Fresh Pasta with European Perch and Zucchini

This is a good and different way than usual to prepare freshwater fish. I used the European Perch but you can use also the zander or a trout or a pike for example. And also sea fish obviously, for example it can be great with swordfish. In this case I prepared some fresh “fusilli al…

Grilled Pike with Beurre Blanc Sauce

The summer seems already going away, but since it was still sunny we decided to have another grill in the garden, and since the fisherman brought us a 4,5 kg pike we also knew what to grill 😀 You can eat it next to whatever you prefer, but for me grilled vegetables are perfect, and…

Linguine with Tuna, Colatura and Lemon Zest

I don’t know in other countries, but in Italy when you say “pasta with canned tuna” many people think immediately to one of the typical and easiest recipes that students living away from home often do, or single men living alone, or people with few cooking skills, it’s kind of a stereotype 🙂 But in…

Insalata di Limoni – Lemon Salad

Here it is another amazing recipe that shows how great is a simple but fresh food. In this case a southern Italian lemon, beautiful, extremely perfumed, tasty, and not sour or bitter at all (and rich of vitamins)! Plus a good extra virgin olive oil, a good chili and a good fresh mint from the…

Spaghetti in Acqua di Limone – Spaghetti in Lemon Water

This is a lovely recipe perfect for these hot days 🙂 the beautiful lemon note and the mint add a wonderful freshness to the dish! And a great perfume 🙂 I came back right now after some weeks in Italy, and as always I brought back with me a lot of good food 🙂 between…

Baked Gilt-Head Sea Bream, Very Easy

This is a recipe I like to do when I don’t want to think too much about how to cook a whole gilt-head sea bream (or a sea bass, a dentex or other similar fish) 🙂 The recipe is really easy and simple, so it’s perfect to cook a delicate fish: I don’t usually like too…

Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is one of the most famous sauces in the world I guess 🙂 and I also have my favorite version, although I rarely do it. The mayonnaise is one of the base sauces of the classic French cuisine, it has a long history but its origin it’s not certain: someone say the origin of…

Ossobuco alla Milanese – Veal/Beef Shank, Milan Style

The “Ossobuco alla Milanese” is absolutely one of my favorite recipes, I simply love it, and the particular taste given by the so called “gremolada” makes it special and delicious 🙂 (The gremolada is a mixture of lemon zest, parsley and garlic added in the end, which is the special ingredient absolutely needed in this recipe). Moreover…

Chiacchiere – Italian Carnival Sweet (Angel Wings)

I was never very passionate about Carnival masks, I don’t know why, but I was definitely about Carnival sweets 😀 and in Italy there are tens and tens of Carnival sweets 🙂 In the various regions of Italy (but also in other countries) you can find this sweet under several different names: chiacchiere (literally “chit-chat”),…

Sbrisolona Cake

The Sbrisolona is a cake typical of Mantua area, it’s hard, friable and rich (of calories 😀 ), it’s a rustic recipe with a poor origin (from the old peasant culture, as often) and with a history that dates back several centuries (it seems the first recipes are from the XVI/XVII century), and some sources…

Steak Tartare

Probably many people don’t like the idea to eat raw meat, and to be honest, even if I have no problem to eat it, I also prefer other ways to use a good quality tenderloin 🙂 but in my wife’s family it’s tradition to eat it at New Year’s Eve, so once in a year…

Linguine with Pike

As I already wrote previously, the Northern Pike is a very good fish, but if usually most of the recipes prepare it as a second course/main course, I have to say that it’s possible to prepare some great pasta recipes too, as I’m going to show you now 🙂 And I have to say that…