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

Spicy linguine with fresh crab, samphire and olive oil

Which olive oil do you use for your cooking? Using a good quality olive oil makes a big difference to the final taste of your dish especially if you are adding it raw to salads, pasta, fish or meat dishes. As my favourite cuisine is definitely the Mediterranean one, I use olive oil every single… Continue reading Spicy linguine with fresh crab, samphire and olive oil

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 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