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Tagged With: easy

Roasted Thyme Tomatoes

I love heirloom cherry tomatoes from the farmer’s market. They are so sweet and flavorful, and I love to make a big batch of these slow-roasted tomatoes and keep them in the fridge to toss in everything. They’re also fabulous on their own, just on a couple slices of toasted baguette. The olive oil mixes … Continue reading »

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Bucatini al’Amatriciana

This dish is named for a small town in Italy called Amatrice. It’s base is a pork product called guanciale, which is pig jowl, and it tastes like a porkier version of bacon or pancetta. The traditional noodle for this is bucatini, which is a thick spaghetti with a hole like a straw. It’s a … Continue reading »

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Capellini with Tomato and Basil

Capellini (angel hair) is not used very often because it quickly becomes a gluey mess. The trick is to pull it directly out of the pot into this olive oil sauce and toss. I only use it in situations like this with a fresh, uncooked sauce because you don’t want to be messing around with … Continue reading »

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Flounder in Cartoccio

This is a perfect quick spring dish– I came home from work late and made it in 15 minutes. (That’s also why there are no “after” pictures– in those few minutes it got dark out.) You can do this with any kind of fish or any toppings you want (although it works better with less … Continue reading »

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Red Wine Spaghetti with Broccoli Rabe

I have been making this recipe for almost 10 years, which says a lot. It’s simple enough that I never have to look it up, and it’s always delicious. You could riff on it and add things like chicken or red pepper flakes or anchovies and it would totally work, but I like to keep … Continue reading »

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Top 5 Favorite Pastas

I am always a fan of pasta for a quick weeknight dinner, and so it’s not surprising that I already have several blog posts to choose from. I always love pesto and I have a recipe here, but I also loved this avocado pesto because it was a rich, creamy, and different version of the … Continue reading »

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Marinated Sardines

This dish is essentially the same as marinated fresh anchovies, so you can use whatever is available. Your fishmonger will most likely fillet them for you, but I did mine myself and it wasn’t that difficult — and I used the scraps for fish stock. They are nice and tangy and make a delicious start … Continue reading »

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Shrimp alla Buzara

I got the idea for this one from a Lidia Bastianich Feast of the Seven Fishes, and it’s delicious. It was a little unclear if the breadcrumbs are meant to be sprinkled on top or if they are supposed to thicken the sauce, but either way it’ll work. She says it’s from the Northern Adriatic … Continue reading »

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Baccala alla Vicentina

I must say, this is definitely a fantastic recipe so I’m not surprised it came from Babbo. It’s also incredibly easy, and on a night when I’m doing 7 fishes, the fact that it’s entirely make-ahead is a huge plus. In effect, this is the same dish that Spanish and French cuisines call Brandada or … Continue reading »

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Chocolate Pudding with Sea Salt

Pudding is so easy to make that it almost seems like more work to make it from a box. Seriously, you can make it so many ways and you should. It’s so delicious,  I might make more tonight. I added a sprinkle of sea salt to the top just for fun because I love the … Continue reading »

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