Roasted Tomato Tart With Olive Oil Crust

Author: kel15  //  Category: Authentic & Traditional Italian Recipes, Everyday Italian Recipes, Gourmet Italian Recipes, Healthy Italian Recipes, Italian Appetizers, Italian Food Online, Low Fat, Side Dishes/Snacks, Vegetarian

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I would recommend slow roasting big cherry tomatoes or plum tomatoes utilizing my Roasted Tomato recipe unless it’s a time of year whenever you have fresh seasonal tomatoes offered. Should you were creating this tart within the fall when you have access to terrific large, ripe beefsteak tomatoes for example, I’d merely slice them thinly and arrange them on leading of the ricotta filling in an overlapping pattern. Tomatoes like that don’t need roasting!

When it came to producing the crust for my tart, I initially thought I’d go crustless with just a sprinkle of breadcrumbs underneath but I had an olive oil pastry recipe from Colavita I’ve been meaning to attempt so I decided to make use of that. I have been doing my ideal to do lots of my baking with olive oil as opposed to with butter lately with somewhat mixed outcomes. This pastry had rave reviews although so I decided to make use of it for my tart and it turned out fantastic. It is possible to use any ricotta cheese you prefer, but homemade is actually most effective. Should you be stuck employing store brand ricotta, attempt draining it in a sieve over a bowl for a half an hour or so 1st to drain off any excess water initial. I appear to have odd shaped tart pans here in Italy, so I utilised a 12 X 8 inch rectangular pan, but a 12 inch round tart pan would work just fine. This tart is most effective served at room temperature when the flavors genuinely come together, so should you should refrigerate it, let it sit out at room temperature for at the very least 30 minutes to an hour just before you cut into it.

Serves 6 to 8

Olive Oil Pastry:

2/3 Cup Olive Oil

2 1/2 Cups All-purpose Flour

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder

1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano

1/2 Cup Ice Water

1 Egg

1 Tablespoon White Vinegar

Ricotta Filling:

1 1/2 Cups Ricotta Cheese

1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

2 Medium Eggs

Salt & Pepper

Topping:

Tomatoes of Choice – Either Oven Roasted Tomatoes or Sliced Ripe Beefsteak Tomatoes (See Note Above)

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper

To prepare the olive oil pastry, 1st place the olive oil inside the freezer until it really is almost frozen. Place the flour in a bowl and add the baking powder, salt, and dried oregano. In a cup, mix together the egg, vinegar and ice cold water. Once your oil is almost solid, cut it into your flour mixture until you have pea sized crumbs. Add the vinegar/egg liquid slowly, mixing it into the flour until the mixture comes together as a dough. As with any pastry, be careful not to over handle the dough. Dump the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out thinly to fit inside your tart pan. There is enough dough to make a double crust pie, so wrap up the leftover dough and freeze it for another use. Lay your rolled sheet of dough into your tart pan, trimming the edges. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove your tart pan from the refrigerator and prick the bottom all over with the prongs of a fork. http://www.italiansrecipe.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/roasted-tomato-tart-with-olive-oil-crust-2.jpg

Once the oven has reached 350 degrees, bake the pastry for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven.

Mix together the ricotta, eggs, and grated Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper and spread this mixture evenly over the bottom of your tart pan. Arrange your tomatoes on leading, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with some salt and pepper and bake for about 30 to 35 minutes or until the ricotta filling has set, and the pastry is lightly browned. Cool to room temperature just before serving.

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Spinach & Strawberry Salad

Author: kel15  //  Category: Everyday Italian Recipes, Healthy Italian Recipes, Italian Appetizers, Salads, Vegetarian

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It really is strawberry season here in Florida and everywhere you turn you come across lush, ripe Plant City strawberries. I acquire them often when they re in season as unfortunately the season is fairly short, and when the local strawberries are no longer obtainable the only ones you are able to uncover are imported from wonderful distances and just do not have much flavor. When in season, I enjoy my strawberries chopped on yogurt for breakfast, dressed in a little sugar and balsamic vinegar for dessert, or sliced in a salad as shown in this recipe. You’ll be able to effortlessly turn this salad into a major curse by adding some crisp bacon pieces and slices of grilled chicken, but I like it simply with some crumbled goat cheese on top. I utilized a raspberry vinegar in my dressing to intensify the berry flavor too as just a touch of honey for sweetness.

Serves 6

2 Bags (6 Ounces Each) Baby Spinach

1 Pound Fresh Strawberries, Hulled & Sliced

4 Green Onions, Diced

1 Cup Sliced Cucumbers

3 Ounces Goat Cheese

Dressing:

2 Tablespoons Raspberry Vinegar

6 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Teaspoon Honey

1 Teaspoon Poppy Seeds

Salt & Pepper

Place the dressing ingredients in a bowl and stir to mix well. Place the spinach, green onions, cucumbers, and strawberries in a large bowl, and toss with just enough dressing to lightly coat the spinach leaves. Arrange the salad on individual bowls and crumble some goat cheese on leading of each and every plate. Serve immediately.

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Minestrone Soup

Author: kel15  //  Category: Authentic & Traditional Italian Recipes, Everyday Italian Recipes, Healthy Italian Recipes, Quick & Easy, Soups, Vegetarian

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My family loves this soup. It’s easy, it cleans out the cabinets as well as the fridge, and it truly loads an awful lot of fiber and vegetable-goodness into each and every bowl. A traditional Italian vegetable soup loaded with flavor. Give this Italian recipe a try!

Ingredients:

3 garlic cloves
3 large onions
2 celery sticks
2 large carrots
2 large potatoes
3 1/2 ounces green beans
3 1/2 ounces zucchini
4 tbsp butter
1/2 cup olive oil
2 ounces bacon, finely diced
7 cups vegetable or chicken stock
1 bunch fresh basil, finely chopped
3 1/2 ounces chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato paste
3 1/2 ounces Parmesan cheese rind
3 ounces dried spaghetti, broken up
salt and pepper
frshly grated Parmesan cheese, to serve

Preparation:

1 – Finely chop the garlic, onions, celery, carrots, potatoes, beans and zucchini making use of a sharp knife.

2 – Heat the butter and oil together in a huge saucepan, add the bacon and cook for a couple of mins. Add the garlic and onion and fry for a couple of mins, then stir inside celery, carrots, and potatoes and fry for 2 mins longer, stirring the vegetables occassionally.

3 – Add the beans towards the saucepan and fry for 2 mins. Stir inside zucchini and cook for two mins longer. Cover and cook all of the vegetables, stirring frequently, for about 15 mins.

4 – Add the stock, basil, tomatoes, tomato paste, and cheese rind and season to taste. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for one hour. Remove and discard the cheese rind.

5 – Add the spaghetti pieces towards the pan and cook for 20 minutes. Serve sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Servings: 8 to 10

Italian Style Deep Fried Mushroom

Author: kel15  //  Category: Authentic & Traditional Italian Recipes, Everyday Italian Recipes, Healthy Italian Recipes, Italian Appetizers, Italian Food Online, Quick & Easy, Side Dishes/Snacks, Vegetarian

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I have seen frozen Fried Mushrooms inside the store. Why you would purchase them I really don’t know. They just take a couple of minutes to put together from fresh mushrooms. It doesn’t make a lot sense unless you might be truly pressed for time. Should you do not like Italian seasoning just substitute traditional breadcrumbs. This is such a excellent side dish it goes very good with practically anything. I used white button mushrooms in this recipe but I am certain portabellas would be just as great if not much better.

Ingredients:

10 ounces whole fresh mushrooms
1 cup flour
¾ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup water
2 cups breadcrumbs (preferably panko)
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Basic: Italian dressing

Author: carla_guillermo  //  Category: Healthy Italian Recipes, Italian Appetizers, Salads, Vegetarian

If you are like most of the people that visit the supermarket on a regular basis, you may have encountered Italian dressing on the vinaigrette-type bottle. If not bottled, the dressing should be pre-mixed with the dehydrated package contents before use.

italian dressing bottle

The Italian dressing used for a salad (mostly vegetable ones) is consists of a mixture of water and several kitchen condiments, vegetables and spices. These include vinegar, pepper, sugar, corn syrup, oil, onions, bell peppers, corn syrup, garlic, oregano, fennel, salt and dill.

italian dressing

The American style Italian dressing would hopefully imitate the normal Italian setting for a salad preparation where olive oil, vinegar, salt, and sometimes black pepper are being mixed with the salad on the table and gives the freshest aroma.