Appetizers

Fried Zucchini

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fried-zucchini

Ingredients: Olive oil, for frying 1 3/4 cups freshly grated Parmesan 1 1/2 cups panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) 3/4 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 3 medium zucchini, cut into 3-inch long by 1/2-inch wide strips Method: Pour enough oil into a large frying pan to reach a depth of 2 inches. Heat the oil over medium […]

Italian cuisine

Salsa Verde (Green Sauce)

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Scallops with Salsa Verde

I’ve recently rediscovered green sauce. I’ve reembraced this gloriously good, gorgeous green amalgam of herbs, capers, anchovies, garlic and extra virgin olive oil. This piquant, salty, fresh, grassy, sour, oily, punchy, slap of a sauce  I’ve been spooning it over (almost) everything. I’ve been eating it straight from the jar. I’m considering tucking a small […]

Breads

Pizza on the Grill

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Want something fun to cook on your grill this  weekend? If you haven’t tried grilling pizza yet, forgive me, but what are you waiting for? The texture you get from the dough cooking on the grill is incredible! Light, crispy and crunchy! Start with good quality dough, either homemade or store bought. Let it come […]

Italian cuisine

Shrimps In Garlic Oil

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Shrimps In Garlic Oil

This recipe has been awaiting its turn for almost a year and since I have been recently very busy with finishing my new deck and outdoor kitchen and, ironically, I have been cooking less than usual, I decided to post this recipe now. It is another very easy dish that is ready in three minutes. […]

Italian cuisine

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

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Baked Eggplant

Eggplant is probably not for everyone, but if you like eggplant, or want to try introducing them to your family and don’t know how, this is a good place to start.This is a very cheesy and easy to make baked eggplant dish with an Italian flair. I’m just going to come out and say it. This […]

Desserts

White Chocolate Panna Cotta

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Panna Cotta is Italian for “cooked cream” and comes from the Piemonte (Piedmont) region in Northern Italy.It is a thick cream pudding, not to be likened to crème brulée for the latter is a custard made with egg yolks, whereas panna cotta relies on gelatin as its thickening agent.   The variations on this dish […]

Italian cuisine

Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

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Carbonara is a classic pasta sauce made with bacon, egg and cream. With these three ingredients it can only be delicious. Like most recipes, the origins of the dish are obscure, and there are several hypotheses about it. As the name is derived from carbonaro (the Italian word for charcoal burner), some believe that the […]

Italian cuisine

Spinach Balls

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Because sometimes it’s nice to recreate a favourite restaurant dish at home lets try these spinach balls form one of our favourite Carluccio Restaurant dishes – Penne Giardiniera – pasta with courgette and plenty of chilli and garlic, topped with deep fried spinach and parmesan balls, known in Italian as polpettine di spinaci. Okay, so […]