Sautéed mushrooms – recipe

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During the mushroom season, there’s nothing better than a panful of sautéed mixed mushrooms! Let’s see with Sonia how to clean and cook them.

 

Hi GialloZafferano viewers and welcome to our kitchen. During the mushroom season, there’s nothing better than a panful of sautéed mixed mushrooms! They can be served with meat dishes, polenta or, why not, croùtons. But let’s see together what ingredients we’ll need:
• 4 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
• 1 bunch of parsley
• 1 ½ tbsp (20 g) of butter
• salt • 2 cloves of garlic
• 1,3 lbs (600 g) of fresh mixed mushrooms (in this case, I’ve chosen porcini, champignon, oyster and honey mushrooms)
Let’s prepare together the sautéed mushrooms:
Begin by cleaning the mushrooms: first of all, cut off the base of the stem, using a knife. That’s it, cleaning the champignon mushrooms is quite easy; with regard to the porcini mushrooms, you have to be more careful, so remove any dirt, cutting off as little as possible of course. Probably you’ve been told that mushrooms, especially porcini mushrooms, should not be washed or soaked in water, but if there’s a lot of dirt, instead of wiping with a damp cloth, as commonly said, you should definitely rinse them quickly under cold running water, and pat them dry immediately, since mushrooms are spongy and soak up a lot of water. After cleaning the stem and removing any dirt, we’re ready to cut them: in this case, since we’re using mixed mushrooms, try and cut them evenly, in a similar way, so that they will cook evenly, too.
And here are the cut up mushrooms, I suggest to cut them lengthwise, in order to keep the mushroom shape and an even thickness, more or less; only the honey mushrooms have been left whole, because they’re very small and will cook evenly with the other mushrooms. So, put the butter and the oil in a pan and add the 2 cloves of garlic, that can be cut in half, chopped, sliced, left whole with skin on or removed after browning… it’s up to you. Now add the mushrooms and cook stirring very gently, to keep from breaking; cook them on a high flame, never on low heat.
10 min. — high heat
After about 10 minutes of cooking, add salt… remember to leave the pan uncovered… and plenty of chopped parsley. Then cook for 5 minutes more and the mushrooms are ready.
5 min. — high heat
And here is our beautiful dish of sautéed mushrooms! Remember that you can use the mushrooms you like most or those available on the market, to create your favourite mix. From Sonia and GialloZafferano, bye and see you next video recipe.

 

Swordfish pizzaiola – quick recipe

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The swordfish pizzaiola is a healthy and tasty dish that is baked with tomato, mozzarella, capers and oregano… Deb shows us how to cook it in less than half an hour!

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Are you looking for an easy and tasty recipe? Try the swordfish pizzaiola, ready in just a few minutes. Let’s see how to do! We’ll need:
• 4 swordfish steaks, of about 5,3 oz (150 g) each
• 14 oz (400 g) of plum tomatoes
• 8,8 oz (250 g) of mozzarella 2 oz (60 g) of black pitted olives • ½ oz (15 g) of desalted capers
• 2 cloves of garlic
• 5 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil / salt to taste / black pepper to taste
• oregano to taste
Blanch the tomatoes, remove the skin and the inner seeds, and cut into cubes.
Cut the mozzarella into thin slices, squeeze gently and set aside.
Take a baking dish, grease it with 2 tablespoons of oil, arrange the swordfish steaks without overlapping, and salt.
Top the swordfish with the mozzarella slices and the diced tomatoes. Then add the olives and the capers; sprinkle with oregano and pepper to taste. Finally, add the chopped garlic and drizzle with the remaining oil.
Bake in preheated oven at 390°F (200°C) for 20 minutes. Once cooked, serve the swordfish still hot.
Here is our swordfish pizzaiola… good, easy and quick!

Clean-out-the-fridge quiche – college recipe

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Grandma's Quiche in bakeware pan.

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For those of you who spend hours bent over books, here’s the college recipes! To improve your memory (and get rid of leftovers) that’s the recipe right for you: the clean-out-the-fridge quiche!

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Chicken breasts with mustard – quick recipe

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The chicken breasts with mustard are a tasty main course that is very easy to make and sure to be liked!

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Today we’ll be preparing the chicken breasts with mustard and herbs, a tasty main course easy to make and suitable for every season. Let’s see how to do! We’ll need:
• 1,3 lbs (600 g) of chicken breast slices
• ¼ stick (30 g) of butter
• breadcrumbs, as needed
• 3 tbsp of mustard • 2 sage leaves, 1 sprig of rosemary and 1 bunch of parsley
• the juice of 1 lemon
• 5 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, ground white pepper and salt
First of all, finely chop the aromatic herbs and divide into two parts.
Then prepare the marinade for the chicken: in a bowl, beat the lemon juice with 3 tablespoons of oil, salt and half of the chopped herbs.
Put the chicken in a container and pour on the marinade: let it marinate for 30-40 minutes. After such time, put 2 ladles of the marinade in a pan, add the chicken breasts and let them brown on both sides.
After browning, add salt, drip dry and spread with mustard, then coat with breadcrumbs… and brown in a pan with butter and 2 tablespoons of oil.
Once ready, add the ground white pepper and the remaining aromatic herbs.
These are our chicken breasts with mustard and herbs… good, easy and quick!

 

Fresh tomato sauce – Italian recipe

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Another staple for your recipe box, this tomato sauce will add that fresh garden flavour to your pastas and pizzas. From GialloZafferano, Italy’s largest food website

 
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Hi GialloZafferano viewers and welcome to the kitchen. I’m Deborah and today we’ll be making a traditional sauce from the Mediterranean — Fresh tomato sauce. Let’s see what ingredients we’ll need:
• 2 and a half pounds of ripe plum tomatoes
• Salt
• Some fresh basil leaves
• Extra virgin olive oil as need
Let’s make our sauce!
The first thing to do is to find the most healthy and unmarred tomatoes and wash them. Then cut the tomato in half and remove the base of the stem, squeeze out the seeds and pulp into a bowl, and then place them in a pot on a low heat to soften for about 15 minutes.
Once the tomatoes have become softened, you can run them through a food mill set over a bowl. Once you’ve run all the tomatoes through, put the resulting sauce back onto the heat for another 15 minutes.
Our tomato sauce is almost ready. I’ve already salted mine, and now it’s time for a bit of oil, and the basil leaves which you can add whole or tear into pieces. Now mix, and then take the sauce off the heat.
Our tomato sauce is finally ready to use in your recipes. From GialloZafferano buon appetito and see you next time!

Ossobuco Milanese style – Original Italian recipe

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The ossobuco is a traditional dish of the Milanese cuisine: a rich and tasty main course, usually served with polenta or with a Yellow Saffron risotto!

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Hi and welcome to the GialloZafferano kitchen, today we’ll be preparing together a typical main course of Lombardy: the ossobuco Milanese style. Let’s see what ingredients we’ll need:
• 4 veal shanks with marrow bone, weighing about 10-12 oz (300-350 g) each
• 1 small onion
• Pepper / salt
• 3,5 tbsp (50 g) of butter
• 1 glass of dry white wine • About 4 cups (1 lt) of meat broth
• ½ cup (50 g) of flour
• 2-3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
• 1 lemon
• 1 clove of garlic
• 1 clump of parsley
Let’s make together the ossobuco Milanese style:
First of all, peel and finely chop the onion, then take a pan large enough to contain the 4 veal shanks and put in the oil, 2-3 tablespoons, the butter and the chopped onion. Let it soften on a very low flame for at least 10-15 minutes; it means that the onion shouldn’t brown, but stay light coloured and turn transparent. Now we can move on to our ossobucos: if there is, remove the tough skin, while, with regard to the skin surrounding the meat, cut it in several spots to keep from curling; on the contrary, leave it whole if you think the meat would flake apart. After that, roll them in flour on both sides.
Once the onion has softened, add the shanks and brown on both sides. Now add the white wine… let it evaporate, and when it’s all evaporated add the broth, little by little, cover with a lid, and cook the ossobucos for at least an hour, an hour and a half, until tender. I remind you that according to a common variant, you can add also some tomato puree.
60-90 min. — low heat
5 minutes before the end of cooking, it’s time to add the gremolada, that is a mix of chopped parsley, garlic and grated lemon zest, so pour them in… stir a little bit and let the ossobucos cook together with the gremolada for 5 minutes more.
Our wonderful ossobuco Milanese style is finally ready. You can serve it with the classic saffron risotto or with a creamy polenta. From Sonia and GialloZafferano, bye bye and see you next videorecipe.

Sliced steak recipe

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Sonia reveals the secrets of cooking the sliced steak, a classic main course often served with rocket and tomatoes.

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We are lodged in an organic farm in the regional park of the Euganean Hills, very close to Padua, in the Veneto region.
Surrounded by such a beautiful landscape I’ve prepared this excellent sliced steak and I’ll show you my cooking secrets!
• 3,5 oz (100 g) of rocket
• 7 oz (200 g) of cherry tomatoes • 1,8 lbs (800 g) of entrecôte steak
• oil, pepper and coarse salt to taste
Let’s make together the sliced steak with rocket and tomatoes:
First of all, take the meat out of the fridge at least an hour in advance, it must be at room temperature, then heat a grill pan until very hot, sprinkle some coarse salt and put the meat on the fire. In this case, the meat is about 2-2 ½ inches thick and it should cook at least 5 minutes per side, according to your taste of course; remember to turn the meat only once on each side… so cook for 5 minutes, then flip it over and cook for 5 minutes more; the steak should be quite pink inside… given that, you can make it more or less cooked.
After 5 minutes, lift the meat, without piercing, and flip it over, add some more coarse salt and cook for 5 minutes more on the other side.
When the meat is ready, let it rest for at least 10 minutes, so that the juices distribute evenly. Then slice the meat, without piercing the surface. As you can see, this steak is medium rare, but if you prefer it more cooked, keep it on the flame at least 2 minutes more per side.
Serve the sliced steak on a bed of rocket, after that add the cherry tomatoes, that have been cut into quarters… sprinkle with pepper… drizzle extra virgin olive oil… and, for a touch of class, serve it with different salt varieties such as the Himalayan pink salt, the Cyprus black salt or the grey sea salt from Brittany. Enjoy your sliced steak and see you next time with Sonia!

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