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Cotechino with Lentils for Italian New Year

 


COTECHINO with LENTILS

ITALIAN NEW YEAR

“TRADITION”



ITALIAN NEW YEAR

LENTILS with COTECHINO

SUNDAY SAUCE

ITALIAN AMERICAN TRADITIONS

SUNDAY SAUCE

LASAGNA – PASTA

LENtILES w / COTECINO

LENTILS & COTECHINO

“ITALIAN NEW YEARS”


The Cotechino is an Italian large pork sausage requiring slow cooking; usually it is simmered at low heat for several hours. Its name comes from cotica, but it may take different names depending on its various locations of production.

The cotechino is an Italian large pork sausage requiring slow cooking; usually it is simmered at low heat for several hours. Its name comes from cotica (rind), but it may take different names depending on its various locations of production. According to tradition, it is served with lentils on New Year’s Eve, because lentils—due to their shape—are ‘credited’ with bringing money in the coming year.

It is prepared by filling the natural casing with rind, pork meat (usually of secondary preference), and fat mixed with salt and spices; in industrial production, nitrites and nitrates are added as preservatives. Some similar sausages exist in the Italian cooking tradition, for example musetto and zampone which are made with different meat and parts of the pig, musetto being made with meat taken from the pig’s muzzle and zampone being held together by the pig’s rear leg skin.

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How to Make Marinara Sauce – Best Recipe Ever

 



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MARINARA SAUCE


“HOW to MAKE IT” 


RECIPE

INGREDIENTS :

• 1/2 cup evoo⠀⁠
• 2 cups yellow onion, minced⠀⁠
• 4 Tbsp garlic, minced⠀⁠
• 1 cup basil, chiffonaded⠀⁠
• 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped (optional)⠀⁠
• ¼ tsp pepperoncino⠀⁠
• 4 – 28oz cans high quality tomato puree or whole tomatoes, crushed by hand⠀⁠
• 1/2 can water⠀⁠
• 1 ½ tsp salt (or to taste)⠀⁠
• ½ tsp black pepper⠀⁠
• 1 ½ Tbsp dried oregano ⠀⁠
• big handful fresh basil, whole or torn by hands⠀⁠
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• In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the olive oil and the onions together on medium-high heat and sauté until the onions are soft and beginning to brown slightly.⠀
• Add the garlic and continue to sauté until the garlic is soft.⠀⁠

• Add the next 3 ingredients and sauté for 2 minutes, to release the flavors of the herbs, while stirring.
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• Add the next 5 ingredients and bring to a light boil, then immediately reduce heat to a low simmer. Simmer for about 45-60 minutes. Adjust seasoning if necessary.⠀⁠

• Remove from heat and stir in the second amount of basil and the marinara is ready to go!








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Best Ever Pasta With Ragu Bolognese Recipe by Bellino

GINO D’ACAMPO
 
And His RAGU BOLOGNESE
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Northern Italy
 
BOLOGNA GENOA VENICE
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RAGU BOLOGNESE 
 
Perfect Recipe
 
 
 
 
 
Anna Maria & Gino eat her Pasta with Ragu Bolognese
 
 
Two great Recipes for Ragu Bolognese. Anna Maria Mannari at Trattoria Anna Maria. Anna Maria is 
The Ragu Queen of Bologna. Her recipe starts at minute 1:45 of this video.
 
Gino’s Recipe starts at minute 7:00 …
and Gino’s recipe that he was taught to by his grandfather.
 
 
 
 
GINO Makes TAGLIATELLE BOLOGNESE
 
RECIPE From His NONNO
 
 
 
 
The RAGU BOLGONESE COOKBOOK
 
SECRET RECIPE
 
The WORLDS BEST BOLGONESE
 
Daniel Bellino “Z” is considered The King of Bolognese in America. His famous
Ragu alla Bolognese was Voted The Best in America from The Journal of Italian Food Wine
and Travel Magazine in 1998. Hundreds of Thousands of adoring fans have eaten Daniel’s famed
Pasta with Bolgonese Sauce. And now you can eat it too.
 
For years Daniel kept his Recipe a Secret. But now, Daniel decided to share this amazing recipe with all the people of the World, with his publication of The Ragu Bolognese Cookbook – Secret Recipe, and more, by Daniel Bellino “Z” aka “Danny Bolognese” There are many other wonderful recipes and stories by Daniel, and of course his famous recipe for Pasta w/ Ragu Bolognese, considered on of the Tastiest Dishes in the World. Daniel says, it’s very easy to make, all you need is a great recipe (like his), use the best ingredients, follow and execute the directions, and you can make it too. It’s a great thing to know, as it taste oh so good. And when you make it for friends and family, they will love you all the more, for making it for them. 

Pasta with Ragu Bolognese all Danny, “The Tastiets Dish in The World” !!!  Make it!

 

 

 

 

Italian Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

 

POLLO alla CACCITORE

An ITALIA-AMERICAN FAVORITE

Pollo alla Cacciatore is quite popular all over Italy, from Piedmonte in the North West of Italy, down to Campania and Naples, and even into Sicily. The dish is especially popular in Tuscan and the Umbria region of Central Italy. Chicken Cacciatore is hugely popular with the Italian-American Enclave, as it is tasty, easy to prpepare, and has inexpensive ingredients, and the dish holds well when left in the refrigerator and is reheated for multiple meals. This being said, you can make larger batches by doubling and even tripling the following recipe.

There is no one sigle recipe for Pollo Cacciatore which means hunters chicken. The dish was originally made by hunters, using rabbits, which you can subsitute one or two rabbits for the chicken in the recipe that follows. 

As the original dish was made by hunter, who besided shooting rabbits and other wild game, and also coming across wild mushrooms in the woods, the hunters made their Cacciatore with Muschrroms. If you don’t like msuhrooms, as many people do not, they may be omitted from the recipe. If you don’t like Peppers, you can omit them as well, as long as you have the base sauce recipe, of the tomatoes and wine, and the aromatic vegetables, especially the garlic, and onoins. You can also add Olives to the dish, if you so choose. Experiment, and make the recipe you own., just Enjoy.




Italian POLLO alla CACCIATORE – Recipe


INGREDIENTS :


  • 2 pounds Chicken Thighs
  • 1 pound of Whole San Marzano Tomatoes (crushed)
  • One carrot
  • One garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup Red Wine
  • One celery stalk
  • Salt to taste
  • A sprig of rosemary
  • Pepper to taste
  • 12 ounces Mushrooms (washed and sliced)
  • 1 Sweet Red Bell Pepper, cored and sliced
  • I large Onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Italian Olive Oil

Wash the carrot and celery under running water and chop them coarsely.

Pat dry the Chicken with paper towels. Season both sides of the chicken with Salt & Black Ground Pepper.

Take a frying pan and put the olive oil in it and heat it well.

Add the Chicken to pan with the olive oil and cook on medium heat, until the chicken is nicely browned on all sides, cooking over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side.

Remove the Chciken from the pan, and set aside on a plate to rest.

Add the Red Bell Peppers and cook on low heat for 6 minutes.

Add the Mushrooms to pan, and add the Salt & Black Pepper to the peppers and mushrooms. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. 

Add th onion and cook on low heat for 3 minutes.

Then add the chopped garlic and the bay leaves. Cook on low heat for 3 minutes.

Add the chicken back to the pan. Turn heat on high.

Add the Red Wine to pan and cook on jigh heat until the wine is reduced by half its original volume. About 4-5 minutes.

Add the Tomatoes, Carrots, and Celery to the pan.

Turn heat to high and cook until the contents strarts to bubble and boil.

Turn the heat to a low simmer, and let everything cook until the chicken is tender.
About 25 minutes.

Turn the jheat off and let the Chicken rest.

Serve 3 pieces of Chicken with the vegetables and sauce to each person. 

You can serve this with boiled or raost potatoes, or over any pasta or egg noodles that you choose.

Enjoy !!!





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