Perfect for a warm summer evening, this simple recipe for whole grilled fish beautifully highlights the fresh flavor of the catch of the day. And if you’re cooking your summer seafood feast in the kitchen, don’t worry: we’ve included the directions for grilling and roasting the fish indoors, as well.
Offering fresh, briny flavors of southern Italy, pasta with sardines is a traditional dish in Sicilia. Bucatini, a long and hollow pasta, perfectly picks up the simple sauce, which is perfectly balanced with sardines, wild fennel, and other herbs. Make this sunny recipe to transport your kitchen to the Sicilian islands!
The perfect accompaniment to your summer cookout, this light but satisfying grilled salad features chicory topped with flavorful Italian pairings. The members of the chicory family – which includes escarole, endive, and radicchio – have a pleasantly bitter edge that can be tamed just enough by the heat of the grill and balanced by the drizzled balsamic vinegar, toasted pine nuts, Parmigiano Reggiano, and currants.
Stuffed zucchini blossoms are a beautiful early summer treat. The petals’ delicate, vegetal taste perfectly complements the creaminess of the ricotta filling, creating a light but deeply flavorful appetizer.
A favorite Roman street food, pizza alla pala is topped with fresh ingredients and served on its namesake paddle. Compared to the wood-fired Neapolitan pizza, it's made with a denser dough and baked in an electric oven, giving us a delicious crispy flatbread.
Leave it to the fiery Romans to give us pasta all'arrabbiata. Cooked in a tomato-based sauce, this "angry" pasta is spiced with crushed red peppers. Our simple recipe will take you all of 30 minutes to prepare while delivering a complex depth of flavor. Whip this up for a workday dinner tonight; repeat tomorrow.
Pasta alla carbonara has humble roots in the Apennine hills of central Italy, not far from Roma. The dish was known as the shepherds’ favorite as they roamed the hilly pastures following the movement of flocks, a practice known as transumanza, thanks to its simple, readily available ingredients: egg, guanciale, and cheese.