Tagged with cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower Frittata

Roasted Cauliflower Frittata

No fancy stuff today, but simple honest Italian home cooking. Frittata is the Italian solution to leftovers. Just add some eggs and turn it into a wonderful meal.  Although I have been blogging about Italian food for over four years, I’ve never posted a recipe for frittata. This post makes an end to that outrage. The … Continue reading

Skate and Cauliflower

Skate and Cauliflower

Skate is a fish that is not very well known. Both its flavor and its texture are different than other fish. When prepared correctly, it is delicious. When overcooked, it is dry and stringy. The best way to prevent this is using a thermometer with a probe, to ensure that the skate is cooked exactly … Continue reading

Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower, Ham, and Cumin

Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower, Ham, and Cumin

Italian cooking is about the art of “less is more”. When I thought of this pasta dish, I thought the flavors of roasted cauliflower, boiled ham, and cumin would work well together. And they did! And I resisted the urge to add more ingredients other than the basics such as parmigiano reggiano and extra virgin … Continue reading

Cauliflower Risotto (Risotto al Cavolfiore)

Cauliflower Risotto (Risotto al Cavolfiore)

We love risotto and so I think of new risotto recipes on a regular basis. The basis of almost each risotto is risotto rice, onion, stock, white wine, butter, and parmigiano. The type of stock and other ingredients added determine the type of risotto. The keys to good risotto are homemade stock and taking the time … Continue reading

Cauliflower and Lemon Ravioli

Cauliflower and Lemon Ravioli

When I made my first batch of ravioli with a cauliflower stuffing some weeks ago, I contemplated whether I would make it with red wine or with white wine and ended up making a delicious red wine version with great depth of flavor. The idea of a ‘fresher’ version with white wine and lemon lingered, and … Continue reading

Braised Cauliflower (Cavolfiore Affogato)

Braised Cauliflower (Cavolfiore Affogato)

A traditional side dish of Sicily is Bastaddi affucati, a Sicilian type of purple cauliflower braised with wine. I got the inspiration to try this dish from Viaggiando con Bea. Since bastaddu (in Sicilian, bastardo in Italian) is difficult to find outside of Sicily, the version with regular cauliflower (cavolfiore) is more widespread. Affucatu (affogato in Italian) … Continue reading

Cauliflower Risotto (Risotto al Cavolfiore)

Cauliflower Risotto (Risotto al Cavolfiore)

A few weeks ago I dined at my favorite Italian restaurant in Amsterdam: Bussia. The risotto I was served there was a cauliflower risotto and it was the inspiration for the risotto I created. This risotto is very creamy with most of the cauliflower used to make a cauliflower puree and the remainder roasted in … Continue reading

Pasta with Romanesco and Hazelnut

Pasta with Romanesco and Hazelnut

The dish with sole and hazelnut emulsion with romanesco we recently had at a fancy restaurant in Amsterdam was not such a big success because the sole was overpowered by the hazelnut emulsion, but it did inspire me to make this pasta dish because it made me realize that hazelnut and romanesco work very well together. … Continue reading