Easter Dinner and Pizza Rustica

 This week on What’s for Dinner Joe discusses Pizza Rustica and what he will be serving for Easter Dinner.

 

Pizza Rustica

 

Ricotta, cubed

Ham, cubed

Salami, cubed

Basket Cheese

Mozzarella

Black Pepper

Puff Pastry

 

Pizza Rustica

 

Pepperoni, sliced and layered

Salami, sliced and layered

Ham, sliced and layered

Ricotta

Pizza Dough

 

 

 

Joe recommends finding a brand of meat that you like and sticking to it. This will give you consistently good Pizza Rustica.

 

 

Fish Pie

 

Whiting

Cauliflower

Olives

Onion

Ricotta Forte (Ricotta that has been aged for 30 years)

 

 

 

Joe’s Easter Sunday Manicotti

 

Basic Crêpe Dough

 

2 Eggs

¼ tsp. Salt

2 tsp. Melted Butter

2 tsp. Olive Oil

¾ cup Flour

¾ cup Milk

Parsley

 

Mix dry ingredients together in one bowl. In a second bowl mix the wet ingredients. Then combine all ingredients together in a blender. Meanwhile heat a pan, once the pan is hot gently pour a thin layer of the crêpe mix into the pan. Flip the crêpe to cook the other side, once the crêpe is finished remove it from the pan and set aside. Continue to cook the crêpes until all the mix is used.

 

 

Basic Filling

 

Parsley

Ricotta

Mozzarella

Seltzer

Black Pepper

Pecorino Romano

 

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

Assembly

Once the crêpes are cool fill them with the ricotta mixture. Layer a baking dish with a thin layer of smooth marinara, then place the manicotti in the dish and layer with more sauce, finish by baking in the oven.

 

 

Mixed Colored Potato Salad

 

Blue Potatoes, small

Red Bliss Potatoes, small

Yukon Gold Potatoes, small

Apples, sliced

Toasted Pignoli Nuts

Herb Vinaigrette Dressing

Arugula

 

Take the whole potatoes with the skin on and boil them until they can be pierced with a fork. Cool the potatoes. Meanwhile combine all the remaining ingredients in a bowl, except the arugula. Add the potatoes to the bowl and toss, add the arugula and gently incorporate it into the salad.

 

 

Deviled Eggs

 

Roasted Red Pepper, Strips

Mayo

Hot Sauce

Salt

Pepper

White Cheddar, shredded

Worcestershire Sauce

Toasted Pecans

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