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Shockingly Lemon Linguini

2T EVOO

2 Shallots, chopped (or 2T)

¾ Low-sodium chicken stock

3 T Unsalted butter

Zest of ½ lemon

3 T Flat leaf parsley, finely chopped

1 lb. Linguini

Grated Parmesan

1.  In 2 T good EVOO, sauté 2 chopped…

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Garlic Scampi with Pasta

(Serves 4-6)

24 Shelled, deveined shrimp

2 T EVOO

1 t Red pepper flakes

2 Large garlic cloves, smashed but not chopped

½ t Kosher salt

2 T Finely minced garlic

2 T Evoo

⅓ C Dry white wine

Chopped…

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Sausage/Mushroom or Sausage/Rabe Pasta Sauce

1 lb. Hot Italian sausage 

10-12 oz. White button mushrooms or

1 Bunch broccoli rabe

2 Cloves garlic, minced

2 T EVOO

Cheese

Chicken broth, if needed

1)  Sauté sausage meat until cooked.  Remove from pan.  Pour off fat, and…

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Mixed Herb Pasta Sauce

1 C Mixed fresh herbs, chopped (I use a combination of basil, sage, rosemary, thyme, tarragon…)

½ C EVOO

2 (or more) Cloves garlic, minced

Salt and pepper to taste

Cheese 

1)  Heat EVOO in sauté pan. Add garlic and…

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Sage and Prosciutto Pasta Sauce

10 Large fresh sage leaves, chopped

⅓ to ½ lb. Prosciutto, sliced or torn

2 (or more) Garlic cloves, minced

1 T EVOO

½ C (or more) Heavy cream

½ C Parmesan

Salt and pepper to taste 

1)  In a…

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Basic Nut Pesto

1 C Walnuts, toasted (350° for approximately 10 minutes)

2 (or more) Cloves of garlic, chopped

½ C EVOO

Parsley (a good handful) or another herb if you prefer

Cheese (I use Parmesan, and I start with about ½ C)

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Basic Basil Pesto

2 C  Basil leaves

¾ C  EVOO

Garlic (as much as you like... but start with 2 medium cloves, remember it’s raw)

Cheese (again... up to you, but start with ½ cup Parmesan, Grana Padano, or Pecorino)

½ C Nuts…

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Basic Crab Cakes

(Makes approximately 16 hors d’oeuvres-sized cakes) 

1 lb. Lump crab meat (picked over)

1 Rib celery, diced fine

1 Small shallot, diced fine

½ Red, orange or yellow pepper, diced fine (optional)

1 Egg

2 T Mayonnaise

Dash cayenne (optional)

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Lobster Rolls

(Serves approximately 6)

4-6 live lobsters (1 to 1½ pounds each)

Mayonnaise

Celery

Chives and/or tarragon

Lemon

Shallots or scallions

Capers

Salt/pepper if needed

Hot dog buns

Butter

1) Bring 2 inches of water to a rolling boil in the…