This quick homemade tomato soup is a perfect summertime dish, especially if you happen to find ripe and juicy tomatoes (like the Italian ones :-)). The soup it’s equally good hot or chilled. And if you want to give your dish a taste of Italy add slices of Burrata.
Affogato al caffè is a refreshing and quick dessert to be served to your friends during a hot summer. The only suggestion we want to give you for a perfect result is to prepare an Italian espresso coffee, either with a moka pot or with an espresso machine.
Now that the tomato season is just around the corner, we want you to get the most out of it. Do this by starting with this delicious and easy to prepare recipe. Enjoy the recipe and these first sunny days as well!
The recipe of this week is kindly offered by Massimo, an Italian friend (and cousin of one of us :-)) who lives in Houston together with his beautiful kids and his lovely wife.
Do you want to introduce yourself?
My name is Massimo Blaskovic. I am an Italian citizen and US permanent resident. I live in US since 2009, two of my three children are American citizens.
Where are you originally from?
I consider myself a Northeastern Italian, since I spent there the majority of my life in a town close to Trieste.
And now, talking about food, what’s your favourite Italian recipe which you use to prepare often and easily?
I like a lot Pasta al Pesto but my kids prefer Pasta alla Carbonara. I believe it is because of the tasty pancetta, which is quite a challenge to find here in US, so we usually go for smoked bacon instead.
What product do you miss mostly from Italy?
La salsiccia de cranio from Bepi Sciavo. (note: Bepi Sciavo is the most famous and oldest Buffet in Trieste, where Massimo comes from, and La salsiccia de cranio is one of the most delectable dish that Bepi serves).
About Pasta al pesto, what would you tell us?
Even if this is not a typical recipe of the region I am from, it is easy and quick to do, which is a must for a family with kids. You can prepare the sauce while you wait for the water to boil and the pasta to cook. And last but not least, the ingredients to prepare the pesto sauce are easy to find also in US.
Frittata is a baked or fried egg dish, it can be served either warm or cold and with a large variety of fillings. If you are still thinking how to get dinner ready, we propose this quick recipe of the asparagus frittata.
If you don’t know how to prepare more dishes with asparagus take a look at our other recipes with this ingredient: Risotto with asparagus and Asparagus with quail eggs and Parmesan cheese.
Thanks Elena for this healthy and taste recipe….. and for your wonderful pictures!
If you don’t find lentil pasta, don’t worry! We made this dish with durum wheat pasta, the result is perfect!
This quick recipe is for those who think that it takes a long time to make Italian dishes!
You will be able to prepare the seasoning while you are waiting for the water to boil.