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Pea and Parmesan Fritters

Pea and Parmesan Fritters silviacollocaofficial   Pancakes don’t have to be sweet to be loved! These pea and Parmesan ones are the perfect breakfast or brunch idea and are super easy to make! And to those in the Northern Hemisphere and unable to fully enjoy the spring air, this is for you! Ingredients 1 egg […]

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Stuffed fried olives (olive all’ascolana)

Stuffed fried olives (olive all’ascolana) Stuffed fried olives are a local specialty in Italy’s Marche region. Far from your average snack, these meaty gems are filled with a mixture of braised pork, chicken and vegetables. We’ve used pitted olives in this recipe, but if you feel like doing it for yourself, watch the video for […]

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Sea Scallops

Sea Scallops Sea scallops suit a variety of menus from traditional to casual. Sweet and tender, they are delicious baked, sautéed, stir-fried, or marinated. They’re an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and high-quality protein, and extremely low in fat. Heat a pan, season the scallops lightly and sear, in just a little oil or butter, […]

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Fettucini Alfredo

Fettucini Alfredo   READY IN: 25mins SERVES: 4-6 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons sweet butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups heavy cream 1⁄4 teaspoon white pepper 1⁄2 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish 3⁄4 cup grated mozzarella cheese 1 (12 ounce) box angel hair pasta (or fettuccini) 2 tablespoons chopped […]

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Crispy Potato Skins

Crispy Potato Skins Posted by silviascucina  So, you have peeled a gargantuan amount of potatoes to make your creamy Paris mash/chips/champs you name it…now what to do with the skins? The frugal Italian in me cannot bear the idea of wastage and I’m always eager to conjure up a way to give new life to […]

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Chickpea and Aubergine (eggplant) Warm Salad

Chickpea and Aubergine (eggplant) Warm Salad Posted by silviascucina Silvia’s Chickpea and Aubergine’s salad Ingredients, serves 4 as a side 1 large aubergine (eggplant), cut into 2cm cubes 1 garlic clove, skin on and bashed with the back of a knife 4 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon of paprika 1 tin of chickpeas, […]

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Craving Italian Tomatoes…(Oven roasted Tomatoes with Evoo and Balsamic)

Craving Italian Tomatoes…(Oven roasted Tomatoes with Evoo and Balsamic) Posted by silviascucina Italian cooking is always associated with the abundant use of tomatoes, may they be fresh, placed on a chunck of crunchy bread smeared with extra-virgin olive oil and garlic, or used in a sauce. The reason behind it is that in Italy we are […]

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Farfalle with Walnut and Zucchini Pesto and Beans

Farfalle with Walnut and Zucchini Pesto and Beans Posted by silviascucina on February 20, 2015 INGREDIENTS Serves 4 1 cup of shelled walnuts 1/4 clove of garlic 1 cup of basil 1/3 cup of mint 1 medium zucchini 1/3 cup of extra-virgin olive oil 1 tin of cannellini beans, well drained 380 gr of farfalle pasta […]

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Gluten-free Ricotta Soft Buns

Gluten-free Ricotta Soft Buns Posted by silviascucina on January 30, 2018    A recipe for gluten-free soft buns, that you can have as dinner rolls, burger buns, sandwich rolls, or simply slathered in copious amounts of butter and jam. They are truly wonderful freshly baked (although, always wait an hour before eating, they do need […]

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Rustici di sfoglia, AKA puff pastry bombs!

Rustici di sfoglia, AKA puff pastry bombs! If you have traveled around Italy and sampled the offerings at local Pasticcerie (patisserie shops), you would have encountered these savoury bites, known as rustici, or pizzette di sfoglia or even  pizzette sarde, but let’s keep it simple here and stick to Rustici! I hope you enjoy them […]

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