Dedicated To: Making Traditional And Non-Traditional Italian recipes better.
Sensational Original Italian Recipes developed by a Professional Chef.
Creating Masterpieces out of ordinary Italian fare by innovatively "layering" flavors, using ingredients and techniques you might never otherwise consider.
Hints to lower the fat, refined carbohydrates and calories, reduce or eliminate the sugar content, all without reducing taste or texture!!
Sound too good to be true? Well, start by checking out the 100 + recipes on this New Italian Recipes Gourmet Italian Cooking Web Site.
New Italian Recipes is all about:
--Pastas with pizzazz; Pasta Recipes
--appetizers with an attitude; Antipasti (Italian appetizer) Recipes
--risottos that ring;Risotto (Italian rice) Recipes
--okay I may be stretching a bit here, but I'm talking the type of recipes Emeril would call, "Kicked up a notch."
To put it in terms any Italian food lover will understand: New Italian Recipes is dedicated to cooks who are searching for Italian dishes and Italian cooking techniques, but also very much for those who appreciate really "creative" cooking and don't mind breaking from the "traditional" a bit to accomplish this. That doesn't mean the recipes here are bazaar in any way, just "enhanced" to add texture and flavor -- and they are typically, due to some ingredient substitutions, less caloric than most comparable old country standards! Now that ought to appeal to the majority of you, aggressive or not.
New Italian Recipes is for:
Those who crave and absolutely relish the aroma of chopped onions, bell peppers and garlic roasting in a fragrant pool of extra virgin olive oil. Chef Dave of New Italian Recipes does, too...
Those who salivate at the thought of biting into a rich, creamy pillow of chocolaty tiramisu.Chef Dave of New Italian Recipes does, too...
Those who can't bear the thought of living without sun-dried tomatoes, eleven inch stems of rosemary, the fennel undertones of home-grown basil, Italian parsley, ten year old balsamic vinegar. Chef Dave of New Italian Recipes can't bear that thought, either...
And to those who would argue that homemade pesto is more tantalizing than ice cream. Chef Dave of New Italian Recipes adamantly feels this way... and those who understand that thirty or forty cloves of garlic is a good "start". Chef Dave of New Italian Recipes would agree!
And that without Parmigiano-Reggiano sprinkled over the top, a dish is basically naked. Chef Dave of New Italian Recipes lives by this tenet...
and that a meal-o -- sans vin-o -- is barbaric-o. This tenet epitomizes New Italian Recipes.
That's what it's all about at NewItalianRecipes.com/!!
The key to drawing rave reviews on your Italian recipes is "to have a preparation edge". When Chef Dave first began exploring Italian cooking many years ago, he found most of the recipes a bit on the bland side. Now this is okay, maybe, if we are talking original and traditional recipes (the way Mama or Grandma or Papa used to make). But, many are pretty boring. So, in juicing up Italian recipes to better suit Dave's and his customer's and guest's tastes, he discovered some variations that really "rocked". Sometimes a littledifferent is better, he discovered, (ala our uniquetiramisu recipe listed under desserts).
All serious cooks need to read the following example of what this site is really all about!
Spaghetti Sauce: Dave has tried a myriad of different combinations over the years. And presented here at New Italian Recipes is a sauce (or Italian "gravy") that has drawn raves above all others. This recipe for the Italian staple does not use sugar as many red sauce recipes do (pure, raw tomato sauce tends to be a bit bitter, whether you remove the skins and seeds from the tomatoes or not). Instead, Dave sautés his flavoring vegetables over low heat and covered to release the juices, then he adds red wine and balsamic vinegar (this remarkable Italian product actually "sweetens" a dish). He then lets the liquid reduce, thus adding an incredible "layer" of flavor. To add another "layer" of flavor, Dave then adds "Butter Buds" a no calorie or fat, butter substitute and lets it "Marry" with the vegetables and wine/Balsamic reduction. (You can find Butter Buds in the Spice section of your super market.) Then another "layer of flavor" goes in (the tomatoes), and so forth and so forth. And, folks, that's how you wow a crowd. Go make a copy of this terrific sauce right now! Chef Dave's "Super Gourmet" Spaghetti Recipe. And it's relatively "easy" by gourmet cooking standards.
Then there are a number of other "super gourmet" creations (as opposed to updated traditional). That's why we named this site New Italian Recipes! All original, all exclusively Chef Dave's creations unless otherwise noted.
Like this one ...Eggplant Italiano,
... and these:Shrimp And Chicken A-Go-Go
Crusted Shrimp With Mushrooms and Potatoes
Cheese Battered Salmon
Red Wine Risotto
Orange Pasta With Scallops or Shrimp
Pork, White Bean And Acorn Squash Soup
Penne With Shrimp or Kielbasa
and many others.
You"ll find traditional dishes such as:timpano
Italian Wedding Soup
Our Recommended Cookbooks, individual recipe wine suggestions, a completeherb dictionary, essential pantry stock items.
On the days you just don't have time to prepare a gourmet quality meal ... When your busy life needs an easy, simple, quick to prepare but delicious to eat meal,Click here and try some of these easy recipes.
Practical Tips Buy a pound of pancetta (Italian uncured pork belly [bacon]) at your local deli and get it sliced into about 1/2 inch thick slices. Go home and chop it up into 1/2 inch cubes. Put the cubes into your freezer in a freezer-safe storage bag. When a recipe calls for a small amount of chopped bacon as a flavoring agent, just take out the amount you need and you've got a great flavor layer to start your dish.
(This practical cooking or money saving tip changes often, so check back soon.)
... and, there's going to be so much more to come! Bookmark this page and visit often, or make it your home page, even. Remember, the "Practical Tips" section changes regularly, and you don't want to miss even one!
You probably came here for recipes, though, so without further ado, newitalianrecipes.com presents:
| Antipasti |
Antipasti recipes with a gourmet Italian flair. Orange Spinach Salad, Caponata, Baba Ghanouj, Eggplant Cake With Aioli Dressing, others.
| Italian Soup Recipes Home Page |
Traditional and non-traditional Italian soup and stew recipes with a gourmet touch, plus ways you've never even imagined that can make your life easier and more fun.
| Italian Stocks And Sauces |
Italian stocks and sauces to help you reach your potential as an Italian gourmet cook
| Italian Main Dish Recipes |
Italian main dish recipes, pastas, soups, lasagnas, risottos, everything you need to turn out some real gourmet delights!
| Lasagna Home Page |
You’ll find some really great and innovative Italian lasagna recipes here. More to come soon.
| Italian Pasta Recipes |
Traditional and non-traditional gourmet pasta recipes to spice up your present repertoire. Some really unusual and adventuresome ones, too!
| Italian Risotto Recipes |
Several recipes for Italian risotto, including Seafood With Porcini Mushrooms, Fennel And Onion, and Red Wine Risotto
| Italian Seafood Recipes |
Italian Seafood Recipes Include: Fish With Leeks, Crusted Shrimp With Caramelized Mushrooms And Potato Salad, Breaded Salmon With Wine Risotto, Scallop Linguini With Orange Sauce, and much more.
| Dessert Recipes |
What’s for dessert tonight? How about Tiramisu? Italian Cream Cake? A Coconut Cake that is sheer decadence, perhaps? More!
| Herbs And Spices Online Dictionary |
A very complete herbs and spices dictionary (online) to help you in food preparation.
| Cooking Terms |
Definition of virtually all cooking terms you will ever come across.
| Pastas And Noodles Dictionary |
Valuable info on pastas and noodles of every variety and shape. What do you want to know? It's almost certainly here!
| Recommended Cookbooks |
Do not waste your time sifting through endless cookbook websites