Appetizers

Meatballs Mia Madre

Meatballs Mia Madre

Ingredients 10 pounds ground beef 2pounds ground pork ¼ cup finely minced fresh garlic 4 medium finely chopped onions 1 cup grated parmesan cheese 1 cup grated romano cheese 1 ½ cups finely chopped fresh parsley 5 cups bread (torn from day-old Italian bread, soaked in milk and squeezed dry) 8 lightly beaten eggs 4More »

Calamari Fritti (Fried Squid)

Calamari Fritti (Fried Squid)

Ingredients 5 pounds whole squid, cleaned, rinsed, body sac cut into ¼-inch rings, tentacles cut in half 2 ½ cups milk 2 ½ cups semolina flour or Wondra Superfine 5 teaspoons ground pepper 2 ½ teaspoons salt Oil for deep-frying Fresh lemon wedges, for garnish Warm marinara sauce, for dipping Instructions 1. Place the milkMore »

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 »

Buffalo Chicken Wings

Buffalo Chicken Wings

Ingredients Dressing 1 cup mayonnaise ½ cup plain yogurt ¼ pound crumbled blue cheese Method:Whisk ingredients to combine or use a food processor. Dressing can be made ahead and refrigerated. Wings 4 pounds of chicken wings (about 16 wings) ½ cup unsalted butter 4 tablespoons hot sauce 2 tablespoons cider vinegar Instructions 1. Deep fryMore »

Frittata del’Ortolana (Vegetable Frittata)

Frittata del'Ortolana (Vegetable Frittata)

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil or oil spray ¼ cup sliced fresh mushrooms ¼ cup cooked broccoli florets 2 tablespoons diced zucchini 3 tablespoons chopped onion ½ cup pasteurized liquid eggs (or 2 lightly beaten jumbo eggs) Pinch of salt 2 or 3 twist of the pepper mill ¼ teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled 2 tablespoonsMore »

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 »

Mexican Wings

Ingredients Chicken wings Mole sauce Celery sticks Hot salsa Instructions To give chicken wings a Mexican flair, simply brush the wings with a mole sauce (available from your supplier) before baking. Arrange the chicken wings on a platter with celery sticks and a ramekin of hot salsa.

Pizza alla Treviso

Ingredients 1 14-inch pizza crust 8 ounces tomato puree or all-purpose ground tomatoes 1 teaspoon oregano, dried 1 teaspoon basil, dried 2 tablespoons Romano cheese, grated 8 ounces mozzarella and provolone cheese blend (50/50) 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped 1/3 cup yellow onion, chopped 8 ounces Premoro Hand-PinchedMore »

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients 16 ounces of cream cheese, softened 12 ounces of chicken, cooked & cubed 3/4 cup ranch dressing 3/4 cup hot sauce 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 cup bleu cheese crumbles Tortilla chips Instructions Beat cream cheese, ranch dressing and hot sauce. Fold in chicken. Spread mixture into pie plate prayed with non-stick spray.More »

Southwestern-Style Sausage

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 power ¾ cup fresh lime juice ¾ tequila Instructions 1. FollowMore »