• Ingredients: 41
  • Serves: 6
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Bake: 20 min

acini di pepe pasta with garlic and olives with acini di pepe or orzo, olive oil, unsalted butter, garlic cloves, minced, hot red-pepper flakes, pitted kalamata olives, quartered. To make this acini di pepe pasta with garlic and olives for 6 persons you will need 10 min for preaparation and 20 min for baking.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb. acini di pepe or orzo
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. hot red-pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives, quartered

Equipment:

  • 4 wooden skewers, soaked in water 30 minutes

Grilled Shrimp

  • 4 bamboo skewers
  • 2 tbsps. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 16 medium or large headless shrimp, peeled and deveined

Coriander Sauce

  • 1 medium shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 tbsps. sherry wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 5 tbsps. butter, softened
  • 2 tbsps. chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper

Sausage and Hazelnut Stuffing:

  • 1 cup hazelnuts, roasted and skinned
  • 1 lb. fresh pork sausage
  • 1/2 lb. chicken breast, skinned, boned, and diced
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 lb. chopped onion
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 2 tbsps. sage
  • 1/2 lb. Virginia ham, diced
  • 8 cups stale bread, cut in 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup chopped Italian parsley
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tsps. coarse salt
  • 2 tsps. coarse black pepper
  • 2 oz. Amaretto
  • 1 cup turkey stock

To serve:

  • *Chef Neal Fraser uses Chilean or European Turbot. If neither is available, gray sole or lemon sole can be substituted.
  • **Available at some supermarkets and specialty shops or at earthy.com.

Special equipment:

  • 8 ramekins or aluminum foil muffin cups

Directions

  1. Step 1 Cook acini di pepe in a pasta pot of boiling salted water (3 Tbsp salt for 6 qt water), stirring occasionally, until al dente.

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  2. Step 2 Meanwhile, heat oil and butter in a 10-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat until foam subsides, then sauté garlic with red-pepper flakes until golden, about 2 minutes.

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Nutrition information

Calories 209 Carbohydrates 30 g (10%)
Fat 8 g (12%) Protein 5 g (10%)
Saturated Fat 3 g (15%) Sodium 77 mg (3%)
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g Fiber 2 g (6%)
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g Cholesterol 10 mg (3%)