Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello

Hosted by Michael Chiarello

Cinema Paradiso

Warm weather, the moon and movies come together for an unforgettable evening under the stars. With recipes for
Flavored Popcorn: Brown Butter Rosemary Lemon; Grilled Pizza with Ricotta & Pesto; Raisin-oni - huge chocolate
covered raisinettes plus Flavored Syrup soft drinks.


Gameplan
Day Before Party:

  • Chop mango and puree with sugar for Mango Soft Drinks. Set aside in refrigerator overnight.

  • Chop and puree watermelon with sugar for Watermelon Soft Drinks. Set aside in refrigerator overnight.

  • Zest and juice lemons, limes and grapefruits for Citrus Soft Drinks. Heat juice and zest with sugar, strain and set aside in refrigerator overnight.

  • Melt chocolate and mix with raisins. Form Raisin-oni, cover and store overnight.

1 Hour Before the Party:

  • Pop popcorn in olive oil and set aside in 2 separate bowls.

  • Melt brown butter and blend with rosemary and lemon zest. Combine with popcorn, salt and pepper. Set aside.

  • Melt brown butter and pour over popcorn. Combine popcorn with Parmesan, salt and pepper. Set aside.

  • Roll out pizza dough into individual pizzas. Brush with oil and grill one side.

  • Turn over pizzas and top with pesto and ricotta, grill to melt cheese. Cut into wedges.

At the Party:

  • Assemble fruit syrup soft drinks.

  • Serve popcorn, pizza and raisin-oni

Eat and Enjoy!
(Episode: MO0511)

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