Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tuscan Stir Fried Vegetables and Potatoes Pesto

Tuscan Stir Fried Vegetables and Potatoes Pesto
Chef Christopher Sotkovsky, CEC, CCE, from PA Culinary Institute
Yield: 8 servings

3 potatoes, boiled in their skins
2 cloves minced garlic
1 medium eggplant, cut into small cubes
1 yellow squash, sliced 1/4" thick
1 green pepper, in 1/8" strips
3 tbsp olive oil
Tuscan Spice Mix to taste
1/4 cup pesto sauce
4 sun dried tomatoes, cut into thin strips
3 tbsp chicken stock or water

After cooking potatoes, slice into 1/2 inch rounds
Heat oil in a wok, fry potatoes for 30 seconds
Add garlic, eggplant, squash, peppers, saute a few minutes, season to taste
Add pesto, sun dried tomatoes, chicken stock, toss and cover to finish cooking (about 2 minutes)
Taste and season if necessary. Serve with crusty bread and olice oil.

Tuscan Spice Mix (20 servings):
1 tbsp dried parsley flakes
2 tbsp dried or fresh rosemary
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried sage
1 tbsp dried garlic flakees
2 tbsp kosher/sea salt
1 tbsp cracked black pepper
1 tsp red pepper flakes
Place herbs in coffee grinder, pulse to chop into fine pieces. Add salt and pepper, mix well.

Dan's note: good flavor. I liked it.

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