Appetizers

Fried Mozzarella

Ingredients 1 pound mozzarella string cheese or sticks cut from a block 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 eggs, lightly beaten Oil for frying Marinara sauce for dipping Instructions Use three bowls or plates – one bowl for the flour, one for the egg and one for the breadcrumbs. Toss the cheese in the flour, thenMore »

Olivada

Ingredients 1 minced clove garlic ¼ teaspoon anchovy paste ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 6 ounces pitted oil-cured black olives Instructions Place garlic, anchovy paste and 3 tablespoons of the olive oil in a food processor to a paste. Add enough of the remaining olive oil to make a smooth spreadable mixture. (if using withMore »

Deep-Fried Artichoke Hearts

Ingredients 2 eggs 1/2 cup whole milk 1 15-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered 1-1/2 cups seasoned dry breadcrumbs Vegetable oil for frying 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Instructions In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Place seasoned breadcrumbs in a separate bowl. Dip artichoke hearts in the egg mixture, then rollMore »

Greek Loukanika Sausage

Ingredients 5 pounds boneless lamb shoulder, lean and fat ground 1 cup red wine 2 tablespoons garlic, finely chopped 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest 2 tablespoons ground allspice 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano or mint 2 tablespoons salt 1 tablespoon pepper Instructions Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix very well. FryMore »

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 »

Jerk Chicken Wings

Ingredients 24 chicken wings, wing tips cut off, halved at the joint ½ cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic ½ teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground allspice ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ cup minced jalapeno peppers 1 teaspoon black pepper 8 drops Tabasco 3 tablespoons soy sauce ½ cup vegetable oil Instructions 1.More »

Oriental-Style Sausage

Ingredients Chicken/Turkey Sausage Master Base* ¾ cup (or to taste) soy sauce 2 tablespoons peeled and finely-chopped fresh ginger 1 tablespoon chopped garlic ¾ cup sweet sherry ¾ water ¾ cup scallions, white and green part, finely-chopped ½ teaspoon Tabasco Instructions 1. Follow instructions for “Chicken/Turkey Sausage Master Base”2. Measure out the above combinations beforeMore »

Toasted Ravioli

Toasted Ravioli

Serves Six Ingredients 2 large eggs ½ cup canned evaporated milk 1 cup Italian-style breadcrumbs Oil for frying 24 ravioli ¼ cup Parmesan, grated 2 cups marinara sauce, warmed Instructions In a small bowl, beat and combine the eggs and milk. Put the breadcrumbs in another small bowl. Heat the oil to 360 F forMore »

Crispy Artichoke Hearts

Ingredients 1 pound artichoke hearts. If frozen, thaw; if canned, drain (Pat dry in both cases.) 2 large eggs 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan 2 teaspoons dried oregano Instructions Cut the larger hearts in half lengthwise. In a small bowl, beat the eggs lightly. In a separate bowl,More »

Grilled Calamari

Ingredients Squid Olive oil Lemon Instructions 1. 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 and resemble a rooster’s crest.2. After grilling, simply brush theMore »