Season 1, Episode 3

Christmas Tree Cutting Party

Even cutting the tree is a party when friends gather at a Christmas tree farm for a warm and cozy meal by the fire of cioppino, roasted garlic bread, hot peppermint chocolate and Christmas cookies. Turn a Christmas chore into a unique celebration!

Day Before Party:

  • Cook sugar, blend with whipped egg whites, and assemble dough for Torrone, allow to mix in mixer for 15 minutes.

  • Place prepped and tin foil wrapped garlic in the oven to roast for Roasted Garlic Bread.

  • Finish dough for Torrone, pan it and refrigerate overnight.

  • Remove garlic from the oven, mash into paste and mix into a butter. Refrigerate.

2 Hour Before Party:

  • Begin broth and sear fish and scallops for Cioppino, allow to broth to simmer without fish for 30 minutes.

1/2 Hour Before Party:

  • Add fresh herbs to Cioppino, sear and remove clams, crabs and shrimp.

  • Mix and heat up mulled wine, pour into a pre-heated thermos.

  • Mix hot chocolate, pour into pre-heated thermos.

  • Place Schnapps, two thermos’, bread, garlic butter, Torrone, Cioppino broth, and seared fish into a preheated cooler to transport.

At Party:

  • Serve hot cocktails.

  • Grill garlic for Roasted Garlic Bread.

  • Reheat Cioppino broth.

  • Take out softened jalapeno chilies from broth and mash into a garnish.

  • Spread Grilled bread with garlic butter, allow it to melt and serve.

  • Add fish and shellfish back into Cioppino, simmer for one minute and serve.

  • Slice up Torrone, eat and enjoy.

Wine Recommendation
Gargiulo Vineyards Merlot

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