Dolce e Gabbana Meets 825 MAIN Marinara Sauce

825 MAIN Marinara Sauce meets Dolce e Gabbana! As we were leaving Italy this past spring, after visiting my sister Giovanna, a boutique in the Napoli airport jumped out at me! We got to the airport in plenty of time and as we settled into our gate’s waiting area, I told my husband that I … Read more

Bella Figura and Zucchini Flower Zeppole

I am so embarrassed that it has been so long since I have written a blog entry. Our only daughter is getting married and I have been preoccupied with making sure that everything is perfect because god forbid I make a “brutta figura”! But I ended up making a “brutta figura” with all of you … Read more

Broiled Shrimp Scampi Recipe from our restaurant menu

Here’s a popular shrimp recipe from our restaurant menu. Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs. Colossal shrimp (For information on choosing shrimp see my last blog post)4 garlic cloves thinly sliced1 tablespoon salt1/2 cup sherry wine1 1/2 cups butter (less butter if you don’t plan on serving over pasta)Paprika1 tablespoon parsley finely choppedLemon wedges (optional)Pasta … Read more

Slow Rise Panettone Recipe

Adapted from Gourmet Magazine, December 2008 Ingredients: 1 cup golden raisins2 tablespoons gold rum2 tablespoons hot water3-3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour2/3 cup sugar1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast1/4 teaspoon lemon zest1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise3 large eggs, room temperature2/3 cup lukewarm water1 tablespoon warm honey12-1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter (10-1/2 tablespoons softened and cut into … Read more

Shrimp Marinara

Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 jar of 825 MAIN Marinara Sauce1 ½  lb of 12/16 shrimp ( On the chart it would be either a jumbo shrimp or colossal) 5 shrimp per person¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil3 cloves of garlic peeled and sliced¼ cup of sherry wine¼ tsp of salt (optional)Pinch of red pepper … Read more

Chicken Scarpariello

Serves 4 Ingredients: 4 Boneless Chicken breasts about a pound½ cup of flourSalt pepperCanola Oil for frying4 cloves of garlicExtra Virgin Olive Oil½ cup of white wine½ chicken stock½ cup of butter4 hot cherry peppers packed in vinegar (slivered with seeds removed)4 small Yukon potatoes (peeled and sliced in rounds boiled until tender) Procedure:

Nonna’s Neapolitan Meatballs

Ingredients: 4 slices bread (2 packed cups’ worth)2 pounds ground beef or you can use a mix of pork, veal. and beef3 cloves garlic, minced1/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley1/4 cup grated Parmagiano Reggiano1/4 cup golden raisins (optional)1/4 cup toasted pine nuts (optional)1 1/2 teaspoons fine sea salt15 turns white pepper4 large eggs1/2 cup dried … Read more

Gluten-Free Meatballs

Ingredients: 1 ½ pounds of meatloaf mix (veal, pork, and beef chopped meat)3 eggs¼ cup of chopped fresh parsley¼ cup of grated Parmigiana Reggiano cheese1 clove of garlic grated on the microplane or minced½ cup of almond mealSalt and pepper to taste1 jar of 825 MAIN Marinara Sauce Procedure:

Vegetarian: Ricotta & Zucchini Balls

Ingredients: 100% Organic Extra Virgin Olive oil4 zucchini1/2 cup ricotta drained2 eggsbread crumbs½ cup grated Parmigiano Reggianosaltblack pepper½ cup basil chopped Preparation: