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Greek Style Fisherman Soup

We used to make this type of soup in the summers in Greece growing up. It is a poor soup nothing fancy but very flavorful and healthy. It features all ingredients and their pure taste as they are not covered by intense spices or sauces. Ingredients Fish Soup 800g – 1kg of Fresh whole fish […]

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Fresh Summer Lentil Salad

Lentils have been one of the first crops domesticated in the Ner East ca. 9,500 to 13,000 years ago. Nowadays there are many different types of lentils ranging in colors from yellow to red-orange to green, brown and black. They also vary greatly in size and are sold in many forms, with or without the […]

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Pesto di Pistacchio

There are many variations of the classic Genoa sauce of pesto. One of these is the Pesto di Pistacchio (pistachio pesto). Originally this can be found on the island of Sicily, where it is called “Pesto di Pistacchi del Bronte” from the area of Bronte, which is the Italian capital of the pistachio. Ingredients Pesto […]

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Calamari Stew

Ingredients 3-4 cleaned calamari or squid, tubes sliced into rings and tentacles roughly chopped Olive oil 1 Chopped onion 1 Chopped fennel bulb 3 Garlic cloves 2 Tbsp Tomato paste 1/4 Cup Ouzo 1 Cup red wine 2 Cans of crushed tomatoes (800g or 28oz) Salt and pepper to taste Red chilli flakes 1/2 Cup […]

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Chicken with Fennel & Leeks

Ingredients 500g  Chicken breasts 2 Fennel Bulbs 1 Stalk of leek 2 cloves of garlic 1/2 cup of cream Salt & Pepper White wine or dry vermouth Preparation Finely Slice the Fennel Bulbs & Leeks and chop the garlic Cut the chicken breasts in bite size pieces and set aside Heat some Olive Oil large […]

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Hearty Beef and Bean Soup

Ingredients 800 to 1,000g of beef (Chuck parts* see cuts below) 2 Onion 3 Carrots 3 celery stalk + leaves 3 cloves of garlic 1/3 Cup of chopped parsley 2 bay leaves Salt & Pepper (+corns) 100g Cannellini beans (optionl) Use 3 lt of water for every kg of meat. Preparation Place 1 Onion, 1 carrot, […]

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Swordfish on Gratinated Potatoes

Ingredients 2 Swordfish steaks (ca. 1 – 1.5 cm thick) 2 Potatoes 10 Cherry tomatoes 2 Tablespoons of pitted Olives (preferably Taggiasca*, but other pitted olives will do just fine) Salt & Pepper to taste 1/2 Tablespoon Capers 2 Teaspoons of Oregano Olive Oil Preparation Preheat oven to 180°C (375°F) Sprinkle some Olive oil on […]

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Seared Tuna on Avocado Salad & Rice

Seared Tuna on Avocado Salad & Rice

Ingredients 2 Tuna Steaks (sushi grade) 2 Ripe Avocados 1/2 – 1 cup of sesame seeds 1 1/2 Cups of rice (Japanese or other short grain rice) 2 Tablespoons chopped dill (plus extra for garnish) 1 Tablespoon of rice vinegar or other white vinegar 3/4 Tablespoon of sugar 1/2 Teaspoon of salt Salt & Pepper […]

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Pumpkin & Ginger Bisque

Bisque is a smooth, creamy, highly-seasoned soup of French origin, classically based on a strained broth (coulis) of crustaceans. It can be made from lobster, crab, shrimp or crayfish. Also, creamy soups made from roasted and puréed vegetables are sometimes called bisques. Ingredients 1kg Pumpkin 2 Small Onions 2 cloves of Garlic 500ml vegetable or […]

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Pizzoccheri

Pizzoccheri

Pizzoccheri are a type of short tagliatelle, a flat ribbon pasta, made with 80% buckwheat flour and 20% wheat flour. When classically prepared in Valtellina, they are cooked along with greens (often Swiss Chard but also Savoy cabbage), and cubed potatoes. This mixture is layered with pieces of Valtellina Casera cheese and pieces of  Bitto Cheese, […]

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