Category: Pasta

Sesame Linguini with Marinated Chicken Breast

After having a baby recently, I was lucky enough to have some friends and family send me over dinner for the first two weeks. Needless to say, I felt really pampered to have hot and delicious food delivered to my door each day! Making dinner for a kimpeturin is such a wonderful mitzvah, one which I enjoy doing myself, and I encourage others to do as well. My friend Dina sent over a variation of this dish and it was a huge hit. Here is my adaptation:

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Spinach Rotini Pasta

Like most kids, my girls are pretty picky eaters. I have to drown their food in ketchup to get them to eat it. But this recipe is so pretty and delicious, they ate it down to the last drop. To make it more fun, I used corkscrew pasta (also known as Rotini), and taking a que from the Sandra Lee semi-homemade philosophy, I used frozen garlic cubes and spinach, making this dish come together in no-time! So go ahead, serve it to your kiddies. No ketchup required.

Take Note:

The frozen garlic cubes offer a milder taste to the dish than their fresh counterparts. If you’re making this for adults only (or your kids like the taste of lotsa fresh garlic) go ahead and use the real thing. I would recommend cutting down to 2-3 cloves.

I’ve also opted for extra light olive oil because of the mild flavor. However, if you like the full-bodied fruitiness of traditional olive oil, go ahead and use that instead.

I like to top my pasta with just a sprinkle of toasted bread crumbs. This adds texture and crunch to the dish and takes it over the top. If you don’t like the sound of it, just go ahead and leave it out.

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