Archive | April, 2016
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Sicilian Lemon Herb Potato Salad

Potato salad in my family was made with either lemon juice or vinegar and olive oil.  This easy recipe for lemon-herb potato salad is my favorite.  It’s simply dressed with olive oil and lemon juice and seasoned with parsley and scallions.  Serve with grilled chicken or beef. SICILIAN LEMON-HERB POTATO SALAD Insalata di Patate cú […]

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Pasta alla Norma

Pasta alla Norma

Pasta alla Norma is the simplest of pasta dishes.  It starts with pasta and a basic tomato sauce that is topped with fried eggplant and grated Ricotta Salata cheese.  The tomato sauce is what really makes this dish – use the best quality canned tomatoes.  My preference is the San Marzano variety which tend to be less […]

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Eggplant Parmesan

Who doesn’t love Eggplant Parmesan – layers of fried, breaded eggplant smothered in a rich tomato sauce with oregano and cheese and then baked until the mozzarella is melted and oozing!  Eggplant Parmesan, is an old Sicilian dish.  The dish, although commonly called Eggplant Parmesan, actually has nothing to do with the City of Parma […]

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Roasted Chicken Marsala with Mushroom Gravy

Marsala Roasted Chicken with Mushroom Gravy

Marsala is a popular Italian cooking wine that is produced in the region of Sicily surrounding the city of Marsala.  Marsala wine is available either sweet or dry.  It is similar in flavor to Sherry, Port, and Madeira.  It can be served as either an aperitif or dessert wine but it is used mostly for […]

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