White Bean (Cannellini) Soup

White Bean (Cannellini) Soup

Our recipe for White Bean (Cannellini Soup) is easy and quick to make. And so delicious! Serve with a spiral of olive oil and some chopped parsley. Ingredients: 1 can of cannellini beans½ cup of 825 MAIN Marinara Sauce2 bay leaves2-3 shallotsa clove of garlic (crushed with the palm of your hand)1 quart of vegetable … Read more

Understanding Olive Oil

For the past five years, I have been doing seminars for our local farm market. I concentrate on sharing inside information that I have learned from my passion for food. This year I decided to investigate olive oils from around the world. With all this hype on olive oils lately what do we really know about them? … 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

Grilled Pesto Shrimp Recipe

Ingredients: Shrimp (size at your discretion), peeled (tails left on) and deveined6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 cup basil leaves (There are numerous varieties of this spicy, aromatic herb, but sweet basil and bush basil are the most common. It is used mostly in dishes that contain tomatoes, and in salads, soups and on pizzas. … Read more

Penne al’ Amalfitano Recipe

Layer a bowl of penne with 825 MAIN Marinara Sauce, a spoon of pesto* and topped with a spoon of ricotta cheese drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. Pesto Ingredients: 1 cup of chopped fresh Italian Parsley 1 ½ cup chopped fresh Basil ½ cup of grated parmagiana cheese ½ cup extra virgin olive oil … Read more

Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta Fazul napolitana)

*Ditalini, which means “little thimbles” in Italian, is most typically used in the Campania region of Italy, where it graces Pasta E Fagioli. It’s a small tubular shaped pasta. The nutty flavor and firm “al dente” texture is a great addition to this Italian bean soup! Nothing like a hot bowl of Pasta e Fagioli … Read more

Putanesca Sauce

The history of the puttanesca sauce is interesting. Some say, because of the Italian translation of the name, puttanesca, which means prostitute, a whore’s favorite meal. But I know a much likelier version of this history from my mom’s home town, the island of Ischia. Apparently, it was late one night and clients showed up … Read more

Baked Stuffed Eggplant

It’s hard to imagine south Italian cooking without eggplant — on pasta, grilled, stewed, roasted, stuffed and more. I included a stuffed version that is absolutely delicious with non other than our authentic Marinara sauce! Ingredients: 2 medium eggplant 8 oz ground beef 1 large thinly sliced onion 4 Tbl extra virgin olive oil 1 … Read more

Vegetable Primavera with Marinara

Ingredients: 2 small zucchini 2 small yellow squash 1 yellow pepper 2 small Italian eggplant 1 large thinly sliced onion 4 Tbl extra virgin olive oil One 25 oz jar 825 MAIN Marinara Sauce Procedure Thinly slice pepper add to  skillet with EVOO and saute for 10 minutes on medium heat, meanwhile thinly slice remainder … Read more