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Lidia's Kitchen

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WGBY 57/HD
Sat Feb 22nd, 1:30pm

Today's recipes are dedicated to the family. They can be made for a weeknight dinner or a large gathering or holiday and include: Oven Braised Pork Chops with Red Onion and Pears; Cherry Jam Tart. To start, Lidia enjoys a special Cherry Bellini.

It doesn't get any better in an Italian kitchen than when Lidia makes fish and vegetables. In this episode, she prepares a nice and refreshing pan seared shrimp with arugula pesto. Her next dish is butterflied trout, fried in a pan with bacon and basil served with a zucchini dish made with anchovies and capers.

Fish is a staple on Lidia's table all year long, and she loves to plan a dinner that showcases the best and freshest of seafood. The menu is diverse today, as she prepares mussels with fennel and saffron, a fun and elegant dish that is served with grilled bread; cucumber salad, a refreshing salad dressed with sweet honey, tangy vinegar and crunchy celery; and finally baked striped bass with lemon sauce made with cheese flavored breadcrumbs and baked to golden perfection. Her grandson Lorenzo joins her as a guest in the kitchen.

Focaccia is an irresistible, crunchy Italian flatbread. It's great for sandwiches and even to stuff. Lidia begins by making a classic rosemary and lemon focaccia; she then moves on to a filled focaccia with smoky speck and fontina cheese. To finish these two lunchtime and snack favorites, she creates a salad of shrimp, fava and cranberry beans.

Fresh pasta is an Italian family tradition passed through the generations. Today she starts with a silky pappardelle pasta dressed with pesto made from walnut, basil and parsley. She then takes the same pasta dough and shapes it into tortelloni stuffed with spinach and ricotta, dressed with a classic marinara sauce.

Fruit desserts have always been an Italian tradition; they are simple, delicious and the perfect way to showcase nature's bounty. In this episode, Lidia highlights some of her fans' preferred seasonal sweets with: strawberries with balsamic vinegar, a light and creamy panna cotta with seasonal fresh fruit; juicy nectarines and blueberries in prosecco and a plum crostata, a free form Italian tart with juicy plums.

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