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Bacon Braised Hare with Leeks

Feb 17, 2021

This recipe comes from Chef John Livera. He loves hosting dinner parties and using his custom-tiled Vesuvio wood fired oven as the star of the show. Hare (or rabbit)* is a very mild, tender, lean meat that takes on many of the flavors it is cooked with. It is full of protein, low in fat, and low in cholesterol, making it a very healthy option that really elevates the meal.... Read More

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Roasted Soft-Shell Crabs with Potato and Corn Hash

Sep 16, 2020

This recipe is from our seafood expert, John Livera, who again shows us that wood fired cooking is about so much more than just pizza! For example, a delicacy that cooks up beautifully in a cast iron pan is soft-shell crab. It’s sweet, succulent flavor with a slightly crispy texture is a delight to seafood lovers everywhere. Soft-shell crabs are blue crabs that have been harvested immediately after they shed... Read More

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Baked Peach and Raspberry Crisp

Aug 27, 2020

We love the fresh tastes of summer; flavors like fresh-picked raspberries and juicy peaches! This dessert from John Livera takes just a few minutes to mix up before dinner. Let it rest while you enjoy your pizza service to give the flavors a chance to incorporate, and then pop it in your oven when the fire is down to embers to bake. What a delicious finish to the evening meal!... Read More

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Norwegian King Crab Legs

Jan 17, 2019

A relatively new arrival to Norway, the Norwegian King Crab was introduced by Soviet biologists into the Murmansk Fjord in the 1960’s. The crab thrived, and as early as 1977, the first King Crab was caught in Norwegian waters. They are now regularly harvested from these cold, northern waters. Red King Crabs, the largest species of its type, can reach a carapace width of up to 11 in, a leg span of 5.9... Read More

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Oktoberfest Wood Fired Pretzels

Sep 05, 2018

Served with stone ground mustard or a dip of smooth cheese sauce, who doesn’t love old world, soft German pretzels! This recipe is perfect for Oktoberfest and the fall season! We received it courtesy of guest chef, Anthony LaRocco, of Anthony’s Rustic Crust. He and his wife Debbie, run a mobile wood fired pizza concessionaire in Florida. As with most baking, measuring by weight is more accurate and yields more consistent results... Read More

Roasted Tomato and Gulf Shrimp on Sweet Cream Grits

Oct 01, 2015

This recipe was demonstrated at the 2015 Forno Bravo EXPO by Chef Todd Fisher, head chef at Tarpy’s Roadhouse in Monterey, CA. Roasted Tomato & Gulf Shrimp on Sweet Cream Grits 12345 Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe CourseMain Dish CuisineSeafood Servings 4 people Servings 4 people Roasted Tomato & Gulf Shrimp on Sweet Cream Grits 12345 Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Print... Read More

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Zucchini and Roasted Red Pepper Pizza With White Wine Cream Sauce

Jul 31, 2012

First off, I need to give credit where it’s due: The idea for this pizza is lifted from Pizza Orgasmica in San Francisco. When my wife and I lived in the Bay Area, the Ecstasy, as it’s called on their menu, was our favorite pie of theirs, and it led me to mess around with creating a white wine cream sauce recipe so I could mimic it at home. I... Read More

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Potato, Roasted Radicchio and Thyme Pizza With White Wine Cream Sauce

Jul 23, 2012

Here is the second installment in what I have taken to calling My Own Personal Pizza Month here at the Forno Bravo online cookbook. For brevity’s sake, I’m only going to talk pizza construction in this article. Potato, Roasted Radicchio and Thyme Pizza With White Wine Cream Sauce 12345 Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe CoursePizza Servings 4 pizzas Servings 4 pizzas Potato, Roasted Radicchio and... Read More

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