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Grilled Chicken

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon of ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil
  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  2. In a small bowl, mix garlic powder, cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, sea salt, pepper, and olive oil. Mix until combined.
  3. Rub mixture over both sides of the chicken.
  4. Place chicken on grill and grill each side for 4-6 minutes depending on thickness until cooked through.

Fresh Tomato, Basil & Garlic over Angel Hair

  • 2 pounds ripe tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed or thinly sliced (I preferred pressed)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 oregano sprig
  • Pinch chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 pound dried angel hair pasta
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup chiffonade basil

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and prepare an ice water bath. Cut a small "x" on the bottom of each tomato. In batches, place the tomatoes in the boiling water and blanch them for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until the skins are easy to peel away. Remove and immediately plunge into the ice bath. Peel the tomatoes and halve horizontally. Squeeze out the seeds, using your fingers to get them all. Roughly chop the peeled and seeded tomatoes. Set aside.

Heat a large saute pan over medium high heat. Add the olive oil and heat. When the oil is hot, add the onions and garlic and saute for 2 minutes. Add the thyme leaves, oregano sprig, and chili flakes and saute until the garlic begins to turn golden brown. Add the tomatoes and the sugar and stir well. Lower the heat and cook slowly until the mixture is fairly dry, about 15 minutes.

Cook the angel hair pasta in boiling, salted water until al dente. Drain the pasta and add it to the sauce. Add the Parmesan and basil and toss well. Place in a large pasta bowl to serve.