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Sweet Potato Gnocchi w/ Maple Cinnamon Sage Brown Butter

Prep time – 90 minutes Cook time – 30 minutes   Sweet Potato Gnocchi 2 large sweet potatoes 2 egg yolks (no whites) 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese 1 tsp cinnamon pinch salt pinch pepper roughly 1 cup of flour + 1/3 cup for your work surface (just sprinkle all over to avoid sticking) […]

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Bufala Burger

You probably thought I spelled “buffalo” wrong…NOPE! “Bufala” is actually a female water buffalo who’s milk is rare and expensive and is used to make buffalo mozzarella. Yields 4 Servings 1 lb. 80/20 ground beef 2-3 garlic cloves (finely chopped) 1 shallot (finely chopped) 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese 1/3 cup Italian flat leaf […]

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Prosciutto & Melon Appetizer

10-12 thin slices of deli fresh Prosciutto 10-12 pieces cantaloupe (half moon shape) 1/3 cup fresh basil (julienned)   Wrap fresh melon with thin slices of prosciutto (seam side down).  Garnish with fresh Basil and arrange lengthwise. Simple, fresh and delicious.  

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Lamb Ragu

1 shallot – finely chopped 2 cloves garlic – finely chopped 3 tbsp tomato paste 2 cans crushed tomatoes (I use San Marzano) 2 cups red wine (Merlot or Cabernet) 1 lb ground lamb 2-3 lamb chops (deboned and cubed) 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper Heat 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil in […]

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Italian Shrimp ‘n Grits – Recipe

Grilled Shrimp 1 lb jumbo shrimp (deveined) 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley 1/2 cup Basil 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped) BIG pinch red pepper flakes Zest of 1 lemon Salt and Pepper 1.5 tsp paprika 2 tbsp EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) 1 tbsp brown sugar (this is the secret weapon!) Combine all above ingredients […]

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Herb Crusted Lamb Pop with a Sundried Tomato and Brown Butter Gnocchi – Recipe

  Lamb Pops Rak of lamb cut into individual “pops” 5-6 fresh Sage leaves (fine chopped) 3-4 tblsp fresh Thyme (fine chopped) 2-3 tblsp fresh Oregano (fine chopped) 1 tblsp fresh Rosemary (fine chopped) Heavy pinch of Salt Pepper EVOO to coat Lemon Zest Gnocchi  1 Russet Potato 3/4c Flour 1 egg yolk Heavy pinch Salt Pepper   […]

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Mint Pistachio Pesto- Recipe

Nick’s Mint Pistachio Pesto Recipe 2-3 cups pistachios (shelled) + 1/4 Cup Pistachios (rough chopped) 1 Garlic Clove 8 fresh mint leaves + 2 (rough chopped) 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan Lime Zest of 2 limes EVOO Handful of Cherry tomatos (halved) In a food processor add the pistachios, garlic, 8 fresh mint leaves, parmesan, and […]

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