All posts tagged: tomatoes

Tomato & Ricotta Pasta Bake

Everyone loves a good cheesy pasta bake, am I right? This one has a beautiful tomato sauce that will be mixed with cooked pasta and placed in the baking tray on top of which you will dollop a beautiful ricotta mixture that will just melt away…absolutely heavenly! You could use your favorite jarred tomato sauce although I always highly recommend making your own from scratch because it tastes so much better! Recipe is for 4-6 people Ingredients: For the tomato sauce: 8 ripe tomatoes, peeled & finely chopped (you can use a food processor) 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and left whole 1 teaspoon dried origano 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar A pinch of dried chilies, optional 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 500 gr of short shaped pasta (penne, fusilli etc…) Salt and pepper to taste For the ricotta mix: 2 cups ricotta 1 cup grated parmigiano 1/2 cup grated mozzarella Pinch of nutmeg A handful of fresh basil, finely chopped 1 egg yolk Salt and pepper to taste To Finish: 1 cup grated mozzarella …

Shin Cut Stew

I mean seriously, the active time to put this meal together is 40 minutes and then just let time do the work while enjoying the aromas. This recipe, just like most stews, is preferably cooked at a medium low temperature allowing the flavors and juices to flow. Serve with creamy mashed potatoes. Delizioso! Ingredients 1 kg shin cut or any meat that requires slow cooking 6 medium sized carrots, chopped at an angle into medium sized pieces 2 celery stalks, finely chopped 2 big leeks, cut in half lengthwise and finely chopped 10 shallots, peeled and left whole 6 garlic cloves, roughly chopped 2 heaped tablespoons of flour 1 cup of red wine. Choose a red wine that you enjoy drinking. 400 gr of canned chopped tomatoes A sprig of each: rosemary, sage, thyme and 1 cinnamon stick tied together with a string Water as much as needed Salt and pepper to taste Method Turn ur oven on 220°C and place inside an empty tray. Generously season your beef with salt and pepper on all …