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Really nice cold Italian dinner spread last nite...

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by Mild Bill, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. Mild Bill

    Mild Bill Millennium Member

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    We do this pretty often...
    We get a bunch of cheeses and meats and olives and stuff and spread it all out in big colorful plates,
    drizzled with olive oil...

    Easy, delicious, fun, dinner treat...

    This one was Fennel, Tuna, and fresh Mozzarella on one plate, Sliced Sopressata and sliced red peppers on another,
    and a big bowl of ripe tomato chunks and chopped garlic in a liquid of olive oil, herbs, salt and pepper...

    The salt and pepper forces the juices out of the tomatoes, and the resulting juice was great drizzled on everything...

    Dipped bread into it!

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  3. Mild Bill

    Mild Bill Millennium Member

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    Yes, of course! :)

    My wife is from Argentina, and they call this type of thing a "picada"...
    I've called it that for so long I forgot about the word "Antipasta"...

    ;c
     
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    I like balsamic vinegar and red onions with my tomatoes, along with some basil (in addition to garlic and olive oil). I ate at a place in St. Louis that added a little anchovy past and a few anchovy fillets to this mix also.
     
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    Give me some garden fresh tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil, a chiffonade of fresh basil, and a bottle of Alsatian Gewurztraminer.
    I'm in heaven!
    Vb
     
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    Antipasto.

    Antipasta means you're against macaroni. ;)

    (Actually, literally translated "pasta" means paste. As in what you get when you mix flour and water.)

    For a nice antipasto try a platter of proscuitto, Genoa salami, spiced ham, black olives, green olives, peperoncini, roasted red peppers, mozzarella, and provolone over a bed of lettuce of your preference.

    Drizzle liberally with olive oil; perhaps some oregano over the red peppers, and have some balsamic vinegar on the side to add to taste.
     
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    A nice light salad/appetizer is sliced beefsteak tomatoes and mozzarella drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar with oregano and basil.
     
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    ;f ;f ;f
     
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    Holy crap...! Do you have a permit for all those knives...!;P
     
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    Bill, that looks good :drool: Now if you just add some proscuitto and good crusty italian bread then we have a meal. Also you can't forget a bottle or two of wine to wash it all down;V Now I have one question, is that Italian tuna or that white meat stuff that my wife tries to make me eat;f

    Also that is a kickass knife collection;+
     
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    MMMMmmmmm.....

    That sounds really, really good right about now ;e
     
  12. Mild Bill

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    Thanks!
    That's a Wusthof "econo" paring knife on the right...
    My real one fell behind something and I can't find it! ;1

    We did the Antipasti thing again this week and DID include a half pound of decent Proscuitto...
    Some Stella Fontinella cheese too...
    Man that cheese is good!
    I just tossed some into a scrambled egg thing I just did...
    It goes GREAT, melty with eggs and cubed salami...

    What a gift from God Proscuitto is!
    We wrapped slices around seasoned, olive oily, Fresh Mozzarella slices...
    It was like Italian sushi!

    About the tuna... Believe it or not, it's pre-made Tuna that the Italian grocery sells...
    I make good tuna, but this stuff tastes great, and saves me some time and mess...

    A layer of flattened, pitted, Calamata olives on a sandwich made with this tuna is like... like...
    well, it's pretty good!

    Tunafish and Calamatas are a great combo, do try it!

    ;c
     
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    Your picture was so enticing I tried to reach into my computer screen and take a taste but only got circiut board. Dang!

    A lot of deli's are selling those stuffed cherry peppers with procuitto, cheese, garlic almonds... They are a great popper!


    Hey I just thought of something, Where are the marinated mushrooms? You probably ate them on the way home. ;)