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Lidia's Italian-American Kitchen


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Antipasti Caldi
  • Vongole Oreganate
  • Clams Casino
  • Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Roasted Pepper Halves with Bread Crumb Topping
  • Scampi alla Buonavia

The Lasagna Show

  • Caesar Salad
  • Italian-American Meat Sauce
  • Italian-American Lasagna

Welcome to My Seaside Kitchen

  • Bass Fillets with Olive-Caper Tomato Sauce
  • Swiss Chard Braised with Oil and Garlic
  • Scampi
  • Rice Timbales

The Mother of All Sauces

  • "Italian-American Sunday Sauce" with Rigatoni
  • Meatballs
  • Braciola di Manzo
  • Broccoli Rabe with Oil and Garlic

Mussels, Chicken, and More

  • Mussels in Spicy Tomato Sauce
  • Zoccolo
  • Chicken Scarpariello
  • String Beans in Chunky Tomato Sauce

Pasta from the Pantry

  • Fusilli alla Puttanesca
  • Linguine alla Carbonara
  • Perciatelli al Filletto di Pomodoro

Soup for Dinner, Soup for Dessert

  • Minestrone
  • Sponge Cake
  • Zuppa Inglese

America's National Dish--Pizza

  • Pizza Dough
  • Quick Pizza Sauce
  • Sicilian Pizza
  • Two Margheritas
  • Calzones

Chicken Cacciatore Show

  • Chicken Cacciatore
  • Soft Polenta
  • Baked Peaches with Amaretti Filling

It's OK to Fry

  • Twice-Fried Istrian Potatoes
  • Spiedini alla Romana; Pizzette

The Fresh Pasta Show

  • Fresh Spinach Pasta
  • Fettuccine Alfredo
  • Paglia e Fieno

Braised Pork Chops/Stuffed Artichokes

  • Carciofi Imbottiti
  • Oven-Braised Pork Chops with Red Onions and Pears

The Bumper Crop

  • Radicchio Zuccherino Salad
  • Wild Greens and Hard-Boiled Egg Salad
  • Rice-Stuffed Tomatoes
  • Giambotta

Some Classic Pastas from the Italian-American Repertoire

  • Spaghettini with Oil and Garlic
  • Linguine with White Clam and Broccoli Sauce
  • Cavatelli with Bread Crumbs, Pancetta, and Cauliflower

A Light Dinner

  • Tri-Color Salad
  • Sole Meunière
  • Fillet of Sole with a Light Bread Crumb Stuffing
  • Sole Oreganata
  • Spinach SautŽed with Bread Crumbs

Quick-Fix Dinners

  • Chicken Stock
  • Roman "Egg Drop" Soup
  • "Reinforced" Soup
  • Polpette
  • Wild Greens and Hard-Boiled Egg Salad

The Real Veal: Scallopine

  • Veal Scallopine in Lemon-Caper Sauce
  • Steamed Broccoli with Oil and Garlic
  • Veal Scallopine with Eggplant and Fontina Cheese
  • Veal Pizzaiola

Antipasti Freddi

  • Cherry Peppers Stuffed with Prosciutto and Provolone
  • Poached Seafood Salad
  • Striped Bass Salad
  • Prosciutto-Stuffed Mozzarella
  • Pickled Mushrooms
  • Seasoned Olives

Most Requested Pasta Dishes

  • Penne alla Vodka
  • Rigatoni Woodsman-Style
  • Linguine with Mussels, Saffron, and Zucchini

Lobster Extravaganza

  • Lobster fra Diavolo with Spaghettini
  • San Martino Pear and Chocolate Tart

The Wrap and Roll Show

  • Manicotti
  • Meat and Spinach Cannelloni
  • Béchamel Sauce

The Big Buffet: Do-Ahead Entertaining, Italian-American Style

  • Ziti with Roasted Eggplant and Ricotta Cheese
  • Sausage and Peppers
  • Zucchini and Cherry Tomato Salad

Our Friend, the Cod

  • Salt Cod in the Style of Marechiara
  • Salt Cod, Potato, and String Bean Salad
  • Fillet of Fresh Cod with Lemon-Parsley Sauce

Welcome, Mangiafagioli

  • Arugula and White-Bean Salad
  • Pasta and Beans
  • Roasted Pears and Grapes

The Incredible Edible Eggplant

  • Eggplant Parmigiana
  • Eggplant Rollatini
  • Eggplant Fans

The Royal Family of Milanese Dishes

  • Pan-Fried Parmigiano-ReggianoÐCoated Veal Scallopine
  • Chicken Parmigiana, New-Style
  • Pork Chops Capricciosa
  • Warm Potato, Onion, and Caper Salad

A Midsummer Meal

  • Marinated Artichokes
  • Rice Salad Caprese
  • Coffee Granita

A Sicilian Menu

  • Caponata
  • Spaghetti with Capers and Anchovies
  • Swordfish Skewers Glazed with Sweet and Sour Sauce

Fresh Pasta Bolognese, Two Ways

  • Fresh Egg Pasta
  • Tagliolini/Pasta Sheets/Pappardelle
  • Meat Sauce Bolognese
  • Fazzoletti

Dinner in Minutes

  • Spinach Salad
  • Stuffed Rolls of Veal
  • Pignoli Cookies

A Winter Dinner

  • Lentil and Broccoli Soup
  • Rustic-Cut Roasted Lamb Shoulder

Top Chops

  • Stuffed Veal Chop Valdostana and Broccoli-Taleggio Variation
  • Potato Croquettes

Dinner in Rome

  • Pot-Roasted Herb-Scented Pork Loin (Porchetta)
  • Braised Fennel
  • Braised Whole Radishes or Turnips

A Lesson in Risotto

  • Mushroom Risotto

Seaside Kitchen III

  • Capellini with Crabmeat
  • Stuffed Calamari Braised with Fresh Peas

Give It a Fry

  • Fritto Misto
  • Tri-Color Salad

Light and Quick

  • Fried Banana Peppers
  • Shrimp in a Chunky Marinara Sauce over Pasta andover Fregola

Something Old, Something New

  • Risi e Bisi
  • Short Ribs of Beef Braised in Barolo, with Carrots and Onions

A Pasta Chronology

  • Baked Stuffed Shells
  • Whole-Wheat Linguine Primavera
  • Capellini Cooked in Red-Mullet Stew

Gnocchi Fest

  • Gnocchi
  • Gnocchi alla Bava
  • Gnocchi with Pesto, Potatoes, and String Beans

Snack Time

  • Fried Potatoes and Eggs
  • Broccoli Rabe and Sausage
  • Ricotta Frittata
  • Pickled Vegetables

Cooking with Bread

  • Swiss Chard (or String Bean) and Bread Soup
  • Broccoli Rabe with Day-Old Bread
  • Pasta with Garlic, Anchovies, and Bread Crumbs

Seafood Masterpiece

  • Mackerel in Saor
  • Savory Seafood Stew

An Informal Seaside Dinner

  • Clams in a Savory Tomato-Vegetable Broth
  • Monkfish Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

A Visit to the Butcher

  • Oxtail "Butcher-Style"
  • Braised Oxtail with Rigatoni
  • Brussels Sprouts or Savoy Cabbage Braised with Vinegar

Two Italian-American Classics

  • Seared Filet Mignon with Braised Chunky Vegetables (Bistecca Giambotta)
  • Chocolate Tartufo

Half-Hour Chicken Dinners

  • Chicken Scallopine Marsala with Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Chicken Francese
  • Chicken Paillard with Sage Leaves
  • Tuna and Chickpea Salad

Sunday Chicken Dinner

  • Shells with Fennel and Shrimp
  • Chicken Bites with Potatoes, Sausages, and Vinegar

Sausage Making

  • Homemade Italian Sausage
  • Gemelli (Twins) with Sausage-Tomato Sauce
  • Whole-Wheat Pasta with Sausages, Leeks, and Shredded Fontina

Ribs, Italian-American Style

  • Spare Ribs Roasted with Vinegar and Red Pepper
  • Braised Kale with Bacon

Rustic Dinner

  • Beef-and-Rice Stuffed Peppers
  • Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes
  • Struffoli

Pasta Time

  • IBuccatini with Chanterelles, Spring Peas, and Prosciutto
  • Ricotta Gnocchi with Contessa Sauce
  • Spaghetti with Mushrooms, Garlic, and Parsley