Archive for the ‘Italian’ Category

Spaghetti and Meatballs

1/2 cup bread crumbs 1/2 cup milk 1 lb. ground beef 1 x onion, peeled then grated on a cheese or potatgrater 2 x garlic cloves, finely minced 1 x egg yolk 1 x small bunch of parsley, chopped 1/2 cup grated parmesan (optional) Salt and pepper ttaste A pinch of nutmeg Olive oil 2 […]

Caponata

2 LARGE EGGPLANTS 1 Teaspoon SALT 3/4 Cup OLIVE OIL 2 CLOVES GARLIC, CRUSHED 2 ONIONS, CHOPPED 1 Pound PLUM TOMATOES, Quartered 3 CELERY STALKS, DICED 1 Pound CAN PITTED BLACK OLIVES 12 Ounce JAR OLIVE SALAD 1/4 Cup CAPERS 1/2 Cup PINE NUTS 1/4 Cup RED WINE VINEGAR 2 Teaspoon SUGAR SALT AND PEPPER […]

Focaccia Versiliese

2 Teaspoon dried yeast 1 Cup warm water 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 Tablespoon rosemary, chopped 4 sage leaves, torn 3 1/2 Ounce olives, pitted 2 Tablespoon garlic, minced 2 Cup unbleached all−purpose flour 1 Cup corn flour 2 Teaspoon salt 2 Teaspoon olive oil|Stir the yeast into a alrge mixing bowl with the water […]

Gnocchi Alla Giordano

2 pounds Baking potatoes 1 cup All−purpose flour 1 Whole egg plus 1 Egg yolk, lightly beaten 2 tablespoons Unsalted butter, softened 1 teaspoon Salt Freshly grated Parmesan cheese Tomato sauce|Boil the potatoes in their jackets, drain, peel and put through a ricer or food mill. While the potatoes are still warm, blend in the […]

Italian Tomato Sauce

2 − 28 ounce cans diced or ground tomatoes or whole tomatoes NOT packed in puree or sauce 3 tablespoons high−quality olive oil 1 large, thick pork chop or 1−1/2 pounds beef chuck, steak preferred 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped 1 medium carrot, peeled and finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed […]

Carbonara Sauce

4 Tablespoon Butter 8 Slice Bacon; cut in 1/4″ strips 2 Eggs 2 Egg yolks 1 Teaspoon Red pepper flakes 1 Cup Parmesan cheese 1/2 Cup Heavy cream 1 Teaspoon Salt Black pepper 1 Pound Spaghetti 8 Quarts water|Cream soft butter. In another bowl, beat eggs & yolks and whisk until blended, add 1/2 cup […]

Spumone Di Zabaglione

6 eggs 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1/2 cup marsala 3 tbsp. dark rum 1−1/2 cup heavy cream|Separate the eggs and place the yolks in the top part of a double boiler. Place the whites in a stainless steel bowl at room temperature. Add sugar and nutmeg to eggs and beat, off the heat, […]

Angel Hair With Balsamic Tomatoes

1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon olive oil 5 to 6 Roma tomatoes, chopped, (28−ounce. can plum tomatoes) 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar salt & pepper to taste 1/4 Cup chopped fresh basil 1/2 Pound angel hair pasta, (uncooked)|Saute the garlic in olive oil until lightly browned. Do this in a skillet large enough to hold […]

Cavatelli Sausage With Broccoli

1/2 lb. or 2 cups dried Cavatelli or other small shell−shaped Italian pasta 1/2 lb. or 3 links sweet Italian Sausage 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 bunch broccoli 1 1/4 cup low−salt chicken broth 1/4 cup raisins 1 tbls. unsalted butter Parmesan cheese|Squeeze sausage from casings and saute in a heavy skillet or cast iron […]

Pasta E Fagioli

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste 2 cans (15 ounces each) cannellini beans, undrained 2 teaspoons dry basil leaves 3−4 cups boiling water, divided usage 2 cups beef broth 1/3 cup dry red wine 12 ounces ditalini, elbow macaroni, or any short tubular pasta Salt […]