A Sweet And Sour Summer Antipasto: Generoso’s Caponata

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Now that summer is approaching, Generoso loves making this simple sweet and slightly sour eggplant and caper based antipasto that is quick to make (about 40 minutes) and delicious. For this recipe you will need one large Italian eggplant, 1/2 cup of capers, three medium sized tomatoes, five cloves of garlic, one cup of red wine, one red onion, two stalks of fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, and pepper. Let us know how yours turns out and thanks for watching! XO Generoso and Lily

Music: Ottorino Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1

Currants, Capers, and Pollock Join Forces For Generoso’s Involtini di Pesce

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As my dearest Lily kicked my butt last week with her Cha Gio (Vietnamese Egg Rolls) I had to return the favor by making rolls of my own and so I whipped a pan of my Involtini di Pesce (Italian fish rolls) my take on the traditional Sicilian dish, Involtini di Pesce Spada (Swordfish Rolls).  I have made this dish using swordfish before but truthfully, I have used a variety of fish based on whatever was the freshest option I had before me at the market that day, so for this version I am using six beautiful fresh pollock filets.  From prep to plate should only take you an hour and you’ll have a sweet and savory piece of fish that will take your taste buds for a loop.

You will need a decently sized backing pan, aluminum foil, and about two pounds of pollock filets, breadcrumbs (I like panko for this), cashew nuts,capers, currants, olive oil, salt, pepper. Enjoy and let us know how yours turned out. Love, Generoso XOXO

Music: Dvorak-String Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 97, B. 180

Generoso’s Quick and Tasty Linguine Con Capperi e Pancetta

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As we are still in a slightly colder than normal June here in Los Angeles, I am still pulling out some of my dishes that are more meant for fall than summer.  Unlike my eggplant dish from a couple of weeks back, Timballo di Melanzane, my dish for you this week, Linguine Con Capperi e Pancetta (linguine with capers and bacon), should only take you about 25 minutes from prep to plate.  You will need the following, Linguine, olive oil, capers, one sweet onion, four large strips of bacon, 1 cup of light cream or half and half, salt and pepper, 1/2 cup of parmesan and eight cloves of garlic.  If you have a large frying pan, a colander, and a pot to boil your pasta, then you are all set.  Let us know how yours turned out.  This is a tasty and fast dish that you will enjoy again and again.  XO Generoso

Music: Frédéric Chopin’s Ballade No. 3 in A-Flat Major, Op. 47.