Salads/Sandwiches/Soups

Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich

Ingredients 6 large, firm eggplants (7-8 pounds total weight) Olive oil 2 quarts prepared and seasoned tomato sauce 2 pounds mozzarella cheese, shredded 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese Dried oregano to taste Instructions 1. Trim the ends of the eggplant (don’t peel), and make lengthwise slices about ¼-inch thick. Brush each slice with olive oilMore »

Panini Sandwich

Ingredients 2 ounces Grande Fresh Mozzarella (sliced Ovoline)1 ounce sliced Grande Provo*Nello ProvolonePanini (Focaccia or other Italian bread)2 ounces prosciutto2 ounces avocado1 ounce roasted red pepper1 ounce roasted yellow pepperA drizzle of olive oil Instructions On bottom half of sandwich, layer 1/2 cheese, ham, avocado, roasted peppers and remaining cheese. Drizzle with olive oil. TopMore »

West Coast Chopped Salad

Ingredients 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, chopped into 1/8-inch wide strips 1/2 head romaine lettuce, chopped into 1/8-inch wide strips 10 bail leaves, chopped 12 ounces mozzarella, shredded 6 ounces sharp cheddar, cut into small cubes 2 pounds Roma tomatoes, diced 1 cup honey ham, diced 1 cup turkey breast, diced 1/4 cup red onion, choppedMore »

Grilled Vegetable and Italian Cheese Panini

Ingredients 4 teaspoons olive oil 4 teaspoons Balsamic vinegar 1 medium eggplant, sliced into 1/2-inch lengthwise slices 2 medium zucchini, sliced into 14-inch lengthwise slices 2 red bell peppers, cored and quartered lengthwise 4 sandwich rolls or other bread 1/2 cup Olive Asiago Tapenade (recipe follows) 4 ounces Stella Asiago cheese, sliced 4 ounces StellaMore »

Salami Pasta Salad

Ingredients 10 ounces penne pasta, cooked until al dente and rinsed in cold water, set aside 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 4 teaspoons each minced fresh basil and fresh oregano (or 1 teaspoon each dried basil and oregano) 2 cloves garlic, pressed 1-1/2 cups cannellini beans 1/2 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley Salt and pepper,More »

Carolina Golden Chicken Tender Pita

Ingredients 36 1 ounce chicken tenders 2-1/2 cups Cattlemen’s Carolina Tangy Gold Barbecue Sauce 12 large whole-wheat pitas 48 Bibb lettuce-leaves 24 cooked bacon strips 24 sliced tomatoes 3 cups dices avocado Instructions To make each pita, grill 3 chicken tenders and toss with 3 tablespoons BBQ sauce. Warm a pita, cut across top andMore »

Italian Style Vegetarian Sandwiches (Sandwich #3)

Ingredients Smoked Mozzarella Fresh Tomato Red onion And Pesto Aioli* Instructions On the bread of your choice, spread some pesto aioli, and layer slices of smokes mozzarella, tomato, thin slices of red onion and some greens. Spread additional pesto aioli on the top slice of the bread. *Pesto Aioli:Yield: Approximately 2 ½ cups 1/2 cupsMore »

Sweet Italian Sausage

Ingredients 1 ½ pounds pork shoulder ½ pound pork fat 2 ice cubes 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons fennel seeds ½ teaspoon sweet paprika ½ teaspoon ground black pepper ½ teaspoon sugar 50 inches natural pork casing Instructions 1. Grind pork and pork fat together (add ice cubes during grinding to keep meat cold ifMore »

Fantastic Phily Cheese Steak Hoagie

Ingredients 1 pound beef sirloin, cut into thin 2-inch strips 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 tablespoon dried red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 onion, sliced 1 greenMore »

Panino Saporito

Ingredients 22-24 ounces pizza dough, ready to use 1 cup filling of your choice, such as pesto or sauce or a combination of flavorings, such as: ¼ cup garlic oil ¼ grated parmigiano ½ chopped hot sausage Instructions 1. Follow Instructions for “Rolled Pizza Basics”