Local Cuisine and Special dining experience in Rome

A good reason to enjoy the flavors of local cuisine, is the one that drives you to a Ristorante del Buon Ricordo– restaurant of good memories!
The name itself…

Popular restaurants, offering a “specialty” of the Buon Ricordo – Good memories,  a representative dish of the area in which they operate. 
Those who taste the specialties, receive a free ceramic plate, commemorating the restaurant and the specialty itself: a gift that intended to fix the “good memories” of a special dining experience. 
This tip goes for anyone who is walking in Rome and that will find the addresses of restaurants HERE

But,
for those who are at home and are thinking ….
now,
what I prepare for lunch?

Here we are!

PASTA CACIO E PEPE

Easy, fast, good,  from a recipe of a famous Italian chef …. 

350 gr grated pecorino cheese seasoned
PLENTY of pepper
400g spaghetti
hot water from the pasta

Cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water for 8, 10 minutes. The spaghetti should be “al dente“!

Drain the pasta, but hold a little of the cooking water.
Put the spaghetti in an hot bowl, sprinkle with a LOT of pepper, add the Pecorino cheese and gradually add the cooking water, to form a cream.
Serve the spaghetti in hot dishes! 

This is the secret: the hot cooking water allows the pasta to pull out the starch that, mixed with the cheese, forms the cream of this fabulous sauce!
Buon appetito!

…..see you! 🙂

Pasta Gamberi and Zucchine

Pasta, of your choice, preferably short and handmade, ( I will teach how to do you on another Post!) with Gamberi and Zucchine.

For 4 people:  20 fresh large raw shrimp, olive oil,  2 zucchini, garlic, 4 red tomatoes, fresh parsley, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, salt and pepper. 

The Recipe

In pot of boiling water, cook the pasta about 10/15 minutes, drain. The pasta should be firm!

For the sauce:

in a large skillet, heat the oil well, fry the zucchini julienned about 3 minutes and put them in a large bowl.

Cook the shrimps and garlic in very hot oil for few minutes, add  tomatoes and continue cooking.

Add shrimp in the bowl with the zucchini , and mix with hot pasta. Add parsley, Parmisan cheese, lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


WOW! 🙂