The simplest pasta dishes are the most rewarding to cook and eat. This is definitely one of them.
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You will find tins of little Pachino tomatoes in any good Italian delicatessen. They take little or no cooking and when you cook them with anchovies which melt easily to make a sauce you have a meal in minutes.
Simple soups make easy starters and quick lunches. This also makes a quick and easy meal if you serve it with bread and a green salad. It’s what they call a hearty soup!
Adapted from Antonio and Priscilla Carluccio’s Complete Italian Food. They suggest that you eat this Sicilian vegetable stew cold as an antipasto or warm tossed through pasta or served with roast meat or chicken. We’ve included a recipe for Caponata Bruschetta.
You can get this meal on the table in under 30 minutes. It is very spicy so hold back on the chilli if you like it milder.
Poor Man’s Porchetta is made by roasting a whole piece of streaky bacon with rosemary and lemon and slicing it as a cold cut – it makes a great sandwich!
This is the aubergine recipe you find in every Italian deli it is that with cured meat and cheese As part of an antipasti course. It also makes an ideal dish to serve as part of the vegetarian mezze.
An indispensable sauce to have in your cooking recipe repertoire to use in lasagne, pasta dishes, bruschetta – anywhere you need a rich herby tomato sauce. Double or quadruple the recipe and freeze it in handy portions. We also show you how to make Chicken with Tomato Sauce and Parmesan and a fresh tomato sauce that can be tossed through cooked pasta to make a dinner in under ten minutes.
You’ll find everything for this salad at the supermarket.
The classic Italian authentic Spaghetti Carbonara pasta recipe is made only with pancetta, eggs, Parmesan and lots of black pepper, and of course al dente spaghetti. The cleverness in the dish lies in its simplicity. It is the ultimate mid-week main course dish when you think you have nothing to cook in the house.