We are truly obsessed with Italian cuisine. But did you think pizza, pasta, and risotto are the only Italian dishes that can be included in our meals? This cuisine holds other authentic dishes as well that can completely steal your taste buds. Here are a few recipes you must try.
Italian is one of the most relished global cuisines in India. Pizzas, pastas and risottos have already found a permanent place on our dining table. Be it a pasta ordered from the restaurant to the pizza made in the oven at home, we are truly obsessed with Italian cuisine. We have also given the authentic dishes from Italy a desi touch by adding some local ingredients. But did you think pizza, pasta, and risotto are the only Italian dishes that can be included in our meals? This cuisine holds other delectable dishes as well that can tickle your taste buds.
The Finch, Mumbai is all ready to host a month-long Italian fest that will offer a variety of authentic local delicacies from all around Italy, taking the food lovers on a culinary tour of Italian streets. One can appease their taste buds with the lip-smacking recipes such as soups like Sicilian fish stew and healthy salads like Amalfi salad. Flavourful starters like Fungi Misti Bruschetta, Frito Misto and Shitake Arancini will ensure you taste the authentic flavours of Italy and so on.
Chef Rahul Khare, from The Finch, has brought to you some of his delectable Italian recipes that he will be presenting at the Italian Fest:
1. Creamy Pannacotta
110 pannacotta batch
15 gm blueberry compote
20 gm almond crumble
2 gm mint
Demould the pannacotta in the plate.
Sprinkle the almond crumble around it.
Add the blueberry compote on top.
2. Roasted Balsamic Heritage Salad
100 gm balsamic roasted vegetable
1 gm picked mint
2 gm radish slices
20 gm iceberg lettuce
20 gm romaine lettuce
5 gm balsamic vinaigrette
10 gm roasted cherry tomatoes
2 gm pomegranate seeds
Take the portion of the roasted vegetable batch.
Take lettuce in the mixing bowl and drop the roasted veggies in it.
Toss it with the balsamic vinaigrette.
Roasted cherry tomatoes.
Give a nice height to the salad and garnish it with pomegranate seeds on top.
3. Frito Misto
50 gm prawns
50 gm bassa fish
30 gm salmon fish
30 gm squid
2 gm fried parsley
3 gm scratching rub
50 gm flour
30 gm cornflour
10 gm lemon
100 gm frying oil
3 gm salt
2 gm pepper
Keep the oil for heating.
Take all the seafood in the mixing bowl and season it.
Then add the flour to it coat it nicely.
Drop in the oil for frying cook it till it becomes golden brown and crispy.
Remove in the mixing bowl and sprinkle the scratching rum mix on top and toss it.
Arrange it in the plate.
Garnish with chop parsley and lemon wedges.
Serve with the garlic aioli.
4. Shitake Arancini
4 gm shitake arancini balls
40 gm mushroom blend sauce
3 gm fried thyme
2 gm fried garlic
8 gm grated parmesan cheese
Drop the coated arancini balls in the fryer.
Cook it till it becomes golden brown.
Spread the mushroom blend sauce in the bottom of the plate.
Thinley slice the garlic and crispy fry it.
Cut one arancini ball in half and arrange it on the sauce.
Sprinkle the grated parmesan cheese sauce on the top.
Garnish with the parsley tips.
5. Pollo Ala Cacciatore
200 gm chicken breast boneless
10 gm herb marination
150 gm cacciatore sauce
2 garlic bread
20 gm house salad
6 gm parmesan cheese
2 gm salt
1 gm pepper
2 gm lemon juice
30 gm roasted baby potato
Marinate the chicken breast with the herb marination and keep it aside.
Put the chicken on the grill and cook it.
Toast the garlic bread under salamander.
Heat the batch of the Cacciatore sauce in the pan.
Sauté the roasted potato in the pan with garlic bread and seasoning.
Arrange it the plate and serve.
Prepare these recipes and enjoy the authentic taste of Italian cuisine.
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