Pastina con Agnello

  This recipe comes from an area just outside of Benevento. Pasta is typically the “primo piatto” (first course) served, but because this recipe includes lamb it can be used as first and second courses. Suggested wine pairing: Taurasi or Aglianico del Vulture Ingredients: 1 3/4 pounds lamb, deboned 4 eggs 1/2 cup (50 grams) […]

Pan-Roasted Squab with Peaches

Ingredients: 4 squabs (dove or pigeon) 1/2 pound whole unsalted butter 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil 5 peaches (white freestone if possible) 2 cups chicken stock (preferably homemade) 2 shallots, peeled 2 garlic cloves, peeled 1 bouquet garni (10 black peppercorns, 2 thyme springs, 2 bay leaves and 1 slice of fresh ginger) 1 teaspoon fine […]

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

A sophisticated twist on a family favorite, Mediterranean Tuna Salad is delicious on a crusty baguette, mounded on organic field greens, or tossed with cold cooked pasta. Ingredients: 4 6-ounce cans albacore tuna, drained well 4-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and cut in quarters 3/4 cup diced red bell pepper 1 cup sliced pitted kalamata […]

Lobster Gnocchi

  Ingredients for Gnocchi:  2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled 2 cups flour 1/2 ounce garlic, chopped 2 whole eggs salt and pepper to taste 1 pound lobster meat, cooked Ingredients for Sauce: 2 1/2 cups white wine 1 1/2 shallot, chopped 1 bay leaf 2 peppercorns 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1 pound cold […]

Kebob Basics

My Sausage Sister and Me was founded by the Gasper sisters. It was their intent to make plump, juicy, flavorful sausages with some surprising and memorable twists in taste. To date, they have Italian, Asian, Southwest, and one they call Minnesota Nice with pork, wild rice, grated carrot, onion and seasonings. INGREDIENTS: (suggested vegetables) sausages […]

Italian Tomato Risotto Dinner

Ingredients 1 pound Arborio rice 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons garlic, minced 1/4 cup yellow onion, diced 1/2 cup white wine 3 cups chicken stock 2 teaspoons Kosher salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 4 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded 3/4 cup Roma tomato, diced 3/4 inch 2 tablespoons basil leaves, chiffonade 1/2 […]

Ike's House Smoked BBQ Chicken

INGREDIENTS: 1 whole 3-pound chicken (remove insides) 1 cup BBQ seasoning BBQ sauce of your choice 2 cups of hickory wood chips (soaked in water) small smoker. METHOD: Clean and pat dry the whole chicken. Rub BBQ seasoning inside and out of the chicken then place in small smoker. Cook for 3 hours or until […]

Homemade Salmon Dijon and Carrots with Apricots

This recipe can be made ahead, frozen and reheated for quick meals. Fish can be kept frozen for 1-2 months. Ingredients: 1/2 cup white wine 2 tablespoons shallot minced 2 tablespoons garlic minced 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon paprika 16 ounces salmon fillet 8 ounces baby carrots 1/4 cup dried […]

Heavenly Linguine

Ingredients 1 pint cream 1 cup parmesan cheese 1 cup provolone cheese, grated 1 red bell pepper, roasted 2 tablespoons pine nuts 4 cloves garlic, whole 1/2 cup basil 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 pound linguine 1 cup carrots, julienned 1 cup broccoli, flowerettes   Method Roast the red pepper directly over high flame until […]

Grilled Wild Alaska Salmon with Mediterranean Salsa

Ingredients 6 wild Alaska salmon steaks or 6-ounce fillets juice from 1 lime 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 tablespoons tamari 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 4-5 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped 3 pounds plum tomatoes, peeled and diced 1/4 to 1/2 tsp red chili flakes 1/2 cup red wine 2 tbsp fresh basil […]