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Cara’s Cucina: Shrimp Salad

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make a delicious Shrimp Salad!

Di Falco is joined by Instagram foodie, Gabriella Imbriano. “It’s been really important to me to keep my Italian traditions,” Imbriano says, “and incorporate more recipes that you can still eat as a gluten free person.”

Check out the ingredients for this dish, which serves 4, below. 

Shrimp Salad
Serves 4

1-1.5 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
1-2 cups of thinly chopped celery, mostly the leafy core and a few stalks
1/4-1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. oregano
salt & pepper to taste
juice of 1 lemon half, plus lemon slices for garnish
1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
1/4 c. green olives, halved (optional)

Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe!

If you make this at home, be sure to post it on Instagram along with the hashtag, #CarasCucina.

 

Cara’s Cucina: Italian Hot Dog

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make an Italian Hot Dog!

An Italian Hot Dog is a creation of Di Falco’s home state, New Jersey. Check out the official list of ingredients below.

Italian Hot Dog
Serves 4

1 tbs. olive oil + 2 tbs. olive oil
1/2 large yellow onion, sliced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1 large, russet potato, cubed
4 nitrate, nitrite free hot dogs
4 Italian rolls OR pizza bread
salt & pepper

Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe! 

If you make this at home, be sure to post it on Instagram along with the hashtag, #CarasCucina.

Alyssa Alia

Alyssa Alia, Author of “If The Table Could Talk”

#HipNJ considers Alyssa Alia, author of the cookbook “If the Table Could Talk,” a culinary life saver! Alia writes recipes that are easy for any busy #JerseyGirl to whip up without feeling wiped out. 

Alia explains to Joanna Gagis in “A Life and Living Moment” how she put her culinary genius to practical use.  She says, “The recipes are very very simple, I simplified them, and even how I wrote the recipes [was to ensure simplicity].” 

Alia goes on to discuss how the entire cookbook is styled so that it is headache proof for even the most inexperienced chef! So, grab your aprons and pick up a copy of “If the Table Could Talk”, because Alyssa Alia has made cooking simple!

For more on Alyssa Alia and her cookbook, you can visit her website.