Octopus Ragu – Ragù di Polpo

Octopus again 🙂 I have already shared several recipes with it, as I already said it’s one of my favorite ingredients and I really love it in every way. This recipe it’s not difficult, it just requires some time and constant attention. And for me this is one of the very best pasta recipes I…

Pasta with Sicilian Pesto

This recipe has nothing to do with the Pesto Genovese, but it’s not less good 🙂 With “pesto siciliano” often  we refer to the recipe made with sun-dried tomatoes (delicious!), but also with good and ripe cherry tomatoes (it’s even more fresh). There are different options, someone for example also use pine nuts…all are very…

Meatballs – Polpette al Sugo

Who doesn’t love meatballs (except vegans/vegetarians obviously)? 😀 I am sure that everyone have a family recipe you love, something your grandmother or your mom used to do, and which is one of your favorite comfort food ever 🙂 Today I am going to show my recipe. A cut I love for it is the…

Lasagne al Pesto

Do you you have too much pesto at home? 😀 then here it is a good solution 😀 If you love pesto, then you are going to love this recipe. It requires some job, but it’s not too complicated, moreover if you prepare more you can also freeze it, and eat it whenever you want,…

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….