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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 [...]

Amarena Cherries

Amarena Cherries

Amarena cherries are a product of the marvelous Emilia-Romagna region of Italy where other noteworthy products include tradizionale balsamic vinegar, Ferrari, Culatello di Zibello Ham
 (the king of salumi), Parma ham, Parmigiano Reggiano, Salamini italiani alla cacciatora, Brisighella Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, etc.  Amarena cherries are harvested in the wild and known for having both a sweet and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Gnocchi

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 always bake your potatoes so that water isn’t [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What We’re Reading: Italy No. 1 Travel Destination, Italian American Population, Fancy Food Show, NY Little Italy, Gelato University, 36 Hours in Naples

What We’re Reading: Italy No. 1 Travel Destination, Italian American Population, Fancy Food Show, NY Little Italy, Gelato University, 36 Hours in Naples

What We’re Reading: Italy No. 1 Travel Destination, Italian American Population, Fancy Food Show, NY Little Italy, Gelato University, 36 Hours in Naples Italy Ranks No. 1 on America’s 2013 Travel Wish List.  No surprise here (at least from this blogger) that Americans are craving to see Rome, Florence, and Venice and have put Italy at the top of their [...]

Baked Clams Oreganata

Baked Clams Oreganata

Baked Clams Oreganata can be found on most Italian American restaurant menus and when they’re prepared well (with high quality ingredients) they are an excellent way to consume fresh clams, outside of on the half shell with a squeeze of lemon and a dash of Tabasco. Our family feasts on Baked Clams Oreganata during the holiday season and they are fairly [...]

Asparagus Frittata

Asparagus Frittata

We collect frittata recipes here at Scordo like Roger Federer collects Grand Slam tennis victories; that is, en masse.  Our latest frittata recipe is the centered on asparagus and couldn’t be easier to prepare.  Here’s our easy, and delectable  Asparagus Frittata recipe. Asparagus Frittata   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 20 mins   A classic and easy [...]