"Recipes from the Chef's Kitchen"

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La Promessa, Inc.
7630 Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22042
703-560-0933 or 0934


Charli Lucier - Chef/Owner


FAGOTTI ASPARAGO
Asparagus Bundles
(Serves 1)

Ingredients:
1)   9 spears of fresh Asparagus
2)   1 tbs. Garlic
3)   1 tbs. Butter
4)   Fresh Prosciutto
5)   Fresh Mozzarella Cheese

Preparation:
1)   Place asparagus in a steamer and steam for about 5 minutes.
2)   Remove from steamer and place in a saute pan with garlic and butter.
3)   Saute for about 3 minutes until asparagus is coated in the butter and garlic.
4)   Remove from heat, divide asparagus into portions of three, wrap in prosciutto
       and place a piece of fresh mozzarella over the prosciutto.
5)   Place in the oven at 450 degrees and bake until cheese is melted and lightly
       browned.


GAMBERI ALLA SALSA VERDE
Shrimp in Green Sauce
(Serves 1)

Ingredients:
1)   8 jumbo Shrimp
2)   2 ripe Tomatoes
3)   2 Lemons
4)   1 bunch of Basil
5)   2 teaspoons of Garlic
6)   1/2 cup Pine Nuts
7)   1/4 cup of Olive Oil
8)   Salt and Black Ground Pepper
9)   Italian Parsley
10) Salsa Verde (see recipe below)

Preparation:
1)   Cook and peel 8 jumbo shrimp; chill in a bath of ice water.
2)   Slice 8 pieces of ripe tomato and place on a plate.
3)   Slice and place 8 pieces of lemon on the edge of each tomato.
4)   Remove the shrimp from the ice bath and mix in the Salsa Verde sauce.
5)   Place a shrimp on each tomato.
6)   Top each shrimp with a 1/2 teaspoon of Salsa Verde.
7)   Garnish with chopped Italian Parsley and serve.

Salsa Verde
Ingredients:
1)   Pine Nuts
2)   Garlic
3)   Basil
4)   Olive Oil
5)   Salt
6)   Pepper

Preparation:
1)   In a blender all the above ingredients.
2)   To thin out Salsa Verde, add more olive oil.


CHICKEN MARSALA
(Serves 4)

Ingredients:
1)   1 tsp. Butter
2)   Flour
3)   1 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4)   4 skinned Chicken Breasts
5)   Salt and Pepper
6)   2 tsp. Garlic
7)   2 cups Water
8)   1 tsp. Chicken Paste or 3 Chicken Bouillon Cubes
9)   Mushrooms
10) ¼ cup Marsala Wine
11) ¼ cup Cream
12) 2 tbs. chopped Parsley

Preparation:
1)   Chop the mushrooms into small pieces.
2)   Place butter, garlic and mushrooms to the pan and saute over medium heat.
3)   Add water, chicken paste or bouillon and Marsala wine, cream and flour.
4)   Bring the sauce to the boil; stir until it has reduced slightly.
5)   Reduce the heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30-45 minutes.
6)   Set sauce to the side.
7)   Pound 4 chicken breasts until about 1/4" thick.
8)   Lightly coat chicken in flour.
9)   Heat a saute pan with olive oil and cook chicken until the outside is lightly
       browned and chicken is completely cooked inside.
10) Pour marsala sauce over the chicken and bring to a boil.
11) Place on plates and serve with your favorite side dishes from pasta, bread
       or potatoes to vegetables or salad.
12) Garnish with chopped parsley.


Good Eating!!!