Chicken Cacciatore – Pollo alla Cacciatora

Here it is another recipe of the Italian tradition, a dish you can find probably through all the country with some variations, but the concept is the same. It’s very easy and it requires few ingredients typical of our cuisine, and important is to have a good chicken too 🙂 INGREDIENTS (2 people): 1 chicken,…

Panissa (or Paniccia)

This is one of those old recipes that were called “poor recipes”, but as all those recipes, poor or not, they are just as delicious as they are simple 🙂 And it couldn’t be more simple, basically 2 ingredients! It’s about like making a polenta, then to fry (but there is also who prefer to…

Mormore All’Acqua Pazza – Poached Sea Fish

Here it is another very simple and easy recipe, but that delivers always a great result 🙂 as always is important to choose a good fish and other ingredients, but it’s really simple to execute and I can tell you that you can really taste the sea! The name “acqua pazza” literally means “crazy water“,…

Minestra di Tenerumi – Soup with Sicilian Courgette Leaves

This year we decided to try for the first time to grow in our garden the “Serpente di Sicilia”, a very nice and particular vegetable of the Gourd family that is typical of Sicily. Its scientific name is Lagenaria longissima. But the particularity of this specific vegetable it’s also that its leaves are edible, and…

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…

Torta di Pane – Stale Bread Cake

I love bread, good bread I mean, but not always I can eat it all 🙂 not a problem, we always do breadcrumbs that we always need in the kitchen, but this is another good way to use old stale bread 🙂 actually it’s not a recipe, it’s one of those things that people in…

Salty Cake with Ricotta and Asparagus

It’s asparagus season, and we don’t want to miss it, right? 🙂 I usually like to eat asparagus simply as a side dish, just boiled, or to prepare a very good Risotto with them. But if you have some time this is also a great way to eat them. And it will be good also…

Sfincione di Bagheria

Here we are in Sicily again, with another special and particular type of pizza/focaccia 🙂 I have already wrote a post about the most famous Sfincione (symbol of the city of Palermo), this instead is a traditional recipe of the town of Bagheria. This is also not a light recipe, and it’s something traditionally eaten…

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…

Puff Pastry Cake with Spinach and Ricotta

The spinach in our garden were ready to pick up, so I had to think to some good recipe 🙂 This is a very easy dish, you just have to find a good puff pastry, and the main job is already done 🙂 For the perfect result is important to drain as much as possible…