Italian main dish recipes that can help you shine at future dinner parties

Let’s don’t leave out your family. They’ll love Chef Dave's Italian main dish recipes, as well. We’re talking about Italian meat loaf, chicken cacciatore,eggplant saltimbocca,osso buco, stuffed bell peppers, chicken piccata, timpano, chicken and shrimp stir fry.

Italian Main dish recipes can also include pasta dishes, lasagnas, risottos, Italian sea foods and Italian stews.

Most of these recipes are Dave's own creations, or variations on traditional Italian recipes. Most have suggestions for lowering the fat, salt and calories. All use Dave's flavor "layering" techniques to enhance dishes that could otherwise be a bit bland. No real professional chef sets out to undermine the lovely and enticing flavors that occur naturally in tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, fresh crisp celery, garlic, basil, parsley and the like, just to explore means of enhancing their divine essences. Within these pages are invaluable and countless culinary tips for your own personal advancement in gourmet Italian cooking. Please, take your time, and you will find without a doubt that this web site is unique on the WWW. No where else will you find the expertise and enlightenment with regards to Italian preparation and innovation that you will find here. Take advantage of it! Browse, don't rush. Dave is here to help!

One recipe he will surely add at some point will be Italian rotisserie roasted chicken. Dave is not a guy to endorse a whole lot of products, but this one he does feel strongly about: the Showtime Rotisserie and Barbeque by Ronco Products to create this rich, succulent and delicious Italian main dish. If you think super market rotisserie chickens are good, well you ain’t seen nothin’ yet! Okay, you don't have to wait: take a whole chicken and separate the skin from the breast. In a bowl, add 1/4 cup olive oil, salt, pepper, fresh basil, sage and oregano (dried will work if that is all you have). Also add 3 tablespoons of Butter Buds (found in the Spice Aisle of your grocery) and 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and Dijon mustard. Mix well. Rub the chicken inside and out, and under the loosened skin of the breasts. Place on the rotisserie inside your Ronco Showtime (or in the oven at 350 degrees until you get one) and let it cook until you can almost separate a leg from the torso, about an hour and a half in the oven or 45 minutes on the rotisserie, depending on the size of the chicken.

You can also use this sturdy, versatile rotisserie to cook other main dish recipes such as pork chops, baby back ribs and pork tenderloin, all of which will melt in your mouth, (he’ll no doubt add some of these recipes soon, also). It produces really great medium rare lamb chops that are to die for, and incredible fish fillets with mesquite rub, honey lime rub and others that can be gotten with the rotisserie. Anyway, you get the idea. He's owned Showtimes for many years now, and he uses his home edition about twice a week, on average, winter or summer. Grilling is great, but the Showtime is easy and convenient to a ridiculous degree. Dave has managed some really popular and high-volume restaurants, and when he found how many professional chefs use one or more Ronco Rotisseries in their restaurants, well, he just had to join the crowd.

Okay, there are many, many more ultra-useful tips following that Dave hopes will help you in becoming a real life gourmet cook. Check out the Italian main dish recipes bellow and let's get cooking!

Buon appetito always!
Chef Dave

Eggplant Italiano Casserole (Saltimbocca)

Osso Buco

Chicken Cacciatore

Italian (And Mexican) Stuffed Bell Peppers

Chicken And Shrimp Sautéed With Shitakes, Tomatoes, And Sherry-Butter Sauce

Chicken (or Veal, or Pork) Piccata

Italian Meat Loaf

Big Night Style Timpano

Eggplant (or Chicken) Parmesan (Parmigiano)

Italian Seafood Recipes

Cioppino (Italian Fish Stew)


Italian Pasta Dishes

Italian Lasagnas

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