Category Archives: Italian

Lamb with Olives ‘Agnello Alle Olive’

This is an Italian dish of the Abruzzo region. Very simple and easy recipe for an excellent tender stew with olives and fragrant thick sauce. The main ingredients of this dish: lamb, olives, lemon, flour and chili. I like to add a little red wine to the sauce. Beef broth can be substituted for chicken broth. Before...
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Ciabatta with Fennel and Onion

Fennel can be substituted with leeks and shallots can be replaced with onions, but I prefer to cook with shallots, they are more tender and have a  unique taste. The dish is very tasty - crunchy bread, with soft, slightly salty, tender and tasty filling. Easy recipe to prepare. By the way, instead of bacon, you can use more...
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Ravioli with Mushroom Cream Sauce

Filling for ravioli can be very different: vegetables, meat, mushrooms, cheese, fish or seafood. Ravioli can be a dessert dish too if they are prepared with a sweet filling like fruit or berries. This time I made ravioli with pork meat. I also made two sauces, a mushroom sauce and a tomato sauce. Here is a recipe with a mushroom...
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Asparagus and Shiitake Risotto

Creamy, tender risotto with crispy asparagus and mushrooms. Shiitake mushrooms can be replaced white mushrooms if you like. Do not use highly concentrated broth, rice absorbs a lot of liquid and additional flavors. Add the broth gradually until it evaporates the previous portion. The finished risotto can be decorated with lemon zest, chives, thyme or parsley leaves. Use vegetable,...
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Focaccia with Tomatoes and Rosemary

Focaccia - An Italian bread prepared from the same dough as pizza. Focaccia can be sweet or salty. The simplest is flavored with just olive oil or salt, but can also add herbs, cheeses, tomatoes, olives, onions, fruit, etc. In this recipe instead of milk, you can use warm boiled water and fresh yeast instead of dry-(7-10g). On top...
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Risotto with Peas and Parmesan

Easy and simple recipe for a tasty, tender and delicious risotto. Risotto is a common dish made of rice in northern Italy. You can add  to risotto different ingredients such as meat, chicken, seafood, mushrooms, fruits and vegetables. Chicken broth can be replaced with vegetable broth or meat broth....
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Bruschetta

Bruschetta - classic Italian quick and easy snack-antipasto, which is a slice of dried good bread -  like ciabatta - toasted until light brown and crispy on a grill and  very high-quality olive oil with garlic. And then it all depends on your imagination because there are so many topping for a bruschetta. The most common recipe is with...
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Bruschetta with Mushrooms and Cheese

Delicious and so simple to make! A good idea for a quick lunch or an appetizer for dinner. Serve with fresh vegetables and a glass of white wine and your party will be perfect! Goat cheese is an excellent compliment to the savory taste of mushrooms, but you can use another cheese like burrata, or buffalo mozzarella. I used...
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Homemade Potato Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

Gnocchi are Italian boiled potato dumplings, served with a variety of sauces. It can be a tomato, pesto or just melted butter with the addition of parmesan, garlic and various herbs. I made gnocchi with fresh homemade tomato sauce sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. Those who like spicy food can add hot pepper into the tomato sauce. This sauce can...
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