Marche

Walk For Solidarity To Autism And Delicious Spaghetti

What a perfect combination! On the 2th of April this year in Mondolfo, region Marche, there was organised “Spaghettata” a big town party where the spaghetti were prepared following the traditional recipe which is kept under the secret :))

Fantastic work was done and administration colaborated with the Omphalos,organising solidarity sport events. Everyone who wanted to take a part in these events could buy the tickets and money from the sold tickets went to help autistic children! I was impressed by the quantity of people who participated in this big idea. There were people of all ages,from diffrent backgrounds enjoying this fantastic day! I would like to say big thank to  mayor Nicola Barbieri, Omphalos, Avis and technical sponsor Caraffa Sport for the huge work and organisation.

 Start…

enjoying beautiful views…

all united together…

first break…

mayor Nicola Barbieri…

but we have to carry on….

we was going up and down…

still enjoying the views :))…

getting harder and not all arrived till the finish line in “on piece”….

courage!! finally we start to see destination point…

final point is achieved!!!

Best price ever!!!! Yammy!

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!!