As summer days at the park and beach start to fade into memories and the kids go back to school, our routines get back to their more typical hectic ways. With summer beginning to wane, we start craving comfort foods. Despite the joy such dishes bring, no one wants to spend hours preparing any meal! What if you could have the best of both worlds? Well you can, with these brisk and flavourful Authentica recipes!
This variation on Cioppino – a classic fisherman’s stew – uses Authentica Arrabiata Sauce and white wine as its base to compliment succulent Manilla clams, prawns, and mussels. You can also feel free to throw in some white fish, just for the halibut! This dish manages to be both rustic and decadent at the same time. Start to finish, this dish takes less than 30 minutes. Finish with parsley and garlic bread and you have yourself a warm and delicious meal!
A Whole Enchilada of Flavour
If Mexican flare is more your style, try out this amazing Baked Enchilada recipe. Combining succulent roasted chicken with gooey monterey jack and cheddar cheeses, this enchilada will excite everyone in your casa! Simply sauté your veggies, add in the shredded chicken, season, then load into the tortillas. After 30 minutes in the oven, you have a dish that is as good the first time around as it is the next day. Delish!
I Ate Three Servings Orzo
If you are craving some Italian deliciousness, this Tomato and Mushroom Orzo dish is your calling. This is not the goopy orzo you were forced to eat in the cafeteria at school. This orzo is fresh and lively, loaded with parmesan cheese, white wine (hint: go with Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio), and bold-flavoured Siciliana Sauce by Authentica; just like your neighbour’s Italian Nonna used to make. The recipe calls for a choice of mushrooms: cremini, shiitake, oyster, chanterelle, or morels; though we are partial to cremini.
What’s Burrata? I Dunno, What’s Burrata with You?
No, seriously, what is burrata? Burrata is a rich, cow’s milk cheese made from mozzarella and cream. So, you can guess how appetizing that is melted over a hot plate of Spaghettini! This is a straight-forward, mouth-watering recipe. Authentica’s Siciliana Sauce is seamlessly combined with basil, EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil), and garlic. Ready in almost the same amount of time it takes to cook the pasta, this concerto of amazing flavours couldn’t be any easier!
Squash Your Hunger
Picture this: imagine the moon was made of golden, melted cheese with layers of noodles and perfectly-seasoned tomato sauce underneath. Now, imagine the craters on the surface being made out of thinly sliced zucchini around the perimeter with luxuriously melted ricotta inside. You have just imagined Authentica’s fantastic Zucchini Lasagna! A slight step up in terms of preparation time, but this sumptuous main course is worth it! If you are not a fan of zukes, you can easily substitute eggplant instead. Yum!