Mediterranean cuisine for every day

Pasta & Gnocchi

Tagliatelle alla Puttanesca

Apr 1st, 2011 | By | Category: easy and fast, Pasta & Gnocchi, Recipes

The Puttanesca sugo goes with all kinds of pasta. I had freshly made Tagliatelle at home so I tried this combination. I always make a classic Puttanesca sugo with anchovies, capers, olives and tomato sauce. A simple but delightful pasta dish. People are often afraid of using anchovies in cooking, but in this dish they [...]



Spaghetti Carbonara

Mar 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Pasta & Gnocchi, Recipes

Spaghetti Carbonara is, besides the Aglio e Olio recipe, probably the most simple and easy to do pasta recipe. The only requirements are fresh, organic free range eggs and speck. Make sure you don’t use regular bacon but speck which has less fat and more taste. Preparation time: 20 minutes difficulty: easy Ingredients for 2 [...]



Ms. Roula’s Tagliatelle with Champignon mushroom

Nov 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Pasta & Gnocchi, Recipes

My neighbor in Hydra, Ms. Roula loves to cook. She prepared a lot of classic Greek food but also surprises me with the one or the other easy to do Pasta dish. I am usually not a big fan of Pasta with cream sauces, but this one was light enough. I also was surprised by [...]



Ragù alla bolognese

Nov 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Pasta & Gnocchi, Recipes

Ragù alla bologneseis certainly one of my favorites. It can be seasoned in many different ways. You can add dried mushrooms, bacon but also clove or nutmeg can be added. The essential thing with a good Ragù alla bolognese is that is cooked slow and long. The longer the better. Preparation time: 10 minutes cooking [...]



Gnocchi with squash and apple

Oct 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Pasta & Gnocchi, Recipes

The season is calling for recipes with squash. Also the apple fits the season well. Apple and squash are a great combination when it comes to sauces for Gnocchi. I am only describing the sauce here as you can find basic Gnocchi reicpes at offallytasty, at dailyvideorecipes and at wondertime. Preparation time: 10 minutes cooking [...]



Gnocchi with ginger, cucumber and poppy seeds

Oct 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Pasta & Gnocchi, Recipes

Gnocchi with ginger, cucumber and poppy seeds is a simple and refreshing dish. I made the “rapid gnocchi” that are mentioned in my posts several times. The sauce is even faster to prepare than the gnocchi. In just a few minutes the food is on the table. In this post I will only describe the [...]



Fussili with leek, bacon and feta sauce

Oct 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Pasta & Gnocchi, Recipes

A nice pasta sauce if you like feta cheese. The leek and bacon fit the cheese very well, I am sure one can leave the bacon away to have a lighter dish. Easy to prepare and full of taste. Preparation time: 5 minutes cooking time: 15 minutes difficulty: easy Ingredients: 1/2 pack of Fussili 1/2 [...]



Gnocchi with sage butter

Oct 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Pasta & Gnocchi, Recipes

A classic Italian dish. Gnocchi with sage butter are easy and fast to make. I am using a little trick to reduce the work even more. The Gnocchi I make are made from scratch though I use potato flakes instead of fresh potatoes. This really reduces the production time and the Gnocchi taste great. Preparation [...]



Tagliatelle with vegetable-cheese sauce

Sep 9th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Pasta & Gnocchi, Recipes

I am not a big fan of excessive use of cream with my pasta sauce. A little cream is okay though. Also vegetables in combination with cheese are one of my favorites. With the use of vegetables in this sauce you can be creative. I used what ever I had at home. preparation time: 20 [...]



Pasta salad with figs, bacon and Feta cheese

Aug 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Pasta & Gnocchi, Recipes

On the search for a tasty summer salad that could be beaten on a boat picnic I came up with this one. The figs always go great with bacon and the feta cheese gives the salad a Mediterranean touch. The salad makes a crunchy noise when eaten. This is due to the fig seeds. Preparation [...]