Category: Pasta Dishes (Page 1 of 2)

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 […]

Stracci with fresh mushrooms (“Stracci” con funghi freschi, for 4-5 people)

Presently this is my preferred pasta recipe.  I developed this recipe during the past months, when our local supermarket started selling exotic mixes of fresh mushrooms. As for the pasta, I suggest the “Stracci” from the company called “Seggiano.”  You may need to order it as it is not easy to find, but you can […]

Spaghetti or Linguine made with Calamari and black squid ink

This is a very easy recipe that takes no time to make, and it is lovely.  But be prepared – the ink will turn your lips black while you eat it!  There are 2 variants, a Calabrian/Sicilian one –with Tomato- and the one from Venezia, no tomato. Calabrian/Sicilian variant: Ingredients 1 box of spaghetti (500 […]

Spaghetti with Veal Shank (Spaghetti allo stinco)

Spaghetti allo stinco (Spaghetti with a sauce made of Veal Shank) It is not always easy to find veal shanks.  You may need to order them in advance from your butcher.   This is one of my preferred new dishes—new because I put it together a few weeks ago.  By the way, I tried also with […]

An Italian classic: Spaghetti aglio e olio (Spaghetti with garlic and olive oil)

This is the simplest recipe for a great pasta, and we Romans often have this pasta as a midnight snack after coming home from dancing.  It’s also known as “pasta del cornuto,” because traditionally it was the wife who would cook the pasta for the husband who was working many hours to prepare delicious dishes. […]

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 […]

Summer Recipe: Spaghetti with ricotta and zucchini

Out of the many recipes of pasta with ricotta, this is in my opinion the best.  I modified from a book called Pasta Fresca, written in 1988 by Viana Kleiman. Of note, I could not make this recipe for 20 or so years because there was no good ricotta in the USA.  Fortunately this has […]

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 […]

Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

This is a very simple pasta, and it’s probably one of the best pastas you can eat. It is sad that in many restaurants, it is often messed up terribly. Ingredients (for 4 people) ¾ of a box of spaghetti (a box of spaghetti serves 5 people so adjust accordingly) 1/2 lb. Pecorino Romano 1⁄2 cup […]

Bucatini alla Amatriciana (rossa)

Bucatini alla Amatriciana, Rossa (red) Classic Roman recipe with too many variations.  It’s very easy to make, yet it’s difficult to find an excellent preparation in most restaurants.  Try my recipe – most of my friends love it.  It’s my youngest daughter’s favorite pasta recipe. As always, the quality of the ingredients is key.  You […]

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