Archive for the ‘Italian’ Category

Italian Tomato Sauce

2 − 28 ounce cans diced or ground tomatoes or whole tomatoes NOT packed in puree or sauce 3 tablespoons high−quality olive oil 1 large, thick pork chop or 1−1/2 pounds beef chuck, steak preferred 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped 1 medium carrot, peeled and finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed […]

Carbonara Sauce

4 Tablespoon Butter 8 Slice Bacon; cut in 1/4″ strips 2 Eggs 2 Egg yolks 1 Teaspoon Red pepper flakes 1 Cup Parmesan cheese 1/2 Cup Heavy cream 1 Teaspoon Salt Black pepper 1 Pound Spaghetti 8 Quarts water|Cream soft butter. In another bowl, beat eggs & yolks and whisk until blended, add 1/2 cup […]

Spumone Di Zabaglione

6 eggs 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1/2 cup marsala 3 tbsp. dark rum 1−1/2 cup heavy cream|Separate the eggs and place the yolks in the top part of a double boiler. Place the whites in a stainless steel bowl at room temperature. Add sugar and nutmeg to eggs and beat, off the heat, […]

Angel Hair With Balsamic Tomatoes

1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon olive oil 5 to 6 Roma tomatoes, chopped, (28−ounce. can plum tomatoes) 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar salt & pepper to taste 1/4 Cup chopped fresh basil 1/2 Pound angel hair pasta, (uncooked)|Saute the garlic in olive oil until lightly browned. Do this in a skillet large enough to hold […]

Cavatelli Sausage With Broccoli

1/2 lb. or 2 cups dried Cavatelli or other small shell−shaped Italian pasta 1/2 lb. or 3 links sweet Italian Sausage 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 bunch broccoli 1 1/4 cup low−salt chicken broth 1/4 cup raisins 1 tbls. unsalted butter Parmesan cheese|Squeeze sausage from casings and saute in a heavy skillet or cast iron […]

Pasta E Fagioli

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste 2 cans (15 ounces each) cannellini beans, undrained 2 teaspoons dry basil leaves 3−4 cups boiling water, divided usage 2 cups beef broth 1/3 cup dry red wine 12 ounces ditalini, elbow macaroni, or any short tubular pasta Salt […]


4 tablespoons espresso coffee 1 tablespoon Grappa 3 eggs, separated 1/2 cup sugar 8 ounces Marscapone cheese 24 Savoiardi biscuits 1 ounce sweet chocolate, grated|In a small bowl, combine the coffee and grappa; set aside In a medium bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff; set aside. In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks […]

Pasta Dough

8 eggs 2 tsp. salt 4 cups all purpose flour|In a large bowl, combine eggs & salt. Beat well. Add flour, 1 cup at a time until dough sticks together but is still soft. Spread flour on a board, knead dough for 15−20 minutes. Cover and let stand in a warm place for about 1 […]

Pasta Alla Caruso

2 Tbs. Olive Oil 1 Cup Flour, seasoned with a pinch of salt & freshly ground black pepper 1 Lb. Chicken Livers, separated into individual lobes, all visible fat removed 2 Tbs. Unsalted Butter 1 Lb. assorted mushrooms, Shiitake (stems removed), Portobello, Crimini, White button, sliced thinly 1 Cup dry red wine 1 28 Oz. […]

Insalata Caprese

4 large fresh tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick 16 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced 1/4 inch thick 1/3 cup packed whole leaf fresh basil 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil fine sea salt to taste freshly ground black pepper to taste 1/4 cup imported olives|On a large platter, arrange tomato and mozzarella slices and basil […]