Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Sfuogghiu Suasage Ricotta Tart Sicily Ragusa

 



Sfuogghiu Ragusana





SFUOGGHIU

SICILIAN SAUSAGE & RICOTTO TART

alla RAGUSANA










Sunday, February 11, 2024

Pasta Googootz Cucuzza Recipe Sicilian Sicily



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 Growing Cucuzza in your backyard .. 
An Italian-American time-honored Tradition ..



  PASTA con CUCUZZA    


Pasta & Gagootz !!!   Pasta & Gagootz is a long time favorite with the Bellino Family. Cucuzza, a.k.a. Gagootz is oh so Sicilian, and third only to Eggplant (Melanzane) and Artichokes, as the most popular and loved vegetable of all. Well yes there’s tomatoes and we love cauliflower quite a bit too, but Gagootz? Yes Cucuzza is the big Italian Squash eaten mainly by Italian-Americans, and mostly those of Sicilian and Neapolitan origins.  Even in the Italian-American community, still not many  know of this amazing Baseball Bat sized vegetable that most Sicilians do. So yes Cucuzza is ours, we Sicilians and other Southern Italian peoples, but not everyone you see. Hey, we love to share, but once in a while we like to keep a few things to ourselves. Doesn’t everyone? My mom used to make this often, along with Zuppa di Cucuzza from her mothers traditional recipes from Lercara Friddi. The recipe is oh so Sicilian, tasty and whimsical too. If you make it, you and your guest are sure to love it, as we Bellino’s have for more than 100 years now. Mangia Bene!    



RECIPE : PASTA GAGOOTZ

1 large Cucuzza (Italian Squash)
1 medium Onion, peeled and chopped
¼ cup Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
4 cloves Garlic, peeled and sliced
1 – 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 pound Green Beans, cleaned and cut in half
¼ cup fresh Basil leaves torn in half
1/3 cup grated Pecorino Romano Cheese


Peel the Cucuzza with a vegetable peeler and scoop out an large seeds if there are any and discard. Cut the Cucuzza (Gagootz) into 1 ½” pieces.

Place Cuccuzza and olive oil in a 6-quart pot and cook on low heat for 5 minutes. 

Add onion and cook for 4 minutes more. Add garlic and cook on low flame for 2 minutes. 

Add red pepper flakes and cook 1 minute while stirring. Add tomatoes and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. While the sauce is simmering cook the green beans in a large pot of boiling salted water for 3 minutes. 

Drain the beans in a colander and put in the pot of sauce after it has been simmering for 12 minutes. Continue cooking for a total cooking time of 40-45 minutes for the sauce.

Add basil and cook two minutes. Cook pasta according to directions on package. 

When finished cooking, drain the pasta in a colander, reserving about 7 tablespoons of the pasta cooking water. Put the pasta back in the pot it cooked in. 

Drizzle on a little olive oil and mix. Add 1/3 of the sauce to the pot with the pasta and mix. Divide the pasta among four plates. Top each plate of pasta with a little more of the sauce. Give a plate to each guest, pass the grated cheese and enjoy.

 

Pasta Gagootz ... 

Excerpted form GRANDMA BELLINO'S ITALIAN COOKBOOK 

by Daniel Bellino Z



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RECIPES From My SICILIAN NONNA

   






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This and other Great Sicilian Recipe

in GRANDMA BELLIO's ITALIAN COOKBOOK

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SOUPS - PASTA - MEATBALLS

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Sunday, December 10, 2023

Sinatra Artichokes Recipe

 



STUFFED ARTICHOKES

alla SINATRA





STUFFED ARTICHIKES alla SINATRA



RECIPE :

4 large Artichokes
2 tablespoons Black Olives, chopped
3 tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese 
1 Garlic clove, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped Capers
2 tablespoons fresh Parsley, chopped
1/4 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes 
1 teaspoon dry Oregano
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon ground Black Pepper
1/4 cup Italian Olive Oil


PREPARARTION : 
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Rinse Artichokes under cold running water. With a sharp Knife, remove the stem, and cut 1 & 1/2 inches from the top of the artichoke. Pull the center leaves apart, and with a spoon, scraped the fuzzy choke from the center.

Place the Olives, Cheese, Salt, Capers, garlic, Parsley, Red & Black Pepper,  and Oregano in a large mixing bowl.

Gradually add the Olive Oil to bread crumbs, stirring to mix, and mixture is moistened. Spoon the bread crumb mixture into the center of the Artichokes and in-between the leaves.

Place the Artichokes in a baking pan. Add 1 cup of water to the pan, Drizzle a 1/4 cup Olive Oil over the artichokes. Cover the artichokes with aluminum foil.

Bake the Artichokes in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour. 

Remove the foil from the pan. Turn heat up to 400 degrees and bake for about 12 minutes.

Serve the Artichokes. Place each artichoke on a plate, and pour pan juices over the Artichokes.

Serve and Enjoy !!!








NONNA BELLINO'S COOKKBOOK

RECIPE - ARTICHOKES alla SINATRA

RECIPES of GIUSEPPINA BELLINO

Of LERCARA FRIDDI - SICILY

The SICILIAN TOWN WHERE The SINATRA

FAMILY is From







SINATRA EATS

On The Set of MAGAMBO

With GRACE KELLY, AVA GARDNER

And CLARK GABLE

And Director JOHN FORD

Shot on Location in Equatorial AFRICA

1952

Note : Frank Sinatra was not in this movie. He was visiting his wife Ava Gardner
on the set.








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Friday, November 3, 2023

Chicken alla Sinatra

 

 






CHICKEN SCARPARIELLO

CHICKEN with SAUSAGE and PEPPERS

SHOEMAKERS STYLE










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SHOEMAKERS CHICKEN








CHICKEN SCARPARIELLO

MY SHOEMAKER GRANDFATHER'S RECIPE

And GREAT SICILIAN RECIPES




Yes, my Grandfather Nonno Filipo Bellino was a Shoemaker in the town of Lercara Friddi, Sicily,
40 minutes south of Palermo. Frank Sinatra's father Saverio Antonino Martino Sinatra was born in Lercara Friddi and his father was a shoemaker in the town. You might recognize another famous name of someone born in Lercara Friddi, and that would be Salvatore Lucania, better known to millions as Charles "Lucky" Luciano.

Anyway, my grandfather was born and raised in Lercara Friddi where he was a shoemaker, and you can bet money that Frank Sinatra's Shomaker Grandfather knew my shoemaker Grandfather 
Filipo Bellino. They were both around the same age, give or take a few years.

My grandfather immigrated to America through Ellis Island, New York in 1902. Filipo then
settled in Lodi, New Jersey where he set up a Shoemake Shop on Main Street, marrying 
Giuseppina Salemi. Filipo and Giuseppina lived upstairs from the Shoemaker Shop and had 4 children, my Aunt Lilly was born first, then Uncle Jimmy (James) veteran of WW II and recipient of the Purple Heart in The Battle of The Bulge, Uncle Frank was the 3rd child. Frank Bellino was in 
The United States Marine Corps during World War LL, in the Pacific Theater. Then came Uncle Tony who was also in the US Army in WW II where he was head of The Officers Club at 
The George V Hotel in Paris after the Allied Forces Liberated the city.

My mother Lucia (Lucy) was the youngest, born in Lodi 1923 ...







Fillipo Bellino of LERCARA FRIDDI SICILY

And LODI, NEW JERSEY USA







The BELLINO'S

FILIPO, LUCIA (Mommy) ANTONINO, GIUSEPPINA

LODI,  NEW JERSEY

Sometime around 1940 ???







FRANCIS ALBERT SINATRA







CHARLES "LUCKY LUCIANO"

From LERCARA FRIDDI , SICILIA

And The LOWER EAST SIDE of NEW YORK

East 10th Street







Sunday, October 29, 2023

Arancini Sicilian Rice Balls Recipe

 







GIOVANNA MAKES ARANCINI

SICILIAN RICE BALLS






NONNA BELLINO'S COOKBOOK

RECIPES FROM MY SICILIAN NONNA







RECIPE :

Rice Mixture:

2 cups Italian Arborio rice, or American Carolina rice, or Japanese rice, cooked and drained
2 eggs
1 cup grated Caciocavallo or Pecorino-Romano cheese 
 
Fillings:

1 cup ragĂș or meat sauce
1/2 of a  10 oz package frozen tiny peas, thawed
1 lb fresh ricotta cheese
8 oz mozzarella cheese, cut into small cubes
 
Assembly:

1 cup flour
1 cup water
2 cups unflavored bread crumbs
3 cups canola, vegetable or olive oil for deep frying




Monday, October 2, 2023

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Sunday, August 27, 2023

Sicilian Pasta Rabbit Ragu Recipe Sicily

 



GIUSEPPA MAKES PASTA









GIUSEPPA MAKES MACCHERONI

With RABBIT RAGU - SICILIANA

In SICILY





MACCHERONI SICILIANA







The LITTLE BOY WAITS

As MOMMA GRATES The PECORINO




He EATS NONNA'S PASTA

And says, "BUONA" !

It's GOOD ! 




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With RABIT RAGU SICILIANA





NONNA BELLINO'S COOKBOOK

RECIPES FROM MY SICILIAN NONNA

CAPONATA - ARANCINI - MACCHERONI

BRAISED RABBIT & MORE