Easy to prepare, non-meat dinner... suggestions?
- CindyJ Aug 18, 2011 09:06 AM
I'm having a friend over for dinner tonight and I'd like to keep it simple but delicious. Does anyone have a good suggestion? Thanks!
Pasta pomodoro is one of my go-to fast/easy/delicious meals. The recipe I use (Carmine's) calls for proscuitto but I often omit it and it is just fine without it.
1/4 cup olive oil
8 cloves garlic, sliced
1 ounce proscuitto, sliced
1 bay leaf
7 fresh basil leaves, sliced
2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 20 ounce can plum tomatoes, drained
salt and freshly ground pepper
12 ounces dried rigatoni, spaghetti, or penne
Last night I grated a zucchini and an onion and drained them really well. In a bowl mash about a can of chickpeas then stir in the zucchini and onion. Add two eggs and stir well, then add enough flour to make a batter. Add salt, pepper, a splash of baking powder, a good helping of dill and a crumble of feta. Drop large dollops into a saute pan , cook, flip, cook. Zucchini and chickpea cakes!