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Rosetta’s Pickled Zucchini

Posted by: Gina  :  Category: Easy Recipes, Special Italian Foods

This is a specialty recipe from our Aunt Rosetta

  1. Cut Zucchini into small pieces. Mix with pickling salt in large bowl. Place a weight on top and let sit for one day or more.
  2. Bring 2 parts water and 1 part vinegar to boil in large pot. Place zucchini in and boil for 2-3 minutes. Drain well and turn onto a cloth to cool.
  3. Steam cauliflower and beans for 4-5 minutes in water. Transfer to vinegar / water for 1-2 minutes. Cool and mix with zucchini.
  4. Allow to cool. Mix with olive oil, garlic and oregano. Press contents into jars. Pour any remaining juice on top. Top with oil.
  5. Place seals in boiling water to heat. Close jars and boil for 5 minutes. Store.

Enjoy and Mangia !!

Pastine (little ball soup) aka Pastina

Posted by: Gina  :  Category: Easy Recipes, Italian Soup Recipes, Pasta Recipes

little ball soupThis soup is quick and simple to make and is a favorite with all the children (and adults).

Ingredients:

1 cup (250 ml) Pastine (Mamma uses la Molisana 64.Peperini)

6 cups (1500 ml) water

Directions:

  • Cook half way or partially cook the little balls of pasta (10 minutes).
  • Strain water. Add 6 cups of fresh water to the pastine.
  • Bring to a boil again, add 1-1/2 cubes of chicken boullion or equivalent chicken broth.
  • Cook for a further 10-15 minutes until tender.
  • Serves 6