Grilled Calamari

Grilled Calamari   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: appetizers Ingredients Squid Olive oil Lemon Instructions Cut deep slits (not all the way through) into the body sac. This technique prevents squid from curling up on the hot grill. Grill for about 1 minute, turning once. When the squid are cooked, the slits open andMore »

Marco’s Toasted Ravioli

Marco’s Toasted Ravioli   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: appetizers Ingredients ½ cup cold water ½ cup milk 1 egg 8 2-ounce raviolis 1 cup flour 1 cup unseasoned breadcrumbs Vegetable oil, as needed Grated Parmesan and parsley, for garnish 1 cup tomato sauce Instructions In a bowl, combine water, milk and eggs. Whisk.More »

Southwestern-Style Sausage

Southwestern-Style Sausage   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: appetizers Ingredients Chicken/Turkey Sausage Master Base* 3 fresh or canned seeded and finely chopped jalapeno peppers 1 cup seeded and finely chopped mild chile peppers 3 tablespoons chopped garlic 1 ½ cups fresh-chopped cilantro 3 tablespoons ground cumin 3 tablespoons ground paprika 2 tablespoons chili powerMore »

Fried Stuffed Olives

Fried Stuffed Olives

Fried Stuffed Olives   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: appetizers Ingredients 12 dozen California black olives, large or extra large, pitted* 5 ounces garlic, minced 5 ounces anchovy paste 1 ounce lemon zest, minced 2 teaspoons chopped thyme 4 cups all-purpose flour 8 eggs, beaten 4 cups breadcrumbs Olive oil to taste Instructions DrainMore »

Toasted Ravioli

Toasted Ravioli   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: appetizers Ingredients 2 large eggs ½ cup canned evaporated milk 1 cup Italian-style breadcrumbs Oil for frying 24, small, bite sized meat filled ravioli, thawed if frozen 1 cup grated parmesan 2 cups marinara, warmed Instructions In a small bowl, beat and combine the eggs andMore »

Blue Crab Melt

Blue Crab Melt   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: appetizers Ingredients 18 ounce dough ball 1-1/4 cups Crab Mix Base (recipe follows)* 4 ounces mozzarella, shredded ½ cup lightly packed fresh flat-leaf spinach ¼ cup lightly packed fresh flat-leaf spinach ¼ cup roasted red peppers ½ cup artichoke hearts, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh basilMore »

Grilled or Sautéed Portobello Mushroom Cap

Grilled or Sautéed Portobello Mushroom Cap   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: appetizers Ingredients Several slices of crusty Italian bread 2 slice beefsteak tomato 1 slice of red onion Leaf lettuce to cover toppings Red pepper vinaigrette* Instructions Use ½-inch-thick slices of crusty Italian bread or a quality crusty round Italian roll, one thatMore »

Pizzadilla

Pizzadilla

Pizzadilla   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: appetizers Ingredients 2 flour tortillas 2 tablespoons pizza sauce 2 ounces sliced beef (or ground) Olives Onions Mushrooms Peppers Instructions Place tortillas on a pizza pan. Spread 1 tablespoon of pizza sauce on each tortilla. Layer beef, olives, onions, mushrooms and peppers over pizza sauce. Sprinkle withMore »

Brown Butter and Sage Gnocchi

Brown Butter and Sage Gnocchi   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: appetizers Ingredients GNOCCHI 2 pounds Russet potatoes Salt to taste 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour Instructions Scrub potatoes and place them unpeeled in a large pot of boiling water. Boil until tender all the way through, but not falling apart. WhileMore »