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Cooking with Chef Pierce from Lucky 32!

8:48 AM, Aug 22, 2012   |    comments
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Chef Jay Pierce from Lucky 32 stops by to show us some quick and easy recipes that the kids will love.


Ratatouille Pasta

2 Tbsp canola oil

1 cup cubed eggplant

2 cups half-moon sliced zucchini and squash

1 cup large dice tomato

1 tsp kosher salt

¼ cup basil pesto

1 Tbsp lemon juice

3 cups cooked bowtie pasta

½ cup shredded pepperjack cheese


Heat skillet, heat oil and sauté eggplant until browned on edges (about 2 minutes). Add zucchini and squash, cook another minute. Add remaining ingredients, except cheese, and mix well, heating through. Transfer to a casserole and top with cheese and broil until cheese is bubbly.  Feel free to triple the amount of cheese if desired.


Serve family of four or three adults.


Whimsical Watermelon


2 cups diced watermelon

1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

2 teaspoons fresh mint, chiffonade

1 ounce country ham, chiffonade

1 ounce feta cheese

Cut watermelon pulp into 1 inch cubes

To a bowl, add watermelon, vinegar, oil and 1 teaspoon mint; mix well.

Transfer to a chilled soup bowl.

Top with ham, cheese and remaining mint.


Makes - 1 serving




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