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FReeper Weekly Recipe Thread (May 21, 2012)
FreeRepublic Cooks | May 21, 2012 | libertarian27

Posted on 05/21/2012 1:41:10 PM PDT by libertarian27

Welcome to the 24th installment of the FReeper Weekly Recipe Thread for 2012.

Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or four- for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites!

Here's the place to share and explore your latest and greatest favorite recipe.


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To: libertarian27

Good salad for a hot day. Serve alone as a meal or with grilled chicken or fish.

Pasta Salad with Arugula and Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Salt
1 lb. fusilli pasta
1 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 8 oz. jar sun dried tomatoes packed in olive oil
2 T. red wine vinegar
1 lg. garlic clove, minced or pressed
1/4 t. salt
1/8 t. ground pepper
1 bunch arugula, washed, dried and torn (about 4 cups)
1/2 cup green olives, pitted and sliced
6 oz. fresh mozz. cheese, cut into 1/2” cubes

1. Cook pasta and 1 T. salt according to package - al dente. Drain, rinsing well with cold water. Transfer pasta to a large bowl and toss with 1 T. oil. Set aside.

2. Drain the tomatoes, reserving oil. Coarsely chop tomatoes. Mix reserved oil with vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper in small bowl.

3. Add the arugula, olives, mozz. cheese, and chopped tomatoes to the pasta. Pour in the vinaigrette, toss gently, and serve immed.

Note: Sometimes I don’t use all the oil from the jar of tomatoes as sometimes it’s more oil than I really want. You can go light on the oil and always add more if you think necessary. Also, you can adjust the amount of olives and mozz. I love olives so always put in more than called for.


21 posted on 05/21/2012 5:23:45 PM PDT by randita
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To: randita

How do you think balsamic vinegar would go w/that? I love balsamic.


22 posted on 05/21/2012 8:02:36 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Silentgypsy

I think balsamic would be great. Try it.


23 posted on 05/22/2012 5:25:35 AM PDT by randita
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To: illiac

Made your dip. Yum!


24 posted on 05/22/2012 9:25:22 AM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Silentgypsy

Thanks for the feedback - it will become a go to recipe for us....


25 posted on 05/22/2012 9:29:35 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: libertarian27

Please add me to your Weekly Recipe Thread. Thanks!


26 posted on 05/23/2012 12:46:35 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: carriage_hill; All

carriage, you’re added to the ping list :)
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recap of this week’s recipes:

Appetizers _ Post#` 6 _ Bobby’s Hot Tomato, Jack and Crab Dip

Beef _ Post#` 10 _ Barbecue Beef Brisket
Beef _ Post#` 15 _ Brisket

Pasta _ Post#` 21 _ Pasta Salad with Arugula and Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Poultry _ Post#` 4 _ My Favorite Chicken

Sauces _ Post#` 14 _ Southwestern Marinade


27 posted on 05/26/2012 7:47:53 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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May 26th thread
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2888275/posts

(oops, even though I labeled it 27th :)


28 posted on 05/26/2012 7:57:13 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: libertarian27

Thank you! Something smells good in the Kitchen!


29 posted on 05/26/2012 12:00:35 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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