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Giancarlo Gottardo’s Cold Octopus Salad

Octopus Salad alla Vucciria (for 4 to 6 people) In my previous posting of how to cook octopus for soup, I suggested that it’s best to get a small octopus, because large octopus is too rubbery.  My good friend Giancarlo Gottardo taught me how to make even a large octopus tender and delicious.  Most American […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Acciughe (Sardines) in umido (option: pasta with sardine)

Acciughe (Sardines) in umido (option: pasta with sardines)  Not too long ago, I cooked sardines for me,  my daughter, and a group of her friends.  I found the sardines fresh at Whole Foods and bought them because I wanted something tasty, and at the same time healthy, to keep me in shape.  The recipe came […]

Flounder or Halibut With Mussels and Tomato

Last week, I visited one of my favorite butchers in Oak Park, IL – a place called Carnivore.  I saw a giant flounder in their fish case and decided to try it.  This recipe is the one I created for the 5.5 pound (2.5 kg) fish I bought from Ciro, the chef who works at […]

Risotto alla Marinara

(For 8 people) A long time ago, I started writing some of my favorite recipes into my “little green book,” a bound green notebook. My daughter, Martina, was just eleven years old at the time, and she liked rating my recipes with Betti. Anytime I prepared a new recipe, Betti, Martina, and any guest who […]

Michele Carbone spaghetti

Spaghetti with Bottarga

This is a simple dish to make and delicious, but some people don’t like it because “it tastes too much of fish!” This is a simple dish to make and delicious, but some people don’t like it because “it tastes too much of fish!” Bottarga is the dried, salted, pressed roe of various fish, mostly […]

Michele Carbone spaghetti con le cozze

Spaghetti alle Cozze (for 4 People!)

This recipe features fresh mussels as the basis. You can either serve the mussels in their juices with fresh bread, or you can use the mussels in their juices as a pasta sauce for spaghetti.  See my recipe for Peppered Mussels. Ingredients About 3 pounds of mussels (or 1.5 kg of cozze) – Make sure […]

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