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TOMATO AND GIN SOUP

SPAGHETTI WITH CHICKEN PIZZAIOLA

&

JULIENNE OF VEGETABLES



TOMATO AND GIN SOUP

Yellow butter 30gms
Sliced onions 20gms
Chopped garlic 10gms
Sliced carrots 10gms
Celery 10gms
Leeks 10gms
Flour 30gms
Tomatoes 400gms
Vegetable stock 800ml
Salt and pepper to taste
Sugar 5gms
Cream 10ml
Gin 60ml

GARNISH-

Croutons and chopped parsley

PREPARATION:

Melt butter, sauté onions, garlic, carrots, leeks and celery for a few minutes. Add in chopped tomatoes, flour and salt. Stir until tomatoes become soft and release moisture. Now add in stock, stirring continuously, bring to a boil. Remove scum and simmer for about 30 minutes. Strain and reserve the liquid puree the mixture in the blender. Add back to the liquid. Reboil, adjust consistency and seasoning. Add sugar, restrain, reboil, check the seasoning and add in gin.  Pour into 4 soup bowls, garnish and serve piping hot.

SPAGHETTI WITH CHICKEN PIZZAIOLA & JULIENNE OF VEGETABLES

Boiled spaghetti 100gms
Olive oil 20ml
Chicken breast 1nos
Parmesan cheese 25gms
Salt to taste
Pizzaiola sauce 75gms
Fresh cream 20ml
Yellow bell pepper 20gms
Red bell pepper 20gms
Capsicum 20gms
Boiled beans 20gms
Black olives 2nos
White wine 20ml

PREPARATION:

Debone chicken, cut into thin strips. Heat oil in a pan, add in chicken, salt and wine. Cook for about a minute; add in spaghetti, pizzaiola sauce, 20gms cheese, sliced black olives and cream. Stir for about 2 minutes. Present over sauted julienne of beans, capsicum and bell pepper. Garnish with remaining parmesan cheese and sliced olives.

PIZZAIOLA SAUCE-

Olive oil 20ml
Fine chopped onions 10gms
Chopped garlic 10gms
Tomato puree 15ml
Tomatoes (ripe) 250gms
Oregano 2gms
Fresh basil 3gms
Bay leaf 1no
Sugar 10gms
Freshly ground pepper 6nos
Salt to taste

PREPARATION:

Blanch, deskin and deseed tomatoes. Fine chop and keep them aside. Heat oil, add in onion and garlic. Stir, when soft add in prepared tomatoes and other ingredients. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes. Remove lid and continue until almost done.  Use with different pasta.




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