When it comes to flavorful cuisine, Italy is a top destination for food lovers. From the freshest ingredients to the simplest of recipes, Italian cooking is about creating dishes packed with flavor and love. In this blog, we take you on a culinary journey through Italy with 5 of the most unique and delicious Italian recipes. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a beginner in the kitchen, these recipes are sure to delight your taste buds and inspire you to create something new and delicious in your own home.
Recipe 1: Lobster Spaghetti
Lobster Spaghetti is a classic Italian recipe dish that combines the richness of lobster meat with the simplicity of spaghetti and a tomato-based sauce. The dish is made by sautéing garlic in olive oil, adding crushed tomatoes and seasonings to create a flavorful sauce. The cooked lobster meat is then added to the sauce and combined with spaghetti to create a delicious and elegant dish. Whether you’re serving this dish for a special occasion or just looking to treat yourself, Lobster Spaghetti is sure to impress and satisfy your taste buds.
- 1 g Red pepper flakes
- 0 g Cooked Goody professional spaghetti
- 0 g Minced shallots
- 6 g Chopped garlic clove
- 5 g Half steamed lobster
- 5 g Goody tomato sauce
- 3 g Cooking cream
- 6 g Goody fish stock powder
- 3 ml Water
- 3 g Salt
- 6 g Roughly chopped fresh basil for garnish
- 6 g Roughly chopped fresh parsley for garnish
- 8 g Olive oil
Step By Step:
- Add tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and heat.
- Add 1 minced shallot and 1 chopped garlic clove.
- Place the half of the steamed lobster cubes in a pan and stir.
- Deglaze with 1/2 cup of Goody tomato sauce and 1/4 cup cooking cream.
- You can add some goody fish stock to lighten the density.
- Season the sauce with red pepper flakes and salt. If it is needed, you can adjust the acidity by adding pinch of sugar.
- Add 120 g of previously poiled Goody professional spaghetti.
- Finish with roughly chopped fresh basil & parsley.
Recipe 2: Orecchiette with Spiced Duck Ragù:
This orecchiette pasta dish, topped with tender spiced duck and crumbled feta cheese, gives the appearance and taste of a homemade meal. It can be made a few days ahead and stored in the refrigerator for convenience. For optimal results, it’s recommended to use Goody whole peeled tomatoes and Goody professional chicken stock.
- 6 g Goody chicken stock powder
- 5 g Goody professional Orecchiette pasta (little ear-shaped pasta)
- 5 ml Goody whole peeled tomatoes (canned)
- 3 g Extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 breast halves and 2 leg-thigh pieces from one 4 1/2-pound duck, skinned 68.8 g
- 3 g Coarsely chopped fresh basil
- 8 g Garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 g Chopped fresh thyme
- 6 g Cinnamon stick
- 3 g Dried crushed red pepper
- 3 g Coarsely chopped arugula
- 8 g Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 3 g Small dice feta cheese cubes
Step By Step:
- Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Sprinkle duck with salt and pepper. Add duck to pot and sauté until brown, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer duck to plate
- Add basil, garlic, thyme, cinnamon stick, and crushed red pepper to pot; sauté 3 minutes.
- Return the duck to pot. Add Goody chicken stock powder. Crush and add Goody whole peeled tomatoes; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until duck is tender, about 1 hour. Remove cinnamon stick. Transfer duck to work surface. Cut all meat from bones; cut meat into strips. Return meat to pot. Season duck ragù to taste with salt and pepper.
- DO AHEAD: Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cool slightly. Chill uncovered until cold, then cover and keep chilled. Rewarm over medium heat before serving.
- Cook Goody orecchiette in large pot of boiling salted water until it become tender but still firm to bite. Drain pasta. Return to pot.
- Add duck ragù, arugula, and Parmesan; toss to blend. Divide pasta among small bowls. Sprinkle with feta cheese.
Recipe 3: Mussels with Lemon Grass Bechamel:
Bechamel sauce, can be used in a variety of recipes. Infusing lemon grass will provide an extra zing, making it an excellent addition to seafood dishes.
- 0 g Fresh Mussels
- 0 g Goody Bechamel sauce
- 0 g Lemon juice
- 0 g Lemon grass
- 0 g Vinegar
- 1 g Crushed black pepper
- 3 g Salt
- 0 g Fresh parmesan cheese, grated
- 0 g Melted butter
Step By Step:
- Scrub off the seaweeds that stick out from shells with a knife and then rinse. Arrange the mussels in a wide tray, with the open side facing upwards. Mix vinegar, black pepper and salt and pour over the mussels. Leave to marinade for 30 min then drain out the vinegar (turn mussels upside down so that all the marinade will flow out).
- Prepare Goody Bechamel sauce then add lemon juice at the end. Ensure that it is a little bit thicker than average.
- Arrange mussels in an oven dish and sprinkle parmesan cheese.
- Pour bechamel sauce over each mussel piece and then sprinkle the remaining quantity of parmesan cheese over them.
- Add butter on top. Place the dish in a moderately hot oven until golden brown.
Recipe 4: Bulgogi Kimchi Spaghetti:
Bulgogi Kimchi Spaghetti is a unique and flavorful fusion dish that combines bulgogi beef’s tender, sweet, and savory flavors with the spicy and tangy notes of kimchi. The dish starts by marinating thinly sliced beef in a mixture of soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger, before cooking it in a pan until browned and tender. The beef is then combined with chopped green onions and kimchi in the same pan, creating a flavorful mixture. Serve this Bulgogi Kimchi Spaghetti with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese for added richness.
- 5 g Cabbage kimchi, fully ripened, sliced
- 0 g Sirloin steak
- 5 g Brown sugar
- 3 g Chopped garlic
- 0 g Honey
- 5 g Goody pro tagliatelle pasta
- 8 g Green Thai chili , sliced
- 3 g Spring onion slice
- 8 g Toasted Sesame seeds
- 8 g Vegetable oil
- 3 g Soy sauce (jin ganjang)
- 0 g Sesame oil (optional)
- Extra – add some mozzarella cheese and fresh basil for extra cheesy pasta
Step By Step:
- Marinate bulgogi for few hours to overnight.
- Start boiling water for pasta. Add some salt and oil before adding pasta.
- Cook pasta to package directions but reduce cooking time by 1 min or so to keep it very al dente.
- While pasta is cooking (usually 7-9 min), get fully ripened cabbage kimchi and cut them into strips. If you don’t have fully ripened kimchi, you can probably use it with a drizzle of vinegar.
- Cut bulgogi into thin strips or smaller pieces.
- Cut Jalapeno peppers into thin slices.
- When pasta is cooked, drain. Rinse one time in water. Although rinsing is not recommended for most pasta recipes, for this one it’s better to do because there’s no sauce and can lack a bit of moisture. Rinse is especially recommended for gluten free pasta as they come out quite sticky.
- Heat a non-stick pan on medium high heat. Add 1 Tbs oil.
- Add kimchi and sauté for 2 min. until they become limp.
- Add bulgogi to pan and sauté kimchi and bulgogi until bulgogi is mostly cooked
- Add pasta and lower heat. Toss and mix pasta with kimchi and bulgogi.
- Add 1 tsp soy sauce. Mix again.
- Taste and add more soy sauce to taste. Add more kimchi liquid or sprinkling of water if your pasta is too dry. Optionally add 1/2 tsp of sesame oil if you like the flavour of sesame.
- Add in Jalapeno peppers and mix one last time. Turn heat off.
- Serve right away.
Recipe 5: Creamy Tomato Bisque
Creamy Tomato Bisque is a classic and comforting soup that features ripe and juicy tomatoes blended into a smooth and velvety bisque. The soup is made by cooking diced onions, garlic, and tomatoes in a large pot until they are tender, before pureeing the mixture until smooth. A mixture of cream and chicken broth is then added to the puree, creating a rich and creamy base for the soup. The bisque is finished with a touch of butter and seasonings, such as salt and black pepper, to bring out the natural sweetness of the tomatoes. Serve this Creamy Tomato Bisque with a drizzle of heavy cream and a sprinkle of fresh basil for added depth of flavor.
- 0 g Goody Chicken stock powder
- 0 ml Goody whole peeled tomatoes (canned)
- 5 g Extra-virgin olive oil
- 5 g Garlic, minced
- 1 g Oregano, dry
- 0 g Onion, diced
- 3 ml Water
- 3 g Sugar, granulated
- 3 g Black pepper powder
- 0 g Coarsely chopped fresh basil
- 5 ml Cooking cream
- 3 ml Milk
Step By Step:
- In a heavy saucepan, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add garlic and oregano and sauté for 30 sec.
- Add onion and cook, stirring as needed, until translucent (around 8 min)
- Add canned Goody whole peel tomato with juice, Goody chicken stock powder, and sugar. Bring to a low simmer. Cook uncovered for 12 min (until thickened).
- Add cream, milk, and basil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Using a hand blender, puree soup until no chunks.
In conclusion, Italian cuisine offers a wealth of flavors and ingredients that are both delicious and versatile. The five Italian recipes featured in this article showcase the diversity of Italian cooking and the endless possibilities for creating unique and satisfying dishes. From the luxurious and seafood-forward Lobster Spaghetti to the bold and spicy Orecchiette with Spiced Duck Ragù, each recipe offers a distinct and memorable dining experience. So why not try your hand at these recipes and explore the rich flavors of Italy in your own kitchen?