Appetizers

Chicken/Turkey Sausage Master Base Recipe

Ingredients 7 pounds boned chicken and turkey leg and thigh meat. 3 pounds boned chicken breast meat 1 ½ pounds pork fat cut into 1/4 –inch dice, or 1 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic 2 tablespoon coarse grind black pepper 3 tablespoons kosher salt 1 ½ cups wine or ¾ spirits andMore »

Cheesy Pepperoni Pinwheels

Cheesy Pepperoni Pinwheels

Serves 12 rolls Ingredients 14 ounce dough ball1/3 cup pizza sauce1 teaspoon garlic, chopped5 leaves basil, chopped3 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated10 slices pepperoni, julienne Instructions Roll pizza dough into a rectangular shape about 11-inches by 8-inches. Brush dough with pizza sauce, then top with garlic, basil, cheddar, Parmesan and pepperoni. RollMore »

Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Ingredients 2 cups roasted red peppers (for jar or can, or roast your own), patted dry 1 cup ricotta cheese 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese Salt & pepper to taste Instructions In the bowl of a food processor, combine the peppers, ricotta and Parmesan. Process until a smooth and creamy puree is formed. add saltMore »

Fennel Focaccia

Ingredients 1/4 ounce active dry yeast or 1/2 ounce fresh yeast 1 cup warm water 3 tablespoons olive oil 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons fennel seeds, coarsely ground Instructions 1) In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water and let sit for 10 minutes. Add the olive oilMore »

Stuffed Eggplant

Ingredients 1 fresh eggplant Flour for dredging 6 cups marinara, divided 8 ounces mozzarella 16 ounces ricotta cheese 8 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto Instructions BATTER:3 eggsSmall pinch each of salt, black pepper, dried oregano, dried basil and red pepper SEASONING:Small pinch each of nutmeg, white pepper, grated Parmesan or Romano cheese and fresh chopped parsley,More »

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 »

Margherita Bruschetta

Ingredients 3 ripe plum tomatoes, finely diced 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil Salt & pepper, to taste 1 ounce fresh basil, finely cut 4 ounces fresh buffalo-style mozzarella cheese, diced 1 loaf of French or Italian bread, sliced horizontally Instructions Toss the diced tomatoes, cheese oil, salt & pepper together and place a tablespoonMore »

Cuervo Gold Boneless Chicken Wings

Ingredients 1/4 cup Jose Cuervo Especial tequila 1 cup low sodium soy sauce 1/2 cup honey 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce 4 pounds Instructions Preheat oven to 450 F. In a large bowl, whisk together tequila, soy sauce, honey, mustard, garlic and hot sauce. Wash chicken wingsMore »

Antipasto Pasta Insalata

Ingredients 1 pound fusilli past 1 cup roasted red peppers 1 cup artichoke hearts, marinated, drained and chopped1-1/2 cups provolone cheese, diced 1 cup garbanzo beans 1/2 cup pitted black or green olives, whole 1 cup fresh tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1-1/2 cups Premoro Sliced Pepperoni, 22061, thawed 1 cup Italian salad dressing, prepared 8-10 peperonciniMore »

Salsa Fresca

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 scallions, including 2 inches of the green top, chopped ½ cup chopped onion 1 ½ quarts canned plum tomatoes, drained and crushed 1 large green bell pepper, chopped ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro 1 teaspoon dried oregano ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes ½ teaspoon pepper Instructions In aMore »