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OT/ Recipe Thread. In honor of Jim101

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by recurvyarcher, Jun 13, 2007.

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  1. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

    Apr 26, 2006
    Hey, Jim...better late than never.

    All, this is a recipe thread that will appear on Mondays. This was suggested by Jim101. So here is the kick-off of a weekly thread with my first recipe. Hope you all will add your favorites, especially Mr. Charles.

    OK, I made this one up last night while fiddling with a recipe that needed some tweaking.

    Box of large pasta shells

    8oz full fat Ricotta cheese

    Fresh baby spinach (one ready-pack)

    Blackening spice

    Your favorite spaghetti sauce (large jar)

    Lemon juice (4 tablespoons)

    Fresh mushrooms (sliced)

    Oil-cured black olives, sliced

    Large onion, diced

    Olive oil

    4 cloves garlic, crushed

    Pine nuts

    Cover bottom of a large skillet with olive oil, heat on med-high. Sautee onions for 5 minutes. Stir in mushrooms and garlic, turn to low, cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    While the above is cooking, open ready pack of spinach, but don't empty it. Put spinach, bag and all, in microwave for 4 minutes (ready-packs are already washed).

    Add ricotta cheese, lemon juice, olives, spice, and microwaved spinach (take out of the bag...LOL!!!) to the skillet. Stir, cover, and cook for 10 minutes on low.

    Meanwhile, boil shells for 10 minutes until al dente. Remove and drain.

    Now stir in about 3 oz of finely-shredded whole milk mozzerella cheese. Make sure it is melted and evenly distributed.


    In a 9 x 12 baking dish, add a thick layer of pasta sauce. Stuff the shells with the skillet mixture, and place in tight rows in the baking dish. Cover with a little more sauce, and bake at 375 for 10 minutes. Sprinkle pine nuts, and turn oven to Broil (but still leave the dish on the middle rack), and broil for 10 minutes.


    You could subtitute frozen or canned spinach, just make sure it's cooked and drained. You could also substitute one or two eggs for the mozarella cheese, but you have to stir it into the ricotta cheese well before adding to the pan. If you don't like mushrooms and/or olives, then put whatever the hell you want in there...LOL!!!
  2. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Mesquite, Nevada
    LMAO, whutta gurl with personality plus!! Kin cook N shoot too! Skeerce roun here. :) Hap
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