Category Archives: Italian

Semolina Plum Coffee Cake

This is a great coffee cake that takes advantage of fresh large plums. Semolina Plum Cake 4 plums halved and pitted 1 1/2 cups + 2 tbsp semolina flour 1 cup unbleached white flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 13 … Continue reading

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Black Cod with Scallop, Fava and Porcini Sauce

For this sauce use fresh porcini and double shelled fresh favas. Choose scallops that are roughly the size of a quarter. If black cod is unavailable, halibut, red snapper or trout will work well. To quickly shell the second skin … Continue reading

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Fava Puree

Again use fresh fava bean pods no longer than 4″. This works best if she second skin can remain on when grinding. The easiest way to tell is eat a raw one and see if the skin is tough and … Continue reading

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Raw Fava Beans with Romano

Fava beans are best served raw, tossed in good olive oil, black pepper and grated romano. They can be eaten whole as long as the outside skin has not grown tough enough to require removal.  Pick pods once they reach … Continue reading

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Baked Chicken with Chestnut Mushrooms, Pea Shoots and Rhubarb Sauce

This is a great way to use leftover rhubarb sitting around after a pie. It also makes use of fresh pea shoots and chestnut mushrooms, all of which come in season at the same time. Strain and keep the boiling … Continue reading

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Seafood Stew

This soup can use an assortment of whatever seafood is available, just make sure to have some shellfish and some fillets. Seafood Stew 1 lb scallops 1/2 lb cleaned crab meat 1 lb red snapper fillets 3 ribs celery diced … Continue reading

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Grilled Artichokes

So this guy named Arty walks up to the Whole Foods checkout line and before anyone can stop him chokes 3 people so he can pick up a dropped $5 bill. The next day the local paper’s headline was Arty … Continue reading

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