Tagged with pancetta

Spaghetti Squash with Clams and Pancetta

Spaghetti Squash with Clams and Pancetta

Have you ever heard of spaghetti squash? I had not until I read about it on Shanna’s wonderful blog. Coincidence or not, this autumn for the first time I saw spaghetti squash in markets here. The name may sound strange, but when you look at the texture of the cooked squash it is clear where the … Continue reading

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Spaghetti alla Carbonara is one of our favorite dishes that I make often because it is such great comfort food: filling and full of flavor. If you are a long time follower of this blog with a good memory, you may remember that I already posted a recipe for carbonara over four years ago. I … Continue reading

Venison with Turnips and Peas

Venison with Turnips and Peas

This recipe is all about the turnips, small purple turnips that we get in spring and are called “meiraapjes” in Dutch. They look very pretty with their nice purple color, which unfortunately will be gone once you have peeled them. These turnips do not only look like radishes, but also the flavor is like radishes … Continue reading

Pasta with Broccoli and Pancetta

Pasta with Broccoli and Pancetta

It is interesting how you can vary even the simplest of Italian recipes. I make pasta with broccoli often, and I often make it like I described in this post with anchovies, garlic, and chilli. I cook the broccoli and the pasta together and toss them in olive oil in which I stirred the anchovies, … Continue reading

Bucatini alle Cipolle (Pasta with Onions)

Bucatini alle Cipolle (Pasta with Onions)

Every time I browse the many cookbooks by Biba Caggiano I own, a recipe catches my eye that I haven’t tried before. In this case it was bucatini alle cipolle, a very simple pasta dish that makes the onions shine by cooking them slowly over low heat. A bit of pancetta is added for additional … Continue reading

Gnocchi all’Acqua con Pancetta

Gnocchi all’Acqua con Pancetta

Happy Thanksgiving! When I was googling researching gnocchi all’acqua (‘water’ gnocchi, made from a dough much like that of éclairs), I noticed a variety of these gnocchi stuffed with pieces of pancetta and served with a tomato sauce. This sounded really good, so I decided to put it on my coming soon list of recipes … Continue reading

Spinach Risotto (Risotto agli Spinaci)

Spinach Risotto (Risotto agli Spinaci)

We love risotto and I’m always trying to come up with new recipes. This spinach risotto turned out really nice, and it was even nicer with the garnishes of pancetta and sous-vide egg-yolk. But the risotto is delicious by itself, so for a vegetarian version you could easily leave out the pancetta. However, using homemade … Continue reading

Spaghetti alla Gricia

Spaghetti alla Gricia

The Italian region of Lazio (which is the region around Rome) has some of the best simple pasta dishes: Spaghetti alla Carbonara, Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe, Spaghetti all’Amatriciana, and Spaghetti alla Gricia. The ingredients that all of them have in common are spaghetti, pecorino romano cheese, and freshly ground black pepper. Three of them have … Continue reading

Penne with Bell Peppers and Pancetta

This is a quick and simple weekday pasta dish that came about when I wanted to make Penne with Bell Peppers and Salami, but only had pancetta available. You could also think of this as Penne all’Amatriciana with added bell peppers. This dish turned out to be better balanced than the version with salami, as … Continue reading

Vongole with Pancetta

I was intrigued by PutneyFarms’s combination of clams with bacon, so I decided to give this a try even though I had never heard of this in Italy. Of course I did have to Italify things slightly by using pancetta rather than bacon and parsley rather than thyme. The combination of vongole with pancetta worked … Continue reading

Spaghetti all’Amatriciana

The pasta sauce “Amatriciana” comes from the town of Amatrice, on the border of Lazio and Abruzzo. In Amatrice they serve it over spaghetti, and that’s what I have done. This dish has been taken over by the Romans, and they serve it over bucatini (thick hollow spaghetti). The original version is now called Spaghetti … Continue reading

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Spaghetti alla Carbonara is a delicious and simple dish from Rome made with pancetta or guanciale and eggs. There should absolutely be no cream in carbonara: this is in fact a very good way to check the authenticity of Italian restaurants abroad. If the menu lists cream as part of carbonara sauce, my advice would … Continue reading