Tag Archives: Sicilian Cooking

Zucca with Garlic Anchovy Sauce and Mint

Zucca is a type of Italian squash shaped like a pumpkin but with flesh more like butternut squash. I’ve never seen zucca in the U.S. but have tried this recipe with butternut squash with good results. The agghiata sauce adds … Continue reading

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Yum, Squid Ink!

What is it about squid ink that makes such a yummy sauce? The flavor is subtle and unique without being fishy, and the color, jet black, adds a visual richness to the sauce. Ever since I first tried squid ink … Continue reading

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Fish Market Catania, Sicily

The first thing I noticed when I woke up this morning was a soft glow reflecting on the window shutters. Could it be the sun? Sunrises don’t last long, so again I jumped out of bed to check. Yes, we … Continue reading

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Spaghetti al Pesto di Pistacchi

I just couldn’t resist the bright green photo calling to me to try this recipe, not to mention that I love pistachios, and Bronte, the town where this special kind of pistachio is produced, was just around the mountain. Rich, … Continue reading

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Baccalà alla Messinese

Baccalà and stocco (also called stoccafisso – stickfish) are two types of dried preserved cod, baccalà being salted and stocco just dried. While they are used in traditional Italian and Spanish dishes, baccalà in Italian and bacalao in Spanish, the … Continue reading

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Sicilian Stuffed Calamari

Let’s talk calamari. A great protein, firm texture, not too fishy, and healthy – that is if you don’t deep fry it. It is relatively easy to find and not expensive. Here it is stuffed with bread crumbs flavored with … Continue reading

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Coniglio alla Portoghese

Rabbit is an underutilized and often a difficult meat to find in the US. But if you can find it, it is worth trying. Mostly white meat similar to chicken – aren’t they all – it’s great for those looking … Continue reading

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