Pasta, gnocchi & risotto: luscious Italian primi, Snaps’n’Snippets

Snaps’n’Snippets of Italian primi!

Italy is characterized by starting off each meal with delicious first courses, or primi. Oftentimes a primo and salad can be enough for a whole meal. Only rarely will you see Italians skip their scrumptious primo! For example…

It’s September, so we’re now enjoying the last of our summer zucchini; we can create a luscious sauce with pancetta, Parmesan & onion.

Penne with zucchini, pancetta, Parmesan and onion

Spaghetti with Gorgonzola and sage…

Gorgonzola and sage spaghetti

Spaghetti with mazzancolle; delicious Italian shrimp.

Mazzancolle

Buratta-stuffed ravioli with pan-seared cherry tomatoes…

Buratta stuffed ravioli

Ravioli Caprese, a signature dish from the island of Capri, are stuffed with mozzarella cheese, a soft caciotta cheese, eggs and fresh marjoram.

Ravioli Caprese

A scrumptious homemade pasta with wild asparagus and guanciale from a casareccio restaurant in the countryside outside of Norcia.

Homemade Pasta with Wild Asparagus and Guanciale

Risotto alla pescatore…seafood risotto…from il Moro restaurant in Fiumicino.

Risotto alla pescatora

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