Friday, April 1, 2011

Marinara Magic

Make the Marinara Sauce in half an hour tonight, and you'll have a head start on two nights' quick meals, plus leftover sauce to use in other recipes. For added variety, try the versatile sauce in appetizers and chicken dishes.

Marinara Sauce


1/2    - cup chopped onion
2       - cloves garlic, pressed
1       - tablespoon olive oil
4       - (14 1/2-ounce) cans tomatoes, drained and chopped
2       - tablespoons lemon juice
1       - tablespoons dried Italian seasoning
2       - bay leaves


Step 1
- Cook onion and garlic in olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until tender. Add tomatoes and remaining ingredients.

Step 2
- Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and cook 20 minutes or until most of liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally.

Step 3
- Remove and discard bay leaves.

Yield: 5 cups

(Night 1)
Bow-Tie With Marinara

Bow Tie With Marinara


       - 4 to 8 ounces bow-tie pasta, cooked
       - 1 to 2 cups Marinara Sauce
       - freshly grated Parmesan cheese


Step 1
- Combine pasta and sauce, sprinkle with cheese

Yeild: 2 servings

(Night 2)
Grilled Chicken-Pasta Salad

Grilled Chicken-Pasta Salad


4       - ounce bow-tie pasta, cooked without salt
1/2    - cup Italian salad dressing, divided
2       - skinned and boned chicken breast halves
1/2    - small cucumber
1       - cup Marinara Sauce, chilled


Step 1
- Combine pasta and 2 tablespoons salad dressing in a bowl, and toss gently. Cover pasta mixture, and chill at least 8 hours

Step 2
- Place chicken in a small baking dish, drizzle with remaining salad dressing, tunring to coat. Cover and chill 2 hours

Step 3
- Cut cucumber half crosswise into 2 equal portions. Peel and chop 1 portion of cucumber, cut remaining portion into thin strips, and set aside. Stir chopped cucumber into Marinara Sauce, and set aside.

Step 4
- Drain chicken breasts, cook, without grill lid, over hot coals (450 degrees to 500 degress) for 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until chicken is done.

Step 5
- Arrange pasta on individual salad plates, spoon sauce over pasta, and top with chicken breasts and cucumber strips.

Yield: 2 servings

Recipe By: Linda Magers
From: Clemmons, North Carolina
Book: Southern Living
Page: 456

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