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Crudaiola – Pasta flag

Crudaiola is a typical summer dish of south Italy; known as Pasta Flag in the rest of Italy, the name refers to the colors of ingredients Red White and Green like the Italian flag.

Crudaiola is pasta regularly cooked and seasoned with an uncooked mix of cherry tomatoes basil and ricotta salata.

 

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You can make Crudaiola recipe while the pasta is cooking or a few hours before for much tasty, anyway Crudaiola is a very easy and fast recipe, light fresh with an amazing taste.

So, are you ready? let’s up your apron and let’s cook…. 😉

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • Pasta
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Basil
  • Ricotta salata
  • Extra verging olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

METHOD:

For make Crudaiola start to wash and dry your cherry tomatoes, cut it in pieces not too small;

Crudaiola preparing by Francisco Calabrese

Cut the basil, previously washed and dried, put cherry tomatoes and basil in a bowl and add grated ricotta salata, extra vergine olive oil, salt and pepper;

Cook the pasta in water and salt as described in the newsletter, to make Crudaiola – Pasta Flag you can use a short pasta format of your choice, among which Fusilli, Penne or Orecchiette…

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Compose your Crudaiola now, add your cooked pasta in the bowl with cherry tomatoes basil and grated ricotta salata;

Mix everything well and enjoy your Crudaiola – Pasta Flag!!

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Chicken and vegetables mix with delicious sauce

Hi dear friends,

do you likes the chicken?

Super!! 😀

Because Chicken and vegetables mix is a very nutritious meat, low in fat and rich in selenium, vitamins and proteins.

 

Chicken fillet

Chicken is your best ally to health

Chicken is really tasty in various combinations, today we propose you a recipe with chicken and vegetables simple to prepare, but very tasty and perfect in every season.

Today in Homemade Italy’s kitchen we prepare our Chicken with vegetables mix irrigated with an amazing sauce, a guaranteed success that conquers the palates of young and old… a very fast and easy recipe to everyone 😉

So, are you ready? Lace up your apron and let’s go!!

Ingredients:

  • chicken fillet cubes
  • broccoli
  • carrots
  • zucchini
  • flour
  • 1 small spoon of butter

for sauce:

  • 150 ml beef broth
  • 100 ml milk
  • 1 spoonful of potato starch

Beef broth

Click here to read the recipe for Homemade beef broth

Method:

Wash and cut all vegetables, no too small pieces, to speed cooking make a cut at the base of each stalk of broccoli,

meanwhile bring to boil water in a pan big enough and cook the vegetables for 2-3  minutes; Leave it at part in a colander.

Now prepare the sauce, Mix in a bowl milk and beef broth with potato starch sifted, without forming lumps; all ingredients should be at room temperature.

Melt the butter in a frying pan, flour the chicken and put into pan, let it fry before to add vegetables into pan and then add the
sauce, now lower the heat and cover for 10 minutes.

Chicken and vegetables mix

Chicken and vegetables mix

It’s right when the sauce is creamy, serve to your guest the hot chicken and vegetables mix with abundant sauce combined with crunchy seeds bread and Buon Appetito  😉

 

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La Bruschetta Easy Italian appetizer

Hi guys!!
Today we will prepare an easy Italian appetizer
able to conquer all palates…

Italian appetizer BruschettaThis recipe is very simple, with an amazing taste.

“La bruschetta” is the queen of the

Italian appetizers

a traditional dish full of flavor that remember the freshness of the
italian countryside.

For make an original italian bruschetta
we need just few ingredients, of course

Good quality is a must!!

So, as always, lace up your apron and let’s go…

INGREDIENTS:Tomatos

METHOD:

Take your washed tomatoes and cut it to little cubes, put it in a deep bowl; 

cut to slice the washed and dryad basil and add it into bowl with tomatoes, add too origan, salt, oil and mix all with a  spoon.

Have bruschette on a large plate and with a spoon sprinkle tomatoes on every one.Friselle Pugliesi pomodoro e basilico

Taste your Italian bruschetta and let us know your opinion about this recipe.

Oh, you can try an alternative base for your Italian appetizer with Frisella

so big, so crispy, so tasty 😉

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Brown rice salad a fresh and healthy recipe

Summer, hot temperatures and what’s better that to eat on the garden?

This is a fresh and very tasty brown rice salad with grilled vegetables, just an idea for your picnic full of taste and healthy food.

For this recipe it’s not important the right doses but remember for to cook the rice, the amount of water must be double the rice which will be ready to complete absorption (example 100g rice = 200g water).

 

INGREDIENTS for Brown rice salad:

  • peppers red and green
  • cauliflower
  • broccoli
  • carrots
  • spring onion
  • bean sprouts
  • olives
  • brown rice
  • curry
  • paprika
  • soy sauce
  • olive oil

 

FOR THE SAUCE:

  • greek yogurt white
  • orange marmalade
  • thyme
  • coriander

 

Wash and dry the peppers and put them in a preheated oven at the highest temperature, until they are roasted, taking care to turn them from time to time;

Wash and cut broccoli and cauliflower and let them boil in salted water for a few seconds, drain them to let them cool;

Apart mix a part of soy sauce with two parts of water (the total volume must be double the rice) and cook until the rice has absorbed all the liquid;

Once the peppers are ready let cool on a plate, wrapped in parchment paper (baking paper if you do not have an excellent replacement in this case is the paper bag of bread);

Now take all the other vegetables, carrots, onion, bean sprouts and olives, wash and cut into pieces, then put a small amount of oil in a pan and let cook the vegetables by adding a sprinkling of paprika curry and salt, be careful not to overcook if you do not want to lose flavor and nutrients of vegetables;

Meanwhile peel the peppers and cut into pieces, put them in a bowl and combine the rice and the vegetables, mix well and allow to cool.

Last touch of freshness to this dish is the sauce flavored yogurt, place in a mortar a few leaves of coriander and thyme and beat them until they are pureed, put this pesto in a small bowl with yogurt and a teaspoon of orange jam, mix gently until the sauce is homogeneous, put a bit in the bowl containing rice and keep aside the rest for garnish dishes.

Taste accompanied this amazing dish, let your imagination run with vegetables and spices different, let us know your variants in the comments and have fun !!