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They Wanted Italian, I Can Do That

chilerelleno

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Ciao amici, ecco un piccolo assaggio della cena di stasera a casa Relleno.
Hello friends, here is a little taste of tonight's dinner at the Relleno house.
They wanted Italian, I can do that.

Menu
Garlic Herb Chicken/Shrimp with Asparagus, Fettuccine topped with Lemon Cream Sauce
Zucchini with Tomato Pesto
Caprese
Garlic Bread

Garlic Herb Chicken/Shrimp and Asparagus, Fettuccine with Lemon Cream Sauce

Lemon Cream Sauce

2c heavy cream
6T lemon juice
4t lemon zest
(As given the sauce is fairly bold on the lemon, for a milder lemon tang use a third less juice/zest and/or add another cup of cream.)
2T finely minced onion
1t finely minced garlic
Salt and white pepper to taste
Preferred thickener (optional)
In a small sauce pan add a tablespoon of olive oil and sweat the onion, when the onion is almost done add the garlic and finish the onions.
Deglaze the pan with the lemon juice and zest, and reduce till almost dry.
Add the heavy cream and bring to a slow boil. Then reduce to desired consistency.
(In lieu of reduction, you may opt to use a thickening agent.)
Add salt and white pepper to taste.
Hold on low heat, stirring occasionally .

Six boneless skinless chicken breasts wet brined for 18 hours, dried and seasoned with Italian Mix and granulated garlic.
Fried over high heat in olive oil till 165° and set aside.
1lb 31/40 count shrimp seasoned with Italian Mix and granulated garlic.
Lightly sauteed in butter and set aside
16oz Fettuccine cooked al dente, in the last three minutes of the boil add in 1lb of Asparagus chopped into two inch pieces.
Remove asparagus before straining pasta.

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Plate pasta, add chicken whole or chopped, add shrimp and asparagus, top with sauce.
A little Pecorino Romano is a nice touch too.

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Zucchini with Tomato Pesto
2lbs sliced zucchini, sauteed with a little butter.
Add 1/2 cup sun dried tomato pesto and stir to cover.

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Caprese

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Garlic Bread

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Hawging It

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Can you come to my house. Quality food right there!!
 

Sowsage

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Nothing in this meal I dont like. Wife would love all of it also.....and the kids!...you just cant go wrong with Italian style foods! Nice meal all around chile! Love it!
 

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Very nice .
 

jcam222

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Homerun there all the way around Chile. I’ll have to give that lemon cream a go sometime.
 

civilsmoker

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I would say you nailed it the Italian way! Nice work right there!
 

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Potrei solo sognare di essere a casa tua per quella cena Cile, sarebbe un sogno che si avvera. Oggi preparerò un altro lotto del tuo famoso pollo al pollo, di gran lunga il migliore che abbia mai mangiato. RAY
 

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Homerun there all the way around Chile. I’ll have to give that lemon cream a go sometime.
Thanks Jeff, it was my first time making this sauce and it was not only easy peasey, it was very tasty.
It even pleased my picky mother-n-law. 😋
I would say you nailed it the Italian way! Nice work right there!
Thank you kindly CS.
 

forktender

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Northern Italy?
Just kidding, that all looks amazing.
 

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Another awesome meal there my friend!
Everything looks delicious!
Al
 

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Ciao amici, ecco un piccolo assaggio della cena di stasera a casa Relleno.
Hello friends, here is a little taste of tonight's dinner at the Relleno house.
They wanted Italian, I can do that.

Menu
Garlic Herb Chicken/Shrimp with Asparagus, Fettuccine topped with Lemon Cream Sauce
Zucchini with Tomato Pesto
Caprese
Garlic Bread

Garlic Herb Chicken/Shrimp and Asparagus, Fettuccine with Lemon Cream Sauce

Lemon Cream Sauce

2c heavy cream
6T lemon juice
4t lemon zest
2T finely minced onion
1t finely minced garlic
Salt and white pepper to taste
Preferred thickener (optional)
In a small sauce pan bring cream to steaming, slowly add in the lemon juice and zest while whisking rapidly.
Add in the onion and garlic and cook for five minutes, stirring often.
Bring to a slow boil and add thickener if desired, lower heat and add salt and white pepper to taste.
Set to low and stir occasionally.

Six boneless skinless chicken breasts wet brined for 18 hours, dried and seasoned with Italian Mix and granulated garlic.
Fried over high heat in olive oil till 165° and set aside.
1lb 31/40 count shrimp seasoned with Italian Mix and granulated garlic.
Lightly sauteed in butter and set aside
16oz Fettuccine cooked al dente, in the last three minutes of the boil add in 1lb of Asparagus chopped into two inch pieces.
Remove asparagus before straining pasta.

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Plate pasta, add chicken whole or chopped, add shrimp and asparagus, top with sauce.
A little Pecorino Romano is a nice touch too.

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Zucchini with Tomato Pesto
2lbs sliced zucchini, sauteed with a little butter.
Add 1/2 cup sun dried tomato pesto and stir to cover.

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Caprese

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Garlic Bread

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Am I too late for dinner? Looks good.
 

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Looks great man I can only see one thing missing and that is me. :emoji_laughing:

Warren
 

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Oh Yeah!!
That looks like some mighty tasty stuff there, John!!
You can cook for me Anytime!! Yum!!
Nice Job!
Like.

Bear
 

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