Monday, December 1, 2008

Romano's Macaroni Grille Vodka Rustica

Romano's Macaroni Grille Vodka Rustica...another amazing macaroni grill recipes to try !

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons marsala wine
  • 1 lb penne rigate cooked
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 12 medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Prosciutto about 2 ounces thick-sliced, chopped
  • 1/4 cup vodka

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken bullion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard
  • 12 sliced pimientos
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 4 sprigs rosemary


Preheat bbq grill to high.
Prepare gratinata sauce by melting 3 tbls of butter over medium/low heat. Add garlic and sweat it for about 5 minutes. Be sure the garlic doesn't brown. Add the marsala wine and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients for the sauce and whisk until smooth.

Bring mixture to a simmer and keep it there for 10 minutes or until it's thick. Cover sauce and remove from heat. Cook past following directions on the package (7-9 minutes in boiling water). You want the pasta tender, but not mush (al dente). Strain pasta and set it aside when it's done.

Pound the thick end of your chicken breast a bit with a kitchen mallet to make them a uniform thickness. Rub chicken with olive oil, then sprinkle on a bit of salt and pepper. Spear the shrimp on skewers (6 per skewer should work fine), then rub them with oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.Grill chicken for 5 to 6 minutes per side. Grill shrimp for 2 minutes per side. When chicken is done, slice each breast into strips.

Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Build each dish in a large shallow baking dish. Or you can use a 9 inch glass or ceramic pie plate. Load 3 cups of pasta into each baking dish. Add one quarter of the
chicken, 3 shrimp, and 2 tbls of prosciutto onto each serving. Spoon 3/4 of a cup of gratinata sauce on each serving and toss to coat.

Combine 3 tbls of grated Parmesan cheese with 1 1/2 tsp paprika, then sprinkle about 1 tbls of this mixture over the top of each serving. Bake the dishes for 10-12 minutes, or until tops begin to brown. Arrange 3 pimentos on the top of each serving, then jab a sprig of rosemary into the center and the macaroni grill recipe is ready to serve. Enjoy the feasts !


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