Sauce

Tomatoes on a vine next to a bowl of mozzarella and a bowl of tomato sauce.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Sauces

Italia's Tomato-Mozzarella Sauce

The addition of mozzarella near the end of cooking this quick sauce adds a voluptuous quality that is typically achieved with lengthy cooking. 

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Pasta sauce with spaghetti.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Main Dishes

Dr. Pomponio's Quick Pasta Sauce with Spaghetti

Italia Coppola's cousin, Dr. Pomponia, a doctor who lived in Napoli, always bragged about his tomato sauce. It takes just 15 or 20 minutes to make, he boasted, but no one took him seriously. 

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Braciole in a copper dish.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Main Dishes

Italia Coppola's Braciole

Our Red Blend is dark and luscious, making it a worthy partner to Italia Coppola’s Braciole with Rich Tomato Sauce. Not only does this savory dish have a beautiful presentation, it tastes delicious with our wine’s dark, jammy berry flavors and its fragrant notes of violets, spices, and toasted oak.

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Bowl of spaghetti.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Pastas

Talia's Quick Italian Tomato-Black Olive Sauce with Spaghetti

Here is an ideal weeknight dinner, when you're tired after work, there's homework to supervise and you're facing an early morning.

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Mortar pestle of pesto along side some pine nuts and shredded cheese.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Sauces

Italia's Pesto

When Italia was cooking, there was no problem getting Italian pine nuts. Now they are hard to find. If you cannot find pine nuts that are not from China, consider using walnuts instead. 

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Bowl of Alfredo pasta.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Pastas

August's Linguine Salza Alfredo

When you order pasta Alfredo in a restaurant, you are likely to get fettuccini swimming in a cream sauce thickened with flour and not the voluptuous dish Italia's oldest son liked to prepare for his family.

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Steak sliced and served on a white plate drizzled with mustard sauce and vegetables on the side.
Flavorful recipes

Steak with Mustard Sauce

Steak with Mustard Sauce paired with Director's Cabernet Sauvignon

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A Fillet of snapper with lemon butter sauce on a blue plate.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Main Dishes

Snapper with Lemon Butter Sauce

Instead of snapper, you can use chicken breast or thin slices of pork, either of which you should put between two pieces of wax paper and pound gently until they are no thicker than ¼-inch.

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A dish piled high with rigatoni and meat sauce.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Sauces

Zasa's Meat Sauce

Here are one of the two recipes by Italia's mother-in-law that she included in her book, Mama Coppola's Pasta Book. Look for meats cut for scaloppini or ask your butcher if she or he can slice some for you.

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Pot of tomato sauce on a table next to a cheese grater, tomatoes on the vine and olive oil.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Sauces

Italia's Quick Tomato Sauce

This sauce is a bit heartier than the sauces that do not contain carrots and celery, but it is just as simple to make. Serve it with pasta, polenta and with any dish that calls for tomato sauce.

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A bowl of mussels in tomato sauce with a burlap napkin underneath.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Main Dishes

Mussels with Tomato Sauce

When Italia cooked mussels, she likely had to trim their long seaweed beards and scrub off, if possible, the barnacles who had attached themselves to the shells. Advances in shellfish cultivation has changed everything and made it much easier for home cooks to both get good mussels and prepare them.

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A plate with sliced steak with a side of romesco sauce.
Tailgate Time

Sirloin Steak with Romesco Sauce

You’re going to want to add romesco sauce to your cooking repertoire. Bring that restaurant feeling into your home to accompany this juicy steak.

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Four subs made with Italian sausages and peppers with a side of mustard maple sauce and a bottle of Claret wine.
Tailgate Time

Italian Sausage and Pepper Subs

This sausage gets an Italian twist. Covered in sautéed bell peppers, marinara and melted mozzarella cheese!

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Chicken with a sun-dried tomato sauce served on a white plate with a knife and fork.
Tailgate Time

Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

A quick and easy weeknight dinner, this creamy sun-dried tomato chicken over brown rice is sure to please the whole family. 

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