Baked Artichoke Hearts

Baked Artichoke, March 2014

5 ounces of quartered artichoke hearts 2 ounces garlic butter 1 ounce Alfredo 1½ ounces seasoned butter breadcrumbs ½ ounce Parmesan cheese Simply melt the garlic butter, add the Alfredo sauce and toss in the artichoke hearts. Put it in an appropriate-sized baking dish and top with the seasoned buttered crumbs and Parmesan. Bake itMore »

NY-Style Pizza Dough

Yield: 30 pounds of dough 20 pounds all-purpose flour, 13-14 percent protein content 2 ½ tablespoons dry yeast (instant) 5 ounces salt 4 ounces olive oil 10 ½ pounds water Pour the flour in the mixing bowl, then add the yeast to the flour. Add the salt. Combine the olive oil and water. With theMore »

Panini Calabrese

panini calabrese

Yield: 8 sandwiches (scale up in direct proportion) 8 to 12 ounces (about 16 to 24 slices) thinly sliced soppressata (dry-cured Italian salami) ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 8 thin slices prosciutto 8 thin slices fresh mozzarella 8 panini buns or rolls, toasted or grilled 1 cup roasted red bell pepper strips 16 large freshMore »

Luis’s Special Pizza

Luis's Special Pizza

Ingredients 3/4 pound chorizo 3/4 cup crushed tomatoes 1/2 cup thick and chunky medium salsa 1 14-inch pizza shell 10 ounces Monterey Jack cheese (about 2 ½ cups) 1/4 cup loosely packed chopped cilantro Instructions In a saute pan over medium-heat, crumble the chorizo and cook through while breaking up the larger pieces (about 4More »

Greek-style Meatballs

Greek-style Meatballs

Ingredients 4 large eggs ½ cup fresh bread crumbs 6 tablespoon grated Romano cheese 3 tablespoons olive oil ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon Greek oregano 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon allspice 2 pounds lean ground beef, or combination of ground beefMore »



Ingredients 3 medium tomatoes, chopped 1 medium red onion, finely chopped 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped Tomato juice 1 clove garlic, minced 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 teaspoons hot sauce Salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste Instructions In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, except tomato juice. Let marinate inMore »

Parmesan Zucchini Sticks

Parmesan Zucchini sticks

Ingredients 1 cup seasoned Italian breadcrumbs 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 3 medium zucchini (about 1-1/2 pounds), cut into strips about 1/2 inch wide and 3 inches long 3 large eggs, lightly beaten Finely chopped parsley Instructions In a large plastic bag, combine well the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese,More »

Linguine with Clam Sauce

Linguine with Clam Sauce

Ingredients 1 cup water 1/2 cup dry white wine 32 manila or littleneck clams, scrubbed 1 cup bottled clam juice 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper lakes 2 teaspoons dried thyme, crumbled Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste 1 pound linguineMore »

Grandma Pie

Recipe Courtesy of Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern, Dallas, Texas Yield: 9 slices 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 24-ounce dough ball 1 28-ounce can Italian plum tomatoes (San Marzano style) 1 28-ounce can California plum tomatoes 1 clove garlic, minced 1 pinch, dried oregano 4 basil leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon salt 10-12 ounces mozzarella,More »

Pizza Insalata

Pizza Insalata

Ingredients 6-7 cups mixed lettuces (red leaf, leaf, radicchio) or mesclun 1/4 cup sliced red onion 4-5 fresh plum tomatoes, seeded & ubed 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste 1 14-inch pizza shell 6-8 thin slices of provolone cheese (orMore »