Whenever we hear the name pasta, we think Italian. When we think olive oil with some pasta we know for sure its Italian and when have we ever said no to a classic Italian dish? Never. But is it possible for us to walk out to an expensive restaurant every time our tummy craves Italian. This is the only reason why we have brought you some of the classic recipes to cook for your Italian appetite. Now you no longer need to wait up for the waiter to serve your dish, you can make it yourself.
1. Filet Mignon With Arugula Salad:
To get started, start by marinating the steak piece in salt, oregano and olive oil with a hint of basil and then fry it well in olive oil and garlic. Medium to well done is perfect. Now use Italian salad dressing to mix up the arugula salad and add olives and peas as desired. Cut and fry mushrooms in olive oil and add it to the salad with a side dish of garlic bread or olive oil toasted pasta.
2. Zuppa Toscana:
For this you would need link sausages smoked, bacon and chicken. Now start by baking the sausages by pre heating the oven and then in a pan add garlic, onion and bacon and cook it in olive oil. Once the bacon is thoroughly cooked, crumble it and cook some more. Now mix the crumble in the soup with the chicken base or broth and drop the sausages in them. Now add cream and serve.
3. Italian Sausage And Tortellini Soup:
Start by deep frying the sausages in a pan and crumbling them. Set it aside on a napkin and then in a pan add beef broth, garlic, zucchini, thyme, basil, oregano, wine, bell peppers, tomato puree, tomatoes and sweet corns if desired. Add the sausages and tortellini and simmer and serve with parmesan.
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4. Lemony Chicken Saltimbocca:
In this recipe, chicken is cut into fillets or sausages and then wrapped in prosciutto and lemon zest. In a separate bowl, squeeze fresh lime or lemon and then pour in on the chicken. Now use white wine and olive oil in a pan and sear the chicken pieces well. You can add this as a side dish to pasta or garlic bread.
5. Chicken Marsala:
Wrap chicken pieces in flour and basil and prior to this rub oregano in it. Now lightly toss the chicken in olive oil to get a slight golden color. In a pan add Marsala wine and sherry and then toss in the olive oil fried garlic mushrooms. Add tomatoes and thyme and put in the chicken pieces.
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6. The Classic Spaghetti And Meatballs:
In a pan sear mince beef with onion, olive oil, thyme, sour cream or yoghurt, oregano and basil. Toss lightly until proper color and now make balls out of them. In a separate pan boil pasta with olive oil in the water. Now pour a little water or wine or sour cream in a pan along with classic herbs and prepare the meatballs.
Lasagna is one of the classic dishes straight from Italy where soft pasta and molten cheese is the prime ingredient alongside heavy stuffing. The stuffing can be made from veg or minced meat paired with oregano, basil, tomatoes and some more cheese and you would end up with mouthwatering layered lasagna.
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8. Shrimp Arrabbiata:
Boil shrimp and pasta and then mix in the necessary herbs like thyme or basil along with oregano and then toss it lightly in olive oil with onion, diced tomatoes, crushed garlic and then serve.