Appetizers

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 »

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 »

Marco’s Toasted Ravioli

Ingredients 1/2 cup cold water 1/2 cup milk 1 egg 8 2-ounce raviolis 1 cup flour 1 cup unseasoned breadcrumbs Vegetable oil, as neededGrated Parmesan and parsley, for garnish 1 cup tomato sauce Instructions In a bowl, combine water, milk and eggs. Whisk. Dredge ravioli in four. Add to milk & egg mixture. Then dredgeMore »

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 »

Fried Stuffed Olives

Fried Stuffed Olives

Ingredients 12 dozen California black olives, large or extra large, pitted* 5 ounces garlic, minced 5 ounces anchovy paste 1 ounce lemon zest, minced 2 teaspoons chopped thyme 4 cups all-purpose flour 8 eggs, beaten 4 cups breadcrumbs Olive oil to taste Instructions Drain the olives; reserve for stuffing. Combine the garlic, anchovy paste, lemonMore »

Pappardelle with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Ingredients Large red bell pepper, halved and trimmed 3 garlic cloves garlic, peeled ¾ cup walnuts, chopped ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained ½ cup fresh basil, plus 4 leaves for garnish ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (or Pecorino) Salt and pepper to taste ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1-pound box pappardelle noodles Instructions Place red-pepperMore »

Toasted Ravioli

Ingredients 2 large eggs ½ cup canned evaporated milk 1 cup Italian-style breadcrumbs Oil for frying 24, small, bite sized meat filled ravioli, thawed if frozen 1 cup grated parmesan 2 cups marinara, warmed Instructions 1. In a small bowl, beat and combine the eggs and milk. Put the breadcrumbs in another small bowl2. HeatMore »