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Fig pork chop

Fig pork chop

The practice of cooking pork with fruit has always been common place; in fact it is not a secret that already during the Middle Ages it was very common to cook it with plums, apples or chestnuts. In this recipe, the strong taste of the pork chops, combined with the sweetness of the figs, provide for a harmonious combination that will surely satisfy your taste buds and amaze your guests. 

Stuffed squid

Fish stuffed squid

Stuffed squid is a pretty well known dish, typical from Sicily, and it makes a delicious main course. Thanks to their shape, squids are wonderful 'containers' for any kind of stuffing. Here we suggest a variation to the most famous recipe (see: Bread and Provolone stuffed squid), an original version featuring salmon, anchovies, prawns and pistachios. Get ready to enjoy a truly delicious dish!

Fresh cheese with tomato compote

Fresh cheese with tomato compote

There is an old Italian adage saying 'don't let the farmer find out how good it is to eat cheese with pears', suggesting that that supreme taste could stop him from selling his produce. There are many ways in which you can enjoy cheese and fruits together, and one option is to eat the former with some jam on top: try for instance some mature stinky cheese with a spoonful of blueberries jam.. or fresh goat's cheese with this homemade chutney

 
Grilled aubergines & Provolizie rolls

Grilled aubergines & Provolizie rolls

The grilled aubergine rolls are a typical vegetarian main course of Mediterranean cuisine, but can also be served as a side dish or as an appetiser. It is a very versatile recipe and can be modified according to the cook's personal taste. The aubergine belongs to the nightshade family and has many beneficial properties: it helps combat water retention, facilitates digestion, improves liver function and reduces blood pressure.  

Grilled Auricchietto with roasted potatoes

Grilled Auricchietto with roasted potatoes

This is a dish everyone will enjoy, even the children! The crunchy potato rösti meets the soft, melting Auricchio slices, while the velvety bell pepper cream and the black olive tapenade give the recipe a savoury twist. Ideal served as a main course with plenty of vegetables.

Grilled peppers and potatoes timbale

Grilled peppers and potato timbale

Potato timbales are always the perfect solution if you want to create a savoury, filling all-in-one dish or side dish. In this recipe the starchy potato meets the delicate, yet flavourful, Ponti grilled peppers! Let your imagination run wild and create your own versions of the recipe by adding your favourite spices and some cheese, if you like. Easy to cook, delicious to eat: the ideal dish for a pleasant evening with family and friends!

 
Grilled swordfish with Gastronomic Glaze

Grilled swordfish with Gastronomic Glaze

Using swordfish turns this recipe into a gourmet dish. The flesh of the Xiphias Gladius is rich in proteins and it's a good source of vitamin B12, B6, niacin, phosphorus and selenium. Furthermore, being low in fats and calories makes it a good option for anyone who's following a low-fat diet. Enjoy this delicious version of the grilled swordfish on a sunny summer day!

 
Italian 'plum cake' with pesto, Tomino cheese and walnuts

Italian 'plum cake' with pesto, Tomino cheese and walnuts

Ever thought of turning a typically sweet dish (a sort of sponge cake) into a savoury delicacy? If not, you should do now! This recipe shows you how to prepare an amazingly good tasting salty cake with some of the most traditional Italian ingredients such as Tomino cheese, pesto sauce and walnuts. Ideal for a dinner with friends, as an appetiser at parties and special occasions or to fill your lunchbox with.

Lamb with Roasted Vegetables

Lamb with Roasted Vegetables

This is the perfect recipe for a special festive day, for a Sunday with your family or a dinner with friends. In Italy, lamb is also one of the most traditional Easter dishes and its cuts and preparation can vary a lot from one region to another. This recipe shows off a simple way of cooking a delicious meaty course: the vegetables make it tempting and good to look at, while adding flavour to the meat and slightly toning down its strong taste. 

Light meat balls with Provolone

Light meat balls with Provolone

Meat balls in tomato sauce is one of the most traditional and widespread meat recipes in Italy. Delicious as a main course, it can also be used as a pasta dressing or to enrich Lasagne or 'Pasta al forno' (which is baked pasta). Meat balls in tomato sauce represents the classic 'grandma recipe', endowing your meal with that taste of love and genuine food; enrich the dish with Auricchio Piccante for a touch of originality!

Mackerel omelettes

Mackerel omelettes

Eggs are a very versatile ingredient and often enough they are absolute life savers, especially when we are pressed for time or when the fridge is almost empty! Whether it's with pasta, boiled, pan-fried.. eggs are delicious and nourishing. This recipe shows you how to create a yummy dish in just a few minutes, with just a handful of ingredients!

Meat roll with rocket & Provolizie in cornflakes

Meat roll with rocket & Provolizie in cornflakes

Here comes a really appetising - yet healthy! - recipe for all of you out there who like fried food! Quality ingredients combined together to make a tasty, crunchy main course that can also easily become a finger food appetiser! A dish that will satisfy your guests and that your children will love!

Monkfish skewers

Monkfish kebabs

Kebabs make practical finger food, especially in outdoor situations like barbecues or at parties: thanks to the sticks they are easy to eat without a plate and can be easily transported from one place to another. This recipe wants to be an alternative to the most common meat-kebabs, a delicious fish-based course than can be served as an appetiser or as a 'secondo', depending on the quantities. Have fun cooking and feel free to add your personal touch to the recipe!

Mussels 'alla Tarantina'

Mussels 'alla Tarantina'

'Cozze alla tarantina' is a typical seafood specialty from the Pugliese culinary tradition. Tempting and aromatic, its main ingredients are mussels, garlic, parsley, oil, pepper, tomatoes and white wine. Although very easy to prepare, you'll be astonished by the result! A true gourmet course that can be served as an appetiser or as a one pot dish with toasted homemade bread.

Octopus carpaccio with asparagus

Octopus carpaccio with asparagus

Octopus is a very common mollusc found in all seas, as well as in the Mediterranean too. Rich in proteins and low in cholesterol and fats, it can be prepared in many ways. Carpaccio is a method of 'cooking' fish or meat without having to use a heat source, by just marinating it in salt or lemon. Since the process of making it at home is quite time consuming, a very handy option is to use pre-marinated octopus, like the one Medusa makes.  

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