HERB CHICKEN FETA WITH ROSEMARY – THYME – MINT – MINCED GARLIC – TOPPED WITH FETA CHEESE AND IN RED WINE SAUCE

If fresh food is not possible, canned chicken will work quite well with plenty of herbs and the cheese of your choice sprinkled on top. . .

For 2:

–3 chicken tenderloins (or canned chicken, drained; microwave only briefly, about 1 minute)

–rosemary, thyme, mint (dried, bottled, one-half teaspoon each)

–feta cheese (or any cheese you have on hand, 3 tablespoons)

–minced garlic (bottled, 1 tablespoon; or garlic salt, 1 teaspoon)

–red wine (one-eighth cup)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Place the chicken in a covered baking dish.  Add red wine, sprinkled atop the chicken as you pour.  Top the chicken with rosemary, thyme, mint, feta cheese, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil.

2 – Microwave on high for 5 minutes.  When finished, test the center piece for doneness.  If not cooked, return to the microwave for 1 minute more.

3 – Serve the chicken hot.

–recipe original.

FAST ITALIAN FISH STEW WITH WILD ATLANTIC COD – CANNELLINI BEANS – GRAPE TOMATOES – STEWED TOMATOES – MINCED GARLIC – CAPERS – LEMON PEPPER – PARSLEY – ROSEMARY

This is a great way to use leftover slow cooker beans. . .

For 2:

–Atlantic cod (size of 2 decks of cards, one-half pound)

–cannellini beans (slow cooker leftovers; or one can, drained and rinsed in a colander)

–grape tomatoes (6 to 8, halved)

–stewed tomatoes (one-half can; I used Pomi imported Italian)

–minced garlic (1 tablespoon)

–capers (bottled; 2 tablespoons, drained)

–lemon pepper (1 teaspoon)

–parsley (fresh, 1 handful, chopped)

–rosemary (bottled, dried, 1 tablespoon)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Place the beans, grape tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, minced garlic, capers, parsley, and half the rosemary in a covered baking dish.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Add a few drops of extra virgin olive oil.  Microwave on high for 4 minutes.

2 – Place the cod atop the stew.  Season with salt, pepper, lemon pepper, rosemary, and olive oil.  Microwave on high for 7 minutes.  Cod is done when it begins to break apart.

3 – Serve the stew, hot, in bowls; use soup spoons.

–recipe adapted from Real Simple magazine.

PARSLEYED WILD ATLANTIC COD WITH ROSEMARY AND MINCED GARLIC IN ITALIAN TOMATOES ATOP ROTINI PASTA

Italian through and through. . .

For 2:

–cod (wild, one-half pound, size of 2 decks of cards)

–rosemary (bottled, 1 tablespoon)

–minced garlic (bottled, 1 tablespoon)

–Italian tomatoes (1 cup, packaged; I used Pomi brand)

–rotini pasta (1 cup, dry)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Place the tomatoes in a covered baking dish.  Add rosemary, minced garlic, and a few drops of olive oil.  Stir well.  Microwave on high for 3 minutes.

2 – Place the cod in the sauce.  Season with salt, pepper, rosemary, and olive oil.  Sprinkle parsley on top.  Microwave on high for 6 minutes and 30 seconds.  Cod is done when it begins to break apart.

3 – Serve the cod and sauce, hot, atop pasta (microwave, uncovered, in water 1 inch above pasta, salted, for 6 minutes; then microwave for 8 minutes more on 50 percent power).

–recipe original, but in the spirit of Edward Giobbi.

PARSLEYED CHICKEN TENDERS SPRINKLED WITH GARLIC – HERB BREADCRUMBS AND RESTING ATOP A SAUCE OF STRAINED ITALIAN TOMATO – FETA CHEESE – MINCED GARLIC – RED WINE

Secret ingredients in the sauce are the feta cheese and red wine. . .

For 2:

–3 chicken tenderloins (organic)

–parsley (1 handful, chopped, fresh)

–garlic – herb breadcrumbs (just a light sprinkle on each chicken tender)

–strained Italian tomato sauce (I used Pomi, one-half cup)

–feta cheese (one-eighth cup)

–minced garlic (bottled, 1 tablespoon)

–red wine (one-eighth cup)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Place the tomato sauce, feta cheese, minced garlic, and red wine in a covered baking dish.  Stir.  Microwave on high for 3 minutes.

2 – Place the chicken tenders atop the sauce.  Sprinkle the tenders with chopped parsley and, lightly, with garlic – herb breadcrumbs.  Finish with a few drops of extra virgin olive oil.

3 – Microwave on high for 4 and one-half minutes.  When finished, check the center piece for doneness.  If not cooked, return to the microwave for 1 minute more.

4 – Serve the chicken and sauce hot, atop pasta if desired.

–recipe original.

WILD SOCKEYE SALMON STEAMED IN WHITE WINE & LEMON AND TOPPED WITH FRESH MINT – CAPERS – MINCED GARLIC – CHOPPED YELLOW ONION

I didn’t call this a “simple dinner,” but it is easy as well as quite tasty.  Tastes very gourmet, but the flavor of the fish shines through. . .

For 2:

–sockeye salmon (size of 2 decks of cards, one-half pound)

–white wine (one-quarter cup)

–lemon juice (3 squirts)

–fresh mint (3 stems; use leaves only)

–capers (2 tablespoons, bottled)

–chopped yellow onion (3 tablespoons, ready-prepared; or one-quarter medium onion, chopped)

–minced garlic (bottled, 1 tablespoon)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Place the salmon in a covered baking dish.  Add white wine, and then sprinkle salmon with lemon juice.  Season with salt and pepper.  Place mint leaves, capers, chopped yellow onion, and minced garlic on top of the salmon.  Finish with a few drops of extra virgin olive oil.

2 – Microwave the salmon on high for 3 minutes.  Salmon is best is slightly undercooked so that it is flaky.

3 – Serve the salmon and sauce hot.

–recipe original.

MEDITERRANEAN TOMATO CHICKEN TOPPED BY GREEN ONIONS & PARSLEY AND WITH GRAPE TOMATOES & GREEN OLIVES IN ITALIAN TOMATO – GARLIC – ONION SAUCE

This is going to become one of my favorite ways to cook chicken. . .

For 2:

–3 chicken tenderloins (organic)

–green onions (2 stalks, chopped)

–parsley (1 handful, fresh, chopped)

–grape tomatoes (organic, 8 to 10)

–green olives (bottled, 8 to 10)

–Italian tomato sauce (I used Pomi strained tomatoes, packaged, imported)

–garlic (minced, 1 tablespoon, bottled)

–onion (fresh, ready-prepared, 3 tablespoons, chopped)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Place the tomato in a covered baking dish.  Add minced garlic and chopped onion, and stir well.  Microwave on high for 2 minutes.

2 – Place the chicken in the tomato sauce.  Season with salt and pepper.  Place the grape tomatoes and green olives around the chicken.  Sprinkle the chicken with green onions and parsley.  Finish with a few drops of extra virgin olive oil.

3 – Microwave on high for 4 minutes.  When finished, check the center piece for doneness.  If not cooked, return to the microwave for 1 minute more.

4 – Serve the chicken and sauce hot.

–recipe original.

CHICKEN TURMERIC WITH HALVED GRAPE TOMATOES – MINCED GARLIC – CHOPPED YELLOW ONIONS – CHOPPED GREEN ONIONS IN WHITE WINE SAUCE

Turmeric is good brain food. . .

For 2:

–3 organic chicken tenderloins

–turmeric (one-half teaspoon, too much is bitter)

–halved grape tomatoes (organic, 8 to 10 grape tomatoes)

–minced garlic (bottled, 1 tablespoon)

–chopped yellow onions (ready-packaged, one-quarter cup; or one-half medium onion, sliced)

–chopped green onions (2 stalks)

–white wine (one-quarter cup)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Pour the white wine in a covered baking dish.  Microwave for 2 minutes.  Then stir in the turmeric, and microwave for 30 seconds.

2 – Add chicken to the sauce.  Season with salt and pepper.  Top with tomatoes, garlic, onion, and green onion.  Spoon sauce over the chicken.  Finish with a few drops of extra virgin olive oil.

3 – Microwave on high for 3 minutes and 30 seconds.  When finished, test the center piece for doneness.  If not cooked, replace in the microwave for 1 minute more.

4 – Serve the chicken and sauce hot.

–recipe original.

BAKED HERB – GARLIC WILD SOCKEYE SALMON TOPPED WITH GRAPE TOMATOES – YELLOW ONIONS – GREEN ONIONS IN LEMON – CLAM JUICE SAUCE

Do not overcook!  Test to be sure that the salmon remains flaky. . .

For 2:

–sockeye salmon (wild, size of 2 decks of cards, one-half pound)

–herbs (dried, your choice, but I used herbs de provence, dill, and parsley; one-half teaspoon each)

–minced garlic (1 tablespoon, bottled)

–grape tomatoes (3 or 4, just for garnish)

–yellow onions (chopped, one-quarter cup)

–green onions (chopped, one-quarter cup; or 3 stalks, chopped)

–lemon juice (bottled, 3 squirts)

–clam juice (one-eighth cup, bottled)

–salt and pepper (to taste)

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Place the salmon in a covered baking dish.  Squirt with lemon, and then add clam juice to the dish.  Season with salt, pepper, and other herbs.  Dot with minced garlic.  Top with yellow and green onions.  Place grape tomatoes around the salmon.  Finish with a few drops of olive oil.

2 – Microwave on high for 2 and one-half minutes.  Salmon is best if not overcooked.

3 – Serve the salmon hot.

–recipe inspired by C. Mabry, chef.

WILD COD PESTO – ROLLED IN BREADCRUMBS – TOPPED WITH CHOPPED YELLOW ONIONS – SEASONED WITH OREGANO & MINCED GARLIC – IN ITALIAN TOMATO & WHITE WINE SAUCE

Appeals to the taste with a burst of distinct flavors. . .

For 2:

–wild cod (size of 2 decks of cards, one-half pound)

–pesto sauce (bottled, 2 tablespoons, basil pesto)

–clam juice (bottled, 2 tablespoons)

–breadcrumbs (boxed, one-third cup, plain)

–chopped yellow onions (ready packaged, 3 tablespoons)

–oregano (bottled, dried, 1 teaspoon)

–minced garlic (bottled, 1 tablespoon)

–Italian tomatoes (Pomi brand, pureed, two-thirds cup)

–white wine (one-eighth cup)

–salt and pepper (to taste)

–extra virgin olive oil (to taste)

1 – Place the tomatoes in a covered baking dish.  Add minced garlic, oregano, salt and pepper to taste, white wine, extra virgin olive oil to taste.  Stir.  Microwave on high for 2 minutes.

2 – Meanwhile, place the cod in a plastic bag.  Season with salt, pepper, oregano, and add olive oil to coat.  Pour in the breadcrumbs.  Shake well.  Then place the cod in the tomato sauce.  Spoon some on top.  Set aside.

3 – Place the pesto sauce and clam juice in a small mixing bowl.  Stir well.  Then pour the resulting sauce atop the cod.  Finish with the chopped onion and a few drops of olive oil.

4 – Microwave for 6 minutes on high.

5 – Serve the cod and sauce hot.

–recipe original, but inspired by Edward Giobbi.

ORGANIC CHICKEN GARLIC – ROSEMARY TOPPED BY GREEN ONIONS WITH BABY DUTCH POTATOES IN A SAUCE OF WHITE WINE & CHICKEN BONE BROTH

Flavorful. . .and quintecential Edward Giobbi. . .

For 2:

–4 organic chicken tenderloins

–minced garlic (bottled, 1 tablespoon)

–rosemary (dried, 1 tablespoon, bottled)

–green onions (fresh, ready-prepared, one-quarter cup; or 3 stalks, chopped)

–baby Dutch potatoes (6 to 8, halved, packaged)

–white wine (one-eighth cup)

–chicken bone broth (low sodium, non-fat, packaged, one-quarter cup)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Wash and then halve the potatoes.  Place in a large, covered baking dish.  Add white wine and chicken bone broth.  Season with salt, pepper, rosemary, minced garlic, and extra virgin olive oil.  Microwave on high for 8 minutes.

2 – Nestle the chicken tenderloins in the sauce with the potatoes.  Season with salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil.  Spoon sauce ove the chicken.  Top with green onions.  Microwave on high for 5 minutes.  When finished, check a center piece for doneness.  If not cooked, return to the microwave for 1 minute more.

3 – Serve the chicken and potatoes, with sauce, hot.

–recipe adapted from Edward Giobbi’s Eat Right, Eat Well—the Italian Way.