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Zucchine Trifolate… courgettes easy style! (-37 week)

Recipe 77:  On top of the massive work i had this week and the cooking section i try to do at least on saturday or sunday, this week i also participated to the audition for a cooking TV program. I did it just for fun of course but i still had to cook once more. I was really pleased because they liked my dish a  lot but it’s not this the point. The problem is that i had even less time to cook, so the recipe of this week will be again another easy and quick one to prepare.

Ingredients for 2 people: you will just need 3 big courgettes, olive oil, garlic in powder, salt and Parsley.

This is a classic and simple vegetable dish you can cook every night to go with any meat or fish. So clean the  courgettes and cut them in pieces and not slices. Put some oil in a pan but not more than 2 spoons and when hot put the courgettes.

Add some garlic in powder (because i think it can be mixed better on all the vegetables) and salt. When the courgettes start to fried a bit, add some water and let them cook covered. They will became softer and softer and will create a nice sauce.

Let them cook for about half an hour and then serve with some parsley finely chopped!

Buon appetito!

PS. Mamy finalmente le ho cucinate anche io! basta con sempre ‘ste zucchine lesse, meglio trifolate! Anche a Nat sono piaciute tanto! Semplici semplici ma con quel gusto in piu’. E poi questa settimana proprio non avevo tempo di provare altro con anche la torta da cucinare per la trasmissione Tv. Comunque gli e’ piaciuta un sacco! Non sai come se la sono gustata la crema della crostata! La tua ricetta della crema e’ insuperabile!

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Pure’ di patate – mash potatoes (- 40 weeks)

Recipe 83: I have to be fair… this week i didn’t have so much time, not to cook, not to blog but not even to eat uff! So finally i also needed to think about something very easy and quite quick to cook and here is a basic recipe that couldn’t miss on my blog: the pure’ or purea in correct italian or as you say here mash potatoes!

Ingredients: you will just need 2-3 big potatoes, some milk, butter, nutmeg, salt, pepper and of course Parmesan.

Just clean, peal and cut the potatoes. Put them in same boiling water  for around 20 minutes. When ready, drain them and mash them with a fork.

At this point  add some  butter, around 25 gr and some milk but don’t too much otherwise the pure’ will be too liquid. Mix it all adding salt, pepper and a good quantity of nutmeg! If still too consistent you can add some more milk and now taste it! Anymore salt, milk or butter?

The pure’ it’s now ready but don’t forget the last touch… some grated Parmesan, i would say around 20-30 gr. Now serve it and enjoy!

PS: Mamy, questo era proprio immancabile nelle mie ricette… altro che i pure’ insipidi che fanno qui! Ad avercelo un’italiano in cucina che ci mette latte burro e parmigiano! E quando lo facevi tu era festa a casa! Proprio buono e niente a che vedere con le solite patate lesse!