What I am presenting today is a "parmigiana" made with Zucchini instead of Eggplant. The main ingredient changes but the procedure stays "almost" the same. If you had to stick to very traditional recipe, the vegetable shoud be fried, but I don't like to fry that much thus I grilled my zucchini instead. Here below is the recipe, easy and very tasty.
A while ago I posted about the differences between the Spanish Paella and the Italian Risotto (read my post here) and I promised I would also share my Paella recipe. So here we come to my personal interpretation of this Spanish Flagship food, which is popular all around the globe and appreciated pretty much by all.
As far as food is concerned, there are several similarities in the food tradition of Italy and Spain: we both use olive oil rather than butter, we both make large use of tomato sauce, onions and the aromatic herbs of the mediterranean basin. Some local products are also very smiliar such as the Spanish Jamon (Serrano and Iberico) and the Italian Prosciutto Crudo (Parma and San Daniele being the most popular, although an immense variety is available).
In the whole basin of the Mediterranean sea, rabbit is used in several dishes and in some cases it even represents the flagship recipe of the Country such as for Malta, where rabbit (fenek, in Maltese) is at the base of the local cuisine. Don't forget about the Spanish Paella, whose original recipe, born outside the city of Valencia in the area of the Albufera swamp, is made with rice and rabbit (no fish).
Yesterday I got back at home at 08.00 pm and for the first time in 12 months I was in a rush to prepare dinner. When similar situations happen, I usually resort to some quick but tasty recipe of the Italian tradition because even if I am in a rush I don't give up having a tasty meal.
Friggitelli are a variety of sweet green chili peppers, long and small that is cultivated in springtime, when the tempetaure is above 10 Celsius. They are usually cultivated in South Italy, where they take the name of Friarielli, althogh it is possible to find them also in central Italy
In the Italian cooking tradition you can find several ways to cook the Arista, but in most of the cases it is roasted. My Arista version is called Arista "al Latte" - with milk - which is the way my mother was used to cook it