One of the best parts of having my wife home for a visit is that she is also an excellent cook. This has not only given me a much needed break from the kitchen, but has given the entire family a perspective on cooking that is different from my own.
While my cooking style tends towards Asian influence with go-to spices and sauces like soy, curry and five-spice powder, my wife’s cooking is heavily Puerto Rican and Mediterranean in influence. The change has been welcome and has me longing to broaden my horizons as well.
This was one of the dishes she made during her visit and is one that I could eat over and over again if it were possible. I am very much looking forward to having it again at the end of her time in Turkey. The roasted garlic in the filling makes all the difference and elevates this Manicotti above many of the others that I’ve had.
Stuffed Manicotti with Marinara
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 385Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 161mgSodium: 1155mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 26g
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
I would have got better pictures!
Also, I think a little fresh chopped parsley as garnish would have added just a bit of color and flavor… But I’ll get to that the next time we make this.
Links to other recipes like this:
- Cheesy Sausage Stuffed Manicotti, from Culinary Disasters
- Spinach and Ricotta Manicotti, from Annarassa
- Mmm Manicotti, from the wonderful Lis at La Mia Cucina