Spaghetti ai funghi porcini

Ingredients for 2: 200gr Porcini (Boletus) mushrooms 2 garlic cloves olive oil 3 anchovies (at your choice) parsley salt pepper vegetable stock parmesan 250gr spaghetti (I only use Garofalo)   Put a salty water pan to boil for the spaghetti and cook them according instructions. In the meanwhile put some olive oil in a skillet…

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A quick Chimichurri recipe

Chimichurri is a south american sauce prepared with fresh herbs that matches well with grilled meats. There are many different ways of preparing it and best would be to chop all the ingredient by hand. But I don’t mind using the food processor for a quick preparation (when the meat is on the BBQ already. This…

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Merguez casserole with Savoy cabbage

I was inspired by a recipe shown on a BBC show (the original recipe is Quick sausage casserole with Savoy cabbage pesto and you can find it on bbc.co.uk/food ) Ingredients: 1 Savoy cabbage olive oil 5 merguez (spicy lamb-beef sausage originally from the Magreb area) 1 chopped onion 3 pressed garlic cloves 1 chopped…

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Green Papaya Salad – Som Tam

Had to shop at our local asian shop and I found a green papaya… inspiration! Ingredients: 1 green papaya – grated some cherry tomatoes 2 long string bean some crashed peanuts 2 garlic cloves 2 chillies 1 lime (juice) 2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 spoon tamarind sauce 1.5 spoons palm sugar. In a mortar put…

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Ravioli with Gorgonzola Spinach and Ricotta filling

Wanted to do some home made raviolis. I use the same recipe for the pasta as I used some time ago. home made pasta. In a pan I put some live oil, some butter, chopped onions and some garlic. Add the spinach and cook for about 5 minutes until soft.  Put the spinach in a mixer…

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Spaghetti tomato eggplants and mushrooms

Another Pasta variation. Ingredients for 2: 2 garlic cloves 4 anchovies chopped chllies (i used 3 without seeds) 1 small eggplant 100gr champignons olive oil basic tomato sauce or passata di pomodoro (tomato puree) a little bit of cream Spaghetti Garofalo (half a package)   In a first big pan add salted water and when…

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A variation of Penne alla Sorrentina

Pasta alla sorrentina is basically with tomato sauce and some mozzarella added at the end (I put it with switched off fire and leave it for 1 minute to melt). Sorrento is a little bit south of Neapel. Campania, the region is home of the mozzarella. As I had some Asparagus left I added them….

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