Spaghetti with spider crab, what a delicacy!

I have always thought that brown crab was delicious.. until I tried spider crab! Almost weekly now, I get a spider crab delivered to my front door, already cooked by my local fishmonger. Spider crab is cheap and very sustainable as there are plenty of them. Their meat is sweeter than brown crab but for… Continue reading Spaghetti with spider crab, what a delicacy!

Salmon & spinach wrapped in pastry – Quick and easy

I was very pleased with this speedy little recipe. This is a good last minute meal, ideal as an appetizer or as an easy lunch when you have little time on your hands. This is when shop bought pastry comes really handy. You can use fresh or frozen fish and spinach or other vegetables you… Continue reading Salmon & spinach wrapped in pastry – Quick and easy

Pasta with mussels in tomato sauce – Simple recipe

I just love the flavour of the sea. Pasta with mussels is usually a dish I make at weekends simply because the mussels need to be really fresh and therefore bought on the same day but, as this is an easy dish and of quick preparation, you could certainly make it during the week if… Continue reading Pasta with mussels in tomato sauce – Simple recipe

Chargrilled sardines with lemon and olive oil

Come to my house if you like fresh fish! We eat fish several times a week and all sorts of fish thanks to the fact that we live only across the road to a fishmonger. Fresh seabass, squid, bream, mackerel, sardines or any other beauty like this, provided that it is fresh, will take you… Continue reading Chargrilled sardines with lemon and olive oil

Puff pastry cannoli appetizers filled with tuna mousse

I passionately love entertaining! It is at dinner parties that I can let all my creativity run wild and prepare something really special to spoil my guests with. I love long and slow Italian style dinners where lots of food is slowly being consumed and served along with different types of wines. If you go… Continue reading Puff pastry cannoli appetizers filled with tuna mousse

Simple roasted whole fish with herbs and garlic

Who says that cooking a decent meal must take ages? Many¬†Mediterranean recipes are of very easy preparation and with a few quality ingredients you can make wonders in the kitchen. So, quality not quantity is the key. Fish is one of the healthiest and lightest foods very popular in the Mediterranean cuisine. You can buy… Continue reading Simple roasted whole fish with herbs and garlic

How to make octopus carpaccio

Homemade octopus carpaccio? It’s easier than you think! All you need is an octopus and a plastic empty bottle. You can buy a frozen octopus which actually works better than a fresh one. One of the best ways of ensuring that your octopus will be tender and delicious is to use one that was previously… Continue reading How to make octopus carpaccio

How to cook low-fat delicious food by chargrilling

Food does not always have to be loaded in calories to be tasty. I have said many times how chargrilling can bring out the best flavour in food. I can say with confidence that my griddle pan is my best friend. In Northern Italy many people own a cast iron griddle pan to chargrill their… Continue reading How to cook low-fat delicious food by chargrilling

Mediterranean style oven baked salmon – easy recipe

Fish, fish and more fish. I could easily live without meat but not without fish. I love any type of fish and my children have grown to love it too. Since they were babies fish was on the menu at least twice a week, all sort of fish: from mackerel, to sardines, to sea bream,… Continue reading Mediterranean style oven baked salmon – easy recipe