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Classic Spaghetti Puttanesca

Time:30 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, quartered lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed, drained, and coarsely chopped
  • 3 anchovy fillets, minced
  • 1/3 cup pitted Kalamata or other brined black olives, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato puree (from a 15-ounce can)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pound spaghetti
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Pancetta-Wrapped Figs

Time:1 hour 50 mins
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Braised Broccoli Rabe

Other Ideas:
Broccoli rabe, Side dishes
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 3 medium garlic cloves, crushed and peeled
  • 1 bunch (1 1/4 pounds) broccoli rabe, trimmed and cut crosswise into 3-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons julienned lemon zest, plus fresh lemon juice for serving
  • Coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken stock
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Pugliese Mushroom Hodgepodge with Green Olive Crostini

Ingredients
  • 4 ounces chanterelle mushrooms, brushed clean and broken into pieces
  • 4 ounces cremini mushrooms, brushed clean and broken into pieces
  • 4 ounces oyster mushrooms, brushed clean and broken into pieces
  • 4 ounces yellow foot mushrooms, brushed clean and broken into pieces
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon hot red-pepper flakes (optional)
  • 4 scallions, green and white parts, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 2/3 cup)
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 4 ripe plum tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup Mario Batali's Basic Tomato Sauce
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 one-inch-thick slices Italian peasant bread
  • 1 cup Green Olive Pesto
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Cavolo Nero With Parmesan

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Zucchini "Carpaccio"

Other Ideas:
Salad course, Zucchini
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Spinach-Basil Pesto

Other Ideas:
Basil, Make-ahead, Pesto, Spinach
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Semifreddo with Dried Cherries

Time:1 hour 40 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup freshly made strong espresso or coffee, hot
  • 1/4 cup kirsch (cherry liqueur)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Zest of 1/4 lemon, in strips
  • 1 cup fresh ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon amaretto
  • 1/2 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups (1/2 pound) dried cherries
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature, yolks and whites separated
  • 6 crisp amaretti cookies
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Lasagna

Ingredients
  • 1 pound lasagna noodles or packaged precooked lasagna noodles
  • coarse salt
  • 5 links sweet Italian sausage, or a mixture of hot and sweet, pierced with a fork
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 pound ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
  • 5 cups Basic Italian Tomato Sauce, (double the recipe and cook for 30 minutes longer to thicken)
  • 1 pound fresh or prepackaged mozzarella cheese, cut crosswise into 1/3-inch-thick slices
  • extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
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