Pastas

SMOKED SALMON & ZUCCHINI PAPPARDELLE

Date: 23 Sep 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Pastas, Starters & Soups 0

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Pasta with smoked salmon has always been a favorite of mine.  This quick and simple dish is usually made with fresh cream, smoked salmon and a little vodka.   It is still delicious that way, however I thought of reducing the amount of cream by substituting it mostly with some simple zucchini.  I still added a…

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RABBIT WITH SPAGHETTI ISCHIA STYLE

Date: 08 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, International Cuisine, Main Dishes, Pastas, Starters & Soups 0

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I love our Maltese Rabbit and most of the time I cook rabbit the usual Maltese ways.  However I came across this rabbit recipe on a Neapolitan Cookbook I had.  It comes from the little island of Ischia, in the Gulf of Naples.  It is quite simple really, and the author stresses that it should…

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NICE & CREAMY PEAR, SPECK & GORGONZOLA PASTA

Date: 06 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Pastas, Starters & Soups 0

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This pasta dish in itself is the simplest ever.  The garnish will however make this humble pasta dish stand out if you have guests over for dinner.  You can prepare the pear chips a day before and store in an airtight container. And on the day you can just make the pasta sauce whilst the…

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AUBERGINE PESTO & TOMATO CONFIT PASTA

Date: 05 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Pastas 0

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Lovely Mediterranean flavours in this simple pasta dish!  You can prepare the pesto beforehand and just refrigerate it.  Same with the Tomato confit.  Then all you have to do is boil the pasta and combine everything. 1 Aubergine 2/3 Garlic Cloves with skin on 1/3 cup Grated Ricotta Salata or Parmesan 1/3 cup kibbled almonds…

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BLACK OLIVE, ARTICHOKE & CAPER PASTA

Date: 02 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Pastas, Starters & Soups 1

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Too hot to cook?   Then try this ‘No-Cook’ pasta sauce. You would like this when the temperature reaches an all time high.  It can be prepared in just the time it takes for your pasta to cook! 200g black olives 3 marinated artichokes, drained 4 tbsp capers 1/2 tsp anchovy paste 1 tsp lemon juice 1…

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SPAGHETTI WITH PESTO MEATBALLS

Date: 13 Oct 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Pastas 1

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Comfort food at its best!  This dish always reminds me of the song when we were kids which went something like … ‘On top of spaghetti, all covered with cheese, there sat my poor meatball, when somebody sneezed …’ The norm is to serve the meatballs with boiled spaghetti but this time I decided to…

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PUMPKIN & BACON FUSILLI PASTA

Date: 20 Aug 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Pastas 0

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  Another old recipe, this pasta sauce, in its own simplicity tastes so good.  For a vegetarian option, omit the bacon.  It tastes great even without it! Serve with freshly grated Parmesan. Olive Oil 1 medium onion, diced 2 rashers bacon, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 45og Pumpkin, diced 1/2 tsp turmeric 230ml Gluten Free…

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SAUSAGE & BEEF MINCE FREGNACCE

Date: 03 Jun 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, International Cuisine, Main Dishes, Pastas, Starters & Soups 0

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Fregnacce also known as Frescacce, Paciocche and Pantacce, come from Abruzzo.  They consist of fresh pasta which come in a square or lozenge shape and are served with a piquant sauce made with various meats or even vegetables and then dusted with Pecorino cheese. I was amazed at how good these came out!  They make…

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SCRUMPTIOUS SPAGHETTI PIZZA

Date: 14 May 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Pastas, Pizza, Savory Snacks & Nibbles 0

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Is it Pasta or Pizza? It is a a bit of both! You have got to try this … it looks good and tastes even better! 400g Gluten Free Spaghetti 4 Eggs 200ml Panna 180ml Milk 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese Olive oil Prepared Tomato Sauce 250 g Pizza Mozzarella 1 tomato, sliced 80g black…

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SMOKED SALMON & ASPARAGUS LASAGNA

Date: 13 May 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Pastas, Starters & Soups 0

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A variation on the usual meat lasagne.  This version is made with smoked salmon, asparagus and Burrata* which make it perfect for the summer months.  It takes less time to make than the traditional lasagna as you do not need to make any ragu.  The white sauce is made with rice flour and then this…

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ARTICHOKE & OLIVE SPAGHETTI

Date: 25 Apr 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Pastas 0

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Ever feel like a delicious and simple pasta which does not involve too much time and work? This is the perfect recipe!  It is made with Taggiasca Olives, olives of a small size and of elliptical shape, which have a sweet, fruity but mild flavor and with a coloring that varies between blond and deep…

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DELICIOUS SPAGHETTI VONGOLE

Date: 25 Apr 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Pastas 0

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Mmmmm … there is nothing better than a lovely Spaghetti alle Vongole (Spaghetti with Clams) in summer!  Being Celiac or Gluten Intolerant need not change that! The sauce ingredients are all gluten free anyway, we just have to use gluten free pasta!  This is my version, slightly different than the usual versions, with the addition…

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