Basic Marinara

Makes 2 cups of sauce Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 9 medium tomatoes, chopped ¼ cup garlic, chopped fine 1 small yellow onion, chopped fine 1 carrot, chopped fine 1 red pepper, chopped fine 1 green pepper, chopped fine ½ cup red wine 1 teaspoon chili flakes 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon salt 1 […]

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Goat Cheese Stuffed Piquillo Peppers

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 small shallot, chopped fine 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar 1 pinch chili flakes ½-1 cup goat cheese 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine ½ tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine ½ tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 jar piquillo peppers Olive oil & garlic Sherry vinegar garnish Salt Directions In a medium bowl, […]

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Herbed Gremolata

Makes approximately ½ cup Ingredients ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh marjoram, chopped fine 3 cloves garlic, chopped superfine 3 tablespoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon maldon salt ½ teaspoon red chili flakes Directions In a small mixing bowl combine all […]

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Italian Wedding Soup with Spring Greens and Italian Herb Gremolata

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For chicken pesto meatballs 1 pound ground chicken 1 cup fresh basil, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine ½ cup pine nuts, chopped 8-9 cloves garlic, chopped fine (2 tablespoons reserved for sauce) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cracked pepper 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 1 egg For the soup […]

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Rampatini

Makes one cocktail Ingredients 2 ounces gin 1 ounce dry vermouth ½ ounce pickled ramp juice Ice Pickled ramps (recipe follows) Directions Shaken: In a shaker combine the gin, vermouth, and ramp juice and ice, shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with pickled ramp Stirred: In a large glass filled with ice […]

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Ramptini

Makes one cocktail INGREDIENTS 2 ounces gin 1 ounce dry vermouth ½ ounce pickled ramp juice Ice Pickled ramps (recipe follows) DIRECTIONS Shaken: In a shaker combine the gin, vermouth, and ramp juice and ice, shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with pickled ramp. Stirred: In a large glass filled with ice, […]

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Roasted Brook Trout with Fennel and Black Grapes

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2 fillets brook trout, rainbow trout, or other super fresh trout 1 bulb fennel Sea or kosher salt Freshly ground white pepper ½ teaspoon fennel seeds Zest of 1 lemon, juice of half 1 tablespoon canola oil ½ cup black grape puree, recipe follows ½ cup black grapes Extra virgin olive oil […]

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Roasted Lamb with Eggplant, Cucumbers, Mint, Anchovy, and Yogurt

INGREDIENTS 1 cup yogurt Lemon juice, to taste Olive oil 2 cucumbers, peeled and finely chopped ½ cup mint leaves 2 large eggplant, diced and salted 2 anchovy fillets, finely chopped ½ teaspoon chili flakes 5 cloves garlic, only 1 clove finely chopped 1 lb. lamb loin salt and pepper, to taste 1 large sprig […]

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Roasted Spring Vegetable Salsa and Whole Wheat Chips

Makes 2-3 cups salsa Ingredients 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 small spring onions, chopped fine ½ cup fennel bulb, chopped fine 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped fine 3 spears of asparagus, chopped fine ½ cup fresh peas ½ cup carrots, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped fine ½ cup fresh […]

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Seafood Spaghetti with Herbed Lemon Cream Sauce

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons butter, plus 1 additional tablespoon of butter 5 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 shallots, chopped fine 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon chili flakes 3 squid bodies (calamari) cleaned and sliced into thin rings ½ pound shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails removed ½ pound baby scallops 2 teaspoons […]

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Spring Herbal Osso Bucco & Herbed Gremolata

Serves 4-6 This lovely & lively dish is perfect for a chilly spring day, perfectly fresh yet warming with loads of fresh herbs and spring vegetables. Ingredients 4-6 cross-cut veal shanks (osso bucco tied with kitchen string) ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine ¼ cup olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped […]

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Squid Stewed with Chickpeas and Peppers

Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients Olive oil 1 cup diced white onions 8 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped 1 pound dried chickpeas (soaked overnight) 2 cups canned tomatoes, strained and chopped 1 cup chopped fresh parsley 1 teaspoon pimento or smoked paprika 1 tablespoon red chili flakes 2 cups white wine Water 1 pound squid, […]

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Summer Squash Soup with Basil-Mint Pistou

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium shallot, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped 2 medium zucchini, chopped 2 patty pan squash, chopped 1 yellow zucchini, chopped 1 teaspoon salt 3 cups onion broth or light vegetable stock ½ cup fresh basil leaves ¼ […]

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