Tripe recipe made Florentine way (called in Italian “Trippa alla Fiorentina”) is one of the most challenging dishes of Tuscan cuisine: hell or heaven for any foodie who wants to explore the Florentine traditions deeply. The people of Florence love tripe and consider this recipe the Queen of street food: along with “Lampredotto”, “Trippa alla Fiorentina” is served in almost any corner on the streets of Florence. The tripe is reduced into stripes then slow cooked into tomatoes sauce and completed with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. If you are planning a few days in Florence, consider accepting the challenge to eat as real “Fiorentino” does!
Stuffed zucchini boats is a delicious and merry recipe, perfect as appetizer or entrée! They can be stuffed with various filling either vegetarian or with meat or fish: today I decided to fill my zucchini a tasty pork ragù combined with mashed potatoes and Pecorino Romano cheese!
Rabbit stew with mushroom is a recipe for many but not for all! There are several reasons to love this tasty and healthy meat, very popular in Italy, France, and Spain. Rabbit taste similar to the chicken but more flavorful. The pairing with white wine is a classic. Like all the slow cooked meats, the rabbit stew will be nice just cooked, but it will be even more delicious reheated the day after!
This sausage skewers recipe is an excellent idea to fan your parties! The peculiarity of these skewers is that are composed with meatballs stuffed with blue cheese. At this time, I choose breakfast sausages, but I like to prepare it with Italian or hot bulk as well. Roasted baby potatoes flavored with rosemary and garlic complete this tasty appetizer. An easy recipe for kids and their parents!
Honey Mustard Chicken thighs is a very popular recipe. Everyone has his own version! Here my way with juniper berries, bay leaves, carrot sticks and snow peas. Considering the sweetness of the honey, the right amount of chili pepper helps to balance the final taste.
Chicken cacciatore, is one of the most popular Italian recipes. Named “pollo alla cacciatora”, this recipe is prepared with some little differences in almost all the regions of Italy. I like sear the chicken reduced into pieces before slowly cook it into a fresh tomatoes sauce. Garlic, rosemary and give at the meat a delicious flavor. Even if it’s possible braise the meat with white wine, I suggest baste with red wine in order to make the taste of the sauce bold!
Ricotta cheese pasta is one of the recipes I liked most in my childhood. This sauce for pasta is very easy and fast, just combine ricotta along with fresh basil, Parmigiano Reggiano and tomato sauce. Crushed pine nuts are the crunchy part of this recipe and give a particular taste! Today I opted for strozzapreti, a traditional Italian kind of pasta, but this sauce is delicious with any shape of short pasta or spaghetti as well!
I love a good veal stew so much! If you desire a good stew out from the winter, this is your recipe! The veal meat is more delicate than beef, and it pairs perfectly with asparagus and mushrooms. A good white wine and fresh sage donate a tasty sour flavor. A suggestion: avoid cheap wine otherwise the sauce will be too acid!
Calf liver Venetian Style is another recipe originating from the North Italian culinary tradition. The meat is stir-fried just the time to be medium cooked, and served with sweet and sour onions. This calf liver recipe pairs greatly with toasted bread slices or white polenta. When done, serve the liver immediately with minced parsley and black pepper, and don’t forget a glass of good white wine!
This Garam masala chicken stew is one of my preferred Indian style recipes. To prepare this tasty dish I used traditional spices adding a personal touch: before stewing, the meat is braised into pale ale beer. This little exception to the traditional rules will give a special flavor to the meat: I’m sure you’ll love it as I do!