How is the weather where you live? Currently, out from my window I can see a lot of snow! Against this cold, I decided to cook some flavorful braised sausages with green lentils. Roasted sausages are perfect with the flavor of the legumes. The beer I used to braise the meat chip in to make the taste of this recipe bold, but this recipe is great even without alcohol!
Yesterday I cooked a simple and tasty recipe: the stuffed squid with potatoes and broccoli. This fun recipe is excellent both as appetizer or entree. The stuffed squid have to be baked quite fast and the oven must be very hot. To speed up the preparation is possible to prepare the filling in advance, filling the squid just before cooking them.
The cipollini onions braised in red wine is a classic recipe combined with strew, steaks or eggs recipes. I love prepare them for family feasts, everytime the cipollini are a success! To prepare the cipollini onions brased, I suggest to make a wine reduction before starting, the wine sauce will be more tasty and flavourful!
Red wine reduction is a simple basic recipe for many dish: stews, braised vegetables, even ice cream! Here I propose my personal recipe, just a base for your own creations!
Today, we prepare a dish witch recalls green meadows, steel skies, and Irish pubs: the braised pork ribs with Guinness beer! The preparation of this dish is not difficult, but quite long. Like all slow cooking recipes, however, it will give you much satisfaction and will warm your guests during these early winter days.
Everyone likes the mashed potatoes! Today I propose a recipe from my family, the Italian mashed potatoes. The main characteristic of this recipe is the total absence of lumps, and Its smooth and creamy taste. To obtain a puree in this way is essential to sift the peeled potatoes throughout a good mill. To make my mashed potatoes even more delicious I added grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and white pepper. If you want, you can replace it with another type of grated cheese, the important thing is that it melts and amalgams easy and fast with the puree.
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Two days ago, I saw with my great pleasure some fantastic beef cheeks exposed on the counter of my butcher. The surprise was huge, given that in two years living in Columbus, I had lost hope to find them! I did not lose more time and I bought them right away, anxious to cook one of the most delicious Italian recipes that I know! I came home with everything I need to prepare a fantastic stew braised in red wine, and I put the meat into the wine and the other ingredients to marinate overnight; You can see the result in the pictures showed below! The braised beef cheeks are tender and tasty. If you’ve never tasted them, overcome any hesitancy; The flavor is the same as a good piece of lean beef, but it is even more tender, because their marbled meat; You will not be disappointed!
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The Italian cuisine is famous thanks to several cooks whose name has been lost over the centuries; the author of the recipe of Luciana octopus stew (in Italian: “polpo alla Luciana”) is one of them. For the uninitiated, I must clarify one thing: the author of this recipe is not named Luciana! Who invented this tasty recipe is unknown, but the place where it was created is well-known. The Luciana octopus is so named because of the ancient fishing district of Santa Lucia, in Naples. On the sea in front of Santa Lucia the octopuses were caught dipping terracotta amphorae into the water, among the rocks overnight, then were simmered with tomatoes and Gaeta olives in a crock pot covered and wrapped in a wet cloth. The Luciana octopus is served with croutons but, to make a complete Italian meal, is common season spaghetti with the sauce of the octopus as first course and serve the octopus as second course.
Pulled Pork is one of my favorite American recipes! The meat cooked for hours at low temperature is tender and creamy, its flavor is intense and fragrant and it is really easy to do: it is a perfect dish for a party with friends in the winter nights! Today, I propose an Italian way to prepare the Pulled Pork: braised in red wine with juniper berries, mixed peppercorns and fresh rosemary. To recall even more Italian descent, I suggest to replace the classic bun with a creamy Polenta flavored with Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and white pepper: it’s so tasty!