Scaccia ragusana

This recipe is already a while on my list. Wikipedia is again a great helpline to understand the origin. ‘Scaccia (plural: scacce) or scacciata is a stuffed flat bread in Sicilian cuisine. Scaccia is made with a very thin rectangular layer of dough, folded on itself three or four times. It can be stuffed with different ingredients, the more common variations are … More Scaccia ragusana

Unlimited number

Google recipes for eggplant and tomatoes and you’ll find an incredible amount of variations. It’s really easy to create some more. For 4p you need : 4 large eggplants, 1 kilo of cherry tomatoes, 6-8 garlic cloves, 4 salted sun-dried tomatoes, 400 grams of mozzarella and 16 salted anchovies filets. Start the oven at 200 … More Unlimited number

Italian classic

Guests are coming and going. Cooking for 4p is for certain recipes much easier than for 2p. To please my mother in law, I prepare a real Italian classical dish, ossobuco. Iris doesn’t eat meat but doesn’t mind eating vegetables cooked together with meat. I buy 4 slices of vealshank ( total = bone included, … More Italian classic

Panzanella

Tomatoes are at their best. I know, I could consider my own production but I have a long list of good arguments against 😉. Ottolenghi has a personalized recipe. It’s really delicious. For 2p, roast 3 slices of ciabatta ( +/- 100 grams. Cut in cubes. Cut 600 grams of different salad tomatoes in chubby … More Panzanella

Cherry tomatoes

I’m always impressed by looking at the amount of fruit and vegetables we consume every week. One of the most used ingredient is for sure the small sized tomato. They have this amazing gift to cheer up every meal. It’s Wednesday and thus the fridge is almost empty. A portion ( almost 700 grams) of … More Cherry tomatoes

Totani in zimino

‘In zimino’ derived from the Arabic word ‘samin’ and stands for : preparing fish in butter or olive oil with a sauce of bitter vegetables. Ursula Ferrigno describes this lovely dish in one of her cookbooks ‘Buonissimo’. Clean and chop 500 grams of small squid ( totani or small calamari or moscardini). Store cool. Clean … More Totani in zimino

What did I prepare with the other portion of the palamita?

While preparing the menu of this week I find a recipe of grilled mackerel with a salsa in Ottolenghi’s first cookbook ‘Ottolenghi ‘. So I remove the frozen palamita filets from the freezer for tonight’s dinner. For the salsa, chop 4 stems of white celery, a handful of fresh parsley and 30 grams of black … More What did I prepare with the other portion of the palamita?