Piemonte Ancient Risotto with Sausage and Rum (Antico Risotto Salsiccia e Rum)

Risotto with sausage and rum has a strong flavour, it is delicious and a very piece of Piemonte tradition.

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A recipe of the seventeenth century

Piemonte Ancient Risotto with sausage and rum is a very ancient recipe. It seems that the recipe dates back to the period at the end of the seventeenth century in which they were flourishing trade and commerce with Europe. Most likely just a result of the Peace of the Pyrenees, when the traders came into contact with many goods produced in Spain and imported, among others, the Rum.

Risotto with sausage and rum has a strong flavour, it is delicious and a very piece of Piemonte tradition.

According to the sources it seems that at the end of the seventeenth century imports far exceeded the value of exports. It is also worth mentioning that the contamination from the Spanish into the cuisine of Piemonte were not missing.
Not only the Rum but also the so-called tartra, the “battuta” (chopped with a knife) of raw meat pie served in a compact circular, whose name derives from the Spanish or turtle cake, flan circular.

Risotto with sausage and rum has a strong flavour, it is delicious and a very piece of Piemonte tradition. Someone in the season love to grate over some truffles. Personally I love to eat this risotto without any other flavours, as its own is so complete and harmonious.

 

Piemonte Ancient Risotto with Sausage and Rum (Antico Risotto Salsiccia e Rum)

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6

Ingredients

  • 18 oz. of rice for risotto like Carnaroli or Roma or Arborio
  • 2 stalks celery with leaves
  • 2 onions
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3.5 oz of butter
  • 1 large handful of Parmesan cheese
  • 4-5 tablespoons of tomato sauce
  • Beef or vegetable broth
  • 1 bunch of herbs tied with kitchen string (rosemary, sage, bay leaves)
  • 1/2 cup of rum
  • 14 oz of lean sausage
  • olive oil
  • black pepper

Instructions

    For this recipe are available the video instructions on you tube
  1. Prepare a bunch of herbs
  2. Remove the sausage from its casing and crumble
  3. Chop onion, celery and carrot
  4. Put the mixture in a saucepan, along with the whole garlic cloves and a couple of tablespoons of olive oil
  5. When the soffritto is ready add the sausage and let it brown for a few minutes
  6. Pour almost all the rum (save 3 tablespoons) and let it soak
  7. Put the rice and toast it, turning occasionally moving the pot, or using a wooden spoon
  8. add the tomato sauce and a ladle of broth, stir and leave to absorb
  9. Put the bunch of herbs into the rice
  10. as soon as the first ladle of broth will be absorbed, add another tablespoon, and proceed in this way, typical of rice cooking, until the rice is cooked
  11. As soon as the rice is cooked, turn off the stove, remove the bunch of aromatic herbs and garlic
  12. cream the rice with butter, rum and Parmesan
  13. Let stand 3-5 minutes, then serve hot
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Risotto with sausage and rum has a strong flavour, it is delicious and a very piece of Piemonte tradition.

Peperoni in Brusco (Piemonte Sour Peppers)

Peperoni in Brusco (Piemonte Sour Peppers)

Peperoni in Brusco (Piemonte Sour Peppers)

Peperoni in Brusco is a very common dish, particularly common in the southern Piedmont: Asti, Langhe, Monferrato, Cuneo.
It is a dish served at room temperature as an appetizer, before the abundant meals for which the Piedmontese are famous.
The Piemonte Sour Peppers combine all ingredients typical of this land:

  • peppers, loved and consumed diffusely in Piemonte, arrived here thanks to the trade of the seventeenth century and, since then, have become an integral part of the local diet. Carmagnola, a small town near Turin, is famous for their variety of peppers, also celebrated in a famous fair which is held every year in late spring
  • anchovies, food symbol of Piemonte cuisine, an essential ingredient of the dish symbol of Piemonte bagna cauda and also a food rich in tradition and history in this land.
  • the flavors of the basil and parsley as reminiscent of peasant origin in many dishes that literally born in the gardens of a poor and dirt poor Piemonte, austere and “sabaudo” (from the Savoy Family) that is a word often used as a synonym for austerity.
  • tastes like sour capers and vinegar that are often used to create a contrast sour who Piedmontese love and that belongs to the typical taste of many dishes of Piemonte.

This recipe is very quick and easy peasy. It is a very good way to approach the use of anchovies in cooking. Of course it’s possible to prepare Peperoni in Brusco without anchovies or reducing the quantity, but the taste will change deeply.

Peperoni in Brusco (Piemonte Sour Peppers)

Peperoni in Brusco (Piemonte Sour Peppers)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4

Calories per serving: 156

Ingredients

  • 3 sweet and fleshy peppers, 1 red, 1 yellow and 1 green
  • 1.7 fl.oz. extra virgin olive oil
  • For the Sour Sauce
  • 1 handful of basil leaves
  • 1 handful of parsley leaves
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 6 anchovy fillets in oil
  • 1 tablespoon capers in vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. Clean the peppers: wash externally under the water, then open them in half and remove the core and remove all the seeds and the white "ribs"
  2. Cut them in square or diamond
  3. Put all ingredients for the sour sauce in a blender: anchovies, basil, parsley, garlic, capers and vinegar and coarsely chop
  4. Put 2 or 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a pan and pour the peppers
  5. Sauté the peppers for a few minutes
  6. After about 5 minutes, add the sauce, stir well and cook for another 5-8 minutes
  7. The peppers will be ready as soon as they are cooked on the surface and crispy within
  8. When ready turn off the heat, leave to marinate for a few minutes
  9. You can serve cold in summer or with the first cold of autumn are also warm delicious
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Tuna Rabbit Recipe: Tonno di coniglio

Tuna rabbit - Tonno di coniglio

If you have ever been in Piemonte you probably remind the gorgeous “Tonno di coniglio”. If you haven’t ever been yet you probably would love to try this easy and healthy rabbit recipe at your home. A peasant recipe modern, delicious and versatile.

Tuna rabbit - Tonno di coniglio

Tuna rabbit was the canned tuna of Piedmontese peasants

After cooking in water and spices rabbit meat is kept and made tender through soaking in oil, which makes it soft as that of the tuna. It is one of those dishes that must be cooked at least a day in advance, and can be stored for 5-7 days. It was perfectly suited to the needs of farmers returning from fields could find food ready to be eaten. Its origins make tuna rabbit a very modern dish, perfectly suitable for our busy hectic lifestyle. Tuna rabbit - Tonno di coniglio

Tuna rabbit it’s a typical dish of Monferrato UNESCO heritage site

Probably this recipe was born among the gardeners of the Tanaro valley that used to also raise rabbits, fed with vegetable scraps. The rabbit tuna is a typical recipe of Monferrato, a UNESCO heritage site in 2014. It is called this way because the meat is treated as that of the tuna. It was a way to cook the rabbit practiced in rural households at the peak of the agricultural work, when the need to prepare foods in advance clashed with the difficulty to retain them and with poverty.

Tuna rabbit it’s a versatile food

In the past we were used to eat it like a main dish, sided by vegetables. Now you can taste Tuna rabbit in a variety of way: to enrich salads, as a starter, to prepare sandwiches or as appetizer on canapés or snacks. It is perfect for picnic and outdoor lunch.

Tuna Rabbit Recipe – Tonno di coniglio

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 rabbit ca. 3 lb
  • For the broth
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1 leek
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • 1 onion "studded" with 2 cloves
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 3-4 bay leaves
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 1 bunch of basil
  • 6 grains of black pepper
  • For soaking
  • 6-10 cloves of garlic
  • 10 sage leaves
  • 1-2 cup of extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

    For boiling
  1. Wash the herbs and aromas
  2. Insert the 2 cloves into the onion
  3. Place all the herbs and ingredients for the broth in a large pot, cut into pieces the carrot, leek, and the stalks of celery, and the onion "studded" with the 2 cloves, and then add the water
  4. Wash the rabbit
  5. Add water and, put the rabbit in the pot, then put on the heat and bring to a boil. The rabbit should boil for at least 45 minutes, any extra time will make it more tender.
  6. Preparing the soaking
  7. While the rabbit is boiling cut the garlic cloves and clean the sage leaves
  8. Preparing the rabbit
  9. As soon as the rabbit is cooked, remove it from the broth (do not throw the broth away!) and take off the meat from the bones
  10. Cut the meat it to pieces of equal size
  11. Arrange the pieces of meat layered with garlic and sage leaves, finished arranging the sage start over with a new layer of rabbit-garlic-sage till the rabbit is finished. At the end of each layer drizzle with a drizzle of olive oil.
  12. Finished arranging the meat, cover all with oil so that all the meat rabbit is covered by oil and can absorb everything you need to make the meat tender and not dry.
  13. Serving
  14. Remove the excess of oil and eat as you prefer, as a main dish, a starter, in sandwiches or as an unconventional healthy appetizer on canapés or snacks.
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Tuna rabbit - Tonno di coniglio

Bollito Misto Basic Recipe

Bollito Misto Basic Recipe

Bollito Misto Basic Recipe is the easiest way to taste the Northern Italian boiled meat recipe.

Bollito Misto Basic Recipe

This is the very basic and easiest Bollito Misto recipe. In terms of types of meats, quantities and preparation. It is prepared only with three cuts of beef and vegetables. It is very quick and easy recipe. Try it to start your Piemonte recipe experiments, or simply to taste a very good easy dinner ideas with family and friends. This is perfect for children because the flavor is really simple, savory but not spiced.

We do serve it with many sauces, integral coarse salt and extra virgin olive oil. Discover all the secrets and tips of the greatest delicious Northern Italian mixed boiled meat on the Guide to Bollito Misto Recipes:

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This is a very easy recipe, you do not need to prepare anything you just throw the meat into the water. But there are some tips that you must know to cook it in the right way. Be sure to get the best from your Bollito Misto using these 3 simple surefire tips:

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Bollito Misto Luxury Recipe is made using 3 different meat cuts:

Bollito Misto Basic Meat Cuts

  • Head of veal: the italian Testina
  • Plate/Flank cuts: the Scaramella and Biancostato italian cuts. Read what meat cut do you need  here.
  • Foreshank boneless: the italian Muscolo
Read more about the meat cut, how to chose the perfect ones for an outstanding and original flavor on Bollito Misto Recipes Guide.

If you want to overreach you might want to cook the Luxury recipe, the complete and gorgeous full Bollito Misto made with seven different meat cuts:

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Bollito Misto Basic Recipe

Cook Time: 3 hours

Total Time: 3 hours

Yield: 4

Bollito Misto Basic Recipe

Bollito Misto Basic Recipe is the easiest way to taste the Northern Italian boiled meat recipe. It is an easy and healthy way to cook and eat beef.

Ingredients

    Meat Cuts
  • Read More on Bollito Misto Meat Cuts on Bollito Misto Recipes Guide
  • 1 pound ca. Head of veal (italian Testina)
  • 1 pound ca. Plate/Flank cuts (the Scaramella and Biancostato italian cuts)
  • 1 pound ca. Foreshank boneless (italian Muscolo)
  • Flavors for broth
  • 2 carrot
  • 2 stacks of celery
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 onions
  • 2 bunch of parsley
  • For the sauces
  • Serve using as many sauces as you like, you can find all on Bollito Misto Recipes Guide

Instructions

    Prepare the broth
  1. Fill two pots of water, they must be large enough to hold in one the head and in the other one the Plate/Flank cut (the Scaramella and Biancostato italian cuts) and the Foreshank boneless.
  2. Place in each one, cleaned, 1 carrot, 1 stack of celery, 1 clove of garlic, 1 onion cut in half, 1 bunch of parsley
  3. Put on the fire and wait for the water to boil
  4. Cook the meat
  5. As soon as the water boils throw in one of the two the head, let it boil for 3 hours
  6. After 30 minutes throw in the second pot, the water is still boiling, the Plate/Flank cuts and the Foreshank boneless, let it boil for 2.30 hours
  7. Serve with sauces and dressings
  8. Once cooked, roughly cut into slices and place in a large serving dish put on the table sauces and dressings

Notes

Bollito Misto is a really simple and easy recipe. To prepare a great and delicious Bollito Misto you just need to read and always use these 3 simple secret surefire tips. To chose the right and perfect meat cuts read the Bollito Misto Recipes Guide

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Bollito Misto Luxury Recipe

Bollito Misto Luxury Recipe

Bollito Misto Luxury Recipe is the great delicious boiled meat of Northern Italy. Perfect for Holiday and convivial dinners. Served with plenty of sauces. Healthy and Easy.

Bollito Misto Luxury Recipe

This is the most complete version of Bollito Misto. It is prepared when families meets and dine together, like in Holidays and special occasions, as Christmas Eve, Easter and Birthday dinners. It is prepared with seven different meat cuts, is a recipe created for convivial dinners and its minimum dose serve eight persons.

We do serve it with many sauces, integral coarse salt and extra virgin olive oil. Discover all the secrets and tips of the greatest delicious Northern Italian mixed boiled meat on the Guide to Bollito Misto Recipes:

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This is a very easy recipe, you do not need to prepare anything you just throw the meat into the water. But there are some tips that you must know to cook it in the right way. Be sure to get the best from your Bollito Misto using these 3 simple surefire tips:

Get 3 Tips for Cooking Delicious Bollito Misto

Bollito Misto Luxury Recipe is made using 7 different meat cuts:

Bollito Misto Luxury Recipe Meat Cuts

  • Head of veal: Testina
  • Plate/Flank cuts: the Scaramella and Biancostato italian cuts. Read what meat cut do you need  here.
  • Foreshank boneless: Muscolo
  • Tongue
  • Tail
  • Capon or Hen or Rooster or Chicken: during the Christmas time we can find capon, otherwise we use one of the others. You can chose what you prefer, I have listed them in order of traditional use.
  • Cotechino: it is very typical and of good luck, it is always included in Bollito Misto and in the New Year’s Eve, when it’s served with lentils.
Read more about the meat cut, how to chose the perfect ones for an outstanding and original flavor on Bollito Misto Recipes Guide.

If you like the easy dinner idea but this is too much for your family you can try the Basic version. This is a smallest Bollito Misto we use for daily dinner, when we want to serve something special for our narrower family.

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Bollito Misto Luxury Recipe

Cook Time: 3 hours

Total Time: 3 hours

Yield: 8

Bollito Misto Luxury Recipe

This is the most complete version of Bollito Misto. It is prepared when families meets and dine together, like in Holidays and special occasions, as Christmas Eve, Easter and Birthday dinners. It is prepared with seven different meat cuts, is a recipe created for convivial dinners and its minimum dose serve eight persons.

Ingredients

    Meat Cuts
  • Read how to chose the right meat cuts on Bollito Misto Recipes Guide
  • 1 pound ca. Head of veal (italian Testina)
  • 1 pound ca. Plate/Flank cuts (the Scaramella and Biancostato italian cuts)
  • 1 pound ca. Foreshank boneless (italian Muscolo)
  • 1 pound ca. Tongue
  • 1 pound ca. Tail
  • 1 pound ca. Cotechino
  • 1/2 Capon or Hen or Rooster or Chicken
  • Flavors for broth
  • 2 carrot
  • 2 stacks of celery
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 onions
  • 2 bunch of parsley
  • For the sauces
  • Serve using as many sauces as you like, you can find all on Bollito Misto Recipes Guide

Instructions

    Prepare the broth
  1. Fill three pots of water, they must be large enough to hold in one the head, the tail and the cotechino, in the second one the Plate/Flank cut (the Scaramella and Biancostato italian cuts), the Foreshank boneless and the tongue, in the third one the half capon (or hen or rooster or chicken).
  2. Place in each one, cleaned, 1 carrot, 1 stack of celery, 1 clove of garlic, 1 onion cut in half, 1 bunch of parsley
  3. Put on the fire and wait for the water to boil the #1 pot
  4. Cook the meat
  5. In this Bollito Misto you put in boiling water the meat at different time, this is to get the best from your bollito. Read why on the 3 Simple surefire tips for cooking great delicious Bollito Misto.
  6. After 30 minutes, as soon as the water boils, throw in the #1 pot the head, let it boil for 3 hours
  7. At the same time put on the fire and wait for the water to boil the #2 pot
  8. After 30 minutes throw in the #2 pot, where the water is still boiling, the Plate/Flank cuts, the Foreshank boneless and the tongue, let them boil for 2.30 hours
  9. At the same time add in the #1 pot the tail, let it boil for 2.30 hours
  10. After 45 minutes put on the fire to boil the #3 pot
  11. After 30 minutes, as soon as the water boil, throw in the #3 pot the capon (or the hen or rooster or chicken)
  12. After 15 minutes put in the #1 pot the cotechino
  13. Serve with sauces and dressings
  14. Once cooked, roughly cut into slices and place in a large serving dish put on the table sauces and dressings

Notes

Bollito Misto is a really simple and easy recipe. To prepare a great and delicious Bollito Misto you just need to read and always use these 3 simple secret surefire tips. To chose the right and perfect meat cuts read the Bollito Misto Recipes Guide

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Bittersweet Rabbit Recipe

A rediscovered, traditional, easy way to stew rabbit. This is a delicious sweet and sour rabbit recipe. Taste it with a Northern Italian red wine like Barbera.

A rediscovered, traditional, easy way to stew rabbit. This is a bittersweet rabbit recipe. Taste it with a Northern Italian red wine like Barbera.

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An Ancient and Innovative Way to Taste Rabbit

Bittersweet rabbit is one of the traditional Piemontese and Italian recipes I love the most. It combines many flavors so different from each other. Cocoa, cinnamon, onion, vinegar, red wine, cloves, juniper berries, amaretti biscuits. They hug each other, abandoning their uniqueness to become a new indefinable flavor that literally upsets the understanding of rabbit stew. It is traditional and innovative at the same time. You can smell the tastes of Piemonte, the work in the fields of Roero, the vineyards of the Langhe, the scent of the kitchens of grandmothers and that of bakeries. They all mixed toghether. You can take a piece of Piemonte in your home, to share with your friends.

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Bittersweet Rabbit

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 6

Bittersweet Rabbit

This is one of the traditional Piemontese and Italian recipes I love the most. It combines many flavors so different from each other. Cocoa, cinnamon, onion, vinegar, red wine, cloves, juniper berries, amaretti biscuits. They hug each other, abandoning their uniqueness to become a new indefinable flavor that literally upsets the understanding of rabbit stew. It is traditional and innovative at the same time.

Ingredients

  • 1 rabbit in pieces
  • For the Sautéed
  • 3 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 sprig of rosemary (or 1 tablespoon of dried rosemary)
  • For Stewing the Rabbit
  • 13 fl. oz. of red wine Barbera (still not sparkling)
  • 1/2 cup red or white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 juniper berries
  • 1 tip of teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • For the Sweet Guarnishing
  • 5 amaretti biscuits
  • 12 cipollini onions

Instructions

  1. Cut the rabbit into pieces and wash it with water
  2. Put in a large frying pan with oil, rosemary and garlic cloves and let them warm up, without frying and without letting the garlic darken
  3. When the oil is hot enough and took the scents of rosemary and garlic in the pan add the rabbit pieces evenly cook stirring occasionally
  4. Remove the pieces of rabbit from the pan and place them in another large pan, such as a wok or another large saucepan
  5. Measure out the red wine and the vinegar
  6. Pour all the ingredient for stewing the rabbit: cocoa, sugar, cloves, juniper berries, nutmeg, cinnamon, wine, vinegar, and salt
  7. Let simmer slowly, covered, over moderate heat for about an hour
  8. Then remove the rabbit pieces and place in a dish, I usually use a ceramic or pyrex pan, keep warm in a preheated oven at 50 degrees
  9. Sieve the cooking liquid, the sauce, of the rabbit and pour it in a pan (the same cooking will be fine, if you prefer you can use another one pan)
  10. Crush amaretti biscuits and add them to the sauce of the rabbit
  11. Wash the cipollini onions and add to the sauce of the rabbit
  12. Cover with a lid and simmer for about 10 minutes over medium/low heat
  13. When the cipollini onions are cooked add them to the dish in one of these two ways: accommodate the onions over the rabbit and pour the cooking liquid, or, if you used a serving dish not a ceramic pan, arrange the onions around the rabbit and pour the gravy cooking over the rabbit pieces.
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Bagna cauda

Bagna Cauda Recipe

The easiest ever, fast, gentle, always succeeds and original flavor Bagna Cauda. The hot sauce of anchovies and garlic typical of Piemonte. Serve with vegetables.

bagna cauda

Bagna Cauda Recipe

The original flavor of an ancient dish

Bagna Cauda Recipe

The history of this dish is ancient. It was prepared at the time of harvest as a reward for laborers.
Bagna cauda is a preparation made with garlic , olive oil and anchovies , all reduced to a sauce by cooking with a lot of patience. If you want you can also add ingredients like butter, cream, milk, and chopped walnuts.
Today have become commonly use to serve it in special containers made of terracotta called Fojot consisting of a bowl that has undergone a burner to keep the sauce warm. I usually serve the Bagna Cauda in ordinary little bowls of glass, a solution that I prefer both because its convenience and because the main terracotta pot I use for cooking the Bagna Cauda keep the right temperature for a long time. I keep the terracotta pot over the cooker and refill when the guests ask!

An original alternative to Pinzimonio

Bagna Cauda Recipe

It is consumed dipping various kinds of seasonal vegetables usually divided between raw and cooked. Are typical and must try cardoons either raw or boiled, either raw or roasted in the oven peppers, Jerusalem artichokes (Topinambur) raw, raw leeks, onions cooked in the oven, the leaves of raw cabbage, cauliflower steamed, cooked beets, boiled potatoes, radishes, turnips raw, and all the vegetables that curiosity motivates you to try!

The easiest and always succeeds recipe

Bagna Cauda Recipe

I prepared Bagna Cauda many times. I used different recipes and have always found that they had two difficult elements  that I would like to avoid: melt the raw garlic cloves sliced in oil and clean the salted anchovies. When I tried this recipe I found that it was so simple, fast and always successful that almost did not seem real. It is also much lighter and preserve all the original flavor of the one prepared with raw garlic and leaves NO unpleasant odor the next day.

This Bagna Cauda does not make you smell like garlic!

Very often you give up Bagna Cauda because of the bad smell of garlic that gives off the next day. We have two or three tricks to avoid this unpleasant “side effect” of Bagna Cauda: do not reuse the same clothes worn by eating Bagna Cauda, take a long hot shower the next morning, brush your hair, brush your teeth with great care and use a particularly aromatic mouthwash, use a lot of gum.

With this Bagna Cauda do not need to use all these precautions because I verified each time that no one has ever complained about the smell the next day. This Bagna Cauda avoides to prevent Bagna Cauda!

Bagna Cauda Recipe

Bagna Cauda

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 6

Bagna Cauda

The easiest ever, fast, gentle, always succeeds and traditional flavor Bagna Cauda. The hot sauce of anchovies and garlic typical of Piemonte.

Ingredients

  • 6-12 cloves of garlic (use 1 or 2 cloves of garlic per persona as you prefer, I normally use 8 to 10)
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 3 oz. butter
  • 14 oz. ca. of flat fillets of anchovies in oil (the weight is intended of dripped product, oil-free, which is normally shown on the jar)
  • 20 fl.oz extra virgin olive oil
  • 30 fl.oz. whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Immerse the terracotta pan in cold water for at least 15-20 minutes, so that it soaks of water and does not break with heat, this practice is always necessary when using pans or trays of terracotta
  2. Clean the cloves of garlic with a knife, taking care to leave them whole and discard those that are already sprouting
  3. Pour the cup of milk and the garlic cloves in a small saucepan or in a frothed milk spout and put to cook over low heat, simmer for about 15 minutes until the garlic cloves are cooked
  4. As the garlic cloves are cooked remove them from the milk and mash with a fork until you have a smooth puree
  5. At this point drain the anchovy fillets and rinse very well under water for about 5 minutes, helping you with your hands to pass well water between the fillets and remove all the oil.
  6. When the water coming out of the strainer will be almost completely transparent and anchovies will have lost the smell of the oil to remove all the water screwing up the threads with your hands, forming a ball
  7. Using a very sharp knife to cut the anchovy fillets to reduce them into small pieces about 1/2 -1 inch
  8. Remove the terracotta pot from the water and dry it with a cloth
  9. Pour about half a cup of oil in terracotta pot
  10. Add the mashed garlic and stir with a fork
  11. Put on the smaller fire of the cooker and use the lowest flame, taking care that the oil does not fry ever. For all the preparation, the oil must be warm but never become too hot and forming the classic "bubbles" of frying, it should never sizzle too.
  12. When the oil and the mashed garlic cloves are blended add the anchovy fillets cut into small pieces
  13. Gradually add the oil while stirring and maintaining the temperature of the oil not too high, if you find that the oil is getting too hot, remove the pan from the heat while continuing to stir. Never lift the flame, and even if you have the feeling that the process is too slow wait for the heat to spread slowly through the walls of the terracotta pot. In order to dissolve the anchovies you only need a moderate heat and ... lots of patience!
  14. When the anchovies are dissolved, about after 15-25 minutes, add the butter and the remaining oil and the whipping cream, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Leave on the gas for a few minutes ... Bagna Cauda is ready!
  15. If you want you can prepare Bagna Cauda the day before, making sure to always warm up at low heat, avoiding the microwave, and adding the whipping cream just before serving.
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Bagna Cauda Recipe

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