How to cuddle yourself in such hard times? Pumpking soup is the answer. Visto che in casa si tende a smangiucchiare e ingrassare, vi propongo una ricetta buonissima a base di verdure e patate: la zuppa di zucca.
I am developing a passion for chicken in a sauce of tomato and spices.
and I have lots of onions…
so I’m gonna cook this spiced tomato sauce chicken many more times…
see previous post for the recipe of sauce. what about the chicken ? put the chicken pieces in a bowl with lemon juice, evo oil, garlic and all the spices you like: pepper, coriander, turmeric, cumin, ginger, paprika and whatever you like. Let the chicken there 1 or 2 hours, then put it in the pan where you have previously cooked the sauce and let it cook until done.
Yes, summer is zucchini and tomato time… so here are two simple recipes based on tomato sauce. The first one is a pasta dish, while the second one is a basic sauce you can use to cook many other food (meat or pasta).
Put some oil in a pan, add a little minced onion and fry, then add the zucchini pieces and cook a little, then add the tomato sauce. Cook your favourite pasta in salted water and just before it’s done, put some pieces of mozzarella in the pan
Put the cooked pasta in the pan and mix it all. You’re done.
You can make a similar sauce (with no mozzarella) and use it with pasta or to cook different kind of meat in it, for example chicken or beef.
evo oil as a base. Put some minced onion and cook very little. Then add some minced carrot (the sweetness of carrots makes it great) and the minced zucchini (optional). Finally add the tomato sauce, a little of minced garlic and all the spices you like… for example: pepper, chili, cumin, coriander, ginger, turmeric, paprica. Remember to add a little water if it dries… you should keep it fluid. Jump into the pleasure…
Sometimes you make a dish and something on the side, then you realize that you can mix all together and it would be great. A volte sembra un secondo e un contorno, ma poi ti rendi conto che se li metti insieme fanno una bella insalata di pollo. Peccato che siamo solo in Aprile perché credo sia un fantastico piatto estivo.
Pollo speziato in insalata con origano. Spieced chicken and oregano salad.
evo oil – olio evo
red onion (shallot) – scalogno
coriander – coriandolo
ginger – zenzero
nutmeg – noce moscata
oregano – origano
salt – sale
and obviously chicken – pollo
Put the spices in the pan with the oil and lightly warm the mixture. Mettete le spezie nell’olio in padella a fuoco basso.
Cut the chicken in small pieces and wet it with the lemon. Tagliate il pollo a pezzi piccoli e bagnatelo con il limone.
Then put the onion and the chicken in the pan and go on cooking. Add oregano and salt at the end. Mettete il pollo in padella con la cipolla, bagnate con altro limone e cuocete. Sale e origano alla fine.
If you have lettuce, you can make a hot-cold chicken salad.
Se avete della lattuga o altra insalata, questo pollo può anche essere mischiato all’insalata per fare un’insalata di pollo caldo-freddo.