Dining In: Local Restaurant Recipes

Dining In: Local Restaurant Recipes

Dining out is enjoyable, but wouldn't you like to make restaurant quality meals at home? Better yet, why not make the exact dishes you have enjoyed at your favorite local restaurants. Moffly Media looked to the area chefs and restaurateurs for recipes to their most popular dishes and they were happy to oblige. We have collected them all in our virtual recipe box and organized them by contributor and category. Bon appetit!


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Cacciucco -- Cantina Sforza's Traditional Fish Stew

Contributed by: Cantina Sforza
Cusine: Italian
# of Servings: 4
  • 8 ounces fresh fish (mullet, salmon, red snapper or monkfish), cut into bite-sized morsels
  • 8 tablespoons olive oil
  • 24 ounces plum tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
  • 4 medium-sized Calamari, tubes only, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rings
  • 12 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 12 sea scallops
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 20 cockles, well rinsed
  1. Cover fish with water and simmer until done.
  2. Strain broth and reserve.
  3. Warm half the oil over medium heat and stir in tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper.
  4. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Warm the remaining oil in a deep pot over medium heat and saute onion, garlic and parsley for 3 minutes or until onion is translucent.
  6. Add calamari, shrimp and scallops, and cook for 3 minutes.
  7. Deglaze with wine and reduce liquid to half.
  8. Add cockles and simmer for a few minutes until shells have opened.
  9. Pour in tomatoes, gently fold in cooked fish and cook for 5 minutes.
  10. Add some Fish broth if more liquid is needed.
  11. Serve in wide bowls with garlic bread.



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