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Seared Halibut with Tomatoes, Scallions, and White Wine Sauce

Seared Halibut with Tomatoes, Scallions, and White Wine Sauce

Halibut is a white, firm fleshed, fish that has a sweet and delicate flavor.  Our seared halibut with tomatoes, scallions, and white wine sauce is easy to make and can be prepared in under 15 minutes. Halibut is also a nutrient-dense fish with high levels of  protein, including minerals such as selenium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.  Moreover the fish is […]

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How To Make A Bellini

How To Make A Bellini

How to Make the Perfect Bellini For us, nothing beats the elegance and sensation of starting a meal with a glass of lovely prosecco from the regions of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia in Italy.  Prosecco is a sparkling wine and made from the “prosecco” grape; production is made possible via the Charmat method, where the secondary fermentation takes place in stainless […]

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Homemade Ice Cream Cake

Homemade Ice Cream Cake

Our version of homemade ice cream cake incorporates very good strawberry gelato, sponge cake, and whipped cream.  We were inspired by an ice cream cake we consumed at a pasticceria in Bagnara Calabra  during our extended summer vacation in 2010; the cake was made with local gelato, freshly whipped cream, and luscious strawberries. The ice cream cake recipe below can be […]

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Sauteed Fava Beans

Sauteed Fava Beans

If you’re lucky enough to get a hold of fresh fava beans during the Spring season, then we suggest you highlight the taste of the beans themselves with little manipulation; hence our Sauteed Fava Beans recipe.  Fava beans (also referred to as broad beans) are the king of all beans with a lovely sweet/nutty and rich buttery flavor and are […]

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Italian Style Oven Baked Ribs

Italian Style Oven Baked Ribs

Making fall off the bone ribs, with an Italian flare, is an easy culinary task.  Our oven baked ribs are slow cooked in the oven for 3.5 hours and finished on the grill for an outdoor, smokey, flavor.  We infused our oven baked ribs with an Italian kick by incorporating dried oregano and ground fennel seeds into our dry rub […]

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Italian Bone In Prime Rib Roast

Italian Bone In Prime Rib Roast

Like many of the dishes we prepare here at Scordo the following Italian Bone In Prime Rib Roast was made possible by the varied items available at out local market.  That is to say, the meat looked very good presented in our butcher’s case and, more importantly, the bone in prime rib roast was on sale! Prime rib roast, also […]

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Baked Fish with Bread Crumbs

Baked Fish with Bread Crumbs

Making fish doesn’t need to be complicated and the following Baked Fish with Bread Crumbs recipe  is one of the easiest ways to prepare fillets of fish.  Our baked fish with seasoned breadcrumb recipe works with any firm flesh white fish including flounder, sole, cod,  etc.  The key to the dish is making your own breadcrumbs (including parsley, dried oregano, lemon […]

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How to Make Light and Tender Homemade Gnocchi

How to Make Light and Tender Homemade Gnocchi

How to Make Light and Tender Homemade Gnocchi Making gnocchi, or potato pasta, can appear difficult or daunting but like making standard homemade pasta the process is fairly straightforward if you keep a few tips in mind.  For example, if you use starchy potatoes (along with the glutten from the flour) the dough will hold very well.  Further you should […]

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Eggplant Fritters (Polpette di Melanzane)

Eggplant Fritters (Polpette di Melanzane)

The silver dollar sized eggplant fritters or Polpette di Melanzane pictured above are, at times, referred to as eggplant meatballs or patties and are made with a few basic ingredients, including fresh breadcrumbs, roasted or boiled eggplant, and good grated cheese (viz., Parmigiano-Reggiano).  Our mother Annunziata is an expert Eggplant Fritter maker which requires the ability to pan fry foods with […]

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Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

Try this Italian American version of mashed potatoes made with extra virgin olive oil and roasted garlic. Our Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes can be “customized” with the herbs of your choosing (e.g., rosemary, thyme, etc.) and/or freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano. Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 1 hour   An […]

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