Caponata Crostini

Caponata Crostini   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: appetizers Ingredients ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 large yellow onion, diced in ½-inch pieces 1 tablespoon hot chili flakes 2 medium eggplant, cut into ½-inch cubes (to yield 4 cups) 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon dried oregano ½ teaspoon dried thyme 1More »

Sausage Roll

Sausage Roll   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: appetizers Ingredients 1 6 or 7 ounce dough ball 1 cup cooked and crumbled sausage meat 1 cup thick cut, grilled or roasted green peppers and onions Instructions Roll the dough ball out into an 8-inch oval Lay sausage meat evenly over the oval, followed byMore »

Fried Mozzarella

Fried Mozzarella   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: appetizers 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 oneMore »

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 »

Marinated Mozzarella

Marinated Mozzarella   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: appetizers Ingredients 1 pound fresh mozzarella, sliced 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley 2 tablespoons torn fresh basil leaves ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice Instructions Put the fresh mozzarella in a stainless steel or non-reactive bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Toss gently toMore »

Bruschetta with Lemon

Bruschetta with Lemon   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: appetizers Serves: Serves 4 Ingredients 1 fresh lemon, squeezed 1 pound of crusty Italian bread, sliced into ½-inch slices Handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped ½ pound of smoked salmon, cut into small pieces ¼ cup of whipped cream cheese Olive oil for drizzling InstructionsMore »

Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e Fagioli   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: appetizers Ingredients 2 cups (5 ounce) tubetti or ditalini pasta 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil ½ cup hopped yellow onion 1 clove garlic, crushed ½ cup each diced carrots and celery 1-1/2 quarts chicken broth 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 1 19-ounce can cannellini beans, drained,More »

Anchovy Dip

Anchovy Dip

Anchovy Dip   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: appetizers Serves: Serves Makes about 1½ cups of dip Ingredients ½ cup mayonnaise ½ cup sour cream 1 tablespoon Dijon style mustard 2 teaspoons lemon juice ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 ounces anchovy fillets, drained andMore »

Toasted Ravioli

Toasted Ravioli

Toasted Ravioli   Print Serves Six Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: appetizers 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 inMore »