Sunday, May 30, 2010

New Recipe: Tuna Pasta Salad

Tuna Pasta Salad

Courtesy of KeyFood Recipes

Makes 6 servings

1lb. pasta
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
2 6-oz cans tuna, drained and flaked

Cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water. Drain pasta and return to pot.

In a small bowl, combine reserved pasta water, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper; mix well.

In large bowl, combine both bell peppers, corn, mushrooms, peas, red onion, tuna and cooked pasta.  Add oil mixture and toss gently before serving.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Oh, Where's Coqui The Chef?

We listed the clues he left in his home:
  • A dead fly (yuck!)
  • A cooked meal (yum!)
  • His apron and chef’s suit(Oh my gosh, he’s naked!)
  • Unfinished cookbook (Where will he write his recipes?)
  • Unwashed dishes (lazy!)
  • His favorite movie “Ratatouille” (Has he gone to Paris?)
  • His favorite book “How to find the right female frog in 7 days”
  • Has he run off to get married?

His kitchen utensils are under interrogation but they won’t talk. We miss him so much. Please help us solve the mystery. The Puerto Rican Parade is on Sunday June 13, 2010 and he hasn’t even practiced his latest melody yet.

Monday, May 3, 2010



  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 Tbsp italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 Teaspoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 Clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 Cup of marinara sauce
  • 3 Handfuls baby spinach

Heat the oil in a nonstick pan over medium heat. As the oil is heating cut the chicken breast into 3 slices, then code it with bread crumb, cheese, salt and pepper to taste, pressing so the bread crumbs stick. Place chicken in the pan with the garlic and saute for 2 to 3 minutes on both sides.

Then in another fry pan saute the spinach with a little bit of olive oil and 1 clove of garlic until they are soft and tender.

For serving top with marinara sauce and flash it in the oven for 1 minute or so, take it out of the oven and plate it with more marinara sauce and spinach.