Archive | May, 2015

Sicilian Grilled Chicken with Ammogghiu Sauce

Warm weather is here, and that means it’s grilling time.  This zesty Sicilian grilling sauce for chicken is a favorite with the garlic lovers in my family.  All Sicilian families have their own ammogghiu recipes for grilling meats (read more on ammogghiu sauces).  This recipe was handed down from my grandmother Vincenza.  It requires very little […]

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Cart Driver's Pasta:  Pasta alla Carrettiera

Cart Driver’s Pasta: Pasta all Carrettiera

Pasta alla Carrettiera, translated as Cart Driver’s pasta, attributes its humble beginning to the ease in which it could be prepared by cart drivers while travelling.  No cooking was required for the sauce, and a simple campfire was set up to cook the pasta.  It was truly a poor man’s dish, but it’s still rich […]

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Strawberries Marsala

Strawberries Marsala: Fragole al Marsala

It’s strawberry season!  I can’t resist those luscious sweet berries at the farmers market.  Strawberries Marsala is one of the easiest and quickest desserts to make.  In its simplest form, you can serve the strawberries in individual serving bowls.  You can guild the lily, so to speak, by embellishing with a little whip cream if […]

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Sicilian Cauliflower Salad: Insalata di Brocculu (Cavolfiore)

Cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables.  It’s easy to prepare and just about goes with anything you make. This is a simple cauliflower recipe that my mother use to make as a side dish.  Lemon, garlic, and parsley add zest to the otherwise bland cauliflower.  Serve it with steak, grilled or roasted chicken, or pan […]

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