Articles posted in ‘Italian’

Roasted Shrimp with Tomato Vinegar

Sunday, July 5, 2009

My mom gave me some beautiful shrimp and I went surfing for inspiration. Of all the stuff I saw on Tastespotting, Foodgawker, and Photograzing, I chose this one, which makes it this week’s Weekend Shout-out.  Hooray for Carolyn Jung at Food Gal for her wonderful post on roasting shrimp at high heat. This makes perfect […]

Prosciutto and Grilled Apricots

Saturday, July 4, 2009

When apricots are in season, why not switch things up a bit from the standard prosciutto and melon. Only here, I don’t just cut up the fruit and plate it with the beautiful translucent slices of cured meat. Grilling the apricots brings out the sugars and the touch of Grand Marnier brings out the sweetness […]

Herb Parpadelle with Ground Bison

Sunday, June 7, 2009

While talking to my mom on the phone earlier today, she asked what I was up to.  I said, “Just making some pasta.”  Mom asked, “Fresh pasta?”  And I said, “Yea, I’m making some herb parpadelle for Jessica.”  “Oh funny,” Mom said, “I just saw Joanne Weir making something like that on TV.”  Not so […]

Steak Florentine

Monday, May 18, 2009

One of the best, if not THE best, culinary destinations in the world is Florence, Italy.  I had all sorts of wonderful food there from seafood to pasta to meats.  Perhaps one of the reasons the local cuisine appeals to me so much is because of how ingredient-focused the dishes are.  They keep it simple […]

White Balsamic Roasted Garlic Dressing

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I’ve become known amongst family and friends for salad dressing. I don’t know why really because I thought everyone made salad dressing in a similar manor to me. Yet, time and time again, people keep asking me how I make the dressing, and when I arrive at parties and ask if I can help, I […]

Goat Cheese & Ramps Ravioli

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

One of the dishes we made for our Mother’s Day spectacular was purely inspired by the season.  It’s ramps season, and since it’s such a short season, we find it imperative to do something with them during this period.

Sausage, Broccoli Rabe, Cannellini Pasta

Friday, May 8, 2009

You know from my Sausage on Salad post that I have hot Italian sausage in stock. Today, I was debating lunch once again. I am feeling better (thanks everyone), but I have lots of errands to run today so this still had to be a pretty quick meal. Luckily, I have fresh broccoli rabe from […]

Roasted Red Pepper and Onion Salad, Relish, or Bruschetta

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I’m a little obsessed with roasted peppers and knowing that, I’ve tried not to post too much about them, but then I realized that I might be over-compensating and not posting enough about roasted peppers. After all, they are amazingly delicious and versatile.

This is a great make-ahead recipe for when you’re making lots of dishes. […]

Lamb Pizzaiola

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Inspired by a recipe for Wine-Braised Lamb Shanks on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives (prepared at Giusti’s Place), I created this recipe for lamb shanks. A little bit of spice and acid go a long way in my version. Their idea to serve the lamb with sauced, wet polenta inspired me to serve […]

Homemade Italian Chicken Sausage

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Since we had some pork fat left over from trimming pork loin recently, I wanted to make sausage. Jessica defrosted a chicken and it seemed like a fun protein to work with. Having never made chicken sausage, I approached it the same way I would with most any other protein. I did go […]