It's easy to imagine that you're dining in Italy with this collection of authentic Italian dinner recipes.
The Negroni is an aperitif, or predinner drink, intended to stimulate appetites with the bitter Italian aperitif Campari. For best flavour, choose a full-bodied gin, such as Beefeater or Gordon's.
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This miniaturized cooked version of the summer classic is rich in flavour and vibrant in colour. Look for bocconcini, buffalo mozzarella or fresh mozzarella cheese in sealed bags or tubs of water at deli counters.
Don't throw away your old loaf of bread. Do as the Tuscans and celebrate with a bread salad!
This lemony, crunchy romaine salad partners well with any casserole—and is lighter than traditional Caesar salad. Toss with croutons, sliced mushrooms, radishes, cucumbers, shaved fennel or whatever crunchy additions you like in your salad.
Risi e bisi, or rice and peas, is a classic Northern Italian dish. The rice should be creamy – much like a soupy risotto. Serve as an appetizer or light main course to eat with a spoon, and pass Parmesan cheese to sprinkle on top.
This dish is perfection when you're short on time, simply prepare and refrigerate the unbaked dish for up to 24 hours before you want to serve it.
The region of Parma, Italy, produces a savoury deli meat known as prosciutto, which is actually seasoned, salt-cured, air-dried ham. Here it accents mustard and basil and secures them inside the chicken. Serve with grilled potato slices and roasted garlic.
Season chicken with half each of the salt and pepper; set aside. Finely chop 4 of the sage leaves; set aside.
In large ovenproof skillet, heat oil ove...
This easy and impressive dish is just the thing for Friday night entertaining. Serve with spaghetti or a baguette to soak up the tasty sauce. Serve with spaghetti and steamed rapini or broccoli.
Sure to be a big hit with kids, these great big meatballs have fabulous flavour and taste even better the next day. You might want to make a double batch and freeze half for later.
Hearty ingredients make a simple and satisfying dish. Pancetta (Italian bacon) and Fontina cheese perk up the flavour.
A quick simmer, a little sauce and a gentle toss put the flavours of both the sea and the land on the table in minutes.
A slow-cooker lasagna may not be as crisp as a baked one and its noodles may be softer, but its gooey cheese topping is pretty irresistible.
Inspired by a Caprese (meaning “of Capri”) salad, this pizza features its basics of tomato and mozzarella. Look for fresh mozzarella or bocconcini cheeses in sealed bags or tubs of water at deli counters. Be sure to dry them well.
Here's a pizza to please the meat-and-potato lovers. Calabrese sausage is an Italian salami with a bit of heat, but any sliced salami will do.
Remove casings from sausage. In non-stick skillet, saut?ausage over medium-high heat, until no longer pink, 5 minutes. Drain fat. Add onion, garlic, m...
The surprise cheese centre gives these burgers a rich flavour. Serve with Burger Topping Recipes: Caramelized Onions.
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