Risotto alla milanese

Risotto alla milanese is a typical north italian dish. I love the saffron taste and works well especially with the ossobuco con gremolata. As I published already the recipe of the ossobuco some years ago, it is now time to publish the recipe of the risotto. Ingredients for 2: 180 gr of Carnaroli or Arborio…

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Sweet Chilli sauce with Scotch Bonnets

My plan was to do a chutney, but this is what came out: a fantastic Sweet Chilli sauce Ingredients: 12 Scotch Bonnet Chillies 1 kg San Marzano Ripe Tomatoes Half a Garlic Head, peel the garlic cloves 250 ml apple vinegar 350 gr gelling sugar 2 tbsp grated ginger 2 tsp salt   First of…

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Apricot Habanero Jam

We had a very hot summer and somehow the whole month of September my chilli plants were producing a lot of fruits. I got quite creative in order to use them ;-). This is a spicy Jam that I did to serve with a nice cheese platter. Ingredients: 12 Habanero (mine were a bit smaller)…

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Peach and Scotch Brain Chili Mustard

Scotch Brain is a beautiful chili and I had just 2 ripened and ready to be used. Ingredients: 3 pots of Dijon Mustard 200 ml each (the original) 2 scotch brain chilies 2 ripe peaches cut in cubes 3 tbsp honey 2 tbsp water 1 tsp salt   In a small pot put all the…

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Pineapple Mango Chili Sauce

So I have been busy growing a lot of chilies this spring. Now with the harvest that started, I am trying a lot of sauce combinations. Here the first one, Pineapple Mango Chili Sauce Ingredients: Chilies, I used a Chinense with a spicyness around 7-8, 12 pieces 1 big ripe Pineapple, chopped 2 mangoes, chopped…

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Shakshuka

Shakshuka is an Israeli / Middle Eastern tomato based dish. Ingredients for 2: 750 gr of ripe tomatoes 2/3 spoon olive oil 3 garlic cloves finely chopped or pressed 1 medium sized onion finely chopped 4-5 medium sized green peperoncini cut in rings 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 tsp piri piri chili flakes (optional) 1…

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Caramelized mixed cauliflowers/romanesco with chili oil and cheese

Ingredients for 2: 1 mix of cauliflowers and romanesco (I could buy a mix of already cut florets for 700 gr) 3-4 garlic cloves sliced olive oil salt pepper 1 non treated lime 2 spoons of chili oil 1 cup of freshly grated pecorino or similar cheese.   Warm up the oven at 225°C with…

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Penne Stracchino e Gorgonzola

We just came back from holiday and we managed to do some specialities shopping on the way back. In particular some nice Stracchino and some nice Gorgonzola Piccante. As yesterday the weather was really bad and rainy, what better to combine them in a recipe. Ingredients: 250 gr. Penne (Garofalo) 100 gr. Stracchino 50 gr. Gorgonzola piccante…

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Chilean Pebre

I just got a lot of Jalapeño ready in my garden so I was on the search for a good recipe. I found this chilean recipe and everybody liked it! Ingredients: 1 bunch of coriander 1 bunch of parsley 2 spring onions 6 small Jalapeño peppers 2 small tomatoes (preferably the more fleshy ones) a…

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Mixed chilies and garlic sauce

As we planted a lot of chilies this year, we are always thinking of what to do with the harvest. I just did this sauce in 10 minutes, of course you can choose different kind of chilies. I like the mix of flavours even as the colour may result a bit bland. Ingredients: 2 Aji…

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