Do you know that Tuscany grows four main types of olives: Frantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino, and Pendolino. Frantoio is a Tuscan native, but because of its high demand, it is now grown all over Italy, and in parts of Australia, North Africa, and California.
Now, for a good 'cooking' green olive, the Castelvetranos are very tasty. They are bright-green olives grown in sunny Sicily.
this dish you will need: one and half pound pork tenderloin, vermicelli
pasta or linguine, beef stock, jarred sun dried tomatoes, green olives, dried
plums, heavy cream, garlic, purple onion and dried herbs.
begin, chop and saute one whole onion in olive oil along with one clove
of minced garlic. As the onion browns, thickly slice the pork loin into
medallions. Push aside the onion and garlic to lay in the medallions...
browning on both sides.
pour in 1/4 cup of beef stock and then add as many sun dried tomatoes
and dried plums as you like and 1/4 of green olives. Sprinkle in the
dried herbs: rosemary, mint and oregano. If you are brave, also sprinkle
in some red pepper flakes, garlic powder and paprika.
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Saturday, August 15, 2020
For this eggplant dish you will need: at least two large ripe eggplant, one purple onion, bread crumbs, canned crushed tomatoes, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
To begin, chop onion and saute in skillet until browned, then remove and set aside. Next, wash and slice the eggplant length wise. Simmer in shallow amount of soup stock (chicken or beef) in the same skillet used for the onion. Likely, you won't get all the slices in at once so just do three or four at a time. Doing this, softens the eggplant and cuts down baking time in the oven.
Layer in a glass baking dish in this order: olive oil to coat the dish, eggplant slices, olive oil drizzle, sprinkle of bread crumbs, spoon of tomato sauce to each slice, grated cheese and dash of dried herbs (rosemary, mint and oregano). Put only one layer of onion... just before top layer if you like onion.
~ Tutti a Tavola!
Online source ~ https://oureverydaylife.com/different-names-for-an-eggplant-12080443.html
Friday, August 14, 2020
You will need to buy: a package of sweet Italian sausage (no fennel). A box of mostaccioli pasta (unless you brave it and make homemade) along with a can of crushed red tomatoes and one onion.
To begin, saute chopped onion in olive oil until browned on the edges, then add the sausage (removed from casing) formed into small buttons.
Next, add the crushed tomatoes sauce and some dried herbs: mint, rosemary and oregano. Let this mixture simmer while you boil the pasta, don't forget to add a pinch of salt to the water.
Once the pasta is tender, drain and rinse with cool water. Pour out onto a serving plate and top with the hot bubbling sauce. Put out the wine and grated Parmesan....
~ Tutti a Tavola
Saturday, August 8, 2020
This is certainly a dish to heat of the middle of any week or weekend. To prepare, you will need: preferred meat of choice (cut into strips) or ground turkey made into meatballs. One onion, one roasted red chili pepper (alternative-jarred roasted red pepper), one green zucchini or any green veggie. To begin, in a large skillet, saute chop onion and roasted red pepper in olive oil or sesame oil if you have. Toss in julienne sliced zucchini and stir until just browned on all edges; set aside.
or Malaysian Pork
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