Recipe courtesy of Ken Deasy

Christmas Day Fettuccine

  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 8 servings
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Ingredients

2 handfuls sun-dried tomatoes (preferably whole)

2 pounds fresh or dried fettuccine

2 pounds skinless chicken breasts

White wine, to taste

Cajun seasoning

Oregano, to taste

3 tablespoons of finely chopped garlic

Pepper, to taste

16 ounces of pine nuts

Olive oil

3 green peppers

2 red peppers

1 eggplant chopped

24 ounces of combined basil, olive oil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese and garlic blended very well (i.e., pesto)

1 can green peas

1 bunch of cilantro

Margarine

4 tablespoons of curry powder

Directions

  1. Soak the sun-dried tomatoes in warm water until soft. Boil the water and add fettuccine. Place chicken in a flat baking dish and cover with white wine until the breasts are covered. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes or until done. Once chicken is done strain the wine and season the chicken with Cajun seasoning spice, oregano, 1 tablespoon of the garlic and pepper. Cover until pasta dish is finished. Toast the pine nuts in a frying pan with a teaspoon of the garlic and olive oil until browned. In the same pan begin to saute, in additional olive oil and 2 teaspoons of garlic, the thinly sliced green and red peppers, as well as the chopped eggplant, until soft and moist. Put into a bowl for later. In the same frying pan mix the pesto sauce with the green peas and chopped cilantro while adding some additional olive oil, margarine, the remaining garlic and curry to taste. Let sit for a while on extremely low heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Add the reserved pine nuts, peppers, and eggplant into your green sauce. Once your pasta is cooked and strained, toss into the hot saucepan over low heat while adding in the sun-dried tomatoes. Place in a serving dish and slice the chicken over the top.

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