Tag Archives: main dish

  • Trofie or Trenette al Pesto

    Ingredients 1 lb. Trofie or Trenette 1 fresh potato 1/2 cup cooked string beans Pesto prepared as follows: 1 bunch sweet basil 2 tablespoons pinoli 4 shelled walnuts 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons grated pecorino cheese 1 clove garlic 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil salt, pepper Preparation Blend the above pesto ingredients until uniformly creamy** Cut the potato into thin slices. Bring a pot of salt water to a boil and add …

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  • Traditional Bistecca Alla Florentino

    INGREDIENTS 1 T-bone steak (about 2 pounds and 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick) Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 Tbs. Roasted Garlic Oil 2 tsp. Traditional Style Balsamic 1 tsp. dried oregano Coarse salt DIRECTIONS Preheat grill or a griddle or a cast iron frying pan over medium-high heat.  Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper on both sides.  Sear steak quickly on both sides, then cook just until blood rare, about 5 minutes per …

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  • Tacchino Toscano (Tuscan Style Turkey)

    Ingredients:·          ½ cup Oli + Ve extra virgin olive oil of your choice·         4-5 pounds dark and light turkey meat, cut into 1 by 3 inch chunks·         ½ cup pancetta, minced (sub prosciutto)·         1 cup crumbled Italian sausage, half sweet, half hot·         3 cups diced onions·         2 cups diced carrots·         3 cups diced celery·         ¼ cup minced garlic·         Big pinch crushed red pepper·         1 ½ T finely chopped fresh rosemary·         1 ½  T finely chopped fresh sage·         3 T finely chopped Italian parsley·         Salt·         Freshly ground black pepper·         1 …

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  • Sugo di Carne

    Ingredients: ·         ½ lb. ground sirloin ·         12oz. can Italian plum tomatoes ·         1 onion ·         1 carrot ·         1 stalk of celery ·         ¾ cup red wine ·         Oli + Ve Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) ·         Salt ·         1 lb. Pappardelle pasta (sold at Oli + Ve) Directions: (1)    Finely chop carrot, onion, celery. Place in a pot and sauté in Oli + Ve EVOO until it almost starts to burn (this sweetens the carrots and onions and gives the sauce a true …

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  • Spring Rolls

    Ingredients:  Red Peppers (thinly sliced/julienned)  Carrots (peeled and julienned)  cucumber (thinly sliced/julienned)  avocado (sliced)  purple cabbage (chopped)  cilantro (chopped)  spinach leaves (washed)  shrimp ( peel, devein, toss with EVOO, salt and pepper –roast until done)  sesame seeds (to garnish)  package of spring roll wrappers Preparation:  Make sure all the ingredients are prepared/chopped/cooked before you assemble  Prepare the rice paper wrappers according to directions (you want the wrapper to be soft, yet still slightly firm and …

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