Caico e Pepe

Author: kel15  //  Category: Authentic & Traditional Italian Recipes, Dinner, Everyday Italian Recipes, Lunch, Pasta Italiano, Quick & Easy

http://www.italiansrecipe.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/cacio-e-pepe-11.jpg

This easy Roman dish is pure comfort food too as being pretty inexpensive and effortless to make. Though it originated in Rome, it can be a widespread dish seen on restaurant menus across Umbria as well. When I want a light, tasty pasta dish, this is usually my 1st selection. In Umbria, it can be normally made with Umbria’s conventional pasta strangozzi, and may well or may possibly not incorporate just a little chopped guanciale or pancetta. I am giving the simple recipe for Cacio e Pepe also as an Umbrian variation below. Although Cacio de Roma cheese is typically utilised in combination with Pecorino Romano, really feel absolutely free to use just grated Pecorino cheese. Freshly cracked black pepper definitely makes this pasta so do not use standard pepper.

Serves 4

1 Pound Spaghetti

4 Tablespoons Extra-virgin Olive Oil

2 Teaspoons Freshly Cracked Black Pepper

1 Cup Finely Grated Aged Pecorino Romano Cheese (Reserve 1/4 For Serving)

3/4 Cup Finely Grated Cacio de Roma (Or 1 3/4 Cups Total Grated Pecorino)

Bring a significant pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta, and cook until al dente. Although the pasta is cooking, heat oil in a skillet over medium heat until hot. Add the pepper and cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of pasta water. Add 3/4 cup pasta water into skillet using the oil, and then bring to a boil. Using tongs, transfer pasta to skillet. Sprinkle 3/4 cup every Pecorino Romano and Cacio de Roma (or solely Pecorino if making use of just one cheese) over the pasta. Toss the pasta using the cheese and oil mixture to combine until sauce is creamy and clings to the pasta without having clumping, adding some extra pasta water if essential. Transfer to 4 plates and sprinkle with remaining Pecorino and far more black pepper.

Risotto With Fava Beans, Pancetta & Candied Lemon

Author: kel15  //  Category: Authentic & Traditional Italian Recipes, Dinner, Everyday Italian Recipes, Gourmet Italian Recipes, Healthy Italian Recipes, Italian Food Online, Lunch, Quick & Easy

http://www.italiansrecipe.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/risotto-fava-beans-pancetta-candied-lemon-2.jpg

For those who don’t have access to fresh fava beans, I feel you could substitute peas, and despite the fact that the flavor might be distinct, I think it would be delicious as well.

Serves 4 As A Initial Course
Adapted From Cucina Italiana (Italian Version) by Deborah Mele

2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Onion

1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Pancetta

1 1/2 Cups Arborio Rice

1/2 Cup White Wine

6 Cups Vegetable or Chicken Broth

1 1/2 Cups Fresh, Shelled Fava Beans

1/2 Cup Fresh, Chopped Parsley, or Other Fresh Chopped Herb

To Finish:

Candied Lemon (See Recipe Below)

1/4 Cup Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese

2 Tablespoons Butter

Heat the four tablespoons of butter and oil in a heavy saucepan. Add the onions and cook until translucent. Add the pancetta and cook until no longer pink. Add the rice and stir until it is nicely coated using the butter and oil mixture. Start to add the wine, and stir continually over medium heat until it truly is absorbed. Start off to add 1/2 cup of hot broth, stirring as it really is absorbed. Continue in this manner, adding ladles full of hot broth, and stirring continuously. About 10 minutes into the cooking time, add the fava beans and continue cooking for about 15-20 minutes a lot more, or until the rice is cooked, but remains slightly firm to the teeth. Remove from the heat, add the remaining butter and also the pecorino cheese. Serve, scattering the candied lemon on top of each bowl of risotto.

Candied Lemon

1/2 Cup Sugar

1/2 Cup Water

1 Lemon

Heat the sugar and water in a small pan and cook until the mixture starts to become syrupy and just begins to color. Eliminate the peel from the lemon and cut away as a lot as the white pith as you’ll be able to having a sharp knife. Cut the peel into thin strips and drop into the sugar syrup. Cook for about 3 minutes over medium low heat. Eliminate the peel from the syrup, letting it cool on a plate until required.

http://www.italiansrecipe.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/risotto-fava-beans-pancetta-candied-lemon-1.jpg

Chicken Breasts Parmesan Encrusted With Roasted Pepper Sauce

Author: kel15  //  Category: Authentic & Traditional Italian Recipes, Dinner, Everyday Italian Recipes, Gourmet Italian Recipes, Italian Chicken Recipes

http://www.italiansrecipe.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/chicken-breasts-parmesan-encrusted-with-roasted-pepper-sauce-2.jpg

mply roast your peppers, just core, eliminate seeds and membranes, and cut into 4 pieces lengthwise. Spot the pepper slices skin side up on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil and location under a preheated broiler. Broil till the skin is blistered and blackened and then place in a plastic bag till cool. As soon as cooled, the skin will slide right off!

Serves 4

For The Chicken:

4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts (About 6 Ounces Every single)

2 Cups Homemade Seasoned Breadcrumbs

1 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

1 Egg Mixed with three Tablespoons Milk

1/2 Cup All-purpose Flour

Salt & Pepper

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

Olive Oil Spray

For The Pepper Sauce:

2 Red Peppers, Roasted

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 Large Garlic Clove, Peeled

Salt & Pepper

3 Tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese

Pinch Red Chili Flakes

http://www.italiansrecipe.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/chicken-breasts-parmesan-encrusted-with-roasted-pepper-sauce-1.jpg

To make the pepper sauce, location all of the ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. If too thick, drizzle in a little additional olive oil. Taste, and adjust seasonings as needed.

Trim your chicken breasts of any fat and pound to an even thickness of about 1/2 inch. Mix the flour with some salt and pepper and place in a plastic bag. Add the breasts one at a time into the flour mixture and toss to coat. Beat the egg with the milk in a shallow bowl. Mix together the cheese and breadcrumbs inside a separate bowl. Taking one chicken breast at a time, first coat with the egg mixture, then the breadcrumbs pressing to help the crumbs adhere. Once all four breasts are coated, refrigerate for at least one hour. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat the baking sheet with the olive oil, and location the chicken breasts on top. Use olive oil spray to lightly coat top of the breasts after which bake for ten minutes. Turn the breasts over, and then bake an additional 10 minutes or till they are cooked through and golden brown. Serve the chicken with a small cup of sauce for dipping.

Tilapia With Roasted Tomatoes, Capers & Olives

Author: kel15  //  Category: Dinner, Everyday Italian Recipes, Healthy Italian Recipes, Low Fat, Seafoods

http://www.italiansrecipe.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/tilapia-with-roasted-tomatoes-capers-and-olives-2.jpg

Eating seafood every single night can get high priced unless you are lucky enough to have fresh, locally caught fish inside your region. Here in Florida, tilapia is really a light tasting, inexpensive fish that we buy generally and due to it’s mild flavor it may be utilised in several recipes. We have been buying a significant package of tilapia in bulk at Costco, and I just divide it up at property and freeze in meal size servings. I was calculating the price of this tilapia, and we are able to take pleasure in a good sized tilapia fillet each and every for under $2 a portion by buying it this way. Absolutely not high priced for seafood! When you don’t have tilapia in your location, any mild white fish fillets would do for instance flounder or snapper. I have discovered that the most beneficial method to cook these fillets so they do not dry out would be to either bread them and rapidly pan fry them, or bake them as I do in this recipe in a sauce of roasted tomatoes. This has quickly grow to be our most recent favorite seafood recipe that we have been producing when a week since the new year began simply because it is flavorful, moist, and together with some roasted vegetables makes a ideal quick mid-week dinner. This dish is what Italian house cooking is all about…..fresh local ingredients cooked basically, to truly get pleasure from the natural flavors of the food.

Serves 4

4 Skinless, Boneless Fish Fillets (About 6 Ounces Each)

2 Pints Cherry Tomatoes

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1/4 Cup Salted Capers, Rinsed Nicely

Salt & Pepper

4 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Basil

1/3 Cup Pitted Black Olives

Dressing:

4 Tablespoons Olive Oil

3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

Salt & Pepper

http://www.italiansrecipe.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/tilapia-with-roasted-tomatoes-capers-and-olives-1.jpg

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a casserole dish substantial enough to hold the fish fillets, add the tomatoes, capers, olives, 3 tablespoons olive oil, basil, salt and pepper. Roast the tomato mixture for 12 to 15 minutes or until the tomatoes have softened and begun to release their juices. Use a large spoon to move the tomatoes aside, and lay the fish fillets in the casserole dish side by side. Spoon the tomato mixture on top. In a small bowl mix together the dressing ingredients and drizzle this over the fish. Bake until the fillets flake easily and are cooked through. Serve a fillet per person with a spoonful of the tomato mixture and juice on top.

Orecchiette With Fresh Tomatoes & Pecorino

Author: kel15  //  Category: Dinner, Everyday Italian Recipes, Lunch, Pasta Italiano, Quick & Easy

This is really an easy and delicious pasta dish. And you will be amazed with how tasty it will be when you are done. Tomatoes of each description are accessible locally at this time, and I decided to use cherry tomatoes rather than the chopped plum tomatoes. It is better to prepare the tomatoes a couple of hours prior to cooking your pasta as the tomatoes will break down a bit, releasing their juices which helps to create a sauce.

You can use any firm Italian cheese that you prefer, but I used a nice Pecorino Romano in my dish. This dish works greatest if the cheese is freshly grated using a box grater so when the little slivers of cheese meet the hot pasta they melt into the pasta. Be sure to taste the pasta prior to adding salt as the cheese is fairly salty on it’s own.

http://www.italiansrecipe.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/orecchiette-with-tomatoes-and-pecorino.jpg

Serves 4-6
1 Pound Orecchiette Pasta

2 Pints Ripe Cherry Tomatoes (Or About 3 Cups Ripe Plum Chopped Tomatoes)

2 Large Garlic Cloves, Minced

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

Sea Salt

Cracked Black Pepper

Red Pepper Flakes

1/4 Cup Fresh Basil, Finely Chopped

3 Cups Freshly Grated Pecorino Cheese

Cut the tomatoes into quarters, and mix with the garlic, olive oil, a pinch of salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and fresh basil in a bowl. Let rest for at least two hours before you are ready to cook the pasta.

Cook the orecchiette in a large pot of boiling water until it is al dente. Drain, keeping a small cup of the pasta water. Mix the tomatoes and cheese into the pasta, tossing to combine. Add a little of the pasta water if the pasta seems dry and mix well. Taste, and season with additional salt if needed and additional cracked black pepper. Serve hot.

Beef Rolls In Red Wine Tomato Sauce – Beef Braciole

Author: kel15  //  Category: Authentic & Traditional Italian Recipes, Beef, Dinner, Everyday Italian Recipes, Gourmet Italian Recipes, Italian Food Online, Italian Meat Recipes, Lunch, Quick & Easy, Sauces

These delicious, tender beef rolls are cooked in a powerful tomato and wine sauce. They go perfectly with a side dish of Risotto Milanese, garlic mashed potatoes, or polenta.

http://www.italiansrecipe.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/beef-braciole-rolls-in-red-wine-tomato-sauce.jpg

Serves 6

1 1/2 Pounds Top Sirloin, Cut Into 12 Small Thin Slices

2 Cloves Garlic, Finely Minced

2 Tablespoons Fresh Rosemary

6 Thin Slices Of Prosciutto, Cut In Half

1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

1/3 Cup Olive Oil

1 Cup Dry Red Wine

1 Carrot, Finely Chopped

1/2 Onion, Finely Chopped

1 Celery Stalk, Finely Chopped

2 Cups Chopped Canned Tomatoes

Salt & Pepper

1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley

Pound each piece of the beef into thin slices. Spread a little bit of the minced garlic, chopped rosemary and grated cheese over each slice. Cover this with a slice of prosciutto, and roll up into a small bundle, securing each with toothpicks.

Heat the oil in a large skillet and brown all of the bundles well on all sides, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a separate dish, and add the onion, carrots, and celery to the skillet. Cook until the vegetables are tender. Add the wine, and cook up until it is reduced by half, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Add the tomatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, until the sauce has begun to thicken, about 5 minutes. Remove the toothpicks from the bundles, and return them to the skillet. Add the fresh parsley, and cook until heated through, about 3-4 minutes. Serve hot with a side dish of your choice.

Holiday Seafood Salad – Antipasti di Mare

Author: kel15  //  Category: Authentic & Traditional Italian Recipes, Dinner, Everyday Italian Recipes, Gourmet Italian Recipes, Healthy Italian Recipes, Italian Appetizers, Italian Food Online, Low Fat, Lunch, Quick & Easy, Salads, Seafoods, Side Dishes/Snacks

This is really a fantastic Christmas Eve appetizer but is delicious all year round. This seafood salad normally contains octopus as well as shrimps, scallops, and calamari, but in case you prefer, it is possible to certainly leave the octopus out. The octopus takes a much lengthier cooking time, so should you decide on to include it, you’ll need to add an extra hour or so to your preparation time.

http://www.italiansrecipe.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/holiday-seafood-salad-antipasti-di-mare.jpg

Serves 6

3 Cups White Wine

5 Bay Leaves

2 Cloves Garlic, Crushed

2 Lemons

1 Pound Calamari, Cleaned And Cut Into Rings

1 Pound Medium Shrimp, Cleaned And Deveined

1 Pound Scallops 3 Cups Cooked Octopus Cut Into 2 Inch Pieces

1 Cup Black Olives (Optional)

Dressing:

1 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/2 Cup Lemon Juice

3 Large Garlic Cloves, Thinly Sliced Br/>

1/4 Cup Chopped Parsley

Dash Red Pepper Flakes

Salt & Pepper To Taste

In a stockpot, combine 3 quarts of water, the wine, bay leaves, and crushed garlic. Slice the lemons in half and squeeze the juice into the mixture. Drop the lemons into the pot. Bring the mixture first to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium low.

First cook the shrimp, cook 2 minutes and remove from the pot. Cook the calamari 1 1/2 minutes and remove from the pot as well. If you are cooking scallops, cook in the same manner for 2 minutes. Mix the seafood together and set aside. If you are cooking octopus, add it to the pot, and cook it for about 45 minutes to an hour or until it is tender. Remove it from the pot and let it cool. Remove the skin and suckers, and cut it into bite sized pieces. Mix the octopus with the other ingredients.

Place the seafood in a bowl and add the chopped celery. Add the dressing ingredients and mix well. Cover and let marinade a minimum of 12 hours. Just before serving, adjust the seasonings, and add the black olives if you are using them. Serve.

Rigatoni With Sausage Cream Sauce

Author: kel15  //  Category: Authentic & Traditional Italian Recipes, Dinner, Everyday Italian Recipes, Lunch, Pasta Italiano, Quick & Easy, Sauces, Sausages, Side Dishes/Snacks

This is really a bona fide simple Italian recipe and a quickie to make. The sausage could be cooked and cut a couple of hours before as well as the sauce may be prepared while the water for the pasta is boiling. This recipe
may also be created using a tomato sauce rather than the cream sauce.

http://www.italiansrecipe.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/rogatoni-with-sausage-cream-sauce.jpg

Ingredients:

1 lb sweet Italian sausage (with fennel)
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
Salt
Freshly grounded black pepper
1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano cheese
1 lb Rigatoni
2 tbsp minced parsley leaves

Preparation:

1 – Place the sausage in a saucepan with 1 1/2 cups water. Cover, bring to a boil and turn heat down to low. Simmer, covered for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let sausage cool to room temperature. Remove casings from sausage and chop finely.

2 – In a medium skillet, melt 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. Add heavy cream, turn heat to low and cook until mixture is well blended and slightly thickened, stirring once or twice with a wooden spoon. Stir in sausage, nutmeg, 1/2 tsp salt and pepper and cook for 1 minute. Stir in Parmigiano cheese and remove from heat.

3 – Cook pasta in 6 quarts boiling water with 1 tbsp salt until al dente. Drain in a colander, transfer to a bowl containing 1 tbsp softened butter and toss quickly. Mix 3/4 of the sauce with the pasta and spoon remaining sauce on top. Garnish with minced parsley and serve with additional freshly grated Parmigiano cheese.

Mangiare!

Serves 4 to 6

Seafood Manicotti

Author: kel15  //  Category: Authentic & Traditional Italian Recipes, Dinner, Everyday Italian Recipes, Gourmet Italian Recipes, Italian Food Online, Lunch, Quick & Easy, Seafoods

http://www.italiansrecipe.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/seafood-manicotti-1.jpg

An Italian traditional recipe for your next get together with friends and family or for that up coming big special occasion! Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 quart whipping cream
20-30 Manicotti
2 lbs large raw shrimp, peeled, deveined, and chopped
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped celery
1 garlic clove, minced
Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 lb fresh Crab Meat, drained
1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Preparation:

1 – Combine whipping cream, salt, pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper in a saucepan and cook over medium-high heat for 30 minutes or until thickened and reduced to 2 cups; set aside. Cook the manicotti according to the package directions; drain and set aside.

2 – Heat butter in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat; add onion, 3 tbsp butter, chopped green bell pepper, garlic, and chopped celery. Cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes or until tender. Add the shrimp and crab meat, and cook, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes or until shrimp turns pink. Cool for 10 minutes, and drain well.

3 – Combine the seafood mixture and the whipping cream mixture. Fill the manicotti shells, and place in 2 lightly greased 11×7 inch baking dishes. Sprinkle with cheeses, and cover with foil. Bake at 350F for 15 minutes.

4 – Uncover and bake for 10 additional minutes. Serve immediately.

Serves 6 to 8

Juicy Lamb Chops With Mint Pesto

Author: kel15  //  Category: Dinner, Everyday Italian Recipes, Italian Food Online, Lamb, Lunch

http://www.italiansrecipe.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/lamb-chops-mint-pesto.jpg

Lamb chops are essentially delicious when cooked correctly, and make a great exceptional dish for entertaining or for a fantastic Sunday dinner with family. The inclusion of the mint pesto creates just a little variation on the usual mint gravy or jelly. We are lucky enough to have lamb chops available to us to purchase which are already boned, but bone in lamb chops are surely just as tasty.

Ingredients:

4 Meaty Lamb Chops (About 2 Inches Thick)

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper to Taste

Mint Pesto:

1/4 Cup Whole Blanched Almonds, Lightly Toasted

1/3 – 1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

3/4 Cup Fresh Basil Leaves, Washed And Patted Dry

1 1/4 Cups Fresh Mint Leaves

3 Medium Cloves Garlic

Salt And Pepper

1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese (Optional)

To Make The Pesto: Put the almonds, cheese (if using), and the olive oil in a food processor and pulse until pureed. Add the basil, mint, and garlic and process to a smooth texture, adding additional olive oil until the mixture is the consistancy of a thick sauce. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour for the flavors to meld. Taste for salt and pepper and add if needed. Serve the pesto or refrigerate up to 24 hours, bringing it back to room temperature before serving.

Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Remove lamb from the refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature. Rub with olive oil, and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Place the lamb in an oven proof heavy frying pan and sear on one side until golden brown. Turn the chops and place in the preheated oven. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until medium rare (125 degrees internal temperature tested with a meat thermometer). To serve, drizzle each chop with a good helping of the mint pesto over each.