Posts Tagged "Italian"

Authentic Bucatini Alla Carbonara

Bucatini alla Carbonara

This Bucatini alla Carbonara is rich, creamy (but don’t add cream!!) and super slurpable. If you’ve never made carbonara at home, it’s time to change that! Read through the post for tips on how to make the best, and easiest Bucatini alla Carbonara! Carbonara originated in the Lazio region of Italy, where Rome is. Rome is known for it’s four Read More

Paglia e Fieno with Crispy Shallots

Paglia e Fieno with Crispy Shallots

Palia e Fieno is a classic Italian dish that translates to “straw and hay”. The recipe gets its name from the two types of pasta used—egg fettuccine for the straw, and spinach fettuccine for the hay. Straw and hay pasta is usually served with prosciutto, sweet peas and sometimes mushrooms in a cream sauce. For my version, I topped it Read More

Spaghetti with Guanciale and Brussels Sprouts

Spaghetti with Brussels Sprouts and Guanciale

This pasta is hearty and packed with flavor! If you’re on the fence about Brussels sprouts, this is the dish that’ll turn you into a fan! Who doesn’t love Brussels sprouts? Well, a lot of people actually. I am convinced that people who say they don’t like Brussels sprouts probably just haven’t had them in the right way. If you’re Read More

Classic Italian Sub

Italian Sub with giardiniera

I have some opinions about Italian subs. They’re not snobby opinions (I don’t think) but completely reasonable ones. Bear with me while I bestow upon you, my thoughts, feelings, and rules about the Italian sub. First of all, let’s just address the name real quick. While I call it a sub, you might call it a hoagie, hero, grinder, whatever. Read More

10 Pastas for The Feast of the Seven Fishes

Spicy Shrimp Scampi

Of alllll the pastas that I love so dearly, the seafood ones are always my favorite. I’m rounding up some of my favorites for my favorite Christmas Eve tradition, The Feast of the Seven Fishes. You don’t have to be Italian or celebrate Christmas to join in on the tradition—all seafood lovers are welcome! 1. Orecchiette with Scungilli and Neonata Read More

Spicy Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

Spicy Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

This Spicy Shrimp Scampi is a fun (and spicy!) twist on the classic. The whole thing dish comes together in no time and couldn’t be easier to make. My favorite type of meal! Shrimp Scampi is basically a dish of shrimp cooked with butter, garlic, wine and lemon. It can be served with or without pasta and if you know Read More

Mussels with Cannellini Beans and Tomatoes

Mussels with Tomatoes and Beans

This is an easy and flavorful dish that comes together fast! You can serve these mussels as an appetizer or grab some crusty bread and make a meal of it. This recipe is one of my favorites to make on Christmas Eve for the Feast of the Seven Fishes! We serve it as an appetizer or first course. The Feast Read More

Linguine alla Puttanesca

Linguine Puttanesca

Puttanesca has got to be one of my favorite pasta sauces. It’s full of salty, briny flavors and you probably already have all of the ingredients! This Linguine alla Puttanesca is the ultimate pantry pasta—ready in no time and perfect for any night of the week. In Italian, Linguine alla Puttanesca would roughly translate to “Whore’s linguine”. So there’s that. Read More

Fusilli alla Vodka with Pancetta and Peppers

Fusilli alla vodka with pancetta and peppers

What’s better than vodka sauce? Vodka sauce with pancetta and peppers! Silky, creamy, a little spicy, and loaded with pancetta and peppers—This pasta is so delicious! Other than the incredible flavor, of course, the the best thing about this pasta is how easy it is to make! Each step takes just minutes, and you’ll end up with the finished product Read More

Easy Fried Calamari

This restaurant favorite is surprisingly easy to make! Just a few ingredients is all it takes to get crispy, delicious fried calamari at home. Dunk them in your favorite marinara sauce for ultimate deliciousness. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, we are not making enough squid at home, people! I’m not sure why, but it seems like Read More