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Salsa Verde Chicken Pasta

Salsa Verde Chicken Pasta
Serves 6
Pasta on your Grill? With the Big Green Egg® it's not only possible, it's delicious!
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Ingredients
  1. 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  2. 1½ tbsp olive oil
  3. 3 tomatillos, chopped
  4. 1 large white onion, chopped
  5. 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  6. 1½ tsp paprika
  7. Salt and pepper to taste
  8. 3 cups uncooked rigatoni or rotini pasta
  9. 2¼ cups chicken broth (low sodium)
  10. 1½ cups salsa verde
  11. 4 tbsp chopped cilantro (save more for garnish)
  12. 5 ounces cream cheese
  13. 1 lime, juiced
  14. Diced avocado for topping
Instructions
  1. Set the EGG for direct cooking without the convEGGtor at 350°F/177°C.
  2. Preheat a Big Green Egg Cast Iron Skillet for 5 minutes. Add the olive oil, tomatillos, onions and peppers and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Season the chicken with the paprika, salt and pepper; add to the skillet and cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Add the uncooked pasta, broth, salsa and cilantro. Cook for 25-30 minutes until the pasta is cooked through and the liquid is reduced; swirl in the cream cheese until melted. Remove from the EGG and stir in the lime juice.
  5. Top with diced avocado and cilantro
Notes
  1. Serves 6
  2. ©Copyright 2017 Big Green Egg®
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Goat Cheese Portobello Mushroom Burger

Goat Cheese Portobello Mushroom Burger
Yields 4
Goat cheese and portobello mushroom create delicious flavors in this burger.
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Ingredients
  1. 4 portobello mushroom caps, stem and gills removed
  2. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  3. 1 small shallot, chopped
  4. 1 small onion, chopped
  5. 3 garlic cloves, minced
  6. 1 small yellow bell pepper, chopped
  7. 1 (14.5 ounce) can Red Gold® Petite Diced Tomatoes With Green Chilies, drained
  8. 4 ounces goat cheese
  9. Salt and black pepper to taste
  10. 4 buns, toasted
Instructions
  1. Set EGG for direct cooking at 400°F/204°C.
  2. Brush outsides of each mushroom cap with 1 tablespoons olive oil. Set aside.
  3. In a Half Moon Cast Iron Griddle or a small skillet, heat 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil. Add shallot, onion and garlic; sauté for 5 minutes. Then add bell pepper and Red Gold Tomatoes, sauté for 3 more minutes.
  4. Place goat cheese in a mixing bowl and add heated vegetables; stir to combine. Add salt and black pepper.
  5. Fill mushroom caps with vegetable-goat cheese mixture.
  6. Place mushroom caps on EGG. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until mushroom is tender.
  7. Serve as a side dish or place on a toasted bun as a sandwich.
Notes
  1. Recipe from Big Green Egg®, adapted from Red Gold Tomatoes. For more information, visit www.redgoldtomatoes.com
Adapted from Recipe from Big Green Egg®, adapted from Red Gold Tomatoes
Adapted from Recipe from Big Green Egg®, adapted from Red Gold Tomatoes
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Beef Kabobs with Chimichurri

Beef Kabobs with Chimichurri
Chimichurri is a piquant herbed sauce that is often served in Argentina and other Latin American countries as an accompaniment to grilled meats. In this recipe, the tenderloin is marinated in half of the sauce prior to grilling. The other half of the sauce is reserved to use as a dipping sauce. Chimichurri is also terrific served with chicken, lamb and fish.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 pounds beef tenderloin
  2. 2 cups extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 1 cup red wine vinegar
  4. ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice (4 to 5 limes)
  5. 4 jalapeños, seeded and chopped
  6. 8 cloves garlic
  7. 2 cups firmly packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  8. 1 cup firmly packed fresh oregano leaves
  9. 2 teaspoons red chile flakes
  10. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Set the EGG for direct cooking with the Cast Iron Grid at 450ºF.
  2. Trim the beef and cut into 1½ inch cubes. Place in a shallow pan and set aside.
  3. Add the olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, jalapeños, garlic, parsley, oregano, and red chile flakes to the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Blend for 30 seconds, season with salt and pepper, then process for another 10 seconds. Pour half of the sauce over the beef, reserving the remainder. Toss the meat in the marinade until completely coated and refrigerate for 4 to 8 hours.
  4. If using bamboo skewers, place the skewers in a pan and cover with water. Soak for 1 hour.
  5. Remove the beef from the marinade and divide it into 4 (8-ounce) portions. Discard the used marinade. Thread the meat on the skewers and then place the skewers on the Grid. Close the lid of the EGG. Turn the skewers every 2 minutes for a total of 8 minutes for medium-rare to medium, making sure to grill the meat on all sides. Transfer the skewers to a platter and let the meat rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with the remaining sauce. Serves 4
Notes
  1. Courtesy of Big Green Egg®, Copyright 2017
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