Appetizers

Bruschetta with Filet

Ingredients 1 fresh carrot 1/4 pound fresh mushrooms 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 small golden onion, chopped 1 pound of crusty Italian bread, sliced into 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch thick slices 1/4 pound of potatoes 1 celery rib 1/4 cup ripe cherry tomatoes, cubed 1 cup dry white wine 1 pound of filet ofMore »

Pesto Tomatoes with Mozzarella

Ingredients 1 cup prepared pesto (made with basil, pine nuts, cheese, and garlic 4 cups chopped tomatoes 1 cup mozzarella, cut into ½ inch cubes Instructions Combine all of the above in a bowl and let marinate 30-60 minutes before serving.

Calamari Fritti

Ingredients 2 pounds squid rings1 cup all-purpose flour1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon pepper Instructions Heat the oil in deep fryer to 375 F. In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Toss the squid rings in the flour mixture to coat. Shake to remove ecess flour (putting the squid rings in a sieve orMore »

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 »

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 »

Grilled Vegetable Pizza

Ingredients One 14-inch pizza crust dough 6 ounces Paradise Tomato’s Smoky Tomato Sauce 2 ounces onions sliced and grilled 1-1/2 ounce red pepper, sliced and grilled 1-1/2 ounce yellow pepper, sliced and grilled 1 ounce portabella mushroom, sliced and grilled 7 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded 1/2 ounce cilantro, chopped Instructions Top pizza dough with ParadiseMore »

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 »