Recipe of the Week 6/23

Posted on June 24th, 2010 by host

Steak Pizzaiola


  • 4 boneless USDA Select New York Strip (or Shell) Steaks
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 large green pepper and 1 large red pepper sliced and seeds removed
  • 1 pound of mushrooms sliced
  • 4 cups marinara Sauce (see recipe)
  • 1 cup of chicken or beef stock
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Either on grill, pit, or in broiler, cook steaks until rare.
  2. While steaks are cooking heat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat.
  3. Add peppers, and mushrooms and  saute for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Drain oil and place steaks in pan season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add marinara sauce and stock and simmer for 5-6 minutes.
  6. Remove steaks to serving plates, cook sauce for 2 more minutes to reduce then pour sauce on side of steaks and serve.

Serves 4

Marinara Sauce for Steak Pizzaiola


  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic sliced in half
  • 2 ¼ lb. large Roma tomatoes
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 basil leaves, washed, patted dry and chopped


  1. Place garlic and olive oil in large sauce pan.
  2. Turn heat to medium and cook until garlic is soft and lightly browned.
  3. Crush the tomatoes; remove seeds; and add to pan with their juices.
  4. Add 1 cup water to the tomatoes. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
  5. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer and cook until thickened approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Add chopped basil at very end, stir in and cook for 1 minute more.

Yield = 1 quart

Eggplant Parmesan

For crispier eggplant, dip in beaten eggs and coat with seasoned bread crumbs before frying.


  • 1 large eggplant, about 2 pounds
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups marinara or tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 ounces shredded Mozzarella cheese


  1. Peel eggplant and cut into 1/4-inch slices. Fry on both sides in skillet in hot oil until browned. Drain well on paper towels.
  2. Place a layer of eggplant slices in a shallow baking dish; cover with some tomato sauce, a sprinkling of basil and garlic powder, a little Parmesan cheese, and a little of Mozzarella cheese.
  3. Repeat layers until all ingredients are used, ending with Mozzarella cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 400° or on hot pit for 15 to 20 minutes.

Serves 4 to 6.

Recipes | June 24th, 2010