Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Manicoti al Forno

Fancy Pancy stuffed manicoti with ground turkey

Serves 4 - 6

ground turkey, 1 pound
3 cups of bay mushrooms
1 garlic clove
1 shallot
2 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
1 tablespoon fresh chopped tarragon
1 egg, beaten
freshly squeezed lemon juice
Manicoti tubes
tomato sauce
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place ground turkey in a medium mixing bowl.
Place the mushrooms, garlic, shallots in a food processor or chop until finely ground
Beat mushroom mixture into ground turkey with egg, salt add salt and pepper, and then add lemon juice to taste.

Cook manicoti in salted boiling water for 7 minutes according to pacakge. Drain well, pat dry.

Place filling in pastry bag and fill each tube. Lay the filled tubes into a single layer in a buttered casserole dish. Spoon tomato sauce over and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake in oven for about 30 minutes until brown and boiling.

Serve warm, garnish with parsley sprig

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