Tag: parmesan cheese

Pine nut crusted Cod with Herb Tagliatelle
I took inspiration for this dish from the French way of herb crusting sea bass. This gives a more Italian feel to the dish with a pine nut pesto-style crust giving a crunchy texture to the fish. Perfect with tagliatelle in this instance but feel free to use your...
Floyd on Italy Pot-roasted Pigeon, Chianti-style
Going all the way back to 1994 this book followed the series featuring Keith Floyd’s journey through Italy and all of the country’s food offerings. The book itself is not a large one but packs some quality recipes, most of which are easily achievable but some that require specialist...

Roman Pizza

Roman Pizza
This pizza reminds me of my first trip to Rome. The streets are littered with ‘Pizza al Taglio’ places, ‘pizza by the slice’ in English. These places often do the traditional square pizza native to the city, charging by weight instead of a set price, here's how you can...
Spiced Sausage Gnocchi
Gnocchi are the Italian version of dumplings but much lighter and flavoursome. They are also incredibly versatile. Here I've paired fresh gnocchi with Italian herb sausages, sage and a little chilli to give a kick of spice. Making the gnocchi is easy but if time is against you by...

Crab Risotto

Crab Risotto
I have made this risotto slightly differently to a traditional recipe. Usually a risotto would be finished with mascarpone cheese or butter but in this instance low-fat creme fraiche gives a lighter finish with less calories without any loss of flavour.

Spaghetti Sorrentina

Spaghetti Sorrentina
A quick and easy pasta dish hailing from the town of Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Fresh pasta makes this dish just that bit better but you can substitute the dried stuff and still get great results.
Chicken Breast, Cavelo Nero and Bacon with Creme fraiche and Parmesan
Cabbage and bacon are a combination that work well so with this dish I chose to go with Cavelo Nero, similar to cabbage but from the kale family. Matched here with bacon, parmesan and creme fraiche it’s a perfect arrangement of flavours. Chicken breast pan fried and finished in...

Beef Tagliata

Beef Tagliata
If you fancy an easy starter or a healthy dinner this dish is perfect. ‘Tagliata’ meaning ‘to cut’ in Italian is a variation on the traditional Carpaccio with the beef garnished with a salad of rocket leaves, parmesan cheese and finished with balsamic vinegar. Simple and tasty.