I grew up eating these lovely Padron peppers on the beach in Galicia, Spain as a child. Be careful, some are sweet, but some are hot - won't stop me from eating this savory dish. Good for a tapas party.
Padron peppers can be found in the New York area at the Union Square market, from Lani's Farm or a good substitution would be Shishito peppers at an Asian market.
Native to northern Italy, this captivating and versatile entrée looks as good as it tastes. Hearty wild mushrooms and delicate artichoke hearts combine with savory Asiago cheese in this classic polenta dish. Makes a complete vegetarian meal when served with steamed beets and dark leafy greens.
--courtesy of Whole Foods
This pasta dish is superb; the Roasted Garlic Cream creates an awesome garlic sensation that is rich, smooth and velvety on your tongue. You may substitute the chicken with lobster, scallops or shrimp for an elegant dinner party entrée.