Creating a Dish of True Italian Origin
Italian dishes are some of the best dishes on our planet, and for good reason. And, yes, before you say anything, there is more to them than just pizza and pasta! Yes, there are a plethora of dishes of true Italian origin out there just waiting for you to attempt to make them, so why don’t you get started right away in making one?
To see some of the best and easiest dishes of Italian origin for you to make and then dish up, make sure to read on.
Cotto salami isn’t just any old salami, and it truly is an authentic Italian dish. To prepare it, you’re going to need a combination of some of the staples of Italian cooking: meat, spices, salt and a lot of wine!
With these ingredients, what you must do is first add the combination of powdered white pepper and a curing salt solution to the ground pork that you have sourced. What you should then do is encase this mix into fibrous casing, tie this casing up, poke 4 to 5 holes in it, and then freeze it for 3 to 4 hours. Once this time is done you would then have to cook the casing with the mix inside of it in boiling water before refrigerating it for another hour. After that hour, you can either grill your cotto salami or eat it as it comes.
Caprese Salad with Pesto
A mozzarella cheese and tomato salad topped with the finest and freshest pesto sauce, does it get any more Italian or any nicer than that? No, it doesn’t, which is why you should attempt to make a caprese salad with pesto sauce on your Italian culinary adventure. And, you should definitely attempt this one if you’re not one for long and drawn-out cooking experiences, because this is as easy as putting cheese and tomato on a plate, quite literally!
If your idea of a salad is one that comes packed full of flavours and textures and styles, then you might want to opt for the Tuscan panzenella rather than the caprese. You might want to do so, simply, because the panzenella is a salad that comes with lettuce, peppers, onions, tomatoes and even bread. And, if you were to dish this salad up with a cold glass of Prosecco, especially in the summer, then you would have the true Italian experience right there in front of you.
Of course, you can't talk about Italian dishes if there isn’t at least one pasta dish included, and the one included here is the world-renowned Roman pasta dish that is the carbonara. And, if you're in a rush then this could be the dish for you, because it’s essentially just pasta, bacon and carbonara sauce all mixed into one!
If you're looking to try something new by really delving into the history of Italian cuisine, but can't afford just yet to jet off over to The Boot, then bring dishes of true Italian origin to your kitchen and dining table. And, when you do, make sure to remember the advice found above.