This is a great topic!! Here are a couple of recipes that I gave to my brother when he asked me for some easy recipes to vary his meals.
Chicken Stir-fry with Soy Sauce
3 - tablespoons soy sauce
2 - tablespoons dry sherry or rice wine
1 - tablespoon corn starch
2 - cloves garlic, minced
1/4 - cup water
2 - tablespoons olive oil
2 - whole, boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
1/2 lb. broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
1 - small onion, thinly sliced
1 - carrot, pared and thinly sliced
Cooked white rice
Combine soy sauce, sherry, cornstarch, garlic, and 1/4 cup water; set aside. In wok or large skillet, stir fry chicken in hot oil for 2 minutes. Add vegetables; stir fry 4 minutes. Add soy sauce mixture; cook and stir until slightly thickened. Serve over rice.
This next recipe is one of his favorites.
Lemon Cream Ravioli
1 lb. fresh broccoli florets
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 package (16 oz.) frozen cheese ravioli
¼ cup butter or margarine
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
6 oz. cubed cooked ham, optional
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
In a six quart saucepan, bring 4 quarts of water, salt, and vegetable oil to a rolling boil. Add frozen ravioli; stir to separate the pieces. Cover pan until water returns to boiling. Uncover and cook for 5 minutes. Add broccoli to pan of boiling ravioli and cook until broccoli is tender and pasta is al dente. Drain pasta and broccoli in a large colander.
While pasta and broccoli are cooking, prepare the sauce. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in cream and grated lemon zest and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add Parmesan cheese, cubed cooked ham, and the black pepper. Cook until thoroughly heated.
Transfer pasta and broccoli back to large saucepan. Pour lemon cream sauce over pasta mixture and toss well to coat thoroughly. Transfer pasta mixture to a serving dish. Makes 6 servings.
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