Cantoro Italian Market & Trattoria puts new twist on holiday favorites

Posted at 9:36 AM, Nov 22, 2020

With Thanksgiving being different this year, Cantoro Italian Market &Trattoria has created a twist on two of their holiday side dish ideas. The recipes are posted below.

Cantoro Italian Market & Trattoria is inspired by the famous Italian markets in Rome, Venice and Palermo, with locations in Livonia (19710 Middlebelt) and Plymouth (15550 N. Haggerty), Michigan.

The Italian market is the largest in Michigan with a multi-award-winning restaurant attached. Throughout the year, owners Michael and John Fallone travel to their father Mario’s Italian birthplace in search of the best food and wines to bring back to Cantoro, items found nowhere else in the United States.

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Maple Pecan Sweet Potato
(Serves 4-6 People)

6 Sweet Potatoes
1 Cup Roasted Pecans
¼ Cup Sliced Scallions
¼ Cup Michigan Maple Syrup
½ Cup Golden Raisins
Pinch S & P

Place Sweet Potatoes On A Sheet Tray And Roast In A 300-Degree Oven Until Very Soft (Leave The Skin On). Let Cool Slightly Then Remove Skin. Cut Into Large Cubes, Place In Mixing Bowl. Combine All Remaining Ingredients And Mix Thoroughly. Season To Taste.

Candid Bacon & Onion Brussel Sprouts
(Serves 6-8 people)

1-Pound Fresh Brussel Sprouts
6 Slices Of Bacon
1 Cup Sweet Onion Chopped
½ Cup Brown Sugar
¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Pinch S & P

1. Destem Sprouts And Cut In Half. Bring 1 1/2 Gallon Of Water To A Boil, Cook Sprouts Until Tender.
2. Coat Sheet Tray With Nonstick Cooking Spray. Place Bacon On Tray, Sprinkle With Brown Sugar Cook At 350 Degrees Until Caramelized. Once Cool, Chop.
3. Sautee Onion In Olive Oil Until Tender (But Non Caramelized) Add Sprouts, Chopped Bacon, Season To Taste.