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Wholemeal orangette spaghetti

Introduction Wholemeal pasta lends itself well to interesting gastronomic ideas, both traditional and innovative, whether it is used with fish, animal or vegetable products. It should be cooked like other pasta in boiling, salted water and then it can be sautéed easily. The important thing is that the sauces should always be light, liquid and smooth. Method Brown the Tropea onion cut into ...

Trentino style wholemeal spaghetti

Introduction There are many merits of wholemeal pasta from a nutritional point of view: these include providing our bodies with a greater supply of fibre that enables us to increase our feeling of repletion. So, even though we eat a smaller quantity of pasta, we feel fuller. Moreover, wholemeal pasta improves the digestive system and the functions of the intestine and also prevents some illnesses...

Farfalle with cream of tomato

Introduction This is a fresh, delicate pasta dish, to be eaten preferably in spring and made using seasonal ingredients. It can be served both hot and cold according to personal taste. Method In a wide-bottomed pan, brown the speck in half the oil and add the peas, complete the cooking by adding a little water. In another pan, heat the remaining oil and leave the finely chopped onion, carrot and...

Sautéed gemelli with legumes and shellfish

Introduction The lentil is a very nourishing legume that has been used since ancient times and throughout history as a characteristic ingredient of several gastronomic dishes. In the Bible, for example, we read of Esau who sold his birthright to his brother Jacob for a plate of lentils. This episode has given rise to the fact that all gastronomic dishes cooked with lentils are known as “Esau s...

Seafood gemelli

Introduction All pasta sautéed with fish must have a good quantity of dressing and it is essential for the base of the sauce to be soft. In this way, the pasta absorbs part of the sauce and the starch of the pasta blends the ingredients together making the whole dish creamy. Method Wash the vegetables carefully and cut into even-sized pieces, except for the onion which is cut into julienne ...

Crunchy flavoured Millerighe

Introduction Speck is a type of ham made from the leg of pork and also from the shoulder. The meat is cut into pieces and dressed with salt and many other aromatic spices and herbs that lend it its traditional flavour. The meat is kept in this dressing for about three weeks and only then is it left to smoke slowly over the burning the bark of particular trees. It is this smoke that gives the meat...

Spirali by the sea and in the country

Introduction In gastronomic history, many dishes have been given code names. Dishes using peas, for example, are called “à la Saint-Germain”, and the name refers to all those recipes that include fresh peas, either whole or as a purée. The name of these dishes was dedicated to the Count of Saint-Germain, minister of war under Louis XV, who was extremely fond of this fresh, light legume. Method First...

Spicy lumaconi with white meat sauce

Introduction Not everybody knows that curry is a blend of spices of Indian origin. It consists of finely blended coriander, cumin, ginger, pepper, saffron, cloves, cardamom and nutmeg, to name the spices normally used. In some curry-based recipes the number of spices may vary from 7 to as many as 37. Method Dice the chicken finely and sprinkle with a little curry and flour. Brown the finely...

Pennoni summer stew

Introduction Introduction This first course which can also be served lukewarm is very palatable due to the presence of a sweet base. It can be used with a purée of favourite vegetables such as peas, red beet and even chestnuts although they must always be cooked with aromatic herbs. Method Cut the potatoes into regular-sized dice and boil quickly, drain and pour on a little oil and leave to cool. ...

Pennoni with salmon trout in Champagne sauce

Introduction Salmon is a migratory fish that spends a part of its life in freshwater and a part in the sea. After spending about two years in freshwater, it starts to swim down river towards the sea where it stays until it reaches its sexual maturity. It then returns upriver to lay its eggs and it is during this period, when it is over three years old and more than three kilos in weight that its...

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