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Recipes / Food Choices – What Do You Prefer?

Humans have a taste for the sweet things in life and cookies certainly help fulfil that need to sate our so-called sweet tooth. Since we began to use fire and cook our food we have experimented and evolved not only our cuisine and our preparation but also the appetites that help to drive the passion we have for food. One part of this culinary journey is the pursuit of luxurious cakes, pastries and of course cookies.

We all now eat and love chicken, from our roasted meals to fried chicken specials and chicken salad combinations it is eaten daily. Chicken is the meat derived from the domestic chicken, which is a type of domesticated fowl. There are more chickens in the world than any other bird and most are specifically bred as food.

Smoothies are a drink made from fresh fruit and fruit juices, which are blended with crushed ice, frozen fruit, or frozen yogurt. These blended and chilled sweet beverages have become very popular in recent years but have been around quite a long time, they are enjoyed all over the world and can be found in many shops and supermarkets.

Most of us have eaten Italian food at some time and although it may have been from a local take away or bought from a store and that it was possibly Pizza, pasta or spaghetti bolognaise we believe we have tasted authentic Italian food.

Soup is eaten or drank daily by millions of people all over the world and is an established part of the human diet. It can be made in many different ways and with many different ingredients and it can be piping hot or ice cold. It is usually a savoury liquid food that is made by combining numerous varied ingredients including meats vegetables, spices and herbs in hot water or what is called stock until the flavour is extracted and it forms a broth.

Mexican food has become very popular and is enjoyed by millions of people all around the world. It is known for its varied flavours, rich colours and of course the use of a variety of hot spices and the world famous chilies. It is a favourite of many people not only for main course meals and snacks but also for out door meals such as picnics and barbeques.…

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Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo

Seafood Fettuccine is always a crowd favorite. Any pasta Alfredo recipe is easy to prepare making it a great choice for family and friends. The Alfredo sauce can be made several days in advance, so when it comes time to make the meal it’s a breeze. Once you master the sauce, you can use any type of protein, vegetable or pasta you desire. Giving you and endless variety of meals for the future.

Serves 4-6

  • 16 ea Prawns (31-35 count)
  • 8 oz. Bay scallops
  • 1 cup Flour – all purpose
  • 12 oz. Fish (choice of salmon, cod, halibut) – cut into 1” pieces
  • 8 oz. Clams
  • 6 oz. Mussels
  • 3 oz. White wine (optional)
  • 4 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. Pepper
  • 1 lb Fettuccine – dry then cooked al dente
  • ½ cup Parmesan – shredded
  • 4 Tbsp. Red bell pepper – diced
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh parsley – chopped
  • 4 cups Alfredo sauce – recipe follows

Heat oil in a large sauce or sauté pan on medium high heat until hot. Season prawns, scallops and fish with salt and pepper then dredge in flour. Add to the pan and cook until about half way done. Add clams and mussels and continue cooking until they open up.

Remove clams and mussels from pan and deglaze pan with white wine. Add fettuccine and alfredo sauce and cook until hot and sauce coats the pasta. Transfer to a serving dish and top with clams and mussels, then garnish with parmesan, diced peppers and parsley.

Note: Do not use any clams or mussels that are already open before cooking or won’t open when cooked.

Alfredo sauce

Yields 4 cup

6 cups Heavy whipping cream

  • ¼ lb Butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Garlic – chopped
  • 1½ tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. White pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. White wine (optional)

1 cup Parmesan cheese – shredded
In a sauce pot over medium heat, cook the garlic and butter until soft. Add the heavy cream, wine, salt and pepper and reduce until a thin sauce consistency is achieved. Remove from heat and stir in the parmesan cheese.

Note: Whipping cream bubbles over very easily. Keep an eye on it. If it begins to boil over, reduce the heat.…

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