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Amazing FLX Restaurants .::. Healthy Cooking with your Friendly Italians #53

Lenny DeRenzo and Chuck Mason join Jim and Marilyn in-studio to talk about the plethora of amazing restaurants in Auburn, Ithaca, and Skaneateles not to mention Geneva, Seneca Falls and southern Seneca County. It’s a Finger Lakes Restaurant explosion during this episode that will leave you wondering where to dine next!

Recipes mentioned in this episode…

SPICE RUBBED STRIP STEAKS WITH FRESH TOMATO SALSA

RUB 4 STRIP STEAKS WITH A MIXTURE OF;
1 TABLESPOON EACH OF SALT, PAPRIKA, CHILI POWDER, ONION POWDER, GARLIC POWDER
RESERVE 1 TABLESPOON OF MIXTURE FOR SALSA
COAT STEAKS WITH DASH OF LIQUID SMOKE AND OLIVE OIL
LET SET AS ROOM TEMPERATURE FOR 1 HOUR AND GRILL

SERVE WITH A FRESH CHUNKY TOMATO SALSA MIXED WITH THE RESERVED TABLESPOON OF THE STEAK RUB,
AND 1 TEASPOON DRY OREGANO, 2 TEASPOON BALSAMIC VINEGAR, 1/3 CUP SLICED GREEN OLIVES WITH PIMENTO,
SUCH AS WEGMAN’S SLICED SPANISH SALAD OLIVES

SHERWOOD INN CLASSIC HOUSE DRESSING (makes 4 cups)

MIX IN A BOWL, 3 TABLESPOONS DIJON MUSTARD, 11/2 TEASPOON SALT, 1 TABLESPOON GROUND BLACK PEPPER,,
1 TABLESPOON MINCED THYME, 1 TABLESPOON MINCED TARRAGON, 2 TABLESPOON MINCED BASIL
1/2 TEASPOON CAYENNE PEPPER, 2 BEATEN EGG YOLKS
POUR INTO A FOOD PROCESSOR, ADD WITH MOTOR RUNNING 21/2 CUPS RED WINE VINEGAR
CONTINUE ADDING IN A SLOW STREAM, 1 CUP CANOLA OIL, 1 CUP OLIVE OIL, 1 CUP BEEF CONSOMME
YOU CAN USE KNORR’S BEEF BOUILLON CUBES DILUTED IN 1 CUP OF BOILING WATER

STEVE CHURCHILL’S RECIPE OF MARTH STEWART’S “STEAMED LEMON PUDDING CAKES”

INGREDIENTS
NONSTICK COOKING SPRAY, 3/4CUP GRANULATED SUGAR,1/3 CUP ALL PURPOSE FLOUR, 3 LARGE EGGS, SEPARATED
2 TABLESPOONS UNSALTED BUTTER, ROOM TEMPERATURE , 1 CUP SKIM MILK, 5 TABLESPOONS FRESHLY SQUEEZED LEMON JUICE
PLUS 1 TEASPOON FINELY GRATED LEMON ZEST, 1/4 TEASPOON SALT SEASONAL BERRIES IF DESIRED

DIRECTIONS
PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES
SPRAY SIX 6 OUNCE RAMEKINS WITH NONSTICK COOKING SPRAY
PLACE RAMEKINS IN SMALL ROASTING PAN AND SET ASIDE
IN A MEDIUM BOWL, WHISK TOGETHER SUGAR AND FLOUR
IN A SECOND BOWL, WHISK TOGETHER EGG YOLKS AND BUTTER UNTIL WELL MIXED
WHISK IN MILK, LEMON JUICE AND LEMON ZEST
POUR EGG YOLK INTO SUGAR MIXTURE AND WHISK UNTIL SMOOTH
IN A BOWL OF A ELECTRIC MIXER FITTED WITH WHISK ATTACHMENT, WHISK EGG WHITES AND SALT UNTIL FIRM PEAKS FORM
GENTLY FOLD IN EGG WHITE INTO SUGAR MIXTURE
POUR BATTER INTO PREPARED RAMEKINS AND ADD ENOUGH HOT WATER INTO ROASTING PAN TO COME HALFWAY UP THE SIDES OF THE RAMEKINS
TRANSFER TO OVEN AND BAKE UNTIL PUFFY AND GOLDEN ON TOP, ABOUT 30 MINUTES
TRANSFER RAMEKINS TO A RACK TO COOL FOR 20 MINUTES
SERVE IN THE RAMEKINS

Italian Christmas Traditions .::. Healthy Cooking with your Friendly Italians Episode 45

Special Christmas dining traditions practiced by Italian families in the Seneca Falls, Auburn and Geneva that date back generations. Lenny DeRenzo of Elmira is in-studio to talk about Italian cookies, seven fishes, and other Italian holiday favorites. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

CIOPPINO – ZUPPA DI PESCE

MAKE BASE UP TO 3 DAYS AHEAD
MIX AND HEAT:
2 QUARTS WATER, 2 SLCED LEEKS, 1 SLICED CARROTS 1 SLICED ONION , 11/2 CUPS WHITE WINE,
10 SPRIGS THYME 1/2 LEMON ZEST, (WIDE STRIPS].1/2 TEASPOON SAFFRON THREADS,
1 CAN (35 OZ) SAN MARZANO PLUM TOMATOES WITH JUICE
SIMMER 45 MINUTES
STIR IN 14 CUP EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
SEASON LIGHTLY WITH SALT,
SIMMER 20 MINUTES
STRAIN IN A COLANDER, PRESS SOLIDS AND DISCARD AND REFRIGERATED
HEAT TOMATO SAUCE , COVER SIMMER VERY LOW
HEAT IN A LARGE POT 1/2 CUP OLIVE OIL, SAUTE 8 PEELED ,SLICED GARLIC CLOVES,
2 CUPS 1/2 INCH SLICED LEEKS,1 THINLY SLICED ONION : COOK 4 MINUTES
ADD:
TOMATO SAUCE AND SIMMER FOR 5 MINUTES
ADD:
1/14 POUNDS CLEANED CALAMARI FOR 2 MINUTES , BODIES CUT INO 1/2 INCH RINGS,
ADD:
18 SEA SCALLOPS, 8 OUNCES FISH FILLETS, SKIN REMOVED, CUT INTO 1 INCH PIECES (SALMON , SNAPPER OR SWORDFISH)
SIMMER 5 MINUTES
ADD 24 MUSSELS FOR 3 MINUTES
ADD:12 SHRIMP, 1/4 CUP PARSLEY
COOK 1 MINUTE, CHECK SEASONING
SERVE WITH PAN FRIED SLICED GARLIC BREAD OR OVER PASTA

CHRISTMAS SHRIMP OM SKEWERS

2 POUNDS SHRIMP (21 TO 23 COUNT), 31/2 TABLESPOONS OLIVE OIL, 31/2 TABLESPOONS CANOLA OIL, 3/4 CUP BREAD CRUMBS ( PANKO), 1 TEASPOON MINCED GARLIC, 1 TABLESPOON CHOPPED PARSLEY, SALT AND PEPPER TO TASTE, LEMON WEDGES
MIX IN A BOWL: SHRIMP, OLIVE OIL, CANILA OIL, BREAD CRUMBS, GARLIC, PARSLEY, SALT AND PEPPER
LET SET AT ROOM TEMPERATURE FOR 1 HOUR
PLACE SHRIMP ON SOAKED WODDEN SKEWERS
GRILL OR BROIL 2 MINUTES PER SIDE UNTIL GOLDEN
SERVE WITH LEMON WEDGES AND DRIZZLE WITH OLIVE OIL

CHRISTMAS SOUP GNOCCHETTI DI SEMOLINA

1 CUP MILK, 3/4 CUP SEMOLINA, 2 EGG WHITES,1 EGG YOLK, 1/4 CUP PARMESAN. 8 CUPS OF CHICKEN STOCK,
3 TABLESPOONS UNSALTED BUTTER ( ROOM TEMPERATURE)

HEAT MILK UNTIL ALMOST AT A BOIL, REMOVE FROM HEAT AND WISK IN SEMOLINA IN A STEADY STREAM
RETURN TO LOW HEAT, STIR UNTIL THICKEN
LET COOL TO ROOM TEMPERATURE

IN A MIXNG BOWL MIX BUTTER MASHES WITH A FORK, EGG YOLK AND PARMESAN CHEESE
ADD COOLED SEMOLINA, FOLD ON EGG WHITE THAT ARE WHIPPED STIFF

HEAT CHICKEN STOCK OVER LOW HEAT
DROP 1 TEASPOON AT A TIME THE SEMOLINA MIXTURE, SIMMER 10 MINUTES
SERVE IN SOUP BOWLS, DRIZZLE WITH OLIVE OIL
GRANISH WITH PARSLEY AND PARMESAN CHEESE