Archive for the ‘Preparations’ Category

Aldente Pasta: How to make “Gnocchi” (with Gongorzola Cheese)

Gnocchi di Patate is a special kind of pasta made with flour and potatoes. Never my family used eggs to make gnocchi. Please note also that there is not any precise weight to make the Gnocchi dough: you start boiling the potatoes, set them to cool down, smash them and add the flour:  the quantity of flour is […]

Brasato Di Manzo

May be you want to make ragu’ di carne or a good stuffing for ravioli or agnolotti: in this case you should follow this simple way to prepare the meat. Also when your brasato di manzo is ready just adding tomato sauce and leaving cook on moderate fire for one-two hours you will obtain a meat sauce where the beef will be […]

Cleaning Fish – Squid

   Such beautiful fresh fishes! here you can see Fin Fish, Mussel & Squid Squid is call Calamaro in Italy, where are two different quality: “Calamaro” and “Totano”; today let see how to clean “Calamaro” the process is similar also for “Totano” & “Sepia”(Cuttlefish). for better understanding I divide the Squid in two parts: head […]

Recipes: Cooking Foods – Octopus Cleaning

Recipes: Cooking Foods Italian Style – Octopus Cleaning more details in my culinary books published by amazon.com   Octopus is a formidable ingredient, but must be prepared with care. First of all, if you got a fresh Octopus you need to make it soft or you cannot eat it. The best and easy wayto make a […]

Soffritto: the “core” of the secrect!

  Al Dente Kitchen – Soffritto: the “core” of the secrect!     Like a building fundation “Soffritto” is the base of many Italian Traditional preparations. In order to make a good preparation you have to master how to make Soffritto. Soffritto is the name of many spices and ingredients which have been fried: they must match with the main […]

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