Cacio e pepe recipe is a quick and tasty Roman dish. The origin of this recipe is very ancient. The secret of cacio e pepe is the creamy sauce, obtained combining best quality Pecorino Romano and a few spoons of the water used to cook the spaghetti. The cheese and the starch into the cooking water are the only ingredients to make the original cacio e pepe sauce, forget butter or cream!
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!
Osso buco Milanese recipe (named in Italy”Ossobuco alla milanese”) is a traditional entree, very popular in Milan. Today I propose you the authentic eighteen-century version. The floury veal shanks are slow-cooked with onions, and white wine. A mixture of fresh Italian parsley, lemon zest and fresh garlic called Gremolata complete this tasty Italian recipe!
The risotto Milanese is pillar of the Northern Italian cuisine, whose origins are lost in history and legend. The delicate flavor of saffron is combined with the sweet taste of beef marrow bone. Butter and grated Parmigiano Reggiano blend perfectly with the starch rice. The result is a creamy risotto with grains perfectly cooked, but still firm (al dente).
Sometimes I just want to cook a simple dish, tasting sharp, to prepare in a short time using only one pan. A recipe to share with friends, drinking a glass of beer, watching the game or making small talk. This is one of those recipes! Tasty stir-fried sausages chunks with red potatoes and Brussels sprouts. The shallot bites add a unique and delicious taste!
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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In Italy rice is a serious matter. In the regions between Milan and Venice, was born one of the most classic Italian dishes, the” risotto”. The rice is cooked slowly into vegetable or meat broth, then mixed with butter, cheese and other ingredients, depending on the recipe. Today I recommend you a “risotto”cooked into milk, with Provolone cheese and walnuts. It is one of my favorite rice recipes and perhaps the first risotto that I remember to have eaten! Pay attention about the compactness of the rice when the “risotto” is ready , which must be creamy without being watery.
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!
Casseroles are a perfect dish against cold winter days! Today we will prepare a casserole with Brussels sprouts, potatoes and bacon. To get a thick but creamy consistency, add an egg-bechamél sauce flavored with mustard seeds powder and lots of grated scamorza (or mozzarella) cheese.