Summertime Italian Wednesday, June 5th
Italian food. What just came to your mind? We’re guessing it was some sort of delicious pasta dish like spaghetti or ravioli. Of course these are mainstays of Italian cuisine, however, if you dig a little deeper you’ll find that grilled dishes are held in high esteem in Italian culture. They’ve been raising and grilling some of the best beef in the world for generations. Forget about pasta for a night and let’s explore Italy via the grill.
Salmon Sliders with Citrus Aioli - Garlic and lemon were made for salmon. Tuck in a little Italian seasoning and a smattering of bread crumbs for good measure---then serve up some sliders with a fabulous aioli.
Grilled Polenta – Not many of us at the store have cooked with polenta a lot, but it’s a wonderful side dish that lends itself quite exquisitely to the grill. Steven will top it with a little fresh vegetable relish that is just fantastic.
Italian Porterhouse- served Tuscan style with rosemary, pepper, and lemon. Grilling produces a caramelized crust, if you will, and produces a steak that serves up elegant enough for a dinner party
Grilled Pepper & Onion Panzanella – Bread salad is most definitely a THING in Italy and there’s a reason for that. Come and taste for yourself. Nearly everything in it takes its turn on the grill, producing so much deep flavor you might just get emotional over it.
Grilled & Filled Peach Melba – We’ll grill the peaches to highlight their sweetness, then add a creamy element with a bit of mascarpone. The finishing touch is the sweet but pungent kiss of a raspberry balsamic reduction. That’s amore, amico mio!