Appetizers

Pickled Chiles

Ingredients 3 pounds peppers, sliced and de-seeded 1 quart vinegar 3 quarts water Instructions Blanch pepper slices in steam for 2 minutes. Drain. Combine with vinegar in a stainless steel saucepan (or non-reactive saucepan) and boil 1 minute.Using a small strainer, remove peppers and place into 4 or 5 hot, scaled pint jars; leaving roomMore »

Anchovy Dip

Anchovy Dip

Serves Makes about 1½ cups of dip (scale up in direct pro Ingredients 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sour cream 1 tablespoon Dijon style mustard 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 ounces anchovy fillets, drained and chopped Instructions In a food processorMore »

Italian Style Barbecued “Hot Links”

Ingredients 5 pounds Italian link sausages (preferably hot or smoked) 1 quart of “Good Basic BBQ”* sauce or the sauce of your choice Instructions 1. Prick the sausages all over with a fork and grill or roast in the oven until they are evenly browned and cooked through.2. Let them cool off before slicing intoMore »

Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients 1 pound large, fresh mushrooms 1 slice prosciutto, minced 2 tablespoons grated Romano or Parmesan cheese 3 tablespoons seasoned, dry bread crumbs 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon minced parsley 1 egg Salt and pepper to taste ¼ cup water ¼ cup olive oil Instructions 1. Trim the stem end of the mushrooms. WipeMore »

Fresh Mozzarella

Ingredients 2 gallons water 1/3 cup sea salt or kosher salt 1 pound whole milk curd Instructions 1. In a large stockpot, add and stir the sea salt into the water. Bring the water to a temperature of around 160 F. Stir again to make sure the salt is fully dissolved. 2. Meanwhile, slice theMore »

Mozzarella in Carrozza

Ingredients 12 slices soft white bread 6 thick slices (about 1 pound) part-skim, low moisture mozzarella 4 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup unsalted butter Instructions Lay 6 slices of the bread out on the workMore »