3 Italian recipes you must try this weekend

Bernardo Paladini, Chef de Cuisine, Torno Subito W, Dubai
Filed on January 3, 2020

Pappa Al Pomodoro
Prep time: 45 mins
Serves: 2
Ingredients
350gm leftover bre ad
120gm tomatoes
15gm basil
1 clove garlic
1 onion
2 star anise
35ml extra virgin
olive oil
65gm parmigiano-reggiano crust
1l milk
2gm nutmeg
10gm lemon zest
Salt and pepper
to taste

Method
Blend the tomatoes with onion, garlic, star anise, basil and nutmeg and cook for 35 minutes. Add half the leftover bread and keep aside. Mix the parmigiano-reggiano crust and milk and keep overnight. Next day, blend it, strain it and put it through a siphon. Roast the remaining bread with olive oil, lemon zest, black pepper and salt and keep aside.
Plating: Spread the tomato sauce-bread mix at the bottom, and cover with the crunchy bread crumbs. Top it with the foam from the siphon made at 64°C.

Souffle Di Panettone

Prep time: 35mins
Serves: 6
Ingredients
12 egg yolks
13 egg whites
600gm dried panettone
100gm butter
200gm white chocolate
150gm sugar
15gm potato starch
15gm flour

Method
Mix the egg yolks with half the sugar until creamy. At the same time, melt the butter and the white chocolate. Gradually add to the egg yolk mixture. Add the flour with the potato starch and incorporate the panettone - dried and powdered. Beat the egg whites stiff. Add this to the egg mix along with the rest of the sugar.
The mixture should be creamy and airy. Pour into a buttered soufflé mold. Bake at 190°C for 12 minutes.
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Faraona Ravioli with Potato Broth
Prep time: 1.5hrs
Serves: 6

Ingredients
Filling:
1kg guinea fowl legs
150gm celery
150gm carrots
150gm shallots
1 clove garlic
1 onion
300ml olive oil
1tbsp lemon juice
1tbsp orange juice
100gm grated
parmigiano
A pinch of nutmeg
Pasta dough:
1kg flour
11 whole eggs
A pinch of salt
Potato broth:
Skin of 10 potatoes
4l water
1 bunch rosemary
Nasturtium leaves for garnish

Method
Filling: Season the fowl legs with salt and ground black pepper. In a medium-size pot, put all the vegetables at the bottom. Lay the fowl legs on top of this. Pour the olive oil on top and cook for three hours on low fire. (This can be prepared early and stored). Debone the meat, place it in a bowl and season with lemon and orange juice, parmigiano, salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg.
Mould the mixture into little balls of 10gm each and refrigerate.
Pasta dough: Mix the flour and the eggs together, adding a pinch of salt. Mix the dough until it is elastic. Roll it out into pasta sheets and cut into squares.
To make the ravioli, place the filling into each pasta square and shape them. Make sure the edges are properly sealed.
Potato skin broth: Roast the skins in the oven at 190°C for 25 minutes with some rosemary.
In a pot, pour in the four litres of water and add the roasted potato skins. Boil it until the water reduces to half. Strain the broth with a fine strainer.
Plating: Boil the ravioli for 5 minutes and warm up the potato skin broth. Place the ravioli in the plate and poor the broth while hot on top of the ravioli. Garnish with nasturtium leaves.


 
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