This is like a wild and crazy version of a garlic and oil pasta sauce..with sun-dried tomatoes and roasted red peppers and TONS of garlic. My re-creation of a delicious dish served at Painter's Tavern in NY state. It was one of my favorites on their menu and has become one of my signature dishes. I am finally attempting to nail down measurements for this recipe, as this is something I make entirely by feel. I serve this with Soleo or White Zinfandel wine and nothing more than a simple Caesar salad. I use Carapelli extra virgin olive oil and Parmigiano Reggiano for the cheese. The restaurant never served theirs spicy, but my family likes things zesty. The waiter would come around and grate fresh cheese and cracked black pepper over each portion.
Our son always loved this recipe. He never knew it was made with you-know-what, FAKE crab, until after he worked on a crab boat a few years ago! Of course, you can always use real crab. It's easy to put together and with a salad it makes a nice meal. I always make it with lowfat sour cream, lowfat soup, and I just use butter flavored cooking spray to replace the butter. When done this way it cuts out almost all the fat, and it's still good.
I found Egyptian pasta at a health food store and didn't know what to do with it. I found a recipe for Egyptian rice and added sour cream and garlic and what do you know? Stroganoff! Tastes good. It would probably work with any type of rice or risotto.
This is a recipe given to my Mother by friends in the 70's? I was forbidden to share it but I like sharing and think everyone should have a chance to try it! It's ooey gooey cheesy yummy! It uses "mild" green chilies not hot ones. Everyone that tries it requests the recipe. It is very bad for you but worth having at least once a year for a potluck. I've had friends try to make it with lowfat or nonfat ingredients and it doesn't work. I also have tried mixing all the ingredients together and it doesn't taste as good, the layers matter (even though they melt together)! I usually double or triple it and bake it in a removable crock from my crockpot then put it on low in the crockpot for potlucks. If you do this the layers are still the same but double or triple the amount in each layer. I usually assemble it the night before and put it in the oven right before the event. For extra gooeyness add extra jack cheese in the layers to completely coat them. Remember for a single recipe: you are using 3 cups of "cooked" white rice which is made from 1 cup of dry rice. One cup of cooked rice per layer (3 layers). Enjoy! Very yummy with my Recipe#233148.
Loosely based on"Every Day with Rachel Ray" Nov/06 edition. UPDATE: 08/26/2008 since everyone has increased the amount of garlic to 6 cloves, then I'll suggest that! Also, add some lemon zest. As for the heat - we enjoyed it the way it is. If desired, add some anchovies - it tastes great! Just ANOTHER UPDATE: 06/24/09 - increase the servings to 4 generous servings or 6 regular servings.