The Italian pork shoulder stew is a classic Italian Spezzatino (diced and slow cooked meat). This tasty recipe requires a several-hours-cooking but it’s pretty easy to make. The potatoes and peas pair perfectly with the pork, and form a whole meal in a single dish! In this case, I used the pork shoulder, but you can prefer your favorite meat: in Italy, it is very common make stews using beef or lamb, or mixing different types of meats. The stew will be delicious just cooked, but even better one or two days after!
The Portuguese clams stew is a classic of the Lusitanian cuisine. The pairing with cured chorizo is surprisingly delicious, and the cilantro leaves give to this dish tasty a note of freshness!
The Hungarian goulash recipe is one of the most typical dishes of East Europe. About goulash I have a precise view, the first time I went in Hungary. It was the December of 1992, and I was traveling along with my parents. I remember distinctly two things: the freezing cold that wrapped Budapest in the Christmas time, and a hot, flavorful, hearty, stew came to my rescue! The goulash recipe has an ancient and fascinating story, started with the migration of the cows between the Hungarian steppe and the main East-European markets. A country recipe become a masterpiece of the comfort food culture! Here the history and the recipe.
Mussels in white wine sauce are one of the most popular Italian recipes. The preparation is very easy and requires just a few ingredients. The quality of the mussels is critical, and they have to be preferably living. This dish is originally from Naples, and it was the preferred recipe of King Ferdinand of the Two Sicilies. The mussels are cooked along with olive oil, garlic, parsley, and black pepper, then basted with white wine, and finally served on toasted bread slices: delicious!
Charred okra and tomatoes stew is a recipe perfect to serve at a BBQ party! This delish is great also prepared in your kitchen with the help of a cast iron pan: just remember to clean and season the pan after the use. The okra is cut into halves and stir-fried until charred, then seasoned with a delicious cherry tomatoes sauce. Finally, the okra is slow-cooked depending on the grade of cooking you prefer: simple, healthy and tasty!
Greek lamb stew marinated into a fresh in taste mint Salmoriglio is a perfect recipe to survive the winter and let you feel immersed in a Mediterranean summer! Whole baby potatoes, Kalamata olives, and feta cheese donate a delicious flavor to the meat; try it on and let me know what you think!
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!
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.
The Gizzards stew is a delicious Chinese recipe I tried it on during my first travel in China. I love to recreate this dish in my house every time I miss Shanghai! The taste of chicken gizzards is very strong and particular, but it will worth any minute you will spend into the kitchen! One of the most important steps of this recipe is the marination to clean the gizzards deeply. Chinese cooking wine is the most flavorful ingredient. It is easy to find in the Asian groceries or online, and it will move up a gear to all your Asian recipes, guaranteed!
This Easy tomatoes sauce is so tasty and fast to prepare! Tomatoes are cooked along with garlic and sweet basil, just the time to soft them. The more tomatoes are ripe, the more sauce will be delicious! To prepare this recipe a vegetable mill is not mandatory, but I strongly suggest to use it. A blender works fine as well, but the sauce texture will be not the same!