Showing posts with label Parmesan cheese. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Parmesan cheese. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Macaroni and Parmesan Cheese Salad

This recipe is incredible! This recipe for Macaroni Salad lovers taste great and goes well with almost anything.


1/2 cup macaroni, uncooked 6.0
6 cup tap water
1/4 cup chopped red bell peppers
1/2 cup fresh cucumber, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup fresh chopped green onion 

1/4 cup chopped yellow bell peppers 0.5
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half

Parmesan Cheese Dressing

1/2 cup mayonnaise 1.0
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 0.125
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 
1 teaspoon celery seeds 
1/2 teaspoon sea salt 
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne (red pepper) 
1/8 teaspoon black pepper



In medium saucepan, over high heat, bring water to boil.

Add pasta, cook 7 minutes or until just tender.

Reduce heat as necessary to prevent boil over.

Drain pasta and allow to cool to room temperature.

Toss macaroni, peppers, cucumber, carrots, and green onions.

Parmesan Cheese Dressing

Whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl.

Toss with macaroni salad.

Cover and chill 30 minutes. 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Parmesan Crusted Chicken transforms your chicken into a juicier, crispier, more delicious meal.


1 1/2 to 2 pounds red skin baby potatoes
1 small red bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
1 Italian mild green pepper, cubanelle, seeded and thinly sliced
1 medium yellow skinned onion, thinly sliced
4 large cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
Coarse salt and pepper
2 cups shredded Parmesan
4 (6 to 8-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 plum Roma tomatoes or small, vine ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped
15 to 20 leaves fresh basil, chiffonade


Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

Cut red potatoes into halves or quarters, depending on thickness of fingerlings -- thin, small red potatoes may also be left hole, larger potatoes should be quartered to speed cooking process. 

Cover a large cookie sheet with foil. Place potatoes on cookie sheet. Combine with peppers and onions, garlic and crushed red pepper flakes. Coat the potatoes, peppers and onions with extra-virgin olive oil just enough to coat vegetables in a thin layer, 2 to 3 tablespoons. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Place potatoes in the oven and roast 20 to 22 minutes, until potatoes are just tender and peppers and onions are crisp at edges. Toss mixture with tongs, turning the potatoes after 15 minutes. When the potatoes are cooked, transfer them to a serving dish and peel the foil off the cookie sheet and discard for super-quick clean up!

While potatoes cook, prepare chicken. Roll out a 2-foot piece of waxed paper or foil near the stove top. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat -- your pan must be very hot when the chicken is added. Pile the shredded cheese on the work surface created with the waxed paper or foil. Season your chicken breasts with black pepper but no salt; the cheese will add enough salt to the taste of the dish. Press the breasts firmly into the cheese. Coat both sides of breasts with as much cheese as possible. Add 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil to the skillet, 1 turn of the pan. Set breasts into the skillet and cook 7 minutes on each side, until cheese forms an even, golden casing around the tender chicken breasts.

While chicken cooks, combine chopped tomatoes with basil in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to your taste.

Drain off any excess oil from chicken as you remove it from the skillet. Top chicken with big spoonfuls of raw sauce and serve with potatoes, peppers and onions