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Ingredients & Recipes: Italian

 

  • Bacallà Marsala

    Bacallà Marsala

    One of my all-time favorite Italian restaurants, The Daily Catch, on Hanover Street in Boston's North End, has a dish -- Monkfish Marsala -- that stan...

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  • Bok Choi Italiano

    Bok Choi Italiano

    This treatment of bok choi applies Italian ingredients to the familiar Chinese cabbage. Simple, easy, flavorful....

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  • Butternut Squash Risotto with Sausage, Pancetta and Leeks

    Butternut Squash Risotto with Sausage, Pancetta and Leeks

    This risotto is another of the seasonal inspirations that come with the change in the weather. If you're a close reader of Stephencooks you will remem...

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  • Calamari Pizza with Goat Cheese and Oregano

    Calamari Pizza with Goat Cheese and Oregano

    On the way to our fitness walk on the beach this morning, Elise asked me the question she asks nearly every day. She likes to have something to look f...

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  • Charred Tomato Pesto

    Charred Tomato Pesto

    I've always been fascinated with the role errors play in discoveries, and in the creation of new ideas in the kitchen...and now I'm becoming equally f...

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  • Chinese-Style Pork with Pasta

    Chinese-Style Pork with Pasta

    This was an experiment using a Chinese technique from Irene Kuo to prepare the pork for an Italian-style pasta dish. Marinated Pork with Pasta and Tom...

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  • Ciabatta - Crusty Italian-Style Bread

    Ciabatta - Crusty Italian-Style Bread

    I love good bread and I've been baking my own my whole adult life – although living in Portland one gets spoiled by the excellent breads available fro...

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  • Cipollini Onions Roasted with Balsamic Vinegar and Honey

    Cipollini Onions Roasted with Balsamic Vinegar and Honey

    Cipollini onions have become a fall favorite in our house over the last few years, since I first encountered them in a jar at the antipasti counter at...

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  • Clasic Margherita Pizza, with Prosciutto di Parma

    Clasic Margherita Pizza, with Prosciutto di Parma

    It's good to go back to the basics now and then! And not least because the sensual pleasure delivered by the basic pizza combinations just cannot be b...

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  • Cod Sauce for Pasta with Tomatoes and Garlic

    Cod Sauce for Pasta with Tomatoes and Garlic

    Fresh cod off the boat is one of the pleasures of living in a town like Portland with an active fishing fleet and excellent fish markets lining the wa...

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  • Connie's Pizza with Gorgonzola, Walnuts, Rosemary and Sopressata

    Connie's Pizza with Gorgonzola, Walnuts, Rosemary and Sopressata

    onnie's Pizza is named for our mysterious friend Constance, who sometimes lives in Boston and sometimes in Italy. She slips back and forth between her...

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  • Easy Chicken Cacciatore with Linguine

    Easy Chicken Cacciatore with Linguine

    I've been making various versions of Chicken Cacciatore my whole life, to the point where I rarely consult recipes (which means it's rarely the same t...

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  • Fava Beans

    Fava Beans

    Fava beans are a lot of work, and fairly expensive when you consider the amount of waste (a pound of beans in the shell yields about a cup of edible p...

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  • Gnocchi with Duck Liver and Porcini

    Gnocchi with Duck Liver and Porcini

    The tajarin the other day got me doing some research into Piedmont cuisine and I found that an old favorite of mine, potato gnocchi and chicken liver ...

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  • Oregano / Hazelnut Pesto

    Oregano / Hazelnut Pesto

    A few years ago Elise's brother Joey, stopping for an overnight visit, brought a generous bagful of oregano from his garden. It occurred to me to make...

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  • Pasta with Roasted Tomato and Sausage

    Pasta with Roasted Tomato and Sausage

    I'm in a sort of heaven: having made myself a bucket of Slow-Roasted Tomatoes, I get to use them in all sorts of fun concoctions. Last night it was th...

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  • Pesto & Corn Pasta Salad

    Pesto & Corn Pasta Salad

    This recipe came about the way a lot of them do in my kitchen: Elise asked if we could have pesto pasta for dinner and I said yes (she likes to know w...

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  • Pesto Variations

    Pesto Variations

    Pesto, of course, is not news, as wonderful as it is. It comes at us in supermarkets, on restaurant menus, and in so many guises and pairings that it'...

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  • Rice Salad with Shrimp and Fava Beans

    Rice Salad with Shrimp and Fava Beans

    This was one of the first dishes I made from Elizabeth David's Italian Food, for a dinner party around 1974 in Manhattan. It was a satisfying, popular...

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  • Risotto

    Risotto

    There is nothing to compare, really, with a well-prepared risotto, but the technique is not well-understood. Once mastered, however, the possible comb...

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  • Sage Risotto

    Sage Risotto

    In this sage risotto the sage doesn't overpower anything beacause it's the center of attention. Every bite is heavy with the wonderful power of sage, ...

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  • Scialatelli with Tomato Cream Sauce and Shrimp

    Scialatelli with Tomato Cream Sauce and Shrimp

    Cream, Elizabeth David reported to us (Italian Food), "is rarely used in Italy for the cooking of meat, fish or sauces as it is in France." This detai...

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  • Shrimp Risotto with Peas

    Shrimp Risotto with Peas

    2 C Arborio rice 1 med onion, minced 3 T butter 2 T olive oil 2/3 C white wine 1 C fresh or frozen green peas 3 T parmeggiano reggiano, shredded hot s...

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  • Sicilian Style Slab Pizza

    Sicilian Style Slab Pizza

    Regular readers of Stephencooks know that when I make pizza I favor a California-style pie, with a chewy crust and exotic toppings, but recently I've ...

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  • Smoked Fish Risotto

    Smoked Fish Risotto

    I was afraid that the saltiness and the agressiveness of the smoked-fish flavor would be too much for a risotto, since the process can concentrate fla...

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  • Tuna Livornese

    Tuna Livornese

    This dish is named after the Italian fishing port Livorno, site of one of the annual spring tuna harvests, and the recipe's not carved in stone tablet...

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