Three Italian Cuisines that Will Make You Fall in Love

They say that the way to a man’s heart is through its stomach. I believe that this saying applies to all the other genders as well. Since this is the case, Italian cuisines are surely the best dishes that will make you fall in love again and again.

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Here are three Italian cuisines that you will surely enjoy:

Italian Sausage and Veggie Soup

What you will need:

½ lb of Italian pork sausage

1 cup of carrots, sliced

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 large baking potato, peeled and sliced

2 cans of beef broth

1 can of garbanzo beans

1 ½ cup of water

1 can of pasta style chunky tomatoes

½ tsp of Italian seasoning, dried

1 bay leaf

grated parmesan cheese

1 cup of zucchini, sliced

What you need to do:

Drain liquid from brown sausage.  Place it in a crock pot then add all the other ingredients (except for zucchini). Cover then cook for 7-9 hours over low heat. Remove the bay leaf then add the zucchini. Cover then cook for additional 30 minutes. Serve this with grated cheese.

 

Italian Sausage Ravioli Filling

What you will need:

4 ounces of Italian sausage

¾ cup of spinach leaves

1 egg yolk

1/3 cup of Ricotta cheese

1 tsp of fresh sage

1/8 nutmeg, grated

What you need to do:

Place sausage in a skillet over medium heat. Cook until it turns brown. Break up the sausage while cooking. Add in spinach. Cook and stir it until it becomes wilted. Drain the fat. In the event that the resulting mixture becomes too coarse to be stuffed inside the ravioli, place it in the blender and process it well.

Place sage, ricotta cheese, nutmeg and egg yolk in a bowl. Add the sausage mixture. Mix both well. Cover then chill before stuffing into the ravioli.

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Classic Risotto Recipe

What you will need:

4 cups of chicken stock

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium sized onion, chopped

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 ½ cups arborio rice

½ cup of dry white wine

1/3 cup of parmesan cheese, finely grated

4 green onions, sliced

grated parmesan cheese

What you need to do:

In a sauce pan, pour in the stock and 1 ½ cup of water. Over high heat, let the water boil. Afterwards, simmer until necessary.

Place heavy-based saucepan over medium heat then pour oil. Add in brown onion. Stir for 5 minutes or until it becomes brown and soft. Add the rice and garlic. Stir for 2 minutes. Add the wine and allow it to boil. Stir the mixture and cook for three minutes or until the liquid has already evaporated. Lower the heat then add a ladle of stock mixture. Cook, stir and let the rice absorb the liquid. Repeat this, 1 ladle of stock mixture at a time.

Add in the grated parmesan and green onion and stir. Let it stand for 2 minutes. Add grated parmesan and serve.

Linda Rosario is a blogger from chefneeds.com “The Kitchen Every Chef Needs” which offers sandwich prep tables, prep tables, bakery display cases, deli display case, pizza prep tables, and other restaurant supplies. Linda loves painting and cooking. She also has a small pastry shop.

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