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Steak Tartara Piedmont style (La Battuta di Fassona)

The fassona is a breed of white cow that appeared in the late 1800s in Piedmont characterized by muscle hypertrophy resulting in a “groppa di cavallo” (horse rump). Recent genetic studies revealed that the muscular hypertrophy typical of this breed is caused by inherited germline inactivation of the myostatin gene whose function is to stop […]

Oven-baked fillet of fish with fresh tomato sauce (Filetti di Cernia or altro pesce al pomodoro fresco al forno)

Do you want a very fresh, simple recipe for fish? This takes only a few minutes to prepare and cook. I use grouper or any other very fresh filet of fish.  When you shop for the fish, make sure the filets are of consistent thickness so they bake evenly. Ingredients for 4-6 people 1 filet […]

Shrimp with tomato sauce, green onions, and mint

This is an easy, excellent shrimp recipe. Note: This recipe will work with other crustaceans, you just need to adjust for amount of time and ingredients. Ingredients Approximately 20 very large shrimp, with shells, heads and tails on ¼ stick of butter (about 25 grams) ½ box of crushed Pomì or other crushed Italian tomatoes […]

Grilled Lamb Steak

Grilled Lamb Steak

Lamb Steak (for 2 people, or for 1 hungry person) When I need to cook something quick and delicious, I buy a lamb steak (or several steaks if I plan to come home with friends), and a mixture of mushrooms. See also my recipe for Mushrooms Trifolati. Ingredients 1 lamb steak with the bone in 1/8cup […]

Roasted Sea Bass with Potatoes, Olives, and Tomatoes

This is such a simple and fast recipe to prepare, and it is always delicious!  Try it, and let me know what you think. Ingredients 2 lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and sliced into  1/4-inch thick rounds 1 lb. tomatoes, cut into large chunks ¾ cup pitted green olives ¼ cup torn basil leaves ½ […]

Eggplant Parmigiana

Eggplant Parmigiana (for 4 – 6 people)

I rarely see this wonderful Southern Italian dish on menus in Italian restaurants in the US.  But the Parmigiana is one of those “comfort foods” that every Italian knows and loves.  I remember coming back home to Calabria from the US one evening after many travel delays.  I didn’t get home until after midnight, and […]

Poke – Italian Style (Pesce crudo) for 8 people

While in Lahaina, Maui a few years ago, I tried an Italian re-imagination of the famous Hawaiian “poke” recipe.  Typically, poke is raw sashimi-style fish that’s been marinated in soy sauce and tossed with onion or spicy mayonnaise.  But at the Italian restaurant in Lahaina, which has closed during the intervening years, they served Hamachi […]

Steak Tartar

Try this recipe if you like raw meat—otherwise, no need to keep reading!  I love it, although the first time I tried it, at the Café de Paris in Roma when I was 18, I found it disgusting. Now, every time I go to a French Bistro, I order a Tartar. Of course I had […]

My Steak Recipe

Years ago, I perfected an easy marinade for just about any cut of steak.  It requires just about 20 minutes of preparation before you cook it, so it’s a fast recipe for when you come home after a long day at work. It is a fantastic recipe, simply the best steak—with the exception of the […]

Florentine steak ( Bistecca alla Fiorentina)

The Bistecca alla Fiorentina is the classic preparation of steak that originated in Florence, Italy (Firenze). It’s a simple recipe, but it requires that you cook it exactly as described below.   Since many stores don’t have pre-cut steaks as thick as required, you will need to ask your butcher to cut the steak for you […]

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