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!

Prawns in puff pastry, an easy yummy starter

I so much love quick and easy recipes. I have practically given up on complicated ones. Anything I publish on this blog goes onto my family dinner plates, so most of the recipes have to be reasonably quick and easy midweek meals with the odd fancy “treat” because we all need to have something special… Continue reading Prawns in puff pastry, an easy yummy starter

Ham-wrapped king prawns skewers with polenta

So how are your Christmas preparations going? What’s your festive menu going to be this year? I’d love to hear what everyone is preparing for the big day. Like every year, for everyone’s peace, I must “adhere” to English tradition when it comes to Christmas lunch, so turkey with all the trimmings is on the… Continue reading Ham-wrapped king prawns skewers with polenta

Prawns, pea, asparagus pasta light and fresh

The sun is out and spring is finally here! I have been out and about a lot recently. I feel the need to top up with vitamin D after all those long winter months. My recipe for today is a fresh pasta dish that tastes and looks like spring! Make sure you only use fresh vegetables… Continue reading Prawns, pea, asparagus pasta light and fresh

Italian seafood gnocchi

Gnocchi are a classic in the Italian cuisine. Made with potatoes and flour, these little pillows are just so delicious. The are often served with butter and sage and meat sauces. I have found that they go well with seafood too and they make a perfect dish ideal for entertaining. Prep Time : 40 minutes… Continue reading Italian seafood gnocchi

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