italian cuisine

  1. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

    Ingredients: (For 4 people) 500 gms Italian spaghetti 1-2 heads of garlic, cloves separated, peeled and cut into thick slices Olive oil Sprigs of parsley, finely chopped (optional) Peperoncini, crushed (optional) Parmesan cheese for topping Method: Fill a large pan with water, add salt and...
  2. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Penne with Broccoli, anchovies, garlic, lemon and chiles

    Ingredients: ( For 4 servings) 1 small head of broccoli, cut into small florets (stem peeled and chopped) 1 small tin ( about 50 gms) anchovy fillets in oil 5-6 cloves garlic, sliced Juice of 1 lemon/lime 2-3 fresh green chiles (cayenne or Thai), finely chopped Olive oil 500 gms penne pasta (...
  3. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Smoky Tomato and Bacon Farfalle (Butterflies)

    Ingredients: ( serves 4 people) 3-4 large tomatoes, cut into thick rounds 1 medium onion, cut into thick rounds 5-6 cloves of garlic, skin on 4 rashers bacon, diced 1-2 tsps smoked paprika 100 mls tomato passata 1 tsp sugar 150 mls double cream 1-2 tsps salt, according to taste 1/2 tsp freshly...
  4. F

    Recipe for chicken marsala

    I wanted to see if anyone can share a recipe for chicken marsala. Something not overly complicated but tasty. Have to say making this dish has always been a challenge for me. Thanks much.
  5. karadekoolaid

    Recipe & Video Mezzaluna with Beetroot (Casunziei all'Ampezzana)

    Ingredients: For the pasta 150 gms flour (00 if you can get it, otherwise, all purpose) 1 whole egg & 1 yolk a little water (about 10 mls!) if necessary For the filling 125 gms cooked beetroot 75 gms cooked potato S&p A pinch of nutmeg 1 large tbsp grated Parmesan or Grana Padano For the sauce...
  6. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Cannelloni with Romesco Sauce

    Ingredients: 1 pkt cannelloni, oven ready* For the filling: 250 gms fresh ricotta cheese, crumbled 200 gms cooked spinach (I only had fresh, but use frozen if you like) 2 leeks 3 spring onions (green onions) 2 tbsps olive oil For the Romesco sauce: A generous splash of olive oil 50 gms...
  7. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Peperonata

    Ingredients: 1 large red pepper 1 large green pepper 1 large orange pepper 1 large yellow pepper 12 plump garlic cloves 100 mls extra virgin olive oil (or more, if desired) 2 tbsps white wine vinegar 1 tbsp sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp Fresh (or dried) oregano 1...
  8. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Pasta e Fagioli

    * Note before we start. The quantities are approximate, because I never use a recipe for this. Ingredients: 500 gms conchiglie or rigatoni pasta 2 handfuls (about 160/180 gms) Borlotti beans 2 medium onions, diced (you're looking for a "brunoise" here) 1 large carrot, diced 2 sticks celery...
  9. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Caponata Siciliana

    Ingredients: 500 gms aubergine 1 medium courgette 1 large red onion 2 sticks celery 150 gms ripe tomato 40 gms capers in vinegar 40 gms black olives 40 gms raisins or sultanas 1 tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp chile flakes 150 mls passata 100 mls red wine vinegar olive oil 1-2 tsps grated dark chocolate salt...
  10. medtran49

    Recipe Italian potato-tomato-basil casserole

    We had this dish for the first time at an Italian-American neighbor's home. Craig absolutely loved it. I'm glad for the potato pick as it reminded me of this dish. We haven't had it in a really long time. It was on our weekly menu prior to Craig's issue so will remain after he comes home...
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  16. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Focaccia

    Ingredients 400 gms plain flour 1 tsp dried yeast 250 mls warm water 1 tsp salt Splash of olive oil Fleur du sel for topping A bit more olive oil Rosemary Method Mix the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl until the dough comes together. You may need a little bit more flour or water to make a...
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  18. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Piedmontese Cavour-style Cauliflower with Anchovy and Hard-Boiled Eggs

    Cavolfiore alla Cavour, Cavour-style cauliflower is a typical side dish of historic Piedmontese cuisine in which cauliflower florets are seasoned with butter, boiled eggs and anchovies. Oil is inexistent here since in Northern Italy, especially in ancient times, a lot of butter was used as oil...
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