Appetizers

Cuervo Gold Boneless Chicken Wings

Ingredients 1/4 cup Jose Cuervo Especial tequila 1 cup low sodium soy sauce 1/2 cup honey 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce 4 pounds Instructions Preheat oven to 450 F. In a large bowl, whisk together tequila, soy sauce, honey, mustard, garlic and hot sauce. Wash chicken wingsMore »

Frittata verdure (vegetable omelet)

Ingredients 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 1/4 cup cooked broccoli florets 2 tablespoons diced zucchini 1 tablespoon chopped scallion 1/2 cup liquid eggs Pinch of salt and black pepper 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan Instructions 1. Using an 8-inch nonstick omelet pan, warm the olive oil for 1More »

Zucchini Fritti

Ingredients 1-1/2 cups Parmesan 1-1/2 cups Panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 extra-large eggs 3 medium size zucchini, washed, trimmed (but not skinned), but into 3 inch-long by about 1/2 in-wide strips Instructions In a mixing bowl, combine Parmesan, Panko & salt. In another bowl whisk eggs. Dip zucchini in egg to coat, allowingMore »

Grissini ai Finocchio (Fennel Breadsticks)

Ingredients 1 ¼ ounces package active dry yeast 1 cup of warm water ½ cup of warm beer 1 teaspoon sugar 2 teaspoons salt 2 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons fennel seed, lightly crushed 4 cups flour Instructions In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Add the warm beer and sugarMore »

Roasted Onion Slices

Ingredients 4 pounds red onions, peeled and cut into 1/2 –inch thick rings 2 cups olive oil 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes 2 tablespoon fennel seed 2 tablespoon sugar Salt and pepper to taste Instructions 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees2. In a large bowl, toss the onions, olive oil, red pepper flakes, fennelMore »

Deviled Chicken Wings

Ingredients 16 chicken wings, tips cut off, halved at the joint 1 ½ cup bread crumbs 1 cup grated Parmesan ½ cup Dijon-style mustard 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon cayenne Instructions 1. In a mixing bowl, combine the bread crumbs and the Parmesan. In another largeMore »

Marinated Olives

Marinated Olives

Ingredients ½ pound green olives in brine (Manzanilla, Arbequina or Pincholine) ½ pound black olives (Nicoise, Kalamata or Lugano) 2 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon dried oregano, crushed 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon paprika 1 strip fresh zest Olive oil Instructions Put the olives in a large glass jar or glazed crock. Add theMore »

Bruschetta with Portabellos

Bruschetta with Portobellos

Ingredients 10 ounces Portobello mushrooms ¼ cup olive oil 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 loaf Italian bread cut diagonally in 12 slices 1 cup coarsely chopped plum tomatoes 2 tablespoon capers ½ teaspoon Italian seasonings 6 ounces goat cheese cut into 12 slices. Instructions Preheat grill or broiler. Trim Portobello stems, if attached, then sliceMore »

Fritto Misto Vegetale

Ingredients Artichoke hearts Mushrooms Chunky strips of green bell peppers, broccoli & cauliflower 1-1/2 cups flat pale lager beer 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoos grated Parmesan cheese 1 tesaspoon salt 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten 2 egg whites Instructions In a mixing bowl, combine pale lager beer, all-purpose flour,More »

Pasta e Fagioli

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 pounds ground beef 12 ounces chopped onion 6 cloves minced garlic 14 ounces diced carrot 14 ounces diced celery 48 ounces diced fresh tomatoes 15 ounces cooked red kidney beans 15 ounces cooked white beans 88 ounces beef stock 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves 1 tablespoon pepper 2More »