minutes more until softened.
  4. Mash half the beans in a bowl with a fork or potato masher. Add all the beans and their water to the soup pot and stir well.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Simmer about 2 hours. Add water if necessary to keep the soup from getting too thick.
  7. Cube the stale bread and stir into soup. Add more water, if necessary.
  8. Simmer 10 more minutes. Soup should be hearty and very thick.
Recipe Notes

Ladle into bowls, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and serve with crusty fresh bread on the side.

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Meat Ragù Recipe from Santa Giulia Wine Estate, Montalcino, Italy

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Homemade recipe for hearty meat ragu. I got the recipe straight from the winemaker's mother (via some translations!) in Italy at the Santa Giulia winery near Siena. Ladle over homemade tagliatelle and you're instantly transported to Tuscany!

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Pasta, Meat Ragù Sauce
Course Main Dish, Pasta
Cuisine Italian
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Course Main Dish, Pasta
Cuisine Italian
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  1. Mince the onion and saute it in olive oil in a heavy frying pan over medium heat until tender.
  2. Add the ground meat and cook until brown.
  3. Add red wine and cook for a few more minutes.
  4. Add tomato puree.
  5. Cook 2 hours on low heat, stirring occasionally. Add water or stock as needed during cooking time to keep the sauce liquid from sticking.
  6. Serve over pasta.
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Spicy Cajun New Orleans Shrimp Recipe

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This spicy Cajun shrimp recipe is easy to prepare and quick to cook. Use over rice, grits or even a salad for a fresh seafood treat. Don't like hot food? I give options to make them milder.

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Shrimp, Spicy Cajun New Orleans Recipe
Marinate shrimp in a spicy Cajun seasoning mix then quickly fry it up with onions and garlic for a wonderful New Orleans treat.
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  1. Fry bacon until crisp. Alternatively, place strips on rack on baking sheet and bake in preheated 375 F oven for about 30 minutes til crisp. Drain on paper towels, crumble and set aside.
  2. Mix shrimp with seasoning in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to marinate.
  3. Heat skillet on medium heat. Melt butter in 1/4 cup olive oil. Add onions. Saute for about 5 minutes until onions are tender and translucent. Add garlic and saute an additional 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add marinated shrimp to skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp begin to become firm and slightly pink, about 4 minutes. Add remainder of olive oil and saute for about 1 minute more to infuse the oil with the seasoning. Immediately remove from heat.
  5. Serve in a bowl over rice, grits or salad greens, drizzling the extra, infused oil around sides. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon and sliced scallions on top.
Recipe Notes

I use Emeril Lagasse's Essence spice mixture. Use less seasoning for less spicy shrimp. For more spice, add cayenne pepper to taste. For no spice at all, use a seasoning mix without cayenne.

Do not overcook the shrimp. They turn hard and rubbery if overcooked.

Serve over rice or Asiago cheese grits. These shrimp are great over a green salad, too, even chilled.

 

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