Italian Deli Stromboli

Ingredients Frozen bread dough, thawed Dried oregano, to taste Dried parsley flakes, to taste Black pepper, to taste 3-1/2 ounces thinly sliced capicola 3-1/2 ounces thinly sliced Genoa salami 2 cups shredded mozzarella 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Garlic powder, to taste 1 egg yolk, beaten Instructions Let dough rise until doubled, according to packageMore »

Spicy Lamb and Sun-dried Tomato Sausage

Ingredients 6 pounds boneless lamb shoulder, lean and fat ground 2/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped ¼ cup of olive oil (preferably from the sun-dried tomatoes) ½ cup onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 ½ tablespoons garlic, finely chopped 1 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped (can substitute parsley) 2 tablespoons fresh mint, choppedMore »

Cal-Ital Chicken Pasta Salad

Ingredients 1 pound dried pasta, such as fusilli, penne or bow ties 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups Caesar dressing or anchovy vinaigrette (your own recipe or commercial brand) 1 cup green peppers cut into small pieces 1 cup red onion, cut into small pieces 2 cups fresh tomatoes, cut into 1/2 –inch pieces ½More »

Minted Pasta and Fruit Salad

Minted Pasta and Fruit Salad

Ingredients 8 ounces rotini pasta 4 pears, seeded, cored and diced 2 teaspoons lemon juice 2 cups seedless red grapes, cut in halves 2 navel oranges, peeled, sliced and quartered 4 ounces Feta cheese, crumbled 1/2 head romaine lettuce, torn into pieces 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint 1 tablespoon whiteMore »

Vegetable Grinder

Ingredients 1 Italian sandwich roll, split lengthwise 1 slice grilled zucchini 1/2 toasted red bell pepper 2 whole roasted plum tomatoes, sliced 1 tablespoon Italian salad dressing 4 large basil leaves, whole 2 slices provolone cheese Instructions Assemble sandwich, arranging the ingredients in the order listed. To increase flavor profile, grill or toast sandwich halves.

Greengrocer Panini

Ingredients 1 French or Italian bread roll (about 6-7 inches long) 1 slice grilled or roasted zucchini 1 slice grilled or roasted eggplant ½ grilled or roasted bell pepper, cut in half 2 pieces (one whole) roasted plum tomato Leaf lettuce to cover toppings 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar Instructions Halve roll horizontally and leave open.More »

Provolone, Salami and Roasted Pepper Panini

Ingredients 8 large oval slices of Italian bread Garlic-infused olive oil 8 slices provolone 8 slices salami 4 roasted red pepper halves Instructions 1. For each Panini, brush both sides of the bread lightly with garlic-infused oil.2. Place two slice of provolone, two slices of salami, and one roasted red bell pepper half on oneMore »

Italian Style Beef

Ingredients 15 pounds lean chopped meat ½ cup olive oil 3 pounds onions, peeled and diced 1 cup garlic, finely chopped 2 tablespoon oregano 4 bay leaves 2 tablespoons of salt 1 tablespoon of pepper 2 #10 can ground tomatoes Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.2. Spread the chopped meat out in a singleMore »

Squid Salad

Ingredients 3 pounds squid, cleaned, rinsed, body sac cut into ¼-inch rings, tentacles cut in half¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup oil-cured black olives, pitted and coarsely chopped 1 cup roasted red bell peppers, chopped 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 3 ribs of celeryMore »

California Avocado and Grilled Shrimp BLT Sandwich

Ingredients 1 cup olive oil3 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped1 tablespoon garlic, finely chopped48 (#3) shrimp, 16 count, cooked, peeled and deveinedSalt and freshly ground pepper to taste1 cup mayonnaise24 1-inch thick egg bread slices6 (#3) California avocados12 Roma tomatoes, sliced lengthwise48 peppered bacon slices, cooked crispButter lettuce leaves, as needed Instructions In a large bowlMore »