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Gazpacho Soup

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Gazpacho Soup

It’s summer weather and that means tomato soups should be enjoyed chilled! Our Crushed Ugly Tomatoes are perfect for making gazpacho.

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Roasted Chicken with Fennel and Peppers

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Roasted Chicken with Fennel and Peppers

Roasted Chicken with Fennel and Peppers

Serves 4


Made with Tomato ‘Nduja


INGREDIENTS

2 chicken marylands or 4 bone-in chicken pieces (1lb - dark meat)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 medium yellow pepper, thinly sliced
1 medium fennel bulb, fronds saved for garnish
1 teaspoon tomato ‘nduja
1 jar Preserved Ugly Tomatoes
1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken stock (or 1 cup chicken stock + 1/2 cup dry white wine)

Photo by The Daily Plate

Photo by The Daily Plate

PREPARATION

1. Season chicken evenly with salt and sweet smoked paprika. Cover and refrigerate minimum 1 hour, preferably overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes prior to cooking so that it gets closer to room temperature. This will make a difference, your chicken will be more tender.

2. Heat olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet or roasting pan over medium-high heat, sear chicken for 2-4 minutes per side or until golden brown on both sides. Remove chicken from skillet and place on a plate, tent loosly with foil.

3. Reduce heat to medium, add onion, garlic, peppers and fennel. Sauté for 5-8 minutes until fennel is soft, add spicy Tomato ‘Nduja, Preserved Ugly Tomatoes and chicken stock. Simmer for 5 more minutes so that flavors meld, add chicken back to the skillet and roast at 375F for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165F. Remove from oven, garnish with fennel fronds and serve. If you crisp up some garlic slices on the side and scatter it over the final dish, it’s even better!

If you’d like to reduce the sauce you could place it back on the stovetop and simmer until desired thickness, the vegetables will continue to break down. Personally I love it as is. If you make this dish, I’d love to hear your thoughts!


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Crunchy Potatoes

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Crunchy Potatoes

A classic Spanish bar snack, patatas bravas are fried twice: The first fry is meant to rid the potatoes of most of their moisture so they'll form a crisp crust when fried the second time. 

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Cheesy Tomato Gnocchi

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Cheesy Tomato Gnocchi

Gnocchi is a great addition to soups and stews and even meaty casseroles, or anywhere you might use potatoes. They’re even great sautéed with fresh herbs like sage and thyme then sprinkled with Parmigiano Reggiano just before serving. 

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Chicken Tikka Masala

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Chicken Tikka Masala

A super quick and simple version of the curry house favorite, my Easy Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala is perfect for busy weeknights when you really want a curry.

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North African Meatballs

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North African Meatballs

These North African meatballs are a lamb meatball made with spices commonly used in both Tunisia and Morocco. They’re easy enough to make for a tasty weeknight meal.

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Chana Masala

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Chana Masala

The secret to good, authentic chana masala is in the ingredients. Indian spices, good quality chickpeas, and really good quality tomatoes for the sauce. Each bite should be out of this world good!

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Greek Pastitsio

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Greek Pastitsio

what’s with using penne, or ziti? In my understanding, a pastitsio should hold together more or less- like a lasagna. If we’re using short noodles, it’s just a great mess of a pasta bake

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Minestrone Soup

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Minestrone Soup

Do you love minestrone? This favorite Italian soup is made with fresh seasonal vegetables, often with the addition of pasta or rice.

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Baccalá in Spicy Ugly Sauce

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Baccalá in Spicy Ugly Sauce

Dried and salted fish doesn’t sound like something to get too excited about. But if you ask an Italian about baccalà, or salted cod, you’ll see their eyes light up.

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