Chicken Fajitas Recipe

Chicken Fajitas Recipe

June 20, 2022

The throw-together quality of chicken fajitas makes the meat dish so popular. While you will find the usual suspects here, including avocado, bell pepper, and onions, we threw in cumin to infuse the olive oil’s flavor, plus ground smoked habanero, one of the hottest spices available. Cooked in our Margherita wood-fired oven, the combination of all these ingredients makes these fajitas muy caliente
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Spicy Boiled Peanuts

Spicy Boiled Peanuts

August 04, 2021

Spicy Boiled Peanuts are a must to prepare when one finds a stand at the market with perfectly fresh, green peanuts.  We simply placed them in a terra-cotta pot, seasoned them with Cajun spices, added some heat from cayenne peppers, and sea salt.  After several hours of gentle simmering inside the wood-fired oven, the most delicious, soft and flavorful boiled peanuts were ready to be enjoyed by the entire family.  Let's get started! 
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Creamed Zucchini Soup

Creamed Zucchini Soup

July 30, 2021

Creamed Zucchini Soup, or in Italian Vellutata di Zucchini, is a perfect way to transform a humble and overgrown zucchini into a delicious and velvety, creamy soup.  This is just one simple way to make some culinary magic in the wood-fired oven with this versatile vegetable during the summer months.  Let's get started!  
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Roasted Beets

Roasted Beets

April 29, 2021

Beets are a common root vegetable loaded with wonderful properties, and simply brought to a whole new, and delicious level with just a few easy steps.  Many express a dislike for this stunning red vegetable, but when correctly prepared it becomes a mouthwatering dish that can be enjoyed raw as well as roasted, boiled, sautéed, or even stewed.  Today our beets will be roasted in the Mangiafuoco Home Gas Pizza Oven.  Let's get started!
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Carciofi in Umido con Pomodoro - Artichokes with Tomatoes

Carciofi in Umido con Pomodoro - Artichokes with Tomatoes

March 25, 2021

Served raw or cooked, hot or cold artichokes are always a culinary winner around our kitchen table.  There are countless ways to prepare this amazing wonder of nature, and here is just one of many.  Today's artichokes will be cut into wedges, first stewed, then roasted in the wood-fired oven accompanied by fresh herbs and a delicious tomato reduction.  Although not an easy vegetable to prepare, the end result is definitely worth the effort.  This native Mediterranean plant/vegetable is known for its tender, delicious heart, but when prepared correctly even the edible part of the leaf, located at the base of each petal can also be enjoyed.  Simply place each artichoke petal between slightly clenched teeth and gently pull out as the tender meat will be stripped off and fully enjoyed.
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Canederli Tirolesi

Canederli Tirolesi

December 14, 2020

Canederli Tirolesi or Tiroler Knödel, are a traditional Northern Italian dish born from a Cucina Povera, a humble Peasant Kitchen.  As so often is the case, many timeless dishes were created and prepared from a sense of necessity, when nothing was wasted, and all ingredients were resourcefully put to good use.  However humble it may be, it is the simplicity of food that often warms our soul and reminds us of pure comfort food that transports us home.  As in the making of Canederli, basic ingredients such as day old bread, eggs and milk that were always available even in the most humble kitchen, were masterfully put to good use.  Meat on the other hand was added as a luxury when available, and consequently celebrated when present.  Let's rediscover the beauty of humble dishes that will transport us and allow us to appreciate the goodness of the past.  Let's get started! 
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Glazed Carrots

Glazed Carrots

November 25, 2020

Beautifully caramelized in brown sugar and butter, these glazed carrots are an easy way to bring this humble root vegetable to a festive and delicious new level.  For a simple go-to side dish these mouthwatering carrots are just the right recipe.  Let's get started!
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Tortino ai Funghi

Tortino ai Funghi

November 20, 2020

Tortino ai Funghi is a delicate and simple meal prepared in no time at all.  A medley of sautéed mushrooms accompanied by garlic and parsley are quickly prepared inside the oven.  The magic touch happens when the mushrooms are finally framed with a mixture of very fresh beaten eggs which quickly transform into an airy soufflé.  Let's get started!
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Roasted Long Italian Sweet Peppers

Roasted Long Italian Sweet Peppers

October 20, 2020

Sweet, long Italian peppers are a delicious gift the summer offers each year.  There are so many ways to prepare them, and making these peppers is always a great accompaniment to any meal.  Picked when perfectly red or even when still green, they are ready to serve in no time at all when roasted in a hot oven.  Today we chose to roast them with plump cherry tomatoes, garlic, and small anchovy fillets tucked inside each one.  If anchovies are not desired they can be easily omitted.  Let's get started!  
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Peperoni Grigliati Sott'Olio - Grilled Peppers

Peperoni Grigliati Sott'Olio - Grilled Peppers

September 15, 2020

Colorful grilled peppers are a beautiful and delicious side dish to not only serve in the hot summer months, but in all the seasons of the year.  This seasonal veggie can be enjoyed throughout the winter months by roasting them and preserving them in good olive oil.  Easily peeled after being blackened over the hot coals of the wood-fired oven, these gorgeous peppers are a delicious side dish to enjoy throughout the year. 
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Tomato Quiche

Tomato Quiche

September 02, 2020

Quiche is a delicious savory dish simply prepared with a light custard consisting of eggs, cheese, milk and cream.  Baked in a light and flaky pie crust inside our wood-fired oven, this French tart welcomes a great variety of fillings.  Today we served our Quiche topped with cherry tomatoes, but it can easily be brought to a whole new level when accompanied by meats as well as vegetables.  Mouthwatering when served straight out of the oven, but also incredibly good at room temperature. 
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Zucchini Ripieni - Stuffed Zucchini

Zucchini Ripieni - Stuffed Zucchini

August 21, 2020

Zucchini Ripieni or Stuffed Zucchini Boats, are a perfect, simple and delicious meal when this glorious vegetable is in season and growing in the garden.  Nothing more wonderful than to cook outdoors in a wood-fired oven, when it is just too hot to turn the oven on inside.  Simply stuffed with sausage, eggs, cheese and fresh herbs and in no time at all a mouthwatering dish is served.  Let's get started! 
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