Don’t be intimated by it’s name. ‘Pesce Al Forno’ is an easy classic Italian fish recipe with veggies and delicious white wine, butter and lemon sauce. Essentially it is just a tray bake, with a white fish fillet as it’s star, served with potatoes, cherry tomatoes, shallots and capers; all swimming in an silky white wine, butter, lemon and parsley sauce. I have used a sole fillet for this one, but you could try it with any firm white fish [like haddock, grouper, halibut, tilapia or pollock]. Go with what ever is freshest down at your local fishmonger.
One of my favourite go-to weekday home cooked meals has got to be a fresh basil pesto sauce. It’s quick, easy and absolutely delicious! You just cannot compare a freshly made sauce, to even the best jared store bought variety. It took me 16 years before my world was brightened by trying the freshly made good stuff and I haven’t looked back ever since.
One of my all time favourite comfort foods has to be a good old bolognese sauce. After years of experimenting, this is my ultimate recipe for the most delicious bolognese you will every make. Feel free to use it on any shape pasta, but I think it works best when paired with a freshly made fettuccine, as it offers lots of pasta surface area to soak up all those wonderful flavours! Of course, the classic spaghetti works well too.
I have always had a love affair with fresh ravioli. It’s possible that on an unconscious level, it reminds me of an Italian equivalent of cantonese dumplings. Having grown up in Hong Kong where there is an abundance of steamed and grilled varieties, these are home foods that are close to my heart.