Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Salmon and Bass with Tomatoes & Peppers

This is seriously one of the easiest dishes you'll ever make that seems way more complicated than it really is. This is perfect for the summer, when you don't want to be in kitchen for too long. Buon Appetito!



salmon steak
bass steak
chopped fresh garlic
diced tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
red and yellow peppers 
black pepper
olive oil
fresh parsley
water (replenish while cooking so fish does not dry)


let's make it

1. Clean/ Rinse salmon and bass steaks before beginning to cook. 

2. Place a tablespoon of olive oil in a cast iron pot (or medium sized pan) over medium heat. 

3. Mince cloves of garlic, dice the tomatoes and chop up peppers and fresh parsley.  

4. Place the garlic, peppers, and tomatoes in a pot and begin to cook before placing in the fish steaks. 

5. Sprinkle on salt as desired, black pepper, and pour 1/2 cup of water over the ingredients. 

6. Place cover over the pot and cook for about 25 minutes. 

7. Before serving, sprinkle on fresh parsley over the fish.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Chicken Francese

Whenever I don't have a clue what to make... chicken is my go to, just like potatoes. Because in my opinion, chicken is so versatile and tastes great in any recipe. You can bake it, fry it, make a soup with it, slice it for a sandwich, mix it in pasta or salad... the possibilities are endless. 

You will find this popular dish in many parties, events, and catering. It's simple and quick to make and truly delicious. My Dad gave me his recipe, and I've grown over time to make it my own. Perfect when you are hosting and want a fancy dish that will be ready in no time. ;) Buon Appetito!
  4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
all-purpose flour
4 large eggs
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 lemon
1/2 cup dry white wine (pinot grigio is great)
1 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup chopped parsley
salt and pepper for taste
let's make it

1. Place the chicken breasts side by side on a cutting board, and use a mallet to pound it until they are thin. 

2. In a bowl, mix the flour, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

3. In another wide bowl, beat the three eggs until mixed well. 

4. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and over medium heat. 

5. Dredge both sides of chicken in flour first and then the egg. 

6.  When the oil is hot, add the chicken cutlets and fry them one side at a time, until golden. 

7. Remove the cutlets and place them on a side platter. 

8. In the same skillet, place the 2 tablespoons of butter, lemon juice. chicken broth, and white wine. Add some flour for thickness and simmer for 5 minutes.  

9. Return the chicken cutlets to the skillet and mix well with the sauce. 

10. Cook for another 5 minutes until the sauce begins to boil. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and lemon slices.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Papa's Home Fries

My Dad owns an Italian restaurant and has loved cooking ever since he was a kid. Whenever he's home he likes to whip up something new alongside my Mamma. 

He's always teaching me new tricks and tips and these homemade fries were absolutely delicious. They can be baked or fried, same great taste. Perfect as a side dish. Buon Appetito!

2 lb small red potatoes
olive oil for sautéing and frying
parmiggiano cheese
black pepper
let's make it

1. Wash the potatoes and place them in a pot filled with water. Boil for about 13-15 minutes, until soft.

2. Once soft, rinse the water and let potatoes cool. Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. 

3. Cut the potatoes in halves or wedges and begin to fry them, the white part down first. Once it is cooked and browned, turn over and cook the skin. 

4. Once all of the potatoes are cooked, place them in a mixing bowl. Drizzle olive oil and season them with all of the ingredients. Mix well.