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

Golden Italian Vegetable Soup

Golden Italian Vegetable Soup This hearty, healthy packed soup is perfect for the cold Winters night. Giving you a big hug and full of goodness. So satisfying, it will warm your soul! Ingredients 1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded and roughly chopped 2 medium sized potatoes peeled 2 stalks of celery, roughly chopped 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped 1 small yellow onion, roughly chopped … Continue reading Golden Italian Vegetable Soup

Gnocchi al Pomodoro

Gnocchi al Pomodoro Classic Italian done right. Soft, pillowy, potato gnocchi, with basil with a tomato sauce topped with grated Parmigianio-Reggiano. What more could you want! Ingredients 500g/5 cups gnocchi Handful fresh basil  100g/1 cup Parmigiano Reggiano  4 garlic cloves finely chopped 2 x 400g/4 cups tomato passata 50g/3 tbsp tomato puree Salt and pepper Extra virgin olive oil Method Put a pan of salted … Continue reading Gnocchi al Pomodoro

Risotto alla Milanese

Risotto alla Milanese The Italian classic, this creamy, traditional recipe from the Lombardy region. The famous yellow risotto, infused with saffron and the best accompaniment of all to Ossobuco. Ingredients 400g/4 cups Arborio rice 110g/1/2 cup butter 1/2 tsp saffron stamens 1 medium onion finely chopped 100ml/1/2 cup Italian dry white wine 1.2 ltrs/4 1/2 cups simmering veg/chicken stock Parmesan cheese Salt Method First steep … Continue reading Risotto alla Milanese

Penne alla Vodka with Pancetta

Penne alla Vodka with Pancetta This is more an American-Italian recipe than an Italian-American one. We came across this dish on our travels to Canada and America and fell in love with it. It is very simple to make and we love the creaminess of the dish. We like the sauce a little feisty, so we’re generous with the chilli flakes/Peperoncino. You can add as much … Continue reading Penne alla Vodka with Pancetta

Italian Lentil Soup

Italian Lentil Soup This hearty Italian lentil soup recipe is easy to make, full of goodness and with the best Italian flavours! Ingredients 400g/2 cups lentils (brown or green) rinsed 1 medium onion finely diced 2 carrots finely diced 2 stalks celery finely diced 500g/2 cups crushed tomatoes/passata 1 tbsp tomato puree 1L/4 cups stock vegetable or chicken ½ tsp thyme dried Handful fresh basil leaves 1 bay … Continue reading Italian Lentil Soup