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
Seafood risotto to die for!
Whenever I go back to Italy there is one single thing that’s compulsory: have at least one shellfish dinner. There is a little local restaurant we know which is not too pricey and does the fish beautifully. This is where we always go to satisfy our cravings.I love those gigantic prawns, the ones you have… Continue reading Seafood risotto to die for!
Italian seafood feast for celebrations
A shellfish feast at last, that’s what I had over the weekend. And I needed it. I truly crave for those gorgeous chubby prawns, juicy langoustines, clams and mussels, scallops au gratin…the more the better! In Italy I always visit my favourite little local trattoria which is modest but does fab food. The owner, Loris… Continue reading Italian seafood feast for celebrations
Mussels au gratin
Italians love shellfish and the way the prepare it is just sooo good! Whenever I am in Italy I treat myself to my favourite restaurant and enjoy a big fish meal. What I love most is barbecued shellfish: that smoky, chargrilled taste adds so much in flavour, it is just irresistible. I have always been… Continue reading Mussels au gratin
Neapolitan mussels soup
Let me give you a classic Neapolitan dish packed with flavour. Get a good bag of mussels, a can of tomatoes (depending on where you live you can use fresh tomatoes if in season) garlic, a good grind of pepper and a bunch of parsley; this is all that’s needed to make a truly Italian… Continue reading Neapolitan mussels soup
Mussels Bruschetta with Cherry Tomatoes
I made these bruschetta for a dinner party and they were a great success; they are easy to prepare and of great effect. I like the combination of cherry tomatoes, olive oil, mussels and some good crunchy rustic bread They make a great starter or you can serve them as an aperitiv as they will… Continue reading Mussels Bruschetta with Cherry Tomatoes
Linguine with mussels
We have been having a few days of glorious weather in the UK.When the sun shines and the sky is blue the emerald coloured grass seems to smile at you and gives you an instant lift, a feeling of well being. The air is so crisp and clean and if you take a walk in… Continue reading Linguine with mussels
Seafood Paella (paella de marisco)
I cannot describe how much I enjoyed this dish. It was actually the first time I made it. I had it in restaurants before but never attempted to make it at home. I made this dish for my beloved’s birthday party and I wanted it to be special, so I did my best in trying… Continue reading Seafood Paella (paella de marisco)