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!!

Meatless Eggplant Meatballs

Eggplant Meatless Meatballs

Makes 16 meat-less balls

4 medium Japanese eggplants peeled, sliced into cubes
1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
1 cup Formato Brothers Muffuletta Olive Salad (chopped)
½ cup Reggiano Parmegiano shredded cheese
½ cup Pelago Arrosto Italiano Seasoning
2 eggs
1 tsp Salt (to taste)
1 tsp ground pepper (to taste)
1 tblsp Antica Italia Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 cup Flour
1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (for cooking eggplant meat-less balls)

Boil water and put eggplant in water for 10 minutes.  Drain, and press all water out of eggplant and let cool.
Mix all ingredients together and roll into just larger than golf ball size balls.  Roll in flour and set aside on a plate.
Place oil into frying pan and heat to medium high.  Balls should sizzle when placed into the oil.
Cook on all sides until brown.
Place on plate with paper towel to remove excess oil.

You can warm up some Antica Italia Marina Sauce and place eggplant meat-less balls into sauce.


Seasoned Croutons

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray baking sheet w/ butter-flavored cooking spray.
  3. Place 6 slices day old bread on sheet & spray visible side lightly w/ EVOO or butter flavored spray.
  4. Sprinkle each piece w/ Pelago Italian Dipping Herbs seasoning.
  5. Drizzle EVOO atop all pieces.  Bake for 8 minutes, then turn & repeat above steps on reverse side.
  6. Bake for 8 minutes more.  For variety, sprinkle freshly grated pecorino or parmesan cheese on one or both sides.
  7. Remove from oven, cool, trim edges, cut into small serving pieces.  Serve w/ salads, or as a snack.
  8. Store in a tin container.

Grilled Chicken Breasts With Formato Brothers Eggplant Salad

Season thawed or fresh chicken breasts with Pelago Chicken Vesuvio rub, flavorful, easy to use.

Grill til done, turning once.  Serve with a green vegetable; we used broccoli & cheese, but grilled asparagus seasned w/ a litle olive oil, salt & pepper would work just as well.  Top each chicken breast w/ 1 -2 Tblsp of Formato Brothers Eggplant Salad.

The result is a nice blend of textures & flavors & colors.  Buon Appetito!

Grilled chicken breasts, Formato Brothers Eggplant Salad, Broccoli & Cheese