Garlic Salami

Garlic Salami   Print Recipe courtesy of Oliveto Restaurant and Café Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: appetizers Ingredients 2.2 pounds pork shoulder, diced 4 ounces pork fat back, diced 11/3 tablespoons salt 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper ½ teaspoon Insta Cure #2 1¾ teaspoon minced garlic ¼ cup dry red wine 1 teaspoon dextroseMore »

Italian Bean Dip

Italian Bean Dip

Italian Bean Dip   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: appetizers Ingredients 4 cups cannellini beans, rinsed, drained 2 cloves garlic, peeled 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley 1 teaspoon (or to taste) crushed red pepper flakes ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil (about) Instructions In the work bowl of a food processor,More »

Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: appetizers Ingredients 16 ounces of mozzarella cheese 3 large eggs, beaten ½ cup water 1½ cup Italian bread crumbs ½ teaspoon garlic powder ⅔ cup flour ⅓ cup corn starch Dash of salt and pepper ¼ cup of pizza sauce or honey mustard, forMore »

Caprese Di Parma

Caprese Di Parma

Caprese Di Parma   Print Courtesy of Aldo Musico Aldo’s Pizza, Naples, FL “Our customers love this. It’s simple, but it’s amazing!” ~ Aldo Musico. Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: appetizers Ingredients 1 sliced vine ripened tomato 6 ounces buffalo mozzarella Fresh basil 2 ounces extra–virgin olive oil 2 ounces of balsamic drizzle Instructions LayerMore »

Toasted Ravioli

toasted ravioli

Toasted Ravioli   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: appetizers Ingredients 2 large eggs ½ cup canned evaporated milk 1 cup Italian-style bread crumbs Oil for frying 24 small, bite-size, meat-filled ravioli (thawed, if using frozen) ¼ cup grated Parmesan 2 cups marinara sauce, warmed Instructions In a small bowl, beat and combine the eggsMore »

Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms

Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: appetizers Ingredients 4 large Portobello mushrooms, cleaned, stems removed, rinsed 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ pound sweet Italian sausage, cooked and crumbled, or pre-cooked Italian sausage crumbles 4-6 thin slices of fresh plum or Roma tomatoes 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 4-6 ounces shredded mozzarellaMore »

Porta New Orleans

Porta New Orleans

Porta New Orleans   Print Courtesy of Darryl Reginelli Reginelli’s Pizza, New Orleans, LA Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: appetizers Ingredients 1 puff pastry square 1 brush of hazelnut pesto 1 portabella cap 1 brush of garlic butter sauce A pinch of salt & pepper 2 ounces caramelized onions 2 ounces diced pancetta 2 ouncesMore »

Caprese Sliders

Caprese Sliders

Caprese Sliders   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Appetizer Serves: 4 Ingredients 4 small buns 4 slices plum tomato 4 slices fresh mozzarella 4 slices prosciutto 1 teaspoon pesto 1 drizzle balsamic reduction Instructions Assemble each slider bun with the tomato, mozzarella and prosciutto. Add the pesto and balsamic glaze to the inside ofMore »

Cialledda

appetizer, bruschetta

Cialledda   Print Courtesy of Paolo Priore Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli, Italy “I like to use bread that has been stale for a few days. Do not submerge in water, just spray enough to soften it. This is a good lunch!” ~ Paolo Priore. Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: appetizers Ingredients 1 loaf day-old Italian breadMore »

Oggi’s Italian Chicken Quesadilla

Oggi’s Italian Chicken Quesadilla   Print Courtesy of George Hadjis Oggi’s Pizza, San Clemente, CA Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: appetizers Ingredients 1 chipotle tortilla 1 ounce butter 6 ounces mozzarella cheese 2 ounces cheddar cheese 5 tomato slices 1½ strips of bacon, chopped 5 ounces blackened chicken, cooked and finely chopped ¼ ounce freshMore »