Category Archives: Italy

PEA & PANCETTA FREGOLA RECIPE

Fregola Recipe: Pea & Pancetta

Pea & Pancetta Fregola Recipe: I’m surprised Fregola isn’t used more often; it provides the same satisfaction you get from a hearty bowl of risotto whilst hitting that pasta craving at the same time. Cooking it with peas and pancetta is my absolute favourite combination.

Baking Recipes: Pistachio, Almond & Lemon Cantucci

Pistachio, Almond & Lemon Cantucci Recipe

Pistachio, Almond & Lemon Cantucci Recipe: The biscuits of Prato, Italy, also known as “cantucci” are traditionally served at the end of a meal with a glass of Tuscan dessert wine. In my recipe I use pistachios and almonds, with a little lemon and vanilla

WHOLEMEAL PASTA WITH COURGETTE PESTO & PRAWNS

Wholemeal Pasta with Courgette Pesto & Prawns

This healthy pasta dish is simple and quick to make – garlic prawns are served with a fresh courgette pesto made from courgette, almond and basil. It’s light, full of flavour and works well with the nutty flavour of wholegrain pasta. Serves 2 Ingredients For the

Main Course Recipes: BLACK TAGLIATELLE WITH CLAMS & BOTTARGA

Black Tagliatelle with Clams & Bottarga

As well as being aesthetically pleasing, this pasta dish tastes amazing and is sure to impress. It’s really simple and quick to prepare. It uses Bottarga – a Mediterranean delicacy of salted, cured fish roe, typically from grey mullet or tuna. Bottarga can be hard

Recipes

Crispy Fried Courgette Flowers

Fried courgette flowers are a favourite in Italy — They can be served on their own as a starter or appetiser. It’s important to get the batter as thin and crisp as possible. Serves 2-3 Ingredients: 300g Courgette Flowers 180 Flour 250ml water salt as much

Recipes - Main Courses

Fregola Con Arselle (Clams)

Fregola con Arselle is a Sardinian classic and reminds me of our summer vacation to Porto Rotondo on the North-East coast of Sardinia. I’ve simplified this recipe by using jarred clams but you can use fresh, shelled clams if preferred. Serves 2-4 Ingredients 2 cloves

WHOLEWHEAT PRAWN, TOMATO, ROCKET FUSILLI

Wholewheat Pasta with Prawns, Tomato & Rocket

This is one of my all time favourite pasta dishes to make at home. It’s really simple, healthy and super tasty. This recipe uses wholegrain fusilli, providing you with protein and fibre – pasta needn’t be a guilty pleasure. Serves 4. Total time 50 minutes.

FRESH EGG PASTA

Making Fresh Egg Pasta

Homemade pasta is delicious and it’s not actually that time consuming to prepare. The trick with fresh pasta is to make sure that the dough does not dry out and to keep a close eye on the ingredient ratio. To cut the pasta you can use

Vegetarian Recipes: MELANZANE ALLA PARMIGIANA

Melanzane alla Parmigiana – Aubergine

Aubergine parmigiana is a delicious Italian dish full of flavour and relatively simple to make.  It can be served as a starter or main. Best served hot. Serves 4. Total cook time 1 hour 25 mins. Ingredients A handful of fresh basil (chopped) 1 clove