Quick And Simple Tomato Sauce With Basil

Tomato sauce is one of those things, like most things, that’s just so much better homemade.

Now, this is by no means an authentic recipe. But, it is simple, quick, and delicious, so you can enjoy a nice plate of pasta even on a busy day. 1 can of tomatoes, a couple cloves of garlic, some basil leaves, and some salt and you’re good to go for a fast, satisfying meal.

Try to use canned plum tomatoes, but if you can’t find them go ahead and use tomato puree and a couple fresh tomatoes. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time since it’ll take a little longer for the tomatoes to dissolve and the sauce to develop.

One of my favorite things to do to this recipe is add some red pepper flakes for some heat. And of course, I always top with parmesan or pecorino romano. It’s simply mandatory.

Quick And Simple Tomato Sauce With Basil

  • Servings: 2 people
  • Difficulty: easy
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Tomato sauce is one of those things, like most things, that's just so much better homemade.


Ingredients

  • 1 large can plum tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 handful basil
  • salt, to taste

Directions

  1. In a large pan, pour can of plum tomato. Refill can with 1 cup water and add to pan.
  2. Add garlic and bring to a boil, then cover with lid and cook on low to medium heat for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove lid and use a food mill to crush the large pieces of tomato that didn’t dissolve.
  4. Cook on low heat for 5 minutes and add basil and salt to taste. Serve with pasta and enjoy!

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Cotoletta Alla Milanese With Apple Salad Recipe

What the hell is a cotoletta? It’s the Italian word for cutlet. It’s essentially a slice of meat, with or without bone, passed in egg, breaded and fried with oil or butter. It’s often made with veal, but I grew up eating it with chicken. And let me tell you, my dad makes a mean cotoletta. It’s kinda one of those things you make when you need to cook up something quick, so I have eaten a lot of these in my day. And every single one has been delicious. It’s satisfying, simple, and delicious!

The secret to a juicy chicken cutlet is cooking it on low heat. This allows the chicken to cook and the batter to crisp up simultaneously, so you have juicy chicken on the outside and a perfectly browned crust on the outside.

Cotoletta Alla Milanese

Another secret tip for these cutlets is cooking them in oil AND butter. Usually people pick one or the other, but this recipe works best if you use both. The oil gets the job done way better but the butter adds a nice richness of flavor that you would be missing out on if you skipped it.

As for the salad, it is completely versatile the type of fruits and veggies you want to throw in there. However, I did discover that apples pair very well with balsamic vinegar, so if you have apples on hand make sure to throw them into your salad! And it’s apple picking season right now so I know we all have some apples laying around. Apples actually go so well with savory flavors, I recently made a brussel sprouts and apple saute. The flavors work great together and it’s still one of my favorite ways to eat brussels!

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Cotoletta Alla Milanese With Apple Salad

  • Servings: 2 people
  • Difficulty: easy
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Cotoletta is Italian for cutlet. Here's how to make the best chicken cutlet you've ever tried.


Cotoletta Alla Milanese

– 1 chicken breast
– 1 cup vegetable oil
– 1 tbsp butter
– 2 eggs
– 2 cups bread crumbs
– salt and pepper to taste

Apple Salad

– 2 cups spring mix
– 1 red apple, sliced
– 1 tomato, quartered
– 1/2 cucumber, sliced
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
– salt and pepper to taste

Cotoletta Alla Milanese

1. Slice the chicken breast into thing cutlets.
2. Using a meat tenderizer, pound each cutlet until they are equally thin.
3. In a bowl, beat the eggs and add salt and pepper. Let the chicken marinate in the egg mixture for at least 5 minutes.
4. After 5 minutes, heat up oil and butter in a large pan at low heat.
5. One cutlet at a time, remove chicken from egg mixture and coat in bread crumbs and then transfer to heated oiled pan.
6. Cook until chicken is golden brown on both sides and then transfer chicken to a lined plate to absorb any excess oil. Serve.

Apple Salad

1. Combine spring mix, apple, tomato, and cucumber in bowl.
2. Combine oil, vinegar, and salt and pepper in a separate bowl.
3. Pour dressing over salad and mix well. Serve.

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Easy, Creamy Chicken Francese Recipe

Chicken francese is truly a classic dish. I’ve had it countless times at restaurants and it’s always a little different, but nothing will ever beat my dads chicken francese.

I remember he came to visit one year when I was in high school, and we were out shopping and running errands all morning and we were starving. We needed to eat something and we needed to eat something fast! My dad prepared chicken francese in the quickest 45 minutes ever, and it was truly delicious. No other chicken francese has ever compared, no lie. And this man made it like it was nothing, and I will literally never forget preparing and eating that meal with him. I love the way cooking and eating a good meal can create beautiful memories.

Chicken Francese

What I love most about this recipe is that its made up of just a few fairly basic ingredients. This recipe is not over complicated in any way shape or form. I love that about Italian cuisine, recipes are made for you to taste the flavors, freshness, and quality of the ingredients you’re cooking with. Let the ingredients speak for themselves, don’t hide them with a million different things. There is no need to over-complicate things, in my opinion at least.

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Easy, Creamy Chicken Francese

  • Servings: 2 people
  • Difficulty: normal
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This recipe is made for you to taste the flavors, freshness, and quality of the ingredients you're cooking with.


Ingredients

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup white cooking wine
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup broth
  • 1/2 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1 handful parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Take your cleaned chicken breast and cut into thin cutlets, using a meat tenderizer get even, thin strips.
  2. Combine 3/4 cup flour, salt, and pepper and coat chicken in mixture.
  3. Combine eggs, salt, and pepper and coat floured chicken in mixture.
  4. Place chicken onto a pan with olive oil over low to medium heat and cook until chicken is golden brown on both sides.
  5. Once chicken is golden brown, remove from pan and add butter and 1/4 cup flour. Mix until flour is cooked, then add white cooking wine and mix.
  6. Once the sauce is thickening slowly add chicken broth, mixing frequently.
  7. Once the sauce is thickening, add chicken, lemon zest and juice, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Cover, lower heat, and allow to cook for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  9. After 20 minutes, serve!

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