Italian Bean Salad

A staple of the Mediterranean pantry, beans are a healthy, versatile and a super affordable ingredient. Who doesn’t love an easy three bean salad, perfect for summer. Ingredients 100g/1 cup canellini beans 100g/1 cup berlotti beans 100g/1 cup kidney beans 100g/1 cup chickpeas Handful fresh basil 60g/3 cups rocket/arugula 2 tbsp white wine vinegar 1 red onion finely sliced 1 cup black olives Extra virgin … Continue reading Italian Bean Salad

Golden Italian Roast Potatoes

Golden crispy potatoes, with a fluffy soft centre. So easy and quick to make, packed with flavour and hard to resist. Ingredients 1kg/2.2lbs Potatoes, peeled and cut into small/medium sized cubes 100ml/3 1/2 fl oz olive oil 5 garlic cloves, roughly chopped Handful fresh rosemary Salt & pepper Method Pre heat the oven to 220C/428F. In a large bowl add the potatoes and olive oil, … Continue reading Golden Italian Roast Potatoes

Calamarata alla Puttanesca

Whore’s pasta as it is usually described in English. We love to hear the many different stories behind this recipe, but this story is our favourite. “Puttanesca” literally translates to “in the style of prostitutes,” supposedly because the pungent aromas of garlic, anchovies, capers, and olives tossed with pasta were how Neapolitan prostitutes would lead customers to their doors back in the mid-20th century. Very clever … Continue reading Calamarata alla Puttanesca

Casarecce with Pesto & Semi Dried Tomatoes

Beautiful, silky pesto with semi dried tomatoes elevate this pesto dish to another level. Quick and easy to make and packed full of flavour. Ingredients 400g Casarecce or any short pasta 100g/2 cups fresh basil 100g/1/2 cup Pecorino Romano 100ml/1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 50g/1/3 cup pine nuts 3 garlic cloves Salt & pepper 100g/1 cup semi dried tomatoes Method Add pasta to a … Continue reading Casarecce with Pesto & Semi Dried Tomatoes

Tagliatelle with Italian Sausage and Porcini

Super tasty and quick, this dish is a family favourite! Meaty Italian sausages with earthy porcini mushrooms in a beautiful cream sauce! Ingredients 500g/5 cups Tagliatelle 400g/5oz Italian sausages or good quality pork sausages 50g/1/2 cup dried porcini mushrooms, soaked in warm water for 15 minutes, drained 4 garlic cloves finely chopped 100ml/1 cup Italian white wine 150ml/1 cup double cream 2 tbsp mascapone 100g/1/2 … Continue reading Tagliatelle with Italian Sausage and Porcini

Tomato Risotto With Baby Mozzarella Balls

Tomato risotto with baby mozzarella balls The Italian classic, with a tomato base and topped with baby mozzarella balls and basil. Ingredients 400g/4 cups Arborio rice 110g/1/2 cup butter 1 medium onion finely chopped 100ml/1/2 cup Italian dry white wine 100g/1 cup tomato passata 1.2 ltrs/4 1/2 cups simmering veg/chicken stock Parmesan cheese Baby mozzarella balls Fresh basil Salt Method Now add the butter to … Continue reading Tomato Risotto With Baby Mozzarella Balls

Naughty Nutella Drops

Naughty Nutella Drops A quick and easy, old favourite cookie recipe that everyone loves. We are using Nutella but it works perfectly with your favourite jam! Ingredients 100g/1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste 110g/1/2 cup caster sugar 100g/1 cup almond meal/ground almonds 1 egg 90g/3/4 cup plain flour, sifted Nutella Method Preheat the oven to 180ÂșC/356F. Grease and line 2 baking … Continue reading Naughty Nutella Drops

Mezzi Rigatoni With Spicy Nduja Sauce

Mezzi Rigatoni With Spicy Nduja Sauce Nduja is a spicy spreadable pork salume that originates from the southern Italian region of Calabria. It works perfectly in a tomato sauce and adds that extra kick and heat. Ingredients 500g/5 cups mezzi rigatoni or any short pasta 115g/1/2 cup Nduja paste 4 garlic cloves finely chopped 2 x 400g/4 cups tomato passata 50g/3 tbsp tomato puree 100g/1 … Continue reading Mezzi Rigatoni With Spicy Nduja Sauce