The Sicilian Caponata recipe is one of the most popular Italian appetizers, and so rich in history. Tasting this recipe means discovering the real soul of the island and all the Greek, Arab, Spanish, and French influences into the Sicilian cuisine, due to the several occupations over the centuries.In Sicily, the official Caponata variations are 37, and even more the family recipes! Here the history of Sicilian Caponata and the 4 most popular recipes.
Struffoli recipe, along with Babà, “Pastiera”, and “Zeppole di San Giuseppe”, is a classic sweet of the Neapolitan cuisine. Crispy honey balls with a tender heart seasoned with candied fruit, and sugar decorations. In Naples, this is traditionally a Christmas dessert, but in the rest of Italy, these delicious hone balls are a delicacy for all major festivities!
Braciole recipe Neapolitan-style is a dish that ran the history of the Southern-Italian cuisine! The ingredients of this delicious rolled meat come from the Ancient Greece, via the discovering of America and the French domination of the territory around Naples. The meat is filled with cured prosciutto, raisins, pine nuts, and cheese, then seared and slow cooked in a tasty tomatoes sauce. To complete the recipe as the tradition requires, toss the pasta with the sauce and serve it as first course. The meat will be a fantastic second course, a complete meal to depict an authentic feast Italian-style!
Salmoriglio is an ancient, Italian marinade and dressing. Thanks to its sour, lemony flavor it helps to tenderize fish, meats, and vegetables giving them a delicious taste! Here, the history and the recipe.
White clam sauce linguine is a classic Italian! This sauce is very simple but needs prime quality ingredients; the more the shellfish are fresh, the more the clam sauce will be tasty! Personally, I love to add a teaspoon of grated lemon peel combined with minced parsley just before serving; a sweet and sour taste that pairs greatly with the salty flavor of the clams!
Homemade Limoncello is a recipe very easy to prepare, a must for any Italian festivity! Even if, the traditional method needs a long time for the infusion, scientifically the taste of this delicious Italian after-dinner spirit made with lemons will be perfect in just three days!
Bottarga spaghetti with lemon zest is the best recipe to taste this delicious cured fish roe! This cured fish roe divide the foodies in two parties: who loves, and who hates this ingredient! For sure, once in your life, you want to try it on!
A Focaccia bread thick and fluffy ready in less than two hours? It is possible, and it is soo tasty! Focaccia Locatelli is a no-knead recipe, very soft Italian flatbread, and super easy to make. The classic version does not provide for any toppings, but I strongly suggest you garnish your focaccia with your favorite ingredients. Here I choose stuffed green olives, cherry tomatoes, and gorgonzola crumbles, but the only limit is your fantasy!
The Imperial Soup (Zuppa Imperiale) is a typical Bolognese soup: fluffy semolina dough is baked, then reduced into small dices, and finally cooked with a fragrant meat stock. This recipe is a traditional, kid-friendly, option for family gatherings! The preparation of the Imperial Soup is fast and easy. It’s possible to bake and dice this tasty dough in advance, and quickly boil it into meat or vegetable broth just before serving!
Mushroom risotto: another classic Italian! Risotto recipes are very popular into the North Eastern Italian cuisine. Its preparation is not particularly easy, but it worth any minute of your time! There are many variations of Italian risotto: along with Milanese Risotto and Asparagus Risotto, the mushroom version is one of the most famous. In this case, I love to add a yolk before stirring the last time my mushroom risotto, but if someone doesn’t like the taste of the egg, it is possible to substitute the yolk with one more spoon of butter.