Holiday Brunch BoardThis Christmas brunch board is the perfect celebratory grazing meal! It’s got something for everyone from fluffy waffles to sweet & salty bacon, to crispy granola and creamy devilled eggs. Leave it out while you open your presents and have some coffee or hot cocoa ready to go!West African Peanut StewPizza e MinestraThis Pizza e Minestra is derived from the peasant traditions of Molise, Italy where corn flour (polenta) and leafy greens like chard are abundant. It’s simple, hearty and perfect for cozy winter nights, or even as a side at holiday parties.
Serve Pizza e Minestra directly from the skillet and add a traditional taste at your party, it's also gluten free!
Pair Recipe with Pizza e Minestra with: Pork SaltimboccaSimilar Colavita Recipes:Polenta Pizza Crust Baked Polenta with Roasted Marinated Vegetables Pasta con la MollicaPasta con la Mollica is a sweet pasta dish from Molise, Italy. “Mollica” means “crumb” in Italian and breadcrumbs are what gives this pasta dish its characteristic texture, while cooked grape must and raisins add a mild, sweet flavor. Homemade breadcrumbs will give you the best result, and we detail how to make them below. This dish is a fantastic as an appetizer or as a side dish complementing grilled fish or chicken.
Try this particular sweet Pasta con la Mollica and surprise all your guests during holidays!
Pair Recipe with Pasta con la Mollica with: Chicken Stuffed with Gruyere, Arugula and ProsciuttoSimilar Colavita Recipes:Chocolate Pasta Three Ways Perciatelli con le Sarde Portuguese Cod Fried BallsThis Portuguese Cod Fried Balls recipe is a favorite of our Human Resources Director, Terry R. Her mom cooks these every Christmas. She says it's always a treat to spend that extra time with her preparing each and every little fritter - she always said each one is special and different. This dish is so delicious and light and is served at all “Portuguese” special occasions whether it is a wedding or a first communion. If soaking a traditional salted cod isn’t your thing, you substitute fresh cod. We used our Portuguese Extra Virgin Olive Oil to fry these little gems - it stays true to the recipe’s ethnic roots!
And don’t worry about frying the Portuguese Cod Fried Balls in olive oil: the fry temperature of 375 is well below the smoke point.
Pair Recipe with Portuguese Cod Fried Balls with: Warm Lentil Salad with Spinach, Walnuts and AppleSimilar Colavita Recipes:Shrimp Cakes with Sweet Hot Aïoli Crispy Skate with Fried Capers Stuffed CalamariForget fried calamari! This Stuffed Calamari recipe comes from one of our food service sales leaders, Elena C. This dish is a simple and healthier addition to a Feast of the Seven Fishes holiday table. Squeemish about squid? No need—you can buy them already cleaned and ready to stuff with this savory blend of mushrooms, herbs and fresh breadcrumbs.
Don't be afraid to try Stuffed Calamari: you can get it on the table in under 30 minutes!
Pair Recipe with Stuffed Calamari with: Baked Italian CauliflowerSimilar Colavita Recipes:Clams Oreganata Broiled Lobster with Herbed Breadcrumbs Cranberry, Pistachio and Orange SconesScones are a staple of any winter breakfast, and we promise these cranberry, pistachio, and orange scones won't disappoint.Cucumber Salad with Feta, Dill, Pistachios and Pickled OnionsOur cucumber salad with feta, dill, pistachios and pickled onions is an amazing winter salad - it's got all great qualities that pair with any holiday menu.Deviled Eggs with Beets and Smoked SalmonAdd some sparkle to your appetizers with these deviled eggs with beets and smoked salmon recipe! It's fun, delicious, and easy to make!Pesto and Ricotta Filled Spinach Crepes with PomegranateThis is a truly great recipe: not only are these pesto and ricotta filled spinach crepes with pomegranate totally delicious, they also take minimal time and effort to make!Pomegranate Gin FizzEat, drink and be merry this holiday season with out pomegranate gin fizz drink! All you need is gin, lime, some juice, and a group of friends to make this festive beverage.Strawberry Cheesecake with Olive Oil CrustThis strawberry cheesecake with olive oil crust will be the showstopper of your Christmas and holiday parties. We know there's a thousand recipes for cheesecake out there, but we guarantee ours is the best (and the prettiest!).