Pico de Gallo is one of the most simple and popular Mexican sauces. This “salsa” is a must-to-serve dish over the tables of the Mexican restaurants, along with Nachos, Salsa Picante, and Salsa Tomatillo. Called also Salsa Bandera (flag sauce) because of the same colors of the Mexican Flag, Pico de Gallo is made with simple and healthy ingredients, without any fat adding: it’s vegan, and it’s delicious! Here the whole history and the traditional recipe!
Arrabbiata sauce pasta (penne all’arrabbiata) is one of the simplest Roman recipes, and so delicious! The secret of Arrabbiata is the balance between the freshness taste of tomatoes and parsley, and the extreme spiciness of Chili peppers. Even if traditional shape of pasta is Penne, this sauce pairs perfectly with almost all the kind of pasta. Penne all’Arrabbiata is excellent just cooked, but also yummy served at room temperature like a pasta salad. Here all the secrets of this classic dish and the traditional recipe!
This Coconut clam chowder recipe originates by my love for the traditional Thailand’s coconut soups. The first time I ate a Thai coconut soup was in 2002. I ‘ve been in Ko Lipe, a little Island on the West coast of Thailand, and it has been love at first time! So, when I think about the South-East Asia, and I desire a good clam chowder at the same moment, I like to prepare this recipe. The briny flavor of the clams is perfectly balanced by the sweetness of the coconut milk and the spicy hot taste of the chili peppers. Sometimes, at the very end, I like to add a squeeze of lime juice, but this is a personal choice!
The Shakshuka is a tasty North-African and Israeli recipe commonly prepared for breakfast and sometimes served at dinner along with hummus, sausages and Pita bread. The eggs are poached in a hearty tomato sauce enriched with bell peppers, garlic, onions, and spices. I love to serve Shakshuka as particular and amazing brunch, preparing the sauce the previous day, and poaching the eggs at the moment: delicious!
Gai Lan Chinese broccoli: have you ever tried them? Quick, easy and delicious! If you follow my posts, you know, I love Asian food so much! This recipe requires just 20 minutes, and it is perfect aside other Chinese delicacies, like the Kung Pao, or the pork belly Shanghai style, or just served with steamed rice!
Red lentils dal recalls me my first trip in Asia. It was July 1999, and in that time I used to live for travelling. The fist region I visited was North India. I was vegetarian, and on shoestring, so between me and any kind of dal was love at first sight! Preparing red lentils dal is very simple, but is mandatory pay very attention to the spices, they must be of first quality. Cooking with vegetable oil instead ghee, makes this recipe a good source of protein for vegan diet.
Mushrooms and sausage pasta is another classic Italian. Mixed mushrooms pair perfectly with pork meat. Fresh parsley and grated Parmigiano Reggiano, add more flavor. Even if is possible prepare this recipe with all kind of pasta, I prefer short size as penne or maccheroni. In this case I used extra thin penne, called in Italy Pennette. I like complete this pasta with grated raw mushrooms, to taste all the different fragrance and consistency of mushrooms!