__MAIN_TEXT__
feature-image

Page 43

HUNGRY YET? Hoagies Salads Wraps Specialty Sandwiches and much MORE!

MI-PALS Featuring

Courtesy of John Tenaglia

Sicilian/ Purple & white

eggplant

Deli & Caterer

Serving the entire Tri-State area 2300 S. 16th Street

We specialize in Pharmaceutical and Corporate Catering

Ingredients ➜ ➜ ➜ ➜ ➜ ➜ ➜ ➜ ➜ ➜ ➜ ➜ ➜ ➜

 Sicilian eggplants 2 Canola oil for frying 1 teaspoon hot pepper flakes 4 fresh or 1 small can plum tomatoes, cut into chunks 1 pound fresh Italian sausage, casings removed 2 ribs celery, finely diced 4 cloves garlic, minced and divided in two equal portions 1 small onion, finely diced cup basil, chopped cup fresh parsley, chopped cup breadcrumbs 4 eggs, beaten Salt and pepper to taste pound mozzarella cheese, sliced into 4 pieces

Cold Cuts

Including delivery and set up

215.271.5545 FAX: 215.271.3767

Mi_Pals-2009.indd 1

The three things I love about Philadelphia.

Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice off the top of the eggplant, ½ inch below stem. Wash thoroughly. Cut the eggplant in half and scoop out the center, leaving enough meat inside the skin so that it holds its shape when baked. Heat canola oil in a pot until hot. Add the scooped-out center part of eggplant along with the basil, parsley, half the garlic and salt to taste. Sauté until translucent and soft, about 10 to 12 minutes. Add tomato pieces and simmer on low until tomatoes soften. Remove from heat and turn into a bowl. Set aside. In the meantime, place the hollowed out eggplant shells into a casserole dish or baking pan, covering the bottom with water and place into the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Eggplant should be semi-soft when done. Set eggplants aside and grease pan with a little oil. Place eggplants back on pan. Meanwhile, in a frying pan over medium heat, add 1 cup water and the sausage. Using a wooden spoon, break up the meat into very small pieces. When sausage is 90% cooked, season with celery, onion and the other half of the garlic. Salt and pepper to taste. Finish cooking. Water should be evaporated. Drain sausage and place in bowl. Let cool briefly, and add the breadcrumbs and eggs. Stir to combine. Fill the scooped out eggplant halves with this mixture, dividing it evenly among the 4 halves. Bake an additional 30 minutes. When browned, spoon over with set aside eggplant and tomato mixture. Top with slices of mozzarella. Return to oven for an additional 10 minutes until cheese is melted. Serves 4.

11/4/09 4:16:46 PM

Local Community Sports Teams Food While you may like other local spots or food, there is one thing we can both agree on: we love this community. So give me a call at (215)468-4116, or stop by my office on 1636 South Front Street. I can help protect the things you care about,, and just maybe, become one of your favorite places to visit. John R Ferullo

Ferullo Insurance Agencies LLC

Phone: (215)468-4116 ferullj@nationwide.com www.ferulloinsurance.com Products underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Company and Affiliated Companies, Columbus, Ohio. Not all Nationwide affiliated companies are mutual companies and not all Nationwide members are insured by a mutual company. Nationwide Insurance, the Nationwide framework and Nationwide is On Your Side are service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. © 2014 Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. All rights reserved. NPR-0708AO (02/14)

rowhome magazine

| 41

Profile for Philadelphia RowHome Magazine

Real People. Real Stories  

Health 2015

Real People. Real Stories  

Health 2015

Advertisement

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded