Sabastini Vineyards Pizza my Way entry


Loaded with seafood over a perfectly well balance sauce with wine, lemon and tarragon sauce two cheeses that pairs beautiful with 2014 Sebastiani Viognier, Russian River Valley
My inspiration came from my love for seafood while sipping on a slightly chilled glass of Sebastiani Viognier, Russian River Valley wine
The King of the Sea
1 (.25oz) package active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2/1/2 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon corn flour

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup half & half
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
¼ cup wine
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh tarragon chopped fine
Pinch salt & Pepper

1/2 cup Swiss cheese grated
½ cup mozzarella grated
½ pound seafood medley ready to cook thawed and patted dry
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ cup red bell pepper chopped fine
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon fresh tarragon chopped fine

Add the yeast and warm water to a bowl mix and let sit until it turns into a milky color. Next add to a mixer all of the crust ingredient except for the corn flour mix until it forms into a stiff dough cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise until it doubles in size about 30 minutes. Flour clean surface and with a rolling pin roll into a 14 inch circle. Sprinkle pizza pan with corn flour to prevent the dough from sticking place the dough on pizza pan.
On stove top in a small sauce pan add butter and flour cook on medium heat while whisking for 1 minutes add half & half keep whisking until it thickens into a sauce add remaining sauce ingredients and whisk until well combine remove from heat and let sauce cool completely.
In a non-stick pan on medium heat sauté red bell pepper in olive oil until tender.
Spread sauce over crust, sprinkle the Swiss, seafood, mozzarella and bell pepper.
In a preheated oven at 450 degrees bake the pizza until cheese if bubbly and the bottom crust is crispy about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle. Lemon zest and fresh tarragon.

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Fish Croquettes is perfect for Sunday dinner

These are fabulous even kids love them the original sauce in this recipe using a specific product is no longer available but simple replace it with this sauce
2 tablespoon butter
1 juiced & zested lemon
2 table spoons fresh parley chopped fine
1/2 cup regular cream
pinch salt and pepper
Place all in sauce pan whisk while bringing the sauce to a boil for 3 minutes. Drizzle over croquettes. Enjoy

Video as well demonstrating how to make them.

Fish Croquettes with Savory Lemon & Herb Sauce

2 ½ cup cooked fish crumbled
¼ cup red bell pepper finely chopped
2 green onions chopped
10 oz Philadelphia cooking crème savory lemon & herb
¼ cup dry white wine
3 eggs beaten
1 ½ cup Italian bread crumbs
1 cup canola oil

In a mixing bowl mix fish, peppers, onions and 5 oz of the Philadelphia cooking crème. Mix well cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.
In two separate bowls add eggs and bread crumbs.
Take your cold fish mixture and form 8 croquettes approximately 4 in x 1 in each.
In a frying pan heat oil on medium heat. When oil is hot adding croquettes and cook 4 minutes turn and cook an additional 4 minutes. Remove from oil and place on a line plate with paper towel to drain any excess fat.
While croquettes are cooking add to a small sauce pan on medium heat add remaining cooking cream and wine, whisk until heated through.
Plate two croquettes per person and drizzle with cooking crème. Bon Appétit!

Pear Tatin

Looking for an elegant dessert look no further this is sure to impress your guests at your next dinner party!!
Pear Tatin

3 medium firm-ripe pears
½ cup dry cranberries soaked in warm water and drained
1/3 cup brown sugar
¼ teaspoon fresh lemon
2 oz. (4 Tbs.) unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces

1-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1-3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. table salt
1/2 cup whole milk
1-1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
4 oz. (8 Tbs.) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
Preheat oven at 350. Grease a 9 x 2 baking pan and set aside.
Soak in warm water the dry cranberries while you peel, core and quarter the pears. In a microwave safe bowl melt 4 tablespoon butter stir in the lemon juice and brown sugar and pour in the bottom of greased pan. Arrange the pear at the bottom of the pan. Next drain the cranberries and sprinkle evenly in the pan.
Make the batter by mixing together the butter, eggs, sugar, milk and vanilla. In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients with the wet ingredient until it forms a smooth batter pour on top of pears and bake for 35 to 45 minutes insert toothpick in center of cake to test if cake is done if toothpick is clean it’s done. Let it cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the pan. Turn a cake plate upside down on top of the cake pan and, using pot holders; carefully invert the cake pan onto the plate. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream and garnish with sliced almonds.

Another great brunch recipe anytime or for a Sunday breakfast!

My Cinnamon Rum Peach Stuffed Crepes !

Cinnamon Rum Peach Stuffed Crepes with Orange Cinnamon Rum Whipped Cream & Basil
½ cup flour
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
¾ cup milk
1 egg
½ teaspoon rum extract
1 tablespoon melted butter
21 oz. can Peach pie filling or topping
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup rum
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup whipped topping
1 teaspoon rum extract
1 orange zest & sliced
¼ cup pecans chopped
1 tablespoon basil chopped fine
In a mixing bowl add first 7 ingredients with a hand help mixer mix until smooth batter.
In a frying pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, ladle 1/3 cup of batter over medium high heat cook crepe until crepe loosen from pan flip and cook second side 1 minute or so. Repeat
Take a sharp knife and run knife up and down in pie filling can to cut up the peaches pour filling in a pan add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon mix well. Spread 1/3 cup of warm pie filling on each crepes fold crepes over filling.
To remaining filling add rum and butter and bring to a simmer. Pour on top of crepes.
Mix whipped topping, rum extract, and cinnamon and orange zest, Top crepes sprinkle with pecans and basil.

Lemony Pesto Salmon Waldorf Salad

Lemony Pesto Salmon Waldorf Salad
6 oz. fresh salmon filet cooked & flaked
1 celery stalk chopped fine
1 egg hardboiled peeled & chopped fine
½ cup apple with peel on & chopped small
½ cup California walnuts roughly chopped
4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1 ½ cup fresh basil
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 lemon zest & juiced
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
¼ cup parmesan grated
¼ cup California walnuts
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup pepper
In a large mixing bowl add first 6 ingredients and set aside.
In a food processer add all pesto ingredients grind until smooth pour pesto over salad ingredients gently toss until salad is evenly coated with pesto sauce. You may garnish with fresh lemon wedges. Serve immediately. Makes 4 individual small salads.

Crab Quiche

My crab quiche is perfect for a Sunday brunch accompanied with fresh fruits and a good cup of coffee you will enjoy it so much you will want to make this quiche a Sunday tradition! Enjoy..
crab quiche
Prep: 15 min cook: 35 min Serves: 8
1 ready pie crust
10 oz cooked crab (claws) meat chopped small
8 eggs
¾ cup heavy cream or half and half
1 ½ cup of shredded Swiss cheese
½ cup red bell pepper dice small
¼ green onions finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven at 400 degrees. In a frying pan add oil, red bell peppers and onions and cook for about 3 minutes until tender.
In a deep 9 inch pie plate line your pie crust set aside. In a bowl whisk, eggs, cream well. Next add peppers, onion, crab meat and Swiss cheese season with garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste mix well pour in pie shell and bake 30 to 40 minutes or until eggs are set and quiche is golden!

Bon appétit!

Asian Inspired Red Chili Apricot Pork Spareribs

Asian Infused Pork Spare Ribs

3 pounds pork spareribs
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 large onion chopped
12 ounce domestic beer
2 clove garlic minced
1 red chili pepper deseeded chopped fine
½ cup chili sauce
½ cup apricot preserve
1/3 cup red wine
1 tablespoon ginger minced
2 tablespoons low sodium soya sauce
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoon cilantro chopped fine
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
2 green onions chopped
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
Mix salt, pepper and garlic powder together. Sprinkle ribs on both side with the seasoning salt. Place the onions in a 9 x 13 baking pan sprayed with cooking spray place the rib rack on top of onions pour beer around the rib rack. Cover with foil and bake 1 hour 30 minutes.
While ribs are cooking add sauce ingredients in a small sauce pan and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes whisking the sauce a few times.
Preheat grill to medium low heat. Remove ribs from oven and let them cool slightly or just until you can handle them. Cut ribs into individual ribs brush both side of ribs with sauce place on grill and cook 10 minutes turn ribs and brush again with sauce and cook an additional 10 minutes repeat these steps one more time. Brush ribs with remaining sauce before plating top ribs with sesame seeds and chopped green onion. Serve immediately.

It’s that time a year the water has warmed up to 80 degrees plus and we are starting to catch our local Mangrove Snappers. Got to love it here is a fabulous recipe to enjoy your fresh catch of the day!

Tropical Ceviche
This one screams fresh and in season. We are spoiled here in Florida with our fresh seafood and tropical fruit and citrus locally grown and I fully take advantage of it call me spoiled. This recipe is very special to me as I actually caught the snappers and grew the pineapple so I decided to give a good old ceviche some Florida flair.
2 pounds mangrove snappers filets chopped small(any snappers will do)
1/3 cup chopped red onions
½ cup chopped tomatoes
1 Serrano chili pepper deseeded and chopped fine
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Pinch sea salt
4 limes juiced
¼ cup cilantro
½ cup pineapple
¼ cup green bell pepper
In a Pyrex glass dish mix together the first 7 ingredients cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. After an hour mix once to coat all sides of fish cover and leave in refrigerator for 4 hours. Mix in cilantro pineapple and bell pepper before serving. Serves 6 large or 8 small portions.
Tropical Ceviche