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Arugula Salad with Grapes, Fennel, Gorgonzola and Pecans

Arugula Salad with Grapes, Fennel, Gorgonzola and Pecans

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons apricot jam
  • 3 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small shallot, very finely minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • Table salt and ground black pepper
  • 1/2 small bulb fennel, cored, trimmed of stalks, and sliced very thin (about 1 cup); fronds chopped coarse (about 1/4 cup)
  • 5 ounces lightly packed stemmed arugula (about 8 cups)
  • 6 ounces red seedless grapes, halved lengthwise (about 1 cup)
  • 3 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled (3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • SERVES 6

Instructions

  1. Whisk jam, vinegar, oil, shallot, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in large bowl.
  2. Toss fennel with vinaigrette; let stand 15 minutes.
  3. Add arugula, fennel fronds, and grapes; toss and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper.
  4. Divide salad among individual plates; top each with portion of Gorgonzola and pecans.
  5. Serve immediately
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Spaghetti with Squash and Tomatoes

Spaghetti with Squash and Tomatoes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh fennel (could also use celery and 1 tsp. fennel seed)
  • 1/2 cup diced green onion
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced green pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup diced fresh tomatoes
  • 6 Tablespoons cooking sherry
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 package spaghetti
  • 20 oz. squash- flying saucer or zephyr, chopped
  • 6-8 oz. of bottled or canned tomato sauce

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, sauté the fennel, green onion, red and green peppers and garlic until tender.
  2. Add the squash and sauté until tender.
  3. Add the tomatoes, sausage and 3 tablespoons sherry and tomato sauce; cook and stir until heated through.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Just before serving, stir in remaining sherry.
  6. Serve hot over spaghetti.

Notes

Inspired by: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Sausage-Peppers-and-Spaghetti-Squash/Detail.aspx

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