Pasta alla Norma

The scents and flavours of Siciliy! A classic Sicilian aubergine pasta, quick and easy to make. Pasta alla Norma is a dish with a unique and enveloping taste, a vegetarian dish, prepared with simple and genuine ingredients as Sicilian mothers, grandmothers still do: a true triumph of flavours, taste after taste… Ingredients 400g/2 cups Rigatoni Extra virgin olive oil 1 aubergine, diced 2 garlic cloves, … Continue reading Pasta alla Norma

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

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

Spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino

Spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino¬† This is probably one of the most popular recipes for native Italians. They like to eat it at any time, but it’s probably the prime dish to be eaten for a midnight feast, when they arrive home late and hungry. Quick and simple to make and very satisfying. Ingredients 500g spaghetti 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 chilli finely chopped … Continue reading Spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino

Rigatoni all’Amatriciana

Rigatoni all’Amatriciana This classic sauce takes its spiciness from black pepper and chillies and its depth of flavour from guanciale, Italian salt-cured pork jowl. If you can’t find it, you can use pancetta instead. Ingredients 500g/12 oz. rigatoni 125g/4 oz. thinly sliced guanciale or pancetta 1/2 tsp peperoncino chilli flakes / Or fresh red chilli sliced 1 minced onion 1 tbsp tomato puree 50ml/1/4 cup … Continue reading Rigatoni all’Amatriciana