Food

Mussels Alla Livornese. Cozze Alla Livornese.

Ingredients:

1kg mussels

1 garlic clove

Parsley

1 cup of passata

7-10 cherry tomatoes

Half glass of white wine

Black pepper

 

Step 1. Clean the mussels.

Step 2. Put chopped garlic,parsley and cherry tomatoes to the pan.

Step 3. Fry for 5-7 min, then add  the mussels and white wine.cover with the lead.

Step 4. Season with some pepper

Step 5. When the mussels are opened put on top some passata. Let it cook another 5-7 min and it’s all ready to eat!!!

Step 6. Buon Appetito!

Angie’s Fish Burgers

Experiments,experiments and, more important, success. So, I’m happy to share with you my fish burger recipe.

Ingredients:

2 small garlic cloves

200 g shrimps

230 g fresh tuna stake

800 g perch

1 egg

2 tbs grana padano

3-4 tbs breadcrumbs

salt

pepper

Step 1. Chop finely garlic and parsley

Step 2. Mince the fish

step 3. Put all ingridients in a bowl and mix well together

Step 4. Put fish burger mixture in the frige for about 30 min

Step 5. Form the mixture into the burger shape

Step 6. Cook on the grill pan till they are ready

Step 7. Stuff the burgers with whatever you fancy. I used classic combination with pink sauce, red onions, fresh salad, tomatoes and gherkins.

Step 8. Buon Appetito

Stuffed Calamari. Calamari ripieni

Step 1.  Prepare bread crumbs ( recipe is in the previous post “Italian Breadcrumbs”)

Step 2.  Clean your calamari.

Step 3.  Fill your calamari with bread crumbs mixture, but don’t overfill,make sure they are soft. About 2-3 teaspoons for one, depends on the size of  calamaris.

Step 4.  Place on the tray with a little olive oil and bake in preheated 180 C oven for 10-15 min.

Step 5.  Buon Appetito

Italian Breadcrumbs. Pane Grattugiato.

It’s classic recipe for a base of all kinds of Italian recipes. You can use them for fish,pasta,meat and vegetable dishes. Today I explain only this base recipe and next time I will show you to use it in practice!

Ingredints:

Breadcrumbs (qunantity depends on what you cooking)

1,5 Garlic clove

Parsley

Olive Oli, extra virgin

salt

Peppe

Step 1. Put the breadcrumbs in the bowl.

Step 2. Chop the parsley and garlic very fine,add to the bowl with breadcrumbs.

Step 3. Add salt,pepper and olive oil. Please note,that you have to add enough olive oil to combine the mixture,but not to much,that it soaks in it.

Step 4.  Mix it all up,until it is slightly sticky, but still falls apart.Now, it is ready to use for your preferred dishes.

 

Baked Perch With Potatoes

Ingredients:

Half a perch

4-5  Potatoes

1  Red onion

3 Garlic cloves

8-10 Cherry tomatoes

Half tine of black olives

Olive oil

Rosemary

Salt

Black pepper

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 180 C
Step 2. Peel the potatoes and cut them in any shapes you prefer
Step 3. Put some olive oil into baking tray and add the potatoes, onions, garlic and rosmary. Season to your taste.
Step 4. Put the tray in the oven for aprx. 15-min
Step 5. Slice the cherry tomatoes
Step 6. Take the potatoes out of the oven, put the perch on top, season with salt, pepper. Then add on top tomatoes, olives and rosemary.
      Step 7. Bake for another 20 min.
      Step 8. Buona appetito
      P.S. I would like to note this fish dish goes very well with white wine.

Passatelli

Passatelli it’s a typical dish for our region Pesaro e Urbino or north Marche. You can prepare the meat broth, following the classic recipe. Pasta for Passatelli are done from breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, lemon zest, eggs and nutmeg. It’s a perfect winter dish.
Ingredients:
250 g breadcrumbs / pangrattato
100 g parmesan cheese / parmegiano
5 eggs / uova
zest of 1 lemon /1 lemone gratugiato
1 pinch of salt / pizzicato di sale
1 pinch of black pepper / pizzicato di pepe
1 tbsp white flour / farina
1 pinch of nutmeg /pizzico di noce muscato
Step 1. In a big bowl put the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, lemon zest, salt, pepper, nutmeg and flour.
Step 2. Make the hole in the middle and add the eggs.
Step 3. Mix all very well until you can form a ball.
Step 4. Now take the masher (like on the photo) and then, taking small pieces from pasta ball start to squeeze, cut passatelli with knife aprx. 6-7cm long.
Step 5. You can cook them straight away or freeze in the freezer.
Step 6. Enjoy and Buon Appetito!!

Fantastic Hybrids Between Muffins And Croissants

Before you start getting interested about this recipe I would like to warn you, It’s not the easiest one and it requires a loooong time to make it! But IT’S WELL WORTH IT! So, if you are still interested, go ahead!
Ingredients for 12 pieces :
400 g flour,
80 g sugar
150 g milk
1 egg
1 pack(7g) dried yeast
30ml warm water
20g vegetable oil
100-150g unsalted butter
step 1.   Take luke-warm water and the dissolve the yeast .
step 2.  Warm a milk (but make sure that milk is not hot) and mix in the egg, sugar and oil.
step 3.  Sift the flour
step 4.   Mix all ingriedients together and knead, knead, knead…..till dough stops sticking to your hands.
step 5.  Cover the dough with clearfilm and leave to rest for 1,5-2 hrs.
step 6.  Divide the dough onto 6 even parts
step 7.  Take one part and roll out the dough aprox 3-4 mm thin
step 8.  Spread the buter with a thin layer
step 9.   Roll on in roll
step 10. Take one roll and with cut it with a knife in half (like on the photo).
step 11.  And roll in the “rose” shape.
step 12  When all the craffins are done, cover them and leave for another 1,5 hrs
step 13   Preheat the oven to 200 C and bake your craffins for about 20 min
step 14. Enjoy these fantastic craffins
P.S For the filing you can choose any thing you like, i do my with sugar and sinnamon; sugar and pistachios… use your imagination!

New Year,New Me

New year, new me!!! I would like to announce that my blog had changed its name, now we are Fabbrica 32 instead of blacksheep me! We like new name more… It brings clearer idea of what we do, all my work is hand made, starting with a beauty industry, art objects making and finishing with a photo shots!
So, welcome to a new concept blog, where you can find food recipes, travel experiences, pictures, diy projects…
We are based in Italy and deeply in love with this country. We are happy to share some traditions and beauty of this magical land!
Hope my Fabbrica 32 will deliver some good quality products for you!

Polpette. Italian Meatballs

You will need:

400g minced meat( pork and beef 50/50)
200g sausage mince
200g breadcrumbs
6 tbsp grated parmigiano cheese
2 eggs
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves
Parsley
Salt
Pepper
Half glass white vine
One red onion
One botle of passata
 
Let’s start
 
Step 1. Put all meat, bread crumbs, cheese and eggs in one bowl.
Step 2. Chop together garlic and parsley and add it to the meat.
Step 3. Use your hands and mix it all together till you can easy form the mass in to the balls.
Step 4. Don’t worry if you can’t do the balls yet, add more breadcrumbs if needed.
Step 5. Prepare the frying pan and add olive oil.
Step 6. Start making the meatballs using your hands.
Step 7. Put them all in the pan and start frying.
Step 8. Don’t forget to turn them over.
Step 9. ATTENTION!! NOW IT’S VERY IMPORTANT MOMENT IN ITALIAN COOKING!! YOU ADD WHITE WINE!! Half a glass in the meatballs and half in your glass! 🙂
Step 10. Chop the red onion and add to the meatballs.
Step 11. Leave it to fry together.
Step 12. Add more wine if needed in your glass. And in the meatballs.
Step 13. Poor the bottle of passata on top.
Step 14. cover with a lead and leave to cook slowly for about 30-40 min.
Step 15. Buon Appetito!