Italian cuisine is very distinct, influencing and shaping tastes in other parts of the world. It finds roots in traditions nearly as ancient as the sun. Italian cuisine has been sliced and chopped by economic and social trends. The recipes have also been seasoned with tastes borrowed from other parts of the world to form new, diverse and palatable cookery. The cookery in Italy consists of pasta, rice dishes, vegetables, fish, sauces, appetizers and desserts among others. Below are the 8 finest Italian food recipes that will bring you to a tasty awakening.
This dish comprises of Tajarin pasta, asparagus, hazelnuts and egg yolk. It is simple, light and smooth. Preparation is easy. It involves boiling the asparagus and the pasta separately and buttering it. Egg yolks are delicately simmered on the side and added to the dish by making holes. Next follows hazelnuts and parmesan.
II. Spaghetti Alla Gricia
It comprises of cured pork, pecorino cheese, black pepper, and dried pasta. Fry the pork in hot oil for 10 minutes. Prepare the pasta separately in boiling salty water. After that, put the pork and pasta into one pan, add sauce and boil the mixture for a while. Sprinkle the dish with pepper and pecorino and serve.
III. Focaccia Bread
Fresh dough is covered with caramelized onions, tomato slices, olives, basil leaves and parmesan cheese. After preparing the dough, create small holes in with your fingers. In these spaces add the onions and tomato slices. Similarly, add olives and basil leaves. Bake this new mix in a little under thirty minutes. Serve with Peperonata.
IV. Mushroom Risotto
Nothing tastes as good as Risotto when served with deliciously prepared mushrooms. Saute a mixture of onion and mushrooms in oil and butter until soft. Add rice and wine to the onions and simmer for several minutes. Add one scoop of stock, stir and let it cook for 25 minutes. Turn off the heat, add some salt, parmesan cheese, butter and pepper then serve.
V. Pasta Carbonara
This is a type of Roman pasta dish that was anciently popular with coal miners, hence its name Carbonara (carbon). Cooked perfectly with extra virgin olive oil. You can prepare the pasta with either pig’s cheek or bacon for that matter.
It is fundamentally roasted and marinated quail. It makes use of vinegar, virgin oil, paprika, and passito wine. Cover the quail with the spices and grill till it becomes brown. Serve with mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
This cuisine comprises of Tuscan bread served with salad. Every chef plays around with their recipes, but what is kept constant is the bread and tomatoes. The tomatoes need to be juicy. The breads is broken into small pieces and stirred into the salad.
VII. Tiramisu – The ‘pick-me-up’ cake
This is a simple recipe that comprises of sponge cake soaked in coffee and covered with a creamy mascarpone mixture. Beat the two egg yolks together in a bowl, add a scoop of sugar and whisk till it becomes light and smooth. Add some vanilla essence onto the mascarpone cheese. Prepare a cup of strong black coffee, add to brandy and stir. Dip the sponge cake into this coffee and brandy liquid. Let the cake absorb the cocktail, remove and arrange in layers on a dish. Top with mascarpone cheese. Put the Tiramisu in a fridge for 4 hours, dust it with cocoa and serve.
This is a simple meal comprising of sliced bread covered with different toppings. The preferable toppings are tomato basil and mushroom garlic.
Today Italian food is global, and everyone is obsessed with it. The above simple recipes will enable you to treat your guests or family to mouthwatering Italian dishes.