Chicken with crust of parsley, pine nuts and Parmesan

Chicken breast with a crust of parsley, pine nuts and Parmesan for picnic

Mario Matassa’s recipe for this petto di pollo con impanati al prezzemolo, pinoli e parmigiano is a perfect light main course or picnic addition Serves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 6-8 minutes Ingredients: • 2 large chicken breasts • 1 small free-range egg • 6-8 tbsp fine breadcrumbs • 1 heaped tsp dried flat-leaf More...

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Savoury bread cake with cherry tomatoes
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
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Torta di pane e pomodorini

This savoury bread cake with tomatoes is just perfect for al fresco dining. Mario Matassa shows us how to make this tasty torta… Serves 6 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 40 minutes Ingredients: • More...

Ricotta and cherry cheesecake
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Ricotta and cherry cheesecake

For a sensational dessert or teatime treat with an Italian twist, this gorgeous ricotta cheesecake by Mario Matassa should fit the bill… Serves 4 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 45 minutes Ingredients: • More...

Mashed potatoes with spicy lentils
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Mashed potatoes with spicy lentils

For hearty comfort food with an Italian twist, this purè di patate recipe from Mario Matassa is a sure-fire winner… Serves 6 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 30 minutes Ingredients: • 1 celery More...

Cream cheese and smoked salmon risotto
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Cream cheese and smoked salmon risotto

This creamy, dreamy salmon risotto from Mario Matassa makes a truly delicious midweek meal if you’re looking for something simple but indulgent Serves 6 Preparation time 5 minutes Cooking time 20 minutes Ingredients: • More...

Parma ham, peach, mozzarella and dandelion leaf salad
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Parma ham, peach, mozzarella and dandelion leaf salad

Mario Matassa brings us a fantastic Italian salad to enjoy on sunny days – light, flavoursome and with an interesting added ingredient… Serves 6 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time none Ingredients: • More...

Girelle for celebration
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Puff pastry spin-wheels

Sun-dried tomato and fennel seed pâté provides a delicious, distinctive flavour for these puff pastry ‘girelle’ by Mario Matassa – ideal snacks for entertaining Serves 6 Preparation time 15 minutes, More...

Roast loin of pork stuffed with broad beans and pecorino
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Roast loin of pork stuffed with broad beans and pecorino

Mario Matassa’s wonderful lonza di maiale ripiena di fave e pecorino (to give it its Italian name) is a perfect Sunday show-stopper… Serves 4-6 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 1 hour, 15 minutes Ingredients: • More...

Mimosa cake
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Torta mimosa

This ‘mimosa cake’ is covered with pieces of sponge cake, reminiscent of the flowers of the mimosa – it is served across Italy to celebrate La Festa della Donna By Mario Matassa Makes one 22cm More...

Turkey with saffron and cream
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Turkey with saffron and cream

This recipe for tacchino con zafferano e panna by Mario Matassa uses just a hint of saffron to give the dish its delicate yellow colour Serves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 30 minutes Ingredients: • More...