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Italian Favorites with Jonathan Sara
Jonathan grew up in a very traditional Italian family where his mother and grandmother made traditional Italian dishes. His wife, Melissa, actually wasn't too fond of Italian food until Jonathan made his famous gnocchi for her. He learned how to make the Italian version of gnocchi while studying cooking in Italy.
There is an art to rolling the gnocchi. Jonathan says the trick is not to knead the pasta too much so that it gets gluteny or gummy. You need to have just the right amount of rolling and pressing. And, you should let the dough rise while you are rolling it between your palms. He tops the gnocchi with his parmesan tomato cream sauce. Click here for recipe.
Another one of Jonathan's specialties is homemade Limoncello -- an Italian liqueur. Joey was pleased when he found it stockpiled in his freezer.
With the help of Johathan's wife Missy, Jonathan and Joey create an elegant appetizer -- shrimp pesto crostini. It is very easy to make and tastes delicious!
Jonathan learned how to make Amaretti panini cookies from an Italian woman while he was studying in Italy. The Amaretti cookies are soaked in espresso to give them a rich flavor.
- Segment 1
- Gnocchi alla Parmigiano
- Try Jonathan Sara's recipe for homemade gnocchi with a parmesan tomato cream sauce.
- See Recipe
- Segment 3
- Amaretti Panini Cookies
- Jonathan Sara shares a recipe for a sweet Italian treat -- amaretti panini cookies.
- See Recipe