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Last update: Jul 22, 2014

PAPPA AL POMODORO

 

                

 

Ingredients for 4 people:

- 500 g of two days old Tuscan bread cut in slices
- 10 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves
- 3-4 sage leaves, preferably freshly picked
- Salt,
- Black pepper
- 1kg  of fresh tomatoes

RECIPE:

Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and add the garlic with the sage.  When the garlic starts slizzing, add the slices of bread and fry well in the pan, stirring with a wooden spoon.  Add salt and black pepper.
Then add the fresh tomatoes (or peeled) and continue cooking for about 10 minutes stirring constantly.
Add boiling water and cover the pan (low heat) and cook for about half an hour until the "soup" reaches its proper consistency, that is, half-way between the fluid and the solid.
It should be eaten warm, without the addition of cheese.

 

 

        

FUNGHI PORCINI FRITTI ( FRIED PORCINI MUSHROOMS) 

 

  

 

Ingredients ( 4 people):

-1 kg porcini mushrooms

-Olive oil

-Salt

-Flour

 

RECIPE:  

Clean the mushrooms with a damp cloth and cut the stem at the base of the chapel, then slice the mushrooms with a thickness of 1 cm; flour the sliced ​​mushrooms and soak them into the hot oil in large skillet.

The important thing is that the mushrooms must “float” on the surface of the water.

Cooking should be done only on one side, taking care to tap with the tip of a fork on the mushrooms to soak them for a moment : the cooking is perfect when the perimeter of the slice is gilded.

Remove the mushrooms and make them quickly drain, then put them on a tray with paper towels. Salt the mushrooms and serve them still hot.

 

 

SUGO ALLA CONTADINA

 

                                                        


Ingredients( 4 people):

-Peas 400 gr.

-Extra virgin olive oil

-1 clove of garlic

-1 onion

-Fresh mushrooms 250 gr.

-Bacon 2 h.

-1 cup white wine

-Fresh cream 1/2 liter

-Parsley

 

RECIPE:

Cut the bacon into cubes, chop the onion and garlic finely, slice the mushrooms and add the peas.

Put everything in 8 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil; pour a glass of dry white wine and let it evaporate.

Soften all with a bit of cream and add a tablespoon of tomato paste. Cook for 10 minutes over medium heat.

Before you turn off add chopped fresh parsley.

 

MATCHING WINE

Tuscan wines: S. Antimo Rosso di Montalcino

Italian Wines: Terre di Franciacorta

 

 

PANZANELLA

 

  

 

Ingredients (4 people):

-Homemade Bread sliced ​​stale 3hg

-2 medium tomatoes salad

-1 medium red onion

-1 small cucumber

-8 basil leaves

-Extra virgin olive oil

-Red wine vinegar (a little quantity)

-Salt and pepper

 

RECIPE:

Place in a bowl the sliced ​​bread (older than 3 days) and wet it with water for 5 minutes. Squeeze it to remove excess water. Combine all the sliced ​​vegetables. Dress with vinegar, oil, salt and pepper and mix together.

Being a summer dish will taste even better if kept in the refrigerator at least 1 hour before serving.

 

MATCHING WINE:

Tuscan wines: Chardonnay

Italian Wines: Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, Soave

 

 

TRIPPA ALLA FIORENTINA (FLORENTINE TRIPE)

 

                                                           

 

Ingredients  (4 people): 

-Tripe (the cross) 800 gr.

-Onion 1/2

-Chopped tomatoes 500 gr.

-Extra virgin olive oil

-Salt and Pepper

-Parmesan

 

Recipe:

Cut the tripe into strips about an inch.

Sauté onion in 8 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan

It just takes color add the tripe and mix well.

Cook for 10 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes and salt and pepper.

Cook over medium heat for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally to check the consistency of the preparation that needs to be creamy when cooked.

It 'important to cook tripe to pot discovery.

Serve piping hot with grated Parmesan cheese and above.

Simple but very tasty dish; it would taste better if prepared several hours before serving.



MATCHING WINE 

Wines from Tuscany : Bolgheri Rosso,  Pomino (red),  Chianti Classico

Italian Wines: Terre di Franciacorta (red)  Barbera d'Alba

 

 

     MINESTRA DI LEGUMI ( VEGETABLE SOUP)