Penne with Pistachio Pesto and Mortadella

After having posted a recipe with pistachio pesto and dried tomatoes, here it is another easy and fast recipe, where this time the pistachio pesto is paired with a very good mortadella, a classic and perfect match 🙂   INGREDIENTS (2 people): 180 g penne 100 g pistachio pesto (about 60% pistachio, 40% extra virgin…

Lagane e Ceci – Fresh Pasta and Chickpeas

Here it is one of those warming recipes that are simply perfect to prepare during those cold evenings 🙂 It’s very simple and it was a recipe of the rural society, through all southern Italy there are several variants, especially in Calabria, in Cilento and in Lucania, but fundamentally they are all very similar. The…

Pasta with Yellow Zucchini and Crunchy Cured Ham

Between the summer vegetables zucchini are for sure between the ones I used the most. This year we decide to try to grow in our garden a particular yellow type, not really a rarity but definitely it’s a type of zucchini that you don’t really see often in the shops and markets. The taste is…

Linguine con Polipetti – Pasta with Small Octopus

As I already said other times, I love octopus 🙂 but also the small octopus are nice too and they can be perfect in this simple recipe with pasta, it’s really a summer recipe. The recipe can be maybe either with small octopus or with musky octopus (you can recognize them because the musky octopus…

Pasta alla Gricia

After having already wrote about Carbonara and Amatriciana, here it is another classic recipe of the Roman cuisine: the Pasta alla Gricia. This is the simplest of the 3, indeed only 4 ingredients are required: pasta, guanciale, pepper and Pecorino cheese. But if apparently it might seem an easy recipe, to obtain the best result…

Cavatelli with Peperoni Cruschi and Pecorino

This is the kind of authentic Italian recipes I love: few good quality ingredients and simplicity 🙂 It’s a typical recipe of Lucania, an area mostly part of Basilicata region, and the fact I managed to find also the Pecorino of Moliterno made it really authentic 🙂 But the main ingredient is the peperone crusco,…

Risotto with Red Scorpionfish

Here it is another risotto, with one of the best fish available on the market in my opinion: the Red Scorpionfish. It is a fish that traditionally is used for example in fish soups, but its fillet it’s really delicious, with a nice and nervous texture, and particularly tasty, more intense than many other fish….

Pasta with Potatoes, Provola Cheese and ‘Nduja

After the previous recipe “Pasta with ‘Nduja“, here it is another recipe with this unique ingredient typical of Calabria region. And this is really a scrumptious recipe, with some stingy cheese too 🙂 The basic recipe is about the same of the famous Neapolitan “Pasta e patate“, and I simply added the nduja, that of…

Pasta with ‘Nduja

I realized that I didn’t write any post yet about that amazing ingredient which is the ‘Nduja! 🙂 I’m not using it often because I don’t always find it, but when I see it I usually never miss it. The ‘nduja it’s a spreadable meat product typical of Calabria region, especially the area of Spilinga….

Risotto with Tub Gurnard – Risotto alla Gallinella

Do you know the tub gurnard? In Italian we call it gallinella, and traditionally it’s one of those fish used to make many delicious fish soups, but its fillet it’s also very good and it can be used in many ways. In the past, like all the fish “for soups”, it was quite a poor…