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Cuttlefish Shrimp Antipasto

Cuttlefish Shrimp Antipasto

The name translates to sea and mountains antipasto — cuttlefish and shrimp represent the sea and mushrooms the mountains. This is a minimalist antipasto, its simplicity accentuates the flavors and textures.

Veal & Tuna with Mayonnaise

Veal & Tuna with Mayonnaise

Do not let the sound of these ingredients put you off. The non-veal ingredients are used to create a “mayonnaise” that covers the thinly sliced veal. This mayonnaise-sauce has a bouquet of complimentary flavors that enhance the veal slices.

Chocolate Terrine

Chocolate Terrine

A chocolate lover’s delight!! Both white and dark chocolate, topped off with raspberries and whipped cream.

Country Style (Peasant) Pork Chops

Country Style (Peasant) Pork Chops

Alla contadina, means cooking as done by “peasants,” or people living in the countryside where local vegetables and herbs are use to braise meats.  In this recipe, Pork chops are sautéed in a thin “sauce” formed from aromatic herbs, garlic and tomatoes.

Ligurian Style Ravioli

Ligurian Style Ravioli

From the Liguria region (northwest Italian coast, with Genoa as its capitol), this ravioli features “bitter” greens that are tempered with ricotta and a pine nut and walnut, milk based-sauce.

Zucchini Roll-Ups

Zucchini Roll-Ups

A light versatile first course, especially for grilled zucchini lovers. The fresher the ingredients, the better.

The Tiramisu Recipe

The Tiramisu Recipe

A traditional Tiramisù, with a twist — a slight Amaretto flavoring. Very nice if your preferred end-of-Italian-meal liqueur is Amaretto.

Vanilla Panna Cotta with Red-Berry Sauce

Vanilla Panna Cotta with Red-Berry Sauce

Simple and light dessert to finish off a heavy meal. Classic vanilla panna cotta. The berry sauce, with its sweetness an tartness is a nice touch.

Half Frozen Zabaione (Almonds & Chocolate)

Half Frozen Zabaione (Almonds & Chocolate)

This recipe takes time and effort, but the combination of ingredients is worth it. There is a video in Italian that can help in the preparation.

Pasta, Mussels and Lentils

Pasta, Mussels and Lentils

A bit heavier primo piatto with the addition of mussels and lentils, which suggests following with a lighter secondo piatto.  Home made trofie would be a perfect pasta shape for this dish.