This is a bit different as the salsa verde is mixed into the fishcakes but go with it, they taste amazing.
Are there any other kind of meatballs apart from Italian ? The answer is obviously yes but these are still the best, this is a classic Italian recipe.
This is an excellent twist on a simple breaded chicken recipe using an old foccacia to give it an Italian twist. Its better if you can make your own focaccia.
Ok, so this is a bit of a cheat as the gnocchi aren’t homemade but it’s still damned good and let’s face it, sometimes needs must! It’s such a quick and easy dish and the soft pillowy gnocchi with the garlicky sauce and oozy cheese are the perfect comfort food after a busy day. Glass […]
This is a straightforward recipe, chicken is amazing when stuffed with this pesto and wrapped in the salty Parma ham, you might want to use toothpicks to keep the stuffing inside
This is a really simple chicken recipe which captures Tuscan flavours and is ideal for using up old bread, in this recipe it was a foccacia which was just too hard to eat Serves 4 Cooking time 1 hour Ingredients 4 chicken breasts with skin on of possible 2 red peppers Olive oil Salt and […]
Pasta and mackerel work well together, try and get very fresh fish. The Marsala adds a bit of sweetness and the pine nuts add texture.
This is a very simple and easy to follow recipe for chicken and mushroom ravioli which serves 4 as a starter or two as a main course. You have to make your own pasta but the best things in life need a bit of effort
Pearl barley is a great substitute for a traditional risotto, you don’t need to stir it the way you would with rice so it’s less time intensive to make
Serves 6 Cooking time 60 mins Ingredients Pesto large bunch of basil 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 3 tbsp pinenuts, toasted olive oil 50g parmesan, grated Risotto 6 cloves garlic, peeled 1.4 litres hot chicken stock 85g unsalted butter 400g pumpkin or squash (unpeeled weight), peeled, seeded and cut into 1cm cubes 2 tbsp olive […]
This is a great pasta dish, I would never of thought of having lamb and pasta together but it works perfectly and the peppers add a nice sweet flavour
When you are looking for the perfect stuffing don;t get it from the supermarket, make your own! This pancetta and chestnut stuffing is amazing, the flavours work beautifully and it’s easy to make
Serves 4 Cooking time 1 hour Ingredients 2 chicken breasts 3-4 new potatoes, halved 2 carrots 3 sticks of celery 250ml of dry white wine 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped You’ll also need a baking tray and a roll of parchment paper. You could use other vegetables, try and stick to something with […]
Serves 4 Cooking time 3 hours Ingredients 500g Steak mince 250g Pork mince 6 rashers of pancetta (or smoked bacon) diced 2 onions, diced 1 Stick celery, diced 2 cloves of garlic, sliced 1 tbs tomato puree 1 Carrot, diced 1 glass of red wine 1/2 cup of milk or single cream 2 tins tomatoes […]
Serves 4 Cooking time 1 hour Ingredients 2-3 large handfuls of spinach olive oil 200g chestnut mushrooms, sliced or chopped 1 large banana shallot, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 75ml white wine 120g (about half a tub) of creme fraiche nutmeg handful of chopped parsley parmesan 1 x 400g pack of gnocchi Method: First, prepare […]