Thursday, April 26, 2007

BBQ Season

Hi everyone,
I am interested in new BBQ recipes. I'm bored with our usual stuff and with a hopefully, long sunny summer ahead of us would like some new, tried & true recipes. So if you have any to share, plain, or fancy, would you post them please?

Have a blessed day!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Bucatini All'Amatriciana

My husband and I were very fortunate to spend our honeymoon in Venice. While there, we bought an authentic, Italian cookbook and since then, have enjoyed trying the various delicious recipes! This particular recipe is our favorite and is so simple to prepare which is nice for me!:) Serve with warm rolls and salad! Enjoy!

- 400 g bucatini noodles (Long, rounded, hollow pasta)

- 200 g streaky bacon

- 300 g ripe, firm tomatoes

- 1/2 onion

- stock

- extra virgin olive oil

- grated pecorino cheese

- salt (to taste)

- chilli powder (to taste)

Plunge the tomatoes into hot water, skin them, remove the seeds and chop. Chop the bacon and brown it in several spoonfuls of oil. As soon as the fat has melted, remove from the pan and lay aside. Saute the sliced onion in the same oil. Add the tomatoes and salt and allow the sauce to thicken for about 10 minutes. Replace the cooked bacon and flavor with chilli powder.
Use the sauce to flavor the bucatini, cooked in boiling salted water and drained when al dente (or not too soft so that is has not absorbed too much water). Sprinkle generously with grated pecorino cheese.