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Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty- Tortellini Salad

Salad anyone... Well we have a special treat for you this week. Smarty Marty special recipe idea for you is a Tortellini Salad... So before we get started lets gather together the needed ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package dried spinach tortellini
  • 1 (8 ounce) package dried three-cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 (6 ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup grated carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups oil and vinegar dressing
1 (8 ounce) package dried spinach tortellini 1 (8 ounce) package dried three-cheese tortellini 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved 1 (6 ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 1/4 cup grated carrots 1 1/2 cups oil and vinegar dressing
  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in spinach and three-cheese tortellini and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through but is still slightly firm, 10 to 11 minutes.
  2. Drain well, and allow tortellini to cool.
  3. Toss together the tortellini, grape tomatoes, artichoke hearts, olives, red onion, carrots, and dressing in a large bowl.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 3 hours or overnight.

Recipe Prep Time 15 mins  Cook Time is 10 min This salad is ready in 3 hours 25 mins

Tortellini Salad- Smarty Marty
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Food Styled and Prepared By Smarty Marty 

Recipe By - Allrecipes.com 

Atlanta Based Photography Elisha Akram (Kustom Kreation Photography) weekly food/recipe contributor Smarty Marty(My Older Sister) combines her love for cooking, photography and plating meals each and every Tuesday for this Segment entitled Foodie Tuesday. Join us each week for a variety of dishes prepared by Smarty Marty

Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty- A Seafood Boil

I seafood :)  Just thought we start off with a word play joke!!! Ha!! 

This Tuesday we are happy to bring you weekly recipe ideas from our weekly contributor Smarty Marty! This week she bring us a Seafood Boil! So for all you seafood lovers this one is for you! Enjoy! 

So in order to create this meal you will need the following ingredients: 

Ingredients:

  • 8 quarts water
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 6 yellow onions, unpeeled
  • 4 celery stalks, halved crosswise
  • 2 lemons, unpeeled and quartered
  • 12 garlic cloves
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 2-inch piece fresh ginger, thickly sliced
  • Crab boil spice mix (see above) or 6 oz. packaged whole-spice crab boil
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup sea salt, or to taste
  • 1 Tbs. cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 Tbs. black peppercorns, or to taste
  • 2 to 3 lb. small red-skinned potatoes, unpeeled
  • 24 live blue crabs or 4 to 6 small live Dungeness crabs
  • 6 ears of corn, husked and halved crosswise
  • 5 lb. large shrimp, with heads attached
Seafood Boil - Smarty Marty

Directions:

Pour the water into a large stockpot. Add the oil, onions, celery, lemons, garlic, bay leaves, ginger, crab boil spice mix, salt, cayenne and black peppercorns and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 10 minutes.

Add the potatoes and boil for 5 minutes. Add the crabs and boil for 15 minutes. Add the corn and boil for 5 minutes.

Add the shrimp and boil for 1 minute. Turn off the heat and let the mixture stand for 5 minutes.

Using tongs or a skimmer, retrieve the seafood and vegetables from the pot and serve them warm atop several thicknesses of newspaper or large sheets of parchment paper, or transfer to a large serving platter. The seafood can also be served at room temperature or chilled. Use a nutcracker or a table knife to crack the shells. Serves 8 to 12.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Foods of the World Series, New Orleans, by Constance Snow (Oxmoor House, 2005).

seafood boil
Seafood Boil

Styled and Prepared By Smarty Marty 

Food Recipe and Direction By www.williams-sonoma.com

Atlanta Based Photography Elisha Akram (Kustom Kreation Photography) weekly food/recipe contributor Smarty Marty(My Older Sister) combines her love for cooking, photography and plating meals each and every Tuesday for this Segment entitled Foodie Tuesday. Join us each week for a variety of dishes prepared by Smarty Marty

Foodie Tuesday By Smarty Marty- Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Looking for something unique to cook this week Smarty Marty has you covered with these delicious delights using 3 fresh Zucchini! This will be sure to smell your kitchen up with a fresh aroma and leave you with a smile on your face after dinner! 

This week delicious delights is  Stuffed Zucchini Boats! 

We first need to gather up the ingredients needed for this dish. 

What you will need: 

3 zucchini
1 pound Italian ground turkey
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1 clove garlic, minced
1 med onion
1 (32 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese



Recipe inspired by Allrecipes

Smarty Marty- Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Trim stems from zucchini and slice lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and put in bowl. Mix seeds with ground turkey, garlic, bread crumbs, and parmesan cheese. Stuff squash with ground turkey mixture and place in 9x13 inch baking pan. Pour sauce over squash and cover pan with foil.
Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until ground turkey is cooked. Remove foil and cover with mozzarella cheese. Cook until cheese is melted.

Smarty Marty- Stuffed Zucchinni Boats
Smarty Marty - Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Smarty Marty Zucchini Boats
Food Prepared and Styled By Smarty Marty   Recipe by Allrecipes.com 

Food Prepared and Styled By Smarty Marty 

Recipe by Allrecipes.com 

Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty take on Stir Fried Rice Noodles with Grilled Salmon

Smarty Marty Foodie Tuesday Dinner Idea is Stir Fried Rice Noddles with Grilled Salmon

This delicious delight takes 10 minutes preparation and 20-25 min cook time 

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Ingredients :

  • 150g pack medium egg noodle
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2½ cm piece fresh ginger
  • , finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot

    , cut into matchsticks

  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 100g mangetout
  • , sugarsnaps or frozen peas
  • 2 spring onions
  • , finely chopped
  • 85g beansprout

    (optional)

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
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  1. Boil the noodles for 3 mins in a large pan, drain and rinse under cold water through a sieve and set aside to drain completely.

  2. Heat the grill to high. Mix together the miso paste, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce and paprika to make the miso glaze and brush over the salmon fillets with a pastry brush. Lay the salmon skin side down on a greased baking tray and grill for 6-8 mins until just cooked through.

  3. Heat the oil in a wok and stir-fry the garlic, ginger, spring onions and chillies for a couple of mins until soft, then add the cooked noodles, beansprouts and coriander. Toss everything together until well combined and turn off the heat. To finish, stir the fish sauce into the stir-fried vegetables and noodles, then pile onto plates, topping with the salmon

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Food Prepared and Styled By Smarty Marty 

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Foodie Tuesday by Smarty Marty- Rigatoni & Kale

This week Foodie Tuesday idea is Rigatoni & Kale

It's that time of the week where we are bring a recipe idea to you straight outta the kitchen of our beloved contributor Smarty Marty(My sister) and This week delicious delights is a take on Kale and Rigatoni noodles! 

Riggies with Charred Tomatoes, Hot Sausage, Kale and Ricotta

Kale and Sausage

Let's gather up all the needed ingredients 

Ingredients
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 pints cherry tomatoes
1 pound hot sausage
2 shallots, chopped
4 large cloves garlic, chopped
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup dry sherry or sweet vermouth
1 bunch Tuscan kale, cavolo nero, stemmed and chopped
1 pound rigatoni
2 cups fresh ricotta cheese, sheep or cow’s milk
EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling
1 tablespoon chopped thyme
Shaved Pecorino cheese

kale and Sausage

Preparing the ingredients to get ready to be cooked 

Kale and Sausage

Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the rigatoni.

Preheat broiler and place a rack in the upper third of oven. Arrange the tomatoes on a baking sheet and toss with a little olive oil. Place under the broiler and char until they burst. 

Heat a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil, 2 turns of the pan. Add sausage, brown and crumble. Add shallots and garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Stir shallots and garlic into sausage for 2-3 minutes then deglaze with sherry or sweet vermouth. Add kale to pan and wilt into sausage. Add charred tomatoes to sauce.

Cook pasta in salted water to a minute shy of cooking time, reserving a mug of starchy cooking water. Drain rigatoni and toss with sauce and starchy water for a full minute. 

Plate pasta in shallow bowls topped with a fat mound of ricotta, some thyme, a drizzle of EVOO, a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Shred or shave pecorino over the dish and serve.

Recipe by Rachael Ray

kale and Sausage
Kale and Sausage

Cooked and Styled By Smarty Marty

Recipe By :  Rachael Ray 

Foodie Tuesday By Smarty Marty - Beef BBQ Ribs

This Tuesday meal tip idea is BEEF BBQ RIBS WITH GARDEN SALAD

To get started with this mean you will need the following for your Beef BBQ RIBS

4 pounds beef ribs
2 tablespoons of steak seasoning
1 small onion
1/4 cups of Worcestershire sauce
3 or 4 gloves of garlic
1/3 cup of molasses
1/2 cup of ketchup
1/4 cup of lemon juice
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

BBQ Rib ingredients

Instructions for Preparing

Trim fat from rib meat. Sprinkle with steak seasoning, add chopped onion and garlic with Ignore sauce. Place in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Simmer for 2 hours. Drain.

In a small bowl, combines together molasses, lemon juice, ketchup, dry mustard, garlic powder and chili powder. Mix well.

Place the drained meat on a broiler rack. Brush molasses mixture over ribs. Broil on medium for 10 to 15 minutes, turning and basting with sauce often.

add a garden salad to the side and some butter potatoes and you have some delicious delights for yourself and family! 

BBQ Rib Setting
BEEF BBQ RIBS WITH GARDEN SALAD

Food Styling and Dinner By - Smarty Marty! 

Foodie Tuesday By Smarty Marty! Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms

This week dinner ideas is a take on your regular chicken breast! 

Chicken Marsala with mushrooms over garlic mashed potatoes

Let the cooking begin... But first here are the ingredients for your dish

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced*
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1½ cups sliced mushrooms
  • ½ cup Marsala wine** see note
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Fresh Chopped Parsley for garnish
chicken Marsala

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat add 1 tablespoon olive oil to the pan. Add the chicken and lightly salt and pepper. Cook until lightly brown and cooked throughout. Remove chicken and set aside on plate.
  2. Add 1 Tablespoon olive oil and sauté the mushrooms for 1-2 minutes. Add marsala wine and bring to a boil over medium high heat for 1-2 minutes. This allows the alcohol to burn out. Add the chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, ground mustard, and garlic powder. Bring to a boil and reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until it starts to thicken. Place chicken back in the sauce and continue to simmer for about 1-2 minutes.
Recipe by- recipe critic   Preparation and Food By Smarty Marty 

Recipe by- recipe critic 

Preparation and Food By Smarty Marty 

Foodie Tuesday By Smarty Marty- Turkey Meatball Subs

We are excited to bring you this week Foodie Tuesday recipe idea! This would be a winner for your family. 

Gathering up Fresh Ingredients   INGREDIENTS  1 pound ground turkey  1/2 cup bread crumbs  1 teaspoon dried basil  1 teaspoon dried oregano  1 teaspoon dried parsley  1/2 teaspoon garlic salt  1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese  1 large egg  2 tablespoons olive oil  1 tablespoon Montreal steak spice  1 jar marinara sauce  16 slices provolone cheese  8 buns or sandwich rolls  INSTRUCTIONS  Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together turkey, bread crumbs, basil, oregano, parsley, garlic salt, Parmesan cheese, egg, olive oil, and steak spice. Form meat mixture into 1-1/2" meatballs and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, or until cooked through.

Gathering up Fresh Ingredients 

INGREDIENTS

1 pound ground turkey

1/2 cup bread crumbs

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried parsley

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 large egg

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon Montreal steak spice

1 jar marinara sauce

16 slices provolone cheese

8 buns or sandwich rolls

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together turkey, bread crumbs, basil, oregano, parsley, garlic salt, Parmesan cheese, egg, olive oil, and steak spice. Form meat mixture into 1-1/2" meatballs and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, or until cooked through.

Turkey Meat Ball Subs
Slice buns in half and place on a baking tray. Place two slices of provolone cheese on the top half of each bun. Preheat oven to broil and lightly toast buns until golden brown and cheese has melted.  Warm marinara sauce in a large saucepan over low-medium heat or in the microwave until heated through.  Top the bottom half of each toasted bun with 3-4 meatballs, cover in marinara sauce and replace the top half of each bun.

Slice buns in half and place on a baking tray. Place two slices of provolone cheese on the top half of each bun. Preheat oven to broil and lightly toast buns until golden brown and cheese has melted.

Warm marinara sauce in a large saucepan over low-medium heat or in the microwave until heated through.

Top the bottom half of each toasted bun with 3-4 meatballs, cover in marinara sauce and replace the top half of each bun.

Turkey Meat ball Subs
Images & Table Setting by Smarty Marty   Recipe By : www.sixsistersstuff.com

Images & Table Setting by Smarty Marty 

Recipe By : www.sixsistersstuff.com

Foodie Tuesday By Smarty Marty- Taco Tuesday with Turkey

This week meal is a classic Taco Tuesday... with Turkey and all the delicious fixings!!!

 

Taco Tuesday with Turkey

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 (12 ounce) package ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
Directions  Mix chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and cayenne together in a small bowl.  Cook turkey in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring to break up clumps, until no longer pink, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in chili powder mixture and water. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 10 minutes.  Stir cider vinegar and brown sugar into the skillet. Simmer until flavors combine, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl.  Recipe from Allrecipes.com   Images and Styling by Smarty Marty 

Directions

Mix chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and cayenne together in a small bowl.

Cook turkey in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring to break up clumps, until no longer pink, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in chili powder mixture and water. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 10 minutes.

Stir cider vinegar and brown sugar into the skillet. Simmer until flavors combine, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl.

Recipe from Allrecipes.com 

Images and Styling by Smarty Marty