Articles posted in ‘Italian’

Broccoli Rabe with Calabrese Sausage

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

As a kid, I wasn’t into bitter vegetables, but I now I adore radicchio, arugula, and of course broccoli rabe. I’m still not into bitter melon but perhaps when I’m old, haha. (Sorry mom!)
I read in Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen, that she peels the stem of her broccoli rabe. I had never done that before, usually […]

Turkey Meatball Puttanesca

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Some people love olives, popping them whole, one after the other. They’re too strong for me to eat alone, but I do like the way they flavor sauces. Puttanesca is the perfect example. I had my heart set on making it when I realized I didn’t have any anchovies, so it turned into a Turkey […]

Beef and Spinach Lasagna

Monday, January 12, 2009

Lasagna is the ultimate comfort food and it’s probably one of the first things I learned to make. My mom (a fabulous Chinese cook) and I just followed the instructions on the side of a box of dry lasagna sheets, using jarred sauce. These days, I always make my own sauce, and after several variations, […]

Roasted Garlic and Sun Dried Tomato Dressing

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I made this salad dressing the other night to dress a salad of mixed baby greens, carrot ribbons, and pieces of peppered salami. It was good. I used the left-over dressing to top a salad of mixed baby greens, chopped D’anjou pear, cucumber, and crumbled feta. It was fantastic, way up there in the top […]

Shrimp over Linguine in Tangy Lobster Sauce

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Remember the lobster stock I made? It’s not that I haven’t been using it, it’s just that nothing I’ve made has been worth reporting, until tonight. I started reducing stock while I prepared the other ingredients.

Chicken Marsala with Portobello Mushrooms

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Chicken Marsala was one of my favorites in college and I realized it’s been years since I’ve eaten it. One reason is that Lon didn’t eat mushrooms till recently and I eat most of my dinners with him. I got uber excited today when I realized I could make Chicken Marsala for him to try. […]

Lazy Sausage Meatballs with Eggplant

Thursday, July 31, 2008

I’m still getting over the cold, or whatever I have, so I’m still doing lazy dishes. Thankfully, I had half a box of sausages in the fridge left-over, since it was a BJ’s box of meat, exactly 1 pound 13 ounces, so that’s what’s in the recipe. Don’t be alarmed by large amount of food […]

Balsamic Drenched Portobellos

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

*New Photos Added on 01/11/10
This is one of my first dishes. I remember being so proud of myself the first time I made dinner for my family and my mom raved about these mushrooms. Through the years, I’ve really expanded my repertoire but this one is still my mom’s favorite. Even more impressively, these are […]

Duck Fat Turkey Meatballs

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

After roasting that duck the other night, we were left with excess duck fat, which we of course saved. I decided to make turkey meatballs, fried in the duck fat, for a nice twist. You won’t really taste definable duck fat, but I do think it adds to the flavor of this dish. On a […]

Pasta Tasting – Course 3: Good Old Meat Sauce Topped with Criminis

Sunday, May 4, 2008

I wanted to end with a classic pasta dish so that it would satisfy what anyone would imagine as a pasta dinner. You can’t go wrong with meat sauce! We happened to have a large amount of very lean sliced beef so Lon got to play with our new grinder attachment. Because it was […]