Monday, January 25, 2010

Pasta alla Titta

Pasta Alla Titta refers to a vegetarian Pasta sauce that tastes great with any kind of pasta and indeed can elevate the taste of the same.

Italian Pasta


* 4 medium-sized courgettes
* 2 cloves of garlic
* 200g of ricotta cheese
* 500g of spaghetti
* olive oil
* fine salt
* freshly ground pepper
* Parmesan cheese

Method of Preparation:

Place a large pan filled with cold water and bring it to boil on medium flame. Parallely chop the courgettes into discs which could be sliced as thick as coins. Put some Olive oil in the pan and place in it the peeled garlic Clevey. Heat the oil on a low flame. By now, the water in the pan would have boiled, in which pour some pasta and boil till they soften. In the pan, pour the courgettes, and stir, keeping the fire low. Cook the contents in the frying pan untill they turn brown in color. Once you can feel the aroma of Courgettes, remove the pan from flame. The pasta by this time would be ready.

For the Sauce:
# When the pasta is ready, drain it of its water (and don't forget to keep the glassfull of cooking water) and pour it in the pan over the courgettes. Immediately after, pour in the ricotta cheese, and mix thoroughly.
# If the ricotta doesn't seem enough, or the consistency seems too dry, use the pasta's cooking water to balance it out. Add it a spoonfull at the time, until you obtain a creamy consistency.
# At this point, grate some parmesan cheese.
# Plate the pasta, add some pepper and as much parmesan cheese as you like, and you're ready to go

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Love fish? Try Sauteed Tilapia

If you love eating fish then Sauteed Tilapia is the right recipe for you. Actually Tilapia is a soft white coloured fish which is found throughout the year. This recipe is one of the best recipes for cooking Tilapia.


# Flour - 1 cup for scooping
# Salt - 1 tsp
# Ground black pepper - 1 tsp
# 1 pound of tilapia fillets
# 2 tablespoons of olive oil
# A bunch of long green onion, finely chopped
# 2 cloves of garlic,chopped.
# 1 Tbls of capers
# 3/4 cup of white wine
# 1/2 cup chicken broth
# Juice of 1 lemon
# 2 Tbls of butter


# Put the flour in some shallow bowl.
# Season with pepper and salt.
# Scoop the tilapia fillets in the flour.
# Sauté the tilapia fillets in the olive oil until they turn brown on both sides.
# Remove the fish from pan and keep it aside on a warm platter.
# Add a little more oil to the pan and sauté the onions and garlic until soft.
# Put the capers, wine, broth and lemon juice in the pan.
# Boil the entire mixture till it turns half.
# Switch off the heat and finish the sauce by stirring in the butter.
# Plate the tilapia and spoon over the sauce.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Zuppa alla Paves-Tough to say,easy to make!

Zuppa alla Paves can be easily called as the bread and egg soup. Besides being simple in ingredients, the soup has great delightfulness. According to a legend this soup was invented by a farmer and it was served to a King who had lost a battle and was wandering in the forest. Nobody knows about the reality of this legend but one thing is for sure and that is, it's recipe is really old. The soup has a great nourishing property and it shoul be served for lunch during the winters.

How to make Zappa alla Paves Soup?
(Serves One)

Zuppa Alla Paves Soup


* Eggs - 2
* A bread slice
* A beef stock cube
* Finely grated Parmesan cheese to sprinkle generously.
* A knob of butter
* An oven proof dish

Process :

*First of all,put the oven proof dish in the oven so that we get it hot ,later,when required.
*Cut a slice of bread
*Remove the hard brown crust from it and cut the big slic into two halves.
*Dissolve the stock cube in ¾ pint of boiling water to prepare the stock.
*Melt the butter in some shallow pan.
*Fry the bread in such a way that it turns golden on both the sides.
*When the bread has been fried properly, take the oven proof dish out of the oven.
*Keep the bread inside the dish by pressing it firmly.
*Break the eggs upon the bread and sprinkle cheese.
*Now the dish is ready for adding the stock.
*Add boiling stock to the dish.
*Cover the dish for 2-3 minutes so that the eggs get partially cooked by the steam of the stock

Monday, January 18, 2010

Quick and Delicious Italian Mussel Soup

The word "mussel" is most frequently used to mean the edible bivalves of the marine family "Mytilidae". In short, we can say that mussels are the bivalved eatable shells mostly from the freshwater areas.Other dialect names for mussels include cozzi, cozzi niura, arcella, catacozzula, anapinnula etc. The mussels that have been grown for centuries at Ganzirri, an inlet just outside Messina are much renowned.

Italian Mussel Soup

Ingredients to be used:

* Four pounds of fresh mussels in their shells
* A medium size chopped onion
* A chopped clove of garlic
* Extra-virgin olive oil
* One pound fresh tomatoes already peeled, seeded and chopped
* Fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
* 1/2 peperoncino, hot red chilli pepper
* Sea salt
* Some fresh basil leaves

How to make Mussel Soup?
* First of all you need to prepare the tomato sauce.Take a big pan.Put a little olive oil in it and heat on medium flame.
* Put the chopped onion and garlic in the oil and fry them till they mturn golden brown.
* Put the chopped tomatoes with the onion-garlic paste and steam-cook it.
* Now remove the mussels and toss them in a covered ,hot pan.Wait till they are open.
* Remove the mussels from their shells.
* Add the mussels and their cooking liquid to the tomato sauce along with the parsley
* Add chilli as per your requirement.
* You can put some water as well ,if necessary.
* Add a little salt according to your taste.
* Garnish with basil leaves and serve hot.

Enjoy this quick and easy Mussel Soup but always remember that every recipe is incomplete without adding a little love in it