Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli (from the scratch)

This is one dish which was waiting to be a part of my repertoire for a long time. I’m happy that I bring to you all today the recipe of homemade ‘Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli’. Simply put, Ravioli are a type of Italian Dumplings composed with a stuffing sealed between layers of thin pasta dough. These are usually served with a pasta sauce. The Ravioli in … Continue reading Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli (from the scratch)

Bruschetta (Italian Starter)

Bruschetta is a starter dish from Italy consisting of grilled/baked bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt. Variations may include different toppings like chopped tomatoes, onions, beans, cheese, basil, etc. I am sharing my homemade version with you all today. It’s inception in my kitchen was completely co-incidental. Better half got Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese and we planned to have tomato and buffalo … Continue reading Bruschetta (Italian Starter)

Chicken Sausage Aglio Olio (Spaghetti)

A super comfort food for your weeknights. Chicken Sausage Aglio Olio (Spaghetti with olive oil, garlic, red chilli flakes and bite-size pieces of Chicken Sausages) is extremely easy to make yet each bite is so delightful. Here’s the step by step recipe for you all; Preparation Time 8-10 minutes Cooking Time 15-20 minutes Servings 4 Main Ingredients Spaghetti, Chicken Sausages, Garlic & Chilli Flakes Course Main-course Level Of Cooking Medium Ingredients                                                                   Chicken … Continue reading Chicken Sausage Aglio Olio (Spaghetti)

Gnocchi – Shack Saturdays Special

A great way to use up baked or boiled potatoes. You can make Gnocchi (Italian dumplings) with just flour and eggs, but potato gives it a beautiful, light, fluffy texture, while the ricotta cheese adds a rich creaminess. This recipe is inspired from Gordon Ramsay’s Homemade Gnocchi. Here are the steps for a beautiful meal; Preparation Time 15-20 minutes Cooking Time 10 mins. (boiling) + 15 mins. … Continue reading Gnocchi – Shack Saturdays Special

Aioli (Dip/Sauce)

Aioli is a French Sauce made with garlic, olive oil, egg yolk and lemon. There are many variations to this sauce. You can add different kinds of seasonings or exclude egg yolk or lemon juice. The recipe I am sharing today is inspired from Mario Batali’s ‘Tomato Aioli’ recipe. It goes extremely well with Baked Zucchini Sticks (the recipe I uploaded last time). Below are … Continue reading Aioli (Dip/Sauce)

Baked Zucchini Sticks

Have you been to any of Mario Batali’s (one of the most recognised chefs worldwide) restaurants? Well, if you are in one of the cities where he has his restaurants and haven’t been yet, I would highly recommend you to go there. Slightly on the expensive side, but if you are an Italian food lover then you can’t miss his restaurant. Better half and I went … Continue reading Baked Zucchini Sticks

Affogato (Vanilla Ice Cream Topped With A Shot Of Espresso Coffee) – Shack Saturdays

My better half and I were dining at Jamie’s Italian a few days back. We had a delicious Affogato there and I decided to make it when back home. It is an Italian dessert consisting of vanilla ice cream topped with a shot of espresso coffee. He helped me with espresso coffee made from our capsule coffee machine and I made this super delicious vanilla … Continue reading Affogato (Vanilla Ice Cream Topped With A Shot Of Espresso Coffee) – Shack Saturdays

Veg Lasagna – Shack Saturdays Special

Last weekend, I tried my hands on the very delicious Lasagna (pasta in the form of sheets or wide strips baked with meat or vegetables, red or white sauce and cheese). I made the veg version with onions and mushrooms in red (tomato) sauce and we relished it. 🙂 Here’s the recipe for you guys to try and enjoy! Preparation Time 15-20 minutes Baking Time 45-50 minutes Servings 4 Main Ingredients Lasagna … Continue reading Veg Lasagna – Shack Saturdays Special