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Recipes From Cuisine: Italian

Ossobuco & Gremolata (Italian Cross-Cut Shanks)

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Ossobuco is a speciality of Lombard, a region in Italy. The cross-cut shanks (usually veal meat) are cooked with some vegetables, white wine and broth. It is garnished with Gremolata, a mix of parsley, garlic & lemon zest. It is usually served with either polenta or risotto. I like to ...

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Rocket (Arugula or Rucola) Salad with Parmesan

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This peppery plant is full of healthy benefits such as vitamins K, C and A. In addition, it contains fibre, folate and iron. It also contains 2 antioxidants that boost eyesight and protect the macula of your eyes from degeneration! There are 2 types of rocket salad: the common rocket ...

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Seafood with Whole Wheat Pasta – Spaghetti Marinara

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Spaghetti Marinara is a classic Italian seafood pasta using a mix of seafood such as prawns, calamari, shelled mussels… usually cooked with a tomato sauce. My recipe uses fresh cherry tomatoes instead. It’s delicious, healthy and quick to prepare!  

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Panzanella – Tomato and Bread Salad

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Panzanella is an Italian salad, more precisely from Tuscany, made mainly with stale bread and tomatoes. It used to be a summer salad but nowadays we have tomatoes all year round and, instead of stale bread, we can use fresh bread, cut into cubes and grilled (croutons). Although it is ...

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Zucchini and Bell Pepper Frittata (Italian egg-based dish)

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Frittata is an Italian sort of unfolded omelette done with beaten eggs fried with vegetables or cheeses or meats or any other combination of ingredients. Frittata is cooked in an oven-safe skillet because, unlike the omelette, it starts on the stove top but finishes to cook in the oven. it ...

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Spaghetti alla Trapanese (Spaghetti Trapani Style)

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For this dish you can also use linguine, buccatini, penne… I like to use whole grain spelt pasta. The pesto-like sauce is really simple to make and above all it is very tasty. But before cooking, you need to coarsely ground whole almonds (skin included) in the food processor. Quantity ...

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Ragu alla Bolognese (Bolognese Sauce)

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In Italy, Ragu alla Bolognese is referred to as Ragu and in Bologna as Tagliatella. Whereas, outside Italy, it is referred to as Bolognese sauce and commonly served with pasta. There are many variations for this famous sauce but my recipe is a traditional one and I use it with ...

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