Just saw on "Everyday Italian" - TO DIE FOR

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by MB-G26, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. MB-G26

    MB-G26 Canceled Lifetime Member

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    Oct 9, 2001
    Missing Sharon
    Lemon Spagetti and Shrimp Fra Diavolo - absolutely looked YUM!!!!!! and would be great for a hot summer's day dinner.

    Lemon Spaghetti
    Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis
    Show: Everyday Italian Episode: Quick Italian Dishes

    Recipe Summary
    Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 8 minutes
    Yield: 6 servings

    1 pound spaghetti
    2/3 cup olive oil
    2/3 cup grated Parmesan
    1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    1 tablespoon lemon zest
    1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

    Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the oil, Parmesan, and lemon juice in a large bowl to blend.
    Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Toss the pasta with the lemon sauce, and the reserved cooking liquid, adding 1/4 cup at a time as needed to moisten. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with lemon zest and chopped basil.

    (It took her less time to make it than it did to paste the recipe from the foodtv site into a text document!)


    Shrimp Fra Diavolo
    Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis
    Show: Everyday Italian Episode: Quick Italian Dishes

    Recipe Summary
    Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 18 minutes
    Yield: 4 servings

    1 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined
    1 teaspoon salt, plus additional as needed
    1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes
    3 tablespoons olive oil, plus 1 to 2 tablespoons
    1 medium onion, sliced
    1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
    1 cup dry white wine
    3 garlic cloves, chopped
    1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
    3 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
    3 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves

    Toss the shrimp in a medium bowl with 1 teaspoon of salt and red pepper flakes. Heat the 3 tablespoons oil in a heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and saute for about a minute, toss, and continue cooking until just cooked through, about 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the shrimp to a large plate; set aside. Add the onion to the same skillet, adding 1 to 2 teaspoons of olive oil to the pan, if necessary, and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes with their juices, wine, garlic, and oregano. Simmer until the sauce thickens slightly, about 10 minutes. Return the shrimp and any accumulated juices to the tomato mixture; toss to coat, and cook for about a minute so the flavors meld together. Stir in the parsley and basil. Season with more salt, to taste, and serve.

    (The text of the recipe makes it look FAR more time-consuming and complicated that it was - it went really fast on the show because she had the shrimp "prep'd" ahead of time - deshelled & deveined. )

    She started the pan for the shrimp, added the olive oil, added the shrimp, gave them about 3 mins. max on the 1st side, turned and then almost immediately removed. Then she cut & tossed in the onion, opened and put in the canned tomatoes, and poured the white wine in just out of the bottle. A "dry white wine" she said. While giving that 8-10 mins. to reduce and thicken, she put the thin spaghetti right from the box into the salted water. After the commercial break, everything was ready and she just finished up each dish and plated them.

    They looked WONDERFUL! I have GOT to make these.
  2. hidden_19

    hidden_19 American Luxury

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    May 12, 2003
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    i'm not a big fan of seafood but, it looks like that recipe may work with chicken.

    I caught her show one day when she dedicated a show to desserts, mmmmm canolies ;a

  3. nickg


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    Jan 16, 2002
    i'd kill to have giadda cook in the nude for me!!! talk about yummy!!!

    "Today's episode - how to turn a vienna sausage into a salami" ;f ;f ;f