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Linden Ponds Chef de Cuisine Shares Holiday Recipes

December 11, 2012

Hingham, MA - Linden Ponds Chef de Cuisine Natale Umbro shares recipes this holiday season. Currently, Linden Ponds is selling his Italian sauce to residents and staff.    
Cioppino soup ( 8 to 10 people)
 Olive oil- ½ a pint
Saffon powder or threads- 1 pinch
Celery ¼" chop-1/2 of a cup
White onion ¼" chop-1/2 of a cup
Green bell pepper-1/2 of a cup
Garlic Minced-1/4 of a cup
Fresh thyme Minced-14 of a cup
Fresh parsley Fine Chop- ½ a cup
Dry Oreagno- 1 oz
Green Onions-1 cup
Crushed tomato -1 can
V-8 or tomato juice 2qt can- 1 can (16 oz)
White wine-4 oz
Fish bases LS- ½ a lb
Black pepper - tt
White Fish-1/2 a lb
Crab meat- ½ a lb
Fresh Chopped Clam- 1 can (6 oz)
Corn starch-1 table spoon  box
Shrimp 21/25- 2 LB shrimp P and D
Clam with shell- 4 dozen
Brown vegetables with seasoning and deglace with wine.
Cook the seafood separate from the stock
Chicken Maria
Chicken breast-4
Flour- 3 cups
Black pepper- 3 pinches
Garlic powder-1 oz
Oil-3 cups
Mix the flour with the black pepper & garlic powder.  Coat the chicken with the mixed flour and sauté the chicken till golden brown in a sauté pan. Put the chicken in a hotel pan.
Fresh Spinach- I lb bag of spinach
Garlic minced- 4 garlic cloves
Oil- 5 oz
Red pepper-2 peppers
Shredded Mozzeralla-8oz
Zip lock Plastic bag - large enough to fit the two peppers
In a different sauté pan wither the spinach down with oil and garlic till the spinach is deflated. Put into a smaller pan. Next take the whole red pepper and roast them over one of the burner till roasted (don't be afraid yo are removing the skin later so it will burn up). When the peppers are roasted put both peppers in a plastic bag and zip it shut. Wait 1 min and take the pepper out of the bag and remove the skin. Slice the pepper into strips.
Chicken stock 1 pint
 White wine- 1 cup
Corn starch- 8oz
Using the same pan as the chicken deglase the pan with white wine and add 1 pint of chicken stock into the pan. Boil the mixture and till thicken 9 if the stock boil and doesn't not thicken use corn starch (add water to corn starch; just enough to make into a slurry). Add corn starch to stock till the sauce thickens.
Assemble: Put the red pepper ontp of the chicken. Next, put spinach ontp of the red pepper. Next, put the mozzeralla ontop of the spinach.  Cook for 7 mines and top the chciken with sauce at servies.
Linden Ponds is a full-service continuing care retirement community situated on a scenic 108-acre campus in Hingham, Massachusetts. The vibrant campus opened in October 2004, and is home to 1,200 people who are enjoying life to the fullest.