Formato Brothers Caliente Olive Spread


1/3 bottle Formato Brothers Hot Pepper Spread
1 cup roughly chopped Kalamata olives
1 cup roughly chopped stuffed green olives
1 cup roughly chopped artichoke hearts
1/3 cup good olive oil

Drain olives & artichokes before chopping.

Mix together in a glass bowl, cover, refrigerate over night.  Serve w/ rustic baquette cut into pieces.

Many thanks to our wonderful friend Gary Marino for his ongoing recipes using Formato Brothers products.  Keep ’em coming, Gary Boy!

Four Cheese Pizza

You can either buy a pizza crust from the supermarket or go online and get a recipe from your favorite chef or cook book.

Place crust on a pizza tray and sprinkle Antica Italia Olive Oil Infused with Garlic.  Use a pastry brush and coat the surface evenly.

Cut thin slices of mozzarella cheese and place them randomly on the crust.

Sprinkle pieces of Goat cheese on ¼ of pizza.

Sprinkle Blue cheese on ¼ of pizza.

Sprinkle shredded Cheddar cheese and on ¼ of the pizza.

Spread 1/2 cup of shredded Mozzarella cheese over the entire pizza.

Add a little salt and pepper and then a quick drizzle of the garlic infused olive oil.

Bake in oven at 400 degrees foe 12 minute or until you see that the crust is brown.

A delicious alternative to a tomato based pizza.

Buon Appetito!!

Meatballs Amalfitana

Meatballs Amalfitana
Raisins make this meatball dish tasty!

2 lbs ground sirloin
2 large eggs
1 cup bread crumbs
2 Tblsp dried Pagliacci oregano (or use fresh which has been finely chopped)
2 Tblsp dried Pagliacci basil (or use fresh which has been finely chopped)
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped golden raisins
2 tsp Alessi Sea Salt
2 tsp ground pepper
2 Tblsp Antica Italia Olive Oil Infused With Basil
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine

Mix together.  Fry in 4 Tblsp vegetable oil.  Delizioso!

Thanksgiving Turkey Pizza

Thanksgiving Turkey Pizza
Half with olives, Half without

Home-made pizza dough (use your favorite or buy ready made thin crust pizza crust)
Turkey pieces /chunks (left over from Thanksgiving)
Mezzetta Organics Pitted Kalamata Olives (use as desired)
Castella Imported Sun Dried Tomatoes (cut into thirds, use as desired)
Antica Italia Garlic Infused Olive Oil

Position crust on pizza tin.
Brush on Antica Italia Garlic Infused Olive Oil to cover entire pizza base.
Add turkey, sun dried tomatoes, kalamata olives as desired.
Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese over all.
Sprinkle more Antica Italia Garlic Flavored Olive Oil over all as desired.

Bake for 12 minutes at 400 degrees.

Remove, cut, serve, MANGIA!

Farfalle & Zucchini

Antica Italia Olive Oil: 1/3 cup + 3 Tblsp
4 cloves garlic, minced (ok to use already minced garlic)
2 lbs zucchini, trim, cut in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/4 inch slices
2 1/2 Tsp salt (we like sea salt or kosher salt)
3/4 lb plum tomatoes, seeded & diced
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil (do not used dried)
1/4 cup + a little more wine vinegar (look at the many vinegars offered at
1 1/2 Tsp ground black pepper
1 package Farfalle pasta

Heat 3 Tblsp oil in a large frying pan. Do not overheat. Add garlic, zucchini, 1/2 Tsp salt. Cook about 5 minutes, til tender, stirring occasionally. Put zucchini into a decorative serving bowl & stir in tomatoes, basil, vinegar, 2 Tsp salt, pepper.

Cook Farfalle about 15 minutes or a little less, until just done. Drain & toss with the marinated zucchini & 1/3 cup oil. Buon Appetito!