Sunday, June 16 2024

In this festive gathering, we pay homage to memories and traditions passed down from generation to generation, celebrating the culinary delights that have graced our family table for years.

From the shores of the Mediterranean to the warmth of the kitchen, each dish is a testament to the rich culinary heritage and the joy of sharing a meal with loved ones.


Prepare to savor a tantalizing array of flavors, from the salty freshness of the sea to the comforting aromas of home-cooked favorites. Gathered around the table, let’s enjoy the spirit of togetherness and joy of the holiday season, Italian style.

Merry Christmas and Buon Appetito!

 

 

 

 

 

Appetizer:

Seafood Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb mixed seafood (mussels, clams, shrimp, calamari)
  • 2 lemons
  • Fresh parsley
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Method:

Cook the seafood in boiling water until done, then drain and let it cool.

In a bowl, mix the seafood with lemon juice, olive oil, chopped parsley, salt, and pepper.

Let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. Servings: 4

First Course:

Spaghetti with Clams

Ingredients:

  • 14 oz spaghetti
  • 2.2 lbs clams
  • Garlic
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Fresh parsley
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt

Method:

Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions.

In a large pan, sauté minced garlic and red pepper flakes in olive oil.

Add the clams and cover the pan until they open.

Toss the cooked spaghetti with the clam sauce and chopped parsley. Servings: 4

Main Course:

Fried Cod

Ingredients:

  • 1.75 lbs cod fillets, soaked
  • Flour
  • Frying oil
  • Salt

Method:

Pat the cod fillets dry and coat them in flour.

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the cod until golden brown and crispy.

Drain on paper towels and season with salt before serving. Servings: 4

Side Dish:

Baked Broccoli

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb broccoli
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • Breadcrumbs

Method:

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Toss the broccoli with olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.

Place the broccoli on a baking sheet, sprinkle with breadcrumbs, and bake for 20-25 minutes. Servings: 4

Dessert:

Honey Fritters (Struffoli)

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • Grated lemon zest
  • Honey
  • Frying oil
  • Colorful sprinkles

Method:

Mix the flour, sugar, eggs, and lemon zest to form a dough.

Roll the dough into small balls and fry them until golden.

Heat the honey and dip the fritters in it, then arrange them on a plate and decorate with sprinkles. Servings: 8

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