Category Archives: Italian

Slivovitz

This recipe is originally from here. The trick to this is using ripe, firm, perfect plums. Inspect everyone for bruises and bad spots before using. This recipe will roughly fill one large 1/2 gallon mason jar double or triple. Slivovitz … Continue reading

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Roasted Pumpkin Stuffed Shells

This is another example of Italian vegetarian. If you do not have pumpkin, squash or sweet potato will work. Roasted Pumpkin Stuffed Shells 2 lb pumpkin cleaned, skinned and chopped into small dice 1 lb whole milk ricotta 2 batches … Continue reading

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Steak with Heirloom Tomato Salad

This requires ripe yellow, red and green tomatoes. A really good cut of steak is also a good idea. Steak with Heirloom Sliced Tomato Salad 1/2 lb steak per person Assortment of heirloom tomatoes sliced 1/4″ thick 6-12 basil leaves … Continue reading

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Lamb Chops with Porcini Mushrooms

This requires 1/2 lb of fresh porcini — no substitutions. Seared Lamb Chops with Porcini Mushrooms 4 lamb chops 1 1/2″ thick 1/2 lb porcini mushrooms sliced into large bites 4 garlic scapes chopped fine 4 tbsp butter 2 oz … Continue reading

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Fava Bean and Fennel Slaw

This is a fantastic salad that goes well with many grilled meats, fish especially. When choosing fava beans pick the youngest possible. If the beans are not bright green inside remove the white second shell as well. Fava and Fennel … Continue reading

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Grilled Halibut with Fava Bean and Oyster Mushrooms

Recently bought a halibut. Make sure the fava beans are really fresh, small and tender. They can also be called broad beans. If you do not have scallion scapes then garlic scapes will do. You could serve this on top … Continue reading

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Seared Porcini Mushrooms

This requires at least 1 lb fresh porcini. Pick caps over stems. Florentine Porcini Mushrooms 1 lb porcini mushrooms 1 whole head garlic 8-12 leaves basil 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tsp dijon Salt/pepper Butter Peel paper from garlic. place … Continue reading

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