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Fire Roasted Turkey

New Tradition – Forno Bravo Oven Fire Roasted Turkey

Nov 13, 2014

Thanksgiving is a mere two weeks away so why not throw a turkey in the “Drago Affamato” or “The Hungry Dragon” as my family calls our oven. Obviously maintaining a steady low fire is key to evenly roasting for your bird. Think back to your cure, ideally a low fire around 350 is ideal. You’ll get charring, similar to your pizza, in spots, especially on the top but the crispy... Read More

Corn Tartine With Chevre and Rocket

Jul 22, 2013

Hurray! Fresh local corn is here for the season. Let’s celebrate with some easy, delicious corn tartines. Tartine is just a fancy word for a piece of bread with a bunch of stuff on it, aka an open-faced sandwich. It is a great oven application for a quick meal, so take this recipe as a guide and let your imagination go. Corn Tartine With Chevre and Rocket 12345 Votes: 0... Read More

Roast Chicken

Roast chicken with lemon and thyme

Jun 28, 2013

Roast chicken with lemon and thyme is a simple but delightful food that you can make in any season in your wood fired pizza oven. A few ingredients can still make a big taste! Roast chicken with lemon and thyme 12345 Votes: 5 Rating: 2.2 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe CourseMeat And Poultry Roast chicken with lemon and thyme 12345 Votes: 5 Rating: 2.2 You: Rate this recipe! Print... Read More

Kale and Roasted Leek Gratin

Kale and Roasted Leek Gratin

Jan 23, 2013

Here’s a recipe for a hearty winter side dish. I just made this for my family for Christmas, and it seemed to go over well. I know there are folks in some quarters who are sick of kale’s moment in the culinary sun, but I’ve been cooking it for years, and I will keep cooking it, because the stuff is delicious. That said, feel free to substitute any hearty green:... Read More

braised shell beans

Braised Shell Beans With Parmesan Broth

Jan 09, 2013

There’s nothing like fresh shell beans, in my opinion. No matter what you do, you can’t get the same result with canned or dried beans. Cooked properly, the texture and flavor can’t be beat. I used cranberry beans for this recipe, but you could substitute just about any fresh shell bean you can get your hands on. And if you weren’t already, hopefully this recipe will be a wake-up call... Read More

butternut squash

Red Kuri Squash-Brown Butter Puree

Jan 07, 2013

Here’s a quick, easy recipe that’s a perfect addition to any festive holiday meal spread. Feel free to substitute pretty much any winter squash you can get your hands on – butternut, acorn, buttercup, hubbard, sweet dumpling, pumpkin. They’re all complemented wonderfully by the nutty flavor of brown butter. The only variety I would avoid is spaghetti; the texture just won’t be what you’re looking for here. Red Kuri Squash-Brown... Read More

Roasted Beets With Greek Yogurt and Almonds

Jun 28, 2012

Don’t let the short ingredient list fool you – this easy recipe packs a ton of flavor. This is a wonderful way to prepare beets when the weather is warm; light and refreshing, this dish would be the perfect start to a simple summertime meal. I use red beets here, but feel free to substitute any that you find – golden or chioggia beets would be delicious as well. Roasted... Read More

spinach scallion frittata

Spinach, Scallion and Chevre Frittata with Roasted Pepper Mayo

Jan 23, 2012

I love frittatas. They’re a lot like pizza, that other stalwart of the wood-fired oven: they’re quick, relatively easy, and the flavor combinations are practically endless. Frittatas work great as a simple weeknight meal, but they’re also a good party buffet food, since they’re often served at room temperature. This particular frittata turned out well, but feel free to use this recipe as a jumping-off point for any ingredient-mixing alchemy... Read More

chicken ala griglia

Chicken ala Griglia (Brick Oven Grilled Chicken)

Dec 30, 2011

Chicken ala Griglia (Brick Oven Grilled Chicken) 12345 Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe CourseMain Dish Chicken ala Griglia (Brick Oven Grilled Chicken) 12345 Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe CourseMain Dish Ingredients 4 lb chicken 1/2 cup olive oil cooking 1 lemon Juice and grated rind 1 onion diced 2 cloves garlic peeled, smashed and chopped 1 tsp red chilies finely... Read More

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