Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Paradise Seafood to Feature New Singing Chef Sauces

Photos by Scott H. Shook | The Singing Chef, Andy Lo Russo with Paradise Seafood Market’s Scott Young.


Paradise Seafood Market on Marco Island is the newest purveyor of The Singing Chef’s line of private label sauces. 

Andy Lo Russo, who has traveled the world as The Singing Chef, recently launched three sauces based on recipes he learned as a child from his Sicilian grandmother. Lo Russo has used the sauces for decades in his Singing Chef shows at Casinos, Restaurants and VIP dinner shows. Lo Russo’s Singing Chef show has been featured on nationally syndicated talk shows since the 1990s. 

“I gathered some of the ingredients that I remembered enjoying as a young child that came from my Nona’s garden and Italian grocery stores,” Lo Russo said. “I cooked them up and tried to capture the essence of their freshness and flavors.” 

Paradise Seafood owner Scott Young with The Singing Chef, Andy Lo Russo. Paradise Seafood is stocking all three of The Singing Chef’s signature sauces.

The sauces are Tomato Basil, Vodka Cream and Sausage and Fennel. 

“She used the freshness of Tomato Basil for her lasagna, eggplant parmesan, manicotti and sometimes her Sicilian pizza,” Lo Russo explained. “And let’s not forget her homemade spaghetti that was dried on a floured dry towel or even on the back of a chair. Her recipe is captured in each jar. 

“The Vodka Cream takes me back to when we would celebrate Easter and special occasions, and make special pastas like ravioli filled with ricotta and spinach along with her homemade gnocchi and fusilli that she would dry on a floured sheet that was on her bedThese were covered with this creamy sauce that made you feel like you were eating at the table with some of the Kings and Queens of Italy.” 

The final sauce of the trio is his Grandma’s original Sausage and Fennel. 

“She would use this for almost all of her tube-shaped pasta,” Lo Russo explains. “Like rigatoni, penne rigate and the ribbon shaped pasta pappardelle. I remember her standing over the stove mixing in the onions, garlic, the olive oil, and the homemade sweet fennel sausage as she slowly sautéed all for a few minutes and then added the imported Italian plum tomatoes. To top it off, she would add fresh herbs and spices, and let’s not forget the red pepper flakes and a splash of red wine that my grandfather used to make in the basement. 

“Ah, the smell was amazing. I feel that I captured it in this jar of divine pure love of my family.” 

All three sauces are available at Paradise Seafood Market, who in addition to fresh seafood, offers an array of specialty items. 

A portion of proceeds from The Singing Chef sauces goes to the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation in Chicago with the hopes of finding a cure.



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