Tag: italian

Spaghetti All’Amatriciana

SO DAMN GOOD. And pretty cheap. Print Spaghetti All’Amatriciana Author: Lulu Recipe type: Main Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  1 hour 15 mins Total time:  1 hour 30 mins Serves: 4   This recipe is remarkably simple yet extremely yummy. Get Bucatini pasta if you can, since that is what traditionally is used with this sauce. Don’t…


Short Rib Ragu

Print Short Rib Ragu Author: Lulu Recipe type: Main Prep time:  20 mins Cook time:  3 hours Total time:  3 hours 20 mins Serves: 5-6   Serve over pasta or polenta. Ingredients 2 ounces pancetta 2 pounds short ribs Salt Freshly ground black pepper Flour 3 oz shallots ¼ large sweet onion 1 carrot 1 small rib celery…


Cafe La Bellitalia

Info at : http://www.yelp.com/biz/cafe-la-bellitalia-madison There is a paucity of good Italian restaurants in Madison. There’s the much vaunted Lombardino’s, but paying seventeen bucks for glorified spaghetti with meat sauce isn’t my style. Shamefully, we must admit that Olive Garden is the best budget Italian place in town, having changed its management and recipes a lot…


Braised Beef Shank

It was supposed to be braised lamb shank but $7 per pound for a frozen thigh bone with a small knob of meat on the end is rank stupidity. Print Braised Beef Shank Author: Lulu Recipe type: Main Serves: 2   Ingredients 2 Beef shanks, one per person. 1 750 ml bottle pinot noir ½ tsp dried thyme…


Mushroom Risotto

Man, those balsamic marinated tomatoes are good on anything. Print Mushroom Risotto Author: Lulu Recipe type: Main Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  30 mins Total time:  45 mins Serves: 4-5   Few ingredients, much flavor. Ingredients 1 tbsp butter 1 tbsp olive oil ½ oz dried porcini mushrooms ½ large onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced…


Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pasta

It’s fast! Fatty! Delicious! Print Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Basil Penne Author: Lulu Recipe type: Main Prep time:  20 mins Cook time:  15 mins Total time:  35 mins Serves: 5-6   Quick, convenient, infinitely variable. Ingredients 1 lb penne pasta, cooked 10-12 oz diced tomatoes 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp olive oil ½ lb cremini mushrooms, thinly…