Italian Recipes and Food

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A-Z Index of Scordo Italian Recipes is a a comprehensive food site for those who love Italian cuisine, with a particular focus on southern Italian recipes and dishes. Scordo contains hundreds of Italian recipes, cooking tips, and stories about living the Italian American life.  We learned to cook from our Italian mother who was born in the southern most province of Italy, Calabria.  The cuisine of Calabria, as well as most of Italy, focuses on simple, yet superb, ingredients with very little in the way of manipulation.  We think the best Italian food includes buying the best raw ingredients you can afford (including good extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, herbs, and condiments) followed by elegant, minimal, cooking methods.

Our original Italian Recipes cover the following dishes, including Antipasti, Breads, Canning,Preserving, and Curing, Cheese & Eggs, Coffee and Desserts, Pasta and Sauces, Meat, Panini and Pizza, Poultry, Risotto, Salads, Seafood/Fish,  Soups & Beans, Wine, Aperitifs, and Cocktails, and Fruit and Vegetables.

If you don’t see a recipe you need then please let us know (if the recipe is Italian then we’ve probably cooked it, but just haven’t yet had a chance to document it).  We love all food (with a special passion for the Italian variety) and we hope our recipes help you rediscover or continue your passion for one of the most fundamental, and important, human activities on the planet: namely, cooking

And remember (especially as a home cook) that:  The ingredient is more important than what one can do as a chef.

Antipasti Breads Canning, Preserving, & Curing
Cheese & Eggs Coffee & Desserts Meat
Panini & Pizza Pasta & Sauces Poultry
Risotto Salads Seafood/Fish
Soups & Beans Fruits & Vegetables Wine, Aperitifs, & Cocktails



Sweet and Sour Eggplant
Guide to the Italian Antipasto
Stuffed Artichokes
How to Make Homemade Roasted Peppers 
Antipasto Guide
Piattini or Small Plates of Food
Crostoni or the Perfect Appetizer 
Pesto and Roasted Pepper Bruschetta
Guide to Italian Toast for Crostoni / Bruschetta
Olive tomato Tapenade

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Le Pagnotte di Enna or Loaves of Enna (Sicily) Bread
Homemade Whole Wheat Pita
Crocodile Bread
Rosemary and Sea Salt Focaccia
Guide to Italian Toast for Crostoni / Bruschetta
Homemade Italian Breadcrumbs
Zeppole Recipe
Filone – Everyday Italian Bread

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Canning, Preserving, & Curing

Homemade Guanciale 
Homemade Sun Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil

Dehydrating Tomatoes: Making Your Own Sun Dried Tomatoes
Pickled Wild Mushrooms
Homemade “Soupie”
How to Make Your Own Duck Prosciutto
How to Cure Your Own Bacon at Home
How Salami is Made
Canning Tomatoes for Tomato Sauce
Canning Tomatoes for Passato di Pomodoro
Guide to Salami
Canned Pears
Hot Peppers
Pickled Eggplant (Melanzane Sott’Olio)

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Cheese & Eggs

Asparagus Frittata
How to Make Homemade Goat Cheese (Chevre)
Guide to Southern Italian Cheese
Fried Egg Sandwich
Homemade Yogurt
Red Pepper, Potato, and Red Onion Frittata

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Coffee & Desserts

Cuccidati – Sicilian Fig Cookies
Ricotta Cheescake

Sospiri di Monaca (or Nun’s Sighs)

Baked Italian Donuts

Guide to Making Espresso at Home 

Homemade Frappuccino
Italian Chestnuts
Iced Espresso or Caffe Shakerato
Oatmeal and the Italian Breakfast
How to Make Torrone
Homemade Yogurt
How to Make Great Coffee at Home
Fig Sauce

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Italian Bone In Prime Rib Roast
Bistecca alla Fiorentina

Pan Fried Meatballs with Provola
Grilled Skirt Steak with Rosemary and Garlic (with Piedmontese beef)

Steak and Bistecca alla Fiorentina

Meatballs with Tomato Sauce
The Perfect Hamburger
Pork Chops with Pan Roasted Mushrooms and Chicory Greens
Pan Simmered Baby Goat (Capretto)
Guide to Salami
Veal Chops
Roasted Rabbit with Herbs, Onion, and Tomato
Cannelloni with Beef
Pork Chops
Sausage and Onions

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Panini & Pizza

Cuzzupe di Pasqua

Tomato Mozzarella Sandwich
Lavash Pizza 
Pizza Calabrese 
How to Make the Perfect Pizza
Fried Egg Sandwich 
Homemade Pizza Dough
Salad Pizza
Pane in Cassetta with Prosciutto di Palma and Cheese
Favorite Pizza Toppings
Focaccia Pizza
Grilled Cheese – Italian Style

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Pasta & Sauces

Baked Pasta (Pasta al Forno)

Marinara Sauce

Homemade Ravioli 

Linguine with Broccoli and Garlic

Rigatoni with Diced Zucchini, Mushrooms, and Anchovy

Homemade Spinach Pasta

Homemade Pasta – Basic
Rigatoni with Spinach, Garlic, and Parsley
Rigatoni with Zucchini, Mushrooms, and Red Onion

Tomato Sauce Recipe
Linguine with Clam Sauce
Pasta with Cauliflower, Garlic, and Anchovy Fish Sauce
Angel Hair with Vegetables
Oricchiette with Broccoli Rabe
Linguine Fine with Zucchini and Red Onion
How To Make Authentic Pesto
Guide to Dry Pasta
Scordo Pasta Challenge – Eating My Through All Known Pasta Shapes
Tagliatelle with Peas and Salmon
Mafalde with Dandeloin, Onions, and Fish
Cannelloni with Beef

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Chicken Thighs with Lemon, Garlic, and Parsley 
Grilled and Skinless Italian Chicken Breast

Pesto Chicken
Lemon Thyme Chicken Thighs with Peas and Rice
How to Make Chicken Cutlets
Easy Whole Roasted Chicken
Roasted Whole Chicken
Lemon Thyme Chicken Thighs
Rosemary Chicken
Chicken Cacciatore
Chicken Marsala
Lemon Chicken with Artichoke Hearts

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Rice Salad (Insalata di Riso)
Monkfish and Scallop Seafood Risotto
Risotto Milanese

Zucchini and Squash Risotto with Pan Roasted Pork Chops
Arancini di Riso or Fried Rice Balls
Risi e Bisi or Peas and Rice
Zucchini / Squash Risotto
Pancetta and Red Onion Risotto
Barley Risotto

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Rice Salad (Insalata di Riso)
Summer Salads
Tomato Salad

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Seafood Salad
Seafood Stew (Cioppino)

Calms Oreganata

Baked Fish with Seasoned Breadcrumb

Grilled Calamari
Fried Calamari
Best Canned Sardines

Fried Sardine Fillets
Baked Mackerel with Mint, Garlic, Vinegar Sauce
Whole Sardines and Smelts with Wild Dandelions
Tuna Nicoise Salad
Grilled Sardines in Tomato Sauce
Roasted Branzino Couscous with Feta, Parsley, and Red Onion
Wild Salmon with Rainbow Chard
Wild Diver Scallops in Pan Simmered Tomatoes
Introduction to Anchovies
Baked Flounder with Spicy Broccoli
Pan Fried Skate
Italian Tuna in Olive Oil
Poached Hake with Wine, Pancetta, and Parsley
Chickpea and Scallion Soup, Baked Perch, and Oven Fried Potatoes
Pesto Tuna
Pan Simmered Whole Dry Cod with Tomatoes and Potatoes (Pesce Stocco and/or Stoccafisso)
Monkfish Braciola
Baked Salmon with Lemon, Parsley, and Onion
Baked Sardines in Vinegar
Salt Cod Fritters
Grilled, and marinated, Swordfish
Sea Bass

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Soups, Stews, & Beans

Pasta and Bean Soup or Pasta e Fagioli
Italian Broccoli Bean Soup
Tortellini in Brodo
Escarole and Bean Soup
Guide to Farro 
Italian Onion Soup
Italian Chicken Soup
Seven Inspired Italian Comfort Soups
Chickpea and Scallion Soup, Baked Perch, and Oven Fried Potatoes
Risi e Bisi or Peas and Rice
Lacinata Kale and Cannellini Bean Soup
Lentil Soup with Italian Chicken Sausage
Chicken Broth (Brodo di Polo)

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Vegetables & Fruits

Vegetables in Southern Italy
Sun Dried Tomato Spread

Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

Eggplant Fritters

Baked Artichokes
Tomato Salad with Mozzarella

String Beans with Garlic

Fried Peppers, Potatoes, and Onions

Grilled Eggplant with Basil

Fried Potatoes or Patate Fritte

Grilled Sicilian Eggplant with Pesto Feta Sauce

Stuffed Artichokes

Prickly Pears or Fichi d’ India

The Ugly Beauty: The Italian Lemon
Crocchette Calabrese Recipe
How to Make Homemade Roasted Peppers
Grilled Zucchini or Squash
Introduction to Fennel
Olive Schiacciate or Fresh Cracked Olive Salad
Spicy Broccoli
Italian Truffles
How to Make Fried Zucchini Flowers or Frittelle di Fiori di Zucca
Finding and Cooking with Wild Mushrooms
Roasted Eggplant with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Parmigiano Reggiano
Grilled Eggplant with Herbs, Garlic, and Vinegar
Fried Peppers
Oven Roasted Potatoes with Herbs
Sweet Potatoes
Taggiasca and Castelvetrano Olives
Canned Pears
Fried Italian Peppers
Fig Sauce
Grilled Sicilian Eggplant with Pesto Feta Sauce

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Wine, Aperitifs, & Cocktails


Aperol Spritz

Italian Summer Martinis
Italian Pre Dinner Drinks: Amari Review
The Wine Press: Italian American Traditions
How to Make Homemade Wine
Wine Buying 101: How to Choose Wine
How to Approach Wine as a New Hobby
11 Most Asked Wine Questions
Introduction to Grappa
Seven Basic Red Wine for Everyone
Carpano Punt E Mes Red Vermouth
Carpano Antica Formula Red Vermouth

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