Tuscan linguine with scallops and spinach cream

Tuscan linguine with scallops and spinach cream is an easy Italian combination of pasta and fish. The mediterranean kitchen is so easy and tasteful. Recently I made linguine alla puttanesca and the very popular Sicilian tuna with baked capers.  No one has to be convinced how delicious scallops are. I made them once on Sylvester…

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Linguine alla puttanesca

Linguini alla puttanesca is variation on a South Italian dish that was created more or less by accident in the 1950s in the restaurant annex night club Sancho Fellone. At one day, some late guests were arriving with great hunger. The owner had nothing really left in his kitchen, except some anchovies, olives and a…

Sicilian tuna pasta with baked capers

Sicilian tuna pasta with baked capers is so easy to make, with only a few ingredients, and the baked capers give it a surprising twist. The inspiration for this recipe comes from an Irish blog, I still have to check with my Italian colleagues whether this is really Sicilian, but at least I like the…

Capelletti con passata

This is a very easy pasta recipe I made the first time long ago. A few quality ingredients in the right mixture create a great and simple vegetarian recipe. Ingredients (4 persons): 400ml pasata (sifted tomatoes) 6 tablespoons of dry white wine 150 ml of cream 500 grams of capelletti fresh basil Parmesan cheese pepper…

Tagliatelle with chicken, zucchini and buffalo mozzarella

Yesterday I was thinking about what to eat when I saw this recipe from Jeroen Meus in “dagelijkse kost”. As I love his easy and delicious recipes, the decision was made very fast to bring a little bit of Italy into my winter. Ingredients (2 persons): 200 grams of chicken fillet (or chicken cubes) 100…

autumn lasagna

I was visiting my parents recently, and they had a lot of pumpkins, more than they could deal with. I decided to test whether you can take a pumpkin as a hand luggage in a plane.  It worked, and an autumn lasagne was where it ended up. Ingredients: 300 grams of pumpkin 300 grams celeriac…

spaghetti from the pan

  Recently I  saw advertisements in television for a new type of cooking herd, which could end the era of the extractor hood.  Bora extracts the vapors where they arise directly to the downside.  In a demonstration movie the german television cook Johan Lafer cooks spaghetti in a pan.  This saves a lot of cooking…

yellow-green summer pasta

  The summer is running to an end, but this pasta is a perfect help to enjoy the last summer days.  You can eat is warm as well as cold. Ingredients (for 2 persons): 1 green zucchini 1 yellow zucchini 2 egg yolks 200 gr pancetta 50 gr parmezan, grated 250 gr penne fresh basil…