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Crab Cioppino

Crab Cioppino by audreygaia Ingredients For 6 Person(s) Recipe 4 large LIVE Dungeness Crabs 4 pounds cleaned raw large shrimp or prawns. 6 pounds live manila clams–scrubbed and kept overnight in a bucket of salt water with a handful of cornmeal thrown in for them to feed on—this helps clean their systems of sand. 4 […]

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Linguine with Blue Crabs Sauce

Linguine with Blue Crabs Sauce by rossella rago Linguine with Blue Crabs Sauce… a seafood sauce with a very sweet flavor. www.CookingWithNonna.com Ingredients For 4 Person(s) For the Pasta: 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 pinch of peperoncino 1 dozen blue crabs, with top shell removed and washed 1 cup […]

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Nonna Irene’s sausage stew with soft polenta

Nonna Irene’s sausage stew with soft polenta If it’s an Italian nona’s recipe, you know that it shall be three things: delicious; comforting and served in a quantity that far exceeds the capacity of ones stomach. This stew served atop a bed of creamy polenta very much hits that mark! Serves 6 Preparation 10min Cooking […]

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Risotto with spring peas and prawns

Risotto with spring peas and prawns Risotto with spring peas and prawns (Cook like an Italian) Serves 4 Preparation 20min Cooking 40min Ingredients 2 litres vegetable stock 4 cups peas in their pods (or 1 cup shelled peas) 12 green prawns, peeled and deveined, tails left in-tact, shells and heads reserved 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive […]

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Ricotta zuccotto

Ricotta zuccotto For this Italian treat, a panettone is filled with ricotta, cream and chocolate then chilled and covered in more chocolate for an addictive, decadent dessert. Serves 6 Preparation 30min Cooking 5min Ingredients 1 panettone 7 oz Marsala (or cold freshly brewed espresso, or milk), plus 1 tbsp extra, optional 2 cups full-cream ricotta […]

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Almond Eggs – Uova di Mandorle

Almond Eggs – Uova di Mandorle by rossella rago Almond Eggs – Uova di Mandorle to help you celebrate easter with colors and sweets! Ingredients For the Cookies: 1 pound whole peeled almonds 1/2 pound granulated sugar 3 egg whites lemons, zest only 4 drops red food coloring all purpose flour for dusting the bottoms […]

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Bocche di Dama

Bocche di Dama by cooking with nonna   Ingredients For 2 Dozen(s) For the Cookies: 1 pound blanched almonds 1 cup granulated sugar 2 lemons, zest only 2 egg whites 4 ounces amarene or sour cherries in syrup For the Icing: 1 cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon, whole milk 4 ounces semi-sweet […]

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Gubana Sweet Italian Easter bread

Gubana Sweet Italian Easter bread Gubana is a traditional Easter treat originating from the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located in the very northeastern part Italy, bordering Slovenia and Austria. The sweet bread-cake hybrid is known for its characteristic snail shape from the filling spiraling throughout the crumb of the bread. The filling, traditionally a mix […]

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Clams Casino and Calamari ripieni in tomato sauce

Clams Casino and Calamari ripieni in tomato sauce I usually serve clams casino as an appetizer, but it can also be served a main course.  It’s an incredibly simple recipe, which only takes about 15 minutes to make.  The ingredients you need to make 6-7 clams on a half shell include: 1.5 pounds of fresh […]

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Buona Pasqua! Italian Easter Cookies

Buona Pasqua! Italian Easter Cookies The Easter season is one filled with rich traditions, including many types of foods.  Food plays a particularly important role on Easter Sunday since that is a day of great celebration and when Lenten fasts are over, allowing for the partaking in all the foods which were given up over Lent. […]

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