Green Beans Salad

Green Beans Salad 1.Bring a pot of water with a pinch of salt to a rolling boil. 2.Cut the beans into 2-3 inches pieces. Put in the boiling water for 6-8 minutes until cooked but still crispy, 3.Mean while; fill a bowl with water and plenty of ice cubes. 4.Drain the beans and directly add…

Chef Salad

Chef Salad 1.Chop the lettuce and cabbage. 2.Slice the tomatoes into thin slices. 3.Halve the cucumbers and deseed it. 4.Great the carrot or cut into thin long fingers. 5.Slice the mushrooms into thin slices. 6.In a large plate, arrange the lettuce, cabbage, tomatoes, cucumber, carrots and mushrooms. 7.Slice the turkey and mortadella and arrange on…

Puff Pastry Rolls

Puff Pastry Rolls 1.Fit the middle rack in the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2.Defrost the puff pastry for 30 minutes. 3.On a lightly floured surface roll the pastry to 12 by 12 square. Spread the dough with pizza sauce. Slice the mortadella and distribute on the sauce. Sprinkle the olives, cheese, basil, and…

Grilled Tomatoes Soup

Grilled Tomatoes Soup 1.Fit the middle rack in the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2.Line an oven pan with aluminum foil. 3.Cut the tomatoes into big chunks. Put in the pan. Cut the bell pepper, chilies and scallions as well. Put in the pan. Separate the garlic cloves and put in the pan. Do…

Pizza Roll

Pizza Roll 1.The dough: In a mixer bowl, put 1½ cups of the flour. Add the yeast, sugar and salt. Fit the dough hook. Turn the mixer on low speed for few seconds. Add the egg, oil and milk. Beat on low speed until the dough form. Add the rest of the flour if the…

Fried Mushrooms

Fried Mushrooms 1.Gently wipe the mushrooms with a paper towel. 2.In a bowl, put the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, turmeric and black pepper. Add the water gradually while beating until a thick batter forms. Beat for 1-2 minutes until the batter is very smooth. 3.In a deep-frying pan, put about 2 inches of corn…

Cheese Tart

Cheese Tart 1.Fit the middle rack in the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2.Get a removable bottom tart pan. 3.The dough: in a food processor, put the flour, salt, oregano, basil and butter. Process on medium speed until crumbles form. Add the egg and black pepper. Process on low speed until dough forms. 4.Press…

Cheese and Mushroom Tart

Cheese and Mushroom Tart 1.Thaw the pastry sheet at room temperature for 40 minutes or until easy to handle. 2.In a large skillet heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until golden brown. Add the mushrooms, salt, oregano and black pepper. Sauté the mushrooms utile welted and dry. 3.Bring a 9-10…

Spaghetti with Béchamel

Spaghetti with Béchamel 1.Fill ¾ of a large pot with water. Add the oil and salt. Put the pot over high heat and let water boils. Add the pasta and boil for 6-7 minutes. Drain the pasta. Set aside. 2.Meat mixture: in a medium saucepan heat the oil over medium heat and add the meat….

Pasta with Broccoli Sauce

Pasta with Broccoli Sauce 1.Cut the broccoli into small flowers. 2.In a large pot boil about 12 cups of water and add the salt. 3.Add the broccoli flowers and cook for 5 minutes or until tender. Remove the broccoli and put aside. Do not discard the water. 4.To the same water add the pasta and…